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Plus Christmas-y coasters

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Fringe Elements
Recycling an old outfit for New Year's Eve? Bebe has a bag to spice up anything from biker pants to ball gowns. Shown here, a velvety red bag with beaded fringe ($54) and a soft black leather bag with rhinestones ($69).
BEBE
1044 Madison Avenue, near 80th Street/212-517-2323
805 Third Avenue, at 50th Street/212-588-9060
100 Fifth Avenue, at 15th Street/212-675-2323
www.bebe.com

Steady Drinking
Holiday revelers can be tipsy, but these fun coasters will help keep their drinks (if not their hands) on the table. They're made of rubber and have fun but minimal Christmas-y graphics. Sold in a set of four ($15).
PAUL SMITH
108 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street/212-627-9770
SCAREDY KAT
219 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn/718-623-1839

Get Carded
This year, instead of a card with pictures of the kids, or the dreaded family newsletter, why not try something simple and old-fashioned? We like Nancy Sharon Collins's colorful New Year's cards. Four styles to choose from ($7 each).
SIGERSON MORRISON
28 Prince Street/212-219-3893

Wipe That Thought
Fans of the Strip House can now take home more than their leftover steak. The restaurant's signature Frette napkins, designed by Carla Weisberg and emblazoned with a different kind of strip -- in the form of shapely mud-flap girls -- are now for sale ($25).
STRIP HOUSE
13 East 12th Street/212-328-0000

Olympian Effort
The Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Deluxe by Olympus is a fully automatic 35-mm. camera that's weatherproof, can take panoramic photos, and has the most powerful zoom lens available in a point-and-shoot. It comes with a case, but the champagne finish is so stylish you'll want to show it off as is ($560).
WOLF CAMERA
2400 Broadway, at 88th Street/212-877-8760
CIRCUIT CITY52 East 14th Street/212-387-0730

Brut Strength
Baffled by the bubbly selection at your liquor store? Surprise the snobs in your life with Montaudon Brut, a delicious champagne that's still relatively unknown. Aged three years in the bottle, it scored a whopping 92 points from Wine Spectator (about $30).
CANDLELIGHT WINES, LTD.
2315 Broadway, near 84th Street/212-877-7085
YORKSHIRE WINE & SPIRITS
1646 First Avenue, near 85th Street/212-717-5100
ZAP WINES & SPIRITS
105 Court Street, Brooklyn/718-643-3395

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