Holiday Gift Wrap-Up

When your presence is not enough: absolutely perfect pressents for everyone on your list.


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The Wish List

 

By Sandy Hapoienu

Photography by John Fortunato

 

From warm, cozy slippers to lots

of bling-bling—these are a few

of our favorite things

 

 

It’s a Wrap Color is the hottest thing in jewelry this year, and this super-long strand of semi-precious gems (pink tourmaline, amthyst, green garnet and citrine) has color galore. Triple the rainbow effect by looping it. Wrap Necklace by Karen Bizer $1,800. Desires by Mikolay, 55 King Street, Chappaqua, (914) 238-2223

 

Jewelry to Dye For Think Calgaro’s couture goodies are out of your price range? Think again. These hand-woven pink pieces look like silk thread but are actually crafted from paper-thin silver. Calgaro Earrings $320; Bracelet $655. Desires by Mikolay, 55 King Street, Chappaqua (914) 238-2223

 

Bead-Dazzling There’s a reason Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Kate Hudson carry Mary Frances’s handcrafted beaded bags—they’re elegant, whimsical, colorful and gorgeous. Beaded Handbag by Mary Frances $300. Elephant’s Trunk, 111 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, (914) 666-7666

 

Heavy Metal Fans of Canadian designer Suzi Roher—including Cher, Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow—think of her belts as jewelry for the waist. This handmade, three-strand, fish-scale disc belt features Italian hardware and is available in antique gold and matte silver finishes. Metal Belt by Suzi Roher Accessories $700. Pennacchio, 1951 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, (914) 833-2375

 

Mad for Merino This multi-striped merino wool and angora fringed scarf comes in three color combos (so you don’t have to worry about trying to match!)

Men’s Scarf by Holliday and Brown $85. Rothmans, 1 Boniface Circle, Scarsdale, (914) 713-0300

 

Cash ’n’ Carry Stuff stockings with things guys can use this year. The compass will point them in the right direction, then tuck back neatly into its walnut box. Each dichroic crystal and steel money clip is one-of-a-kind.

Handmade Money Clip by Moulton Avery of North Carolina $46. Compass by Heartwood Creations of Illinois $22. Offerings  Contemporary American Craft Gallery, 59 Katonah Avenue, Katonah (914) 232-9643

 

Ice, Ice Baby Diamonds are a guy’s best friend, too. And this watch, inspired by custom auto rims, is studded with ice—a half-karat’s worth. Men’s Ice Tek watch 

$1,800. Atrevida, 120 Bedford Road, Katonah

(914) 232-2629

 

Ice, Ice Baby Diamonds are a guy’s best friend, too. And this watch, inspired by custom auto rims, is studded with ice—a half-karat’s worth. Men’s Ice Tek watch 

$1,800. Atrevida, 120 Bedford Road, Katonah

(914) 232-2629

 

That’s a Croc! This Aussie import is made from the highly textured backstrap of a crocodile—an area that spawns just one

belt per croc.

Crocodile Belt $225 Antipodes, 119 Katonah Avenue, Katonah

(914) 232-8266

 

Not a Creature Was Stirring Keep your little one snug as a bug on chilly holiday shopping strolls with this super-soft colorful mouse hat.

Baby Mouse Hat  $22.50. Sundries, 701 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills (914) 244-9020

 

Fringe Benefit Kids hate to be bundled but your little fashion plate will want to wear this rainbow-colored confetti-cut felt scarf night and day.

Donna Block Scarf, large $32; small $18. Mommy Girl Go-Go, 82 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry (914) 478-4228

 

Copper Tone These hand-hammered solid copper candlesticks will light up any room—even without candles.

Solid Copper Candlesticks by Hessell Studios $275 a pair. Offerings Contemporary American Craft Gallery

59 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, (914) 232-9643

 

Ornaments with Sole Like all of the objets d’art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art store, these little shoe ornaments are fashioned after the real deal. Imagine a vintage pair of Diors or Herbert Levines under (or on) the tree. A girl can dream, can’t she? Hand-Painted Shoe Ornaments $16 each. Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, The Westchester, 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, (914) 993-1470

 

Pop Tops If you’re old enough to remember playing bottle caps, you’re too old for this belt. Made from rubber with a seat-belt buckle, it has enough clink, clank and color to amuse your youngsters—and impress their friends.

Bottle Cap Belt by Little Earth $32. Penny Auntie 5&10, 11 King Street, Chappaqua (914) 238-3242

 

Just Ducky Downy duckies (or snuggly bears, also available), will keep your tyke’s toes toasty all winter long.

Slippers By Dezi $18. Small Joys, Court Road, Bedford Village, (914) 234-9738

 

Urn-ament This lovely porcelain urn will keep your friends guessing: Is it vintage? Is it new? And, of course, what’s inside?

Tuscan Urn $79. Corham, 300 Central Avenue, White Plains, (914) 289 -2900

 

Crystal Blue (Pink, Green and Red) Persuasion These funky, colorful glasses can be dressed up or down—depending on what’s served in them. Martinis, Manhattans, sorbets—even Jell-O— make a comfortable fit. Glassware $14. Soho East, 63 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, (914) 693-7296

 

 

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