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The Gift List

100 Under $100

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

Gift Genie

We asked 182 random New Yorkers for their holiday wish lists, then we handpicked the perfect gifts for each.

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Read Up an Appetite

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

A Better Play Station

A smattering of sparkly and sticky art supplies that can compete with video games.

The Ungiveable

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

In the Giving Mood?

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

Back for an Encore

Vintage presents are high on personality, low on cost. Scope out some secondhand items.

Deck the Halls

This woven holly garland offers a simple, custom-made holiday accent for your home.

Soho Alternatives

Forgo the crowds on Broadway for these three blissfully unpicked-over micro–shopping districts.

Drugstore Finds

Turn to Duane Reade, Walgreens, and CVS for a bounty of eleventh-hour presents.

Splurge-Worthy Picks

New plan: Spend all your money on gifts today instead of losing it tomorrow on the stock market.

Crafty Gift Wrapping

Using glitter, glue, flowers, and fabric, here are eight ways to wrap a box.

Edible-Gift Recipes

A trio of New York chefs share their personal food-as-gift strategies.