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Who's in your personal holiday pageant? Whether you're shopping for homebodies or party animals, beauty addicts or sports nuts, we've got gifts that fit the bill.


Lady of the House
Delectable offerings for the goddess of the hearth.

Clockwise from left: Jill Rosenwald vase, $145 at Barneys New York. Coat, $2,300 at Escada. Game box, $295 at Bergdorf Goodman. Leather bag, $840 at Tod's. Cake plate, $350 at Homer. Book The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern, by Claudia Fleming with Melissa Clark (Random House), $40. Plaid bag, $54 at Sisley. Hable Construction shoe bag and inserts, $88 at Barneys New York. Entertaining box, $2,000 at Smythson of Bond Street. Also at Saks Fifth Avenue. Makeup bag, $180 at Celine. Also at Bloomingdale's. Honey sampler, $49 at Nice House. Wool bag, $980 at Hermès. Towel, $130 at Salvatore Ferragamo.

Beauty Queen
The prettiest products for the woman who's passionate about pampering.

Clockwise from top: Stila bath crystals and candles, $45 at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Sephora. Shiseido incense, $30 at Bergdorf Goodman, Macy's, and Sephora. Makeup bag with products, $125 at Prada. Lip pencils, $48 for five at Bliss. Soap set, $20 at M.A.C. Handbag with makeup compartment in front, $790 at Frédéric Fekkai and Bergdorf Goodman. Scented bath stones, $27.50 at Armani Casa. Lancôme palette, $32.50 at Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, and Macy's. Noir Lamé compact, $30 at Chanel. Prescriptives Calyx travel candles, $22.50 at Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, and Macy's. Marc Jacobs perfumed body cream, $80 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Clinique compact, $25 at Bloomingdale's. Drawer liner, $25 at Takashimaya New York. Toiletry bag, $220 at Bally.

Girl Wonder
Sure-to-be-popular picks, whether you're shopping for Buffy or Barbie.

Clockwise from top: Bag, $98 at AIX Armani Exchange. K2 Slip-Fit skates, $150 at Paragon Sporting Goods. Philosophy shower gel (sold with salt scrub), $30 at Sephora. Sunglasses, $25 for seven, at E.A.T. Gifts. Meryl Waitz frame, $10 at International Center of Photography. Tri-fold album, $110, and journal, $95 at Kate Spade. Slippers, $80 at ABC Carpet & Home. Glitter set, $20 at M.A.C. Juicy Couture cashmere sweater, $245 at Henri Bendel. Casio color wrist camera watch, $200 at Macy's. Belt, $19 at H&M. Sweater, $34.50, and scarf, $14.50 at Old Navy. Thong, $16 at Crush. Shower gel, $16 at Diesel. Tommy Hilfiger top, $20, and shorts, $12 at Macy's. Marc by Marc Jacobs belt, $95 at Marc Jacobs.

Good Sport
Fun and (video) games he'll be after -- whatever his age.

Clockwise from top: Kikkerland tabletop dart board, $12 at Service Hardware. Reflector, $13 at Crush. Sneakers, $345 for a pair at Hogan. Burton snowboard, $470, and bindings, $160, at Blades, Board, and Skate. Scarf, $68 at Sean. Weekend Pak, $20 at Nice House. Slingshot, $68 at Moss. Strip Flips flipbook, by Leslie Lyons, $11 at St. Mark's Bookshop. Microsoft Xbox, $299 at Toys 'R' Us, Kmart. Black & Decker cordless drill with built-in lamp, $40 at Kmart. Wool hat, $32.50 at Paul Stuart. Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, edited and designed by Chip Kidd (Pantheon), $30. Duffel bag, $400 at Marc Jacobs. Salomon Winter X-Adventure snowshoe, $199, and boot, $129, at Princeton Ski Shops. Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience six-disc set (Rhino Entertainment), $100. Polo by Ralph Lauren shirt, $69.50 at Lord & Taylor.

Cosmo Girl
Party-ready favorites for the woman who likes to Carrie on.

Clockwise from top: crystal-and-rhinestone belt, $2,395 at Dolce & Gabbana. Cannon digital camcorder, $1,699 at the Wiz. Halston, edited by Steven Bluttal, essays by Patricia Mears (Phaidon), $39.95. Gloves, $150 at Sergio Rossi. Also at Saks Fifth Avenue. Broom, $190 at Gucci. Clutch, $15 at H&M. Dom Pérignon champagne, $119 at Sherry-Lehmann. People: Life After Dark, by Roxanne Lowit (Assouline), $29.95. Weekender, $480 at MaxMara. Alberta Ferretti tank top, $1,340. To order, call 203-661-6603. Bodum fondue set, $60 at Crate & Barrel. Bag, $695 at Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Also at Bergdorf Goodman. Sound Space 9 CD player, $3,499 at Nakamichi Eastside. Sandals, $755 at Jimmy Choo. Also at Bergdorf Goodman.

Lord of the Loft
Dressings of success for the man already at the top.

Clockwise from top: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday, 1933-1944, CD box set (Columbia/Legacy), $145. The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Mitchell Beazley), $50. Duffel, $650 at Dunhill. Glass, $145 at Armani Casa. Travel set, $695 at Paul Smith. Baci set, $870 at Prada. Nautica tie, $32.50 at Lord & Taylor. Photo album, $95 at Armani Casa. Ashtray, $75 at Ligne Rosset. Remote control, $25 at the Wedding List. Toothbrush, $9, and comb, $18, and night-vision device, $229, all at Room Interior Products. Golf set, $350 at Takashimaya. Marantz flat-screen TV, $2,099 at Stereo Exchange. Red shirt, $125 at Thomas Pink. Gray shirt, $135 at Hickey-Freeman. Black shirt, $125 at Hugo Boss. Nodding dog, $190 at Links of London. Egg cup, $10 at Crate & Barrel.


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