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Makeup Class
It’s a beauty fanatic’s dream: a super-stylish Lambertson Truex travel tote filled with eight La Mer products (some travel-size, some full-size) plus a sleep mask, cotton swabs, and cotton balls ($340).

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave., at 57th St. 212-753-7300

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave., at 50th St., 212-753-4000

A Perfect Strum
Rock stars (Paul McCartney, for instance) and wannabes alike love Roblés Roadcase’s electric-guitar gig bag, made of water-resistant vinyl. In electric blue and purple ($80).

Matt Umanov Guitars
273 Bleecker St., near Seventh Ave., 212-675-2157

Saved By the Bell
This cute toothbrush for kids has chimes that jingle only when you use it in a proper up-and-down motion. In three colors ($6).

Home Gramercy Park

234 Third Ave., at 20th St., 212-673-4463.

Sitting Pretty
Pier 1 Imports’ Saucer chair is a comfortable, retro-inspired, extremely hip way to lounge, indoors or out. In two finishes. $59; see for stores ($59).

Pier 1 Imports
71 Fifth Ave., at 15th St., 212-206-1911
1550 Third Ave., at 87th St., 212-987-1746
461 Fifth Ave., at 40th St., 212-447-1610

Loafing Around
Stylish guys have been begging Sigerson Morrison to design men’s shoes for years. Now their wish is granted. Choose from five loafer and three sandal styles ($302 to $443).

Sigerson Morrison
650 Madison Ave., at 59th St., 212-308-0011

Hammer Time
Leave it to the lady who founded a multi-million-dollar construction company to come up with a great line of tools designed specifically for women. Barbara Kavovit’s sleekly packaged kit has nine basic tools and a guide to simple home repair ($60).

Gracious Home
1217 Third Ave., near 70th St., 212-988-8990 or 212-517-6300
1992 Broadway, at W. 67th St., 212-231-7800
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Get on the Band Wagon
Grand Band is perfect for guys who shove their money in their pockets. In stainless ($25) or sterling ($45; monogramming is extra), with four replacement bands (red, yellow, blue, and black). .

Flight 001

96 Greenwich Ave., near 12th St., 212-691-1001

Cutting Edge
This small can holds everything needed to play five classic playground games: kick the can, kickball, hopscotch, four square, and dodgeball ($15).

125 Greenwich Ave., at 13th St., 212-989-4300
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Too Cool for School
Fred Flare’s colorful composition books ($8) come in three shades, with loads of practical information on the inside covers (state capitals, tipping guide, even stain-removal tips).

Kate’s Paperie
1282 Third Ave., near 74th St., 212-396-3670
8 W. 13th St., near Fifth Ave., 212-633-0570
561 Broadway, near Prince St., 212-941-9816

Flying First-Class
Live out your real-estate fantasies through your feathered friends. Country Nest birdhouses come in a variety of styles, from a simple stone cabin to a “twelve-apartment lodge.” Gardener’s Kitchen, shown here, is $100.

Flights of Fancy
1502 First Ave., near 78th St., 212-772-1302

Photographed by Joe Scafuro.

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