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November 20, 2008
Shop for a Cause

Proceeds go to charity at these boutiques and designer spots.

November 24, 2008
The Ungiveable

Coming to terms with the most difficult person on your gift list.

November 24, 2008
While You’re in the Giving Mood

These nine charities have been hit particularly hard by the Wall Street crisis. What you can do to help.

November 24, 2008
Their Wish Is Our Command

How do we know what an ordinary, building-obsessed 6-year-old, a mod-design-loving architect, or a wine-collecting septuagenarian wants for the holidays? We asked them! And we did the same for 179 other people found at random on the streets. Then we went back out and handpicked the perfect gifts for each.

November 24, 2008
Reading Up an Appetite

From meditations on milk to an ethnic- menu-decoding primer, there’s a book out there for every foodie on your list.

November 24, 2008
100 Under $100

A city’s worth of presents that are beautiful, playable,and practical—everything but expensive.

November 24, 2008
The Gift Finder

Ideas for everyone on your list.

November 24, 2008
Back for an Encore

Vintage presents are high on personality, low on cost. And since they’re already old, you know they’ll age well. What’s now in stock at seven secondhanders.

November 24, 2008
A Better Play Station

Yes, we live in a Super Mario world, but kids still get joy from the tactile. A smattering of sparkly, sticky, and creatively bendable art supplies.

October 28, 2008
Noshing on a Budget

Event planners and caterers share tips.

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