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Holiday Gifts

This year, your loved ones (and, let's face it, you) have earned the right to have a great holiday. Which means it's high time to start shopping for something wonderful to put under the tree. Whether your taste is classic or flamboyant, your means modest or extravagant, New York stores have got what you're after. On the following pages you'll find our list -- hundreds of suggestions to get you into the spirit of the season, and the city.



Produced by Amy Koblenzer

Market assistants:
Aja Mangum
& Joshua Sumrak

Thinking Small
Who says stocking stuffers have to be afterthoughts? These tiny trinkets are big on inspiration.

The Whole Package
This season, when giving seems to mean a little more, even if you're spending less, give it a personal touch that starts while the wrapping's still on. Five designers show how to bring imagination to boxing day.

Warm Fuzzies
From chenille throws to shearling chapeaux: A collection of great gifts for keeping the people you love cozy all winter

Romancing the Stone
When it comes to diamonds -- and pearls, rubies, and opals -- size isn't the only thing that matters. A month-by-month guide to finding a jewel of a gift for your personal V.I.P.

Fitting the Bill
What to buy for the man who has everything? The Paris Hilton wannabe? The thrill-seeking athlete? We combed the city looking for gifts for six city species you're likely to recognize -- possibly even in the vicinity of your own home.

Expert Testimony
Shopping safaris with great cool-hunters like Nan Kempner, Bill Clinton's decorator Sheila Bridges, and fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez.

Volunteers of America
The best gift of all can be your time and energy. Ten organizations that could use your help for the holidays.


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