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Expert’s Choice

Ten picks from the pros.

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For the Kitchen Tinkerer:
“You can use this toy to smoke both beverages and food. We like to smoke a glass before filling it with a Genever Old Fashioned, giving the impression of oak to a spirit that doesn’t have it.” —Dave Kaplan and Alex Day, proprietors of Death & Co
The Smoking Gun handheld smoker, $80 at JB Prince, 36 E. 31st St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-683-3553.





For the Gadget Geek:
“These mini conductive pins attach to gloves so you can use a smartphone touchscreen while staying warm. Even better—they’re made by Quirky, a local invention start-up.” —Rachel Haot, chief digital officer of New York City
Digits conductive fingertip pins, $12 for four at quirky.com.





For the Homebody:
“These are a good pick for anyone who likes to entertain. Grouping a few together makes a table feel festive during the holidays, though they’ll still look great in January.” —Tom Delavan, creative director of Gilt Home
Gold pebble serving dishes, $25 each at Canvas, 123 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-461-1496.





For the Fashion Girl:
“Who wouldn’t love these boots? They’re edgy, classic, and cool, and the heel height is actually wearable.” —Pamela Love, jewelry designer
Chloé triple-buckle booties, $1,345 at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., nr. 58th St.; 212-753-7300.






For the Pamperee:
“These 24-karat-gold temporary tattoos mimic Dior’s chain-link bracelets, rings, and charms. You can’t lose them once they’re on your body, so it’s the ideal jewelry for a rip-roaring New Year’s Eve.” —Emily Weiss, founder of Into the Gloss
Dior Les Ors de Peau skin jewelry, $120 at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.; 212-705-2000.




For the Desk Jockey:
“Every executive should have correspondence cards on hand, and Smythson’s are steeped in tradition—everyone from Queen Victoria to Grace Kelly has used them.”—Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick, founder and director of the Etiquette School of New York
Correspondence cards, $50 at Smythson of Bond Street, 4 W. 57th St., at Fifth Ave.; 212-265-4573.




For the Pet Whisperer:
“Your dog won’t be turning in circles trying to get comfortable in this luxurious bed, because he’ll already be passed out.” —David Frei, co-host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Deep Dish dog bed with memory foam, $219 to $349 at Orvis, 522 Fifth Ave., nr. 44th St.; 212-827-0698.





For the Outdoorsperson:
“This tent is extraordinarily well designed. I should know: I’ve spent many rainy nights in the Adirondacks inside one.” —Alan Nichols, president of the Explorers Club
First Ascent Stargazer 2 Tent, $299 at Eddie Bauer, 7000 Austin St., nr. 69th Rd., Forest Hills; 718-459-2270






For the Precious Little Ones:
“For the eco-mommy, this sculpting dough is amazingly durable and made using every vegetable and fruit extract you can think of. The colors remind me of summertime, Mexico, and Bob Ross.” —Kelly Florio Kasouf, author of the Super Adventures of Sophie and the City series
Eco-dough, $24 at Teich, 22 Eighth Ave., at 12th St.; 212-537-6630




For the Well-Dressed Guy:
“This modern-classic hat is so affordable you can buy more than one. I love the blaze orange for a splash of color.” —Jake Davis, fashion filmmaker
Carhartt knit watch cap, $21 at Carhartt Work in Progress, 119 Crosby St., nr. Prince St.; 212-219-2943

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