The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve got your holiday gift-giving dilemma all wrapped up: special presents at all prices, from frugal (less than $10—really!) to splurge- worthy ($16,000).

Perfect Presents


Great gifts to give—and get—from frugal (less than $10, really!)

to splurge-worthy ($16,000)


by Sandy Hapoienu

photography by John O’Donnell



Under $50



They may be teeny but they sure get big smiles. These magnetic photo holders can be used for place cards, too!




foot fetish

$9.99 (Boot)

$8.99 (Shoes)

Yogi’s Paw

141 Main St, Mount Kisco

(914) 864-0386



For those born with a silver spoon in their mouths—or whose parents wish they were—silver leather loafers to match. The tyke may not appreciate the look, but we bet admirers will ooh and aah.


Baby Shoes


Holbrook Baby Cottage

1251-53 Pleasantville Rd


(914) 994-0734


Designed by the Savannah College of Art and Design Working Class Studio, these lightweight, dishwasher-safe plastic plates will add a touch of whimsy to every gathering.



Plastic Dishes

$5.95 (Blue Pheasant Salad Plate)

$8.95 (Dinner Plate)

Say Cheese and Thank You

76 Main St, Irvington

(914) 591-6277



What a great idea! And what a wonderful gift for, well, just about anyone whose got partner-missing socks in their drawers (who doesn’t?). A set of three mismatchedsocks allows for creativity and solves the age-old problem of the disappearing sock.
Sizes range from children to adults.



Little Miss MatchedSock Set


Casi Cielo at Heart & Soul

22 Main St, Yonkers

(914) 964-5210


Zip-lock bags just won’t do. Your lucky gift recipient can tote her makeup must-haves in these

terrycloth turtle-patterned cases.



Cosmetic Cases

$22 (set of three)


119 Katonah Ave


(914) 232-2227



Ooh, aah. It looks like an alien ballerina, but you’ll love having her many light, prancing feet dancing on your head.



Sarut Group

Head Massager



10 Park Pl, Bronxville

(914) 337-1823


Your teen loves to play air guitar? Do her one better. Hit just the right note with this guitar-shaped handbag.



Guitar Handbag

$39.99 (small)

$46.99 (large)

Yogi’s Paw

141 Main St
Mount Kisco

(914) 864-0386


You can’t have your pal walk out of a salon in plain old plastic flip flops. These cloth sandals are stylish—comfy, too—in terry/velour, and won’t mess up that pedicure.



Pedicure Flip Flops



33 Katonah Ave


(914) 232-0021



How cool are these? Made from actual wooden Scrabble tiles, cufflinks for the word-play fan in your family. And the letters Q, X, Z, and J are no more expensive than any other letter.



Scrabble Cufflinks



25 Parkway


(914) 232-2900


A gift with the Wright Stuff—Frank Lloyd Wright, to be exact. The design is adapted from a 1908 stained-glass window created for a playhouse; chrome-plated brass with enamel.



Business Card Case


Metropolitan Museum

of Art Store

The Westchester

White Plains

(914) 993-1470



A beautiful bowl at a very reasonable price—crafted in Bulgaria using traditional methods and motifs.



Handmade Bowl



21 Babbitt Rd

Bedford Hills

(914) 514-8981


For the executive in your life: Made from German tin and reminiscent of a vintage cigarette case, this card case also stylishly stashes bills.


Card Case


Via Michelle

49 S Moger Ave

Mount Kisco

(914) 244-7000


A super-mini chandelier can come in handy when working on those late-night, last-minute term-papers or studying for tomorrow’s test. Requires three AAA batteries.





The Container Store

145 Westchester Ave

White Plains

(914) 946-4767


Organize your handbag in striped style.



Cosmetic Cases

$22 (two-piece)


549 N State Rd

Briarcliff Manor

(914) 941-7761



To keep little ones’ hands nice and warm this season: hand-knit Italian puppet mitts that come in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from baby to toddler.



Jesse Walker Mittens


Bella Blu

311 Route 22

Goldens Bridge

(914) 232-5500





Encrusted with sparkling beads, this bag features a silver kiss-lock closure and matching chain handle and comes with its own satin storage pouch.



25th Anniversary

Vera Bradley

Evening Bag


Greeting & Salutations

255 Halstead Ave


(914) 835-7338



For the postmodern holiday reveler: the wallet, reinvented in flexible stainless steel.



Theo Stewart\Stand

bi-fold Wallet


Family Britches

70 King St


(914) 238-8017


Fashioned from resin and stainless steel, this fanciful “green tea” fountain pen resembles a cactus.



Jean Pierre Le PinE Pen



25 Parkway, Katonah

(914) 232-2900



No worries about losing these marbles, beautifully displayed on an ebony board. Good for him—or her.



Solitare DiVenezia

Marble Set



59 Katonah Ave


(914) 232-9643


Who needs to tote a dog in a purse when you have this gold leather Chihuahua handbag?


Fuzzy Couture Bag



1885 Palmer Ave, Larchmont

(914) 833-0304


Serpentine stainless steel-and-mosaic horn servers are handcrafted in Peru. A beautiful addition to any dinner party.


Buffet Servers 


SoHo East Home

63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry

(914) 693-7296


For a new mom: laminated for easy cleanup, this paisley baby bag comes with matching bottle warmer, changing pad, and makeup case for Mommy.



Kalencom Baby Bag


Casi Cielo at Heart & Soul

22 Main St, Yonkers

(914) 964-5210



Accessorizing is a cinch with this antique brass stretch belt. A gift most any woman would adore.



Hyde Collection Belt $112


1250 Pleasantville Rd Briarcliff Manor

(914) 923-2100


The fish will never get away from this whimsical carved fisherman balance toy. A fanciful way to show your appreciation.



Authentic Models

Fisherman balance toy $89

Connie’s Bakery and General Store

41 S Moger Ave Mount Kisco

(914) 242-2014


Wrap up your holiday shopping with this 100-percent Merino wool striped scarf.



Men’s Scarf



1 Boniface Cr


(914) 713-0300






She’ll be warm as a bunny in this French rabbit knit jacket.


Rabbit Jacket


Penny Pincher

184 Rte 117 Bypass Rd Bedford Hills

(914) 241-2134


Make the morning commute more stylish with this textured leather messenger bag with inside pocket padding for a laptop.



Cole Haan
Messenger Bag



1 Boniface Cr


(914) 713-0300



Stunning sterling-silver cuff with floral detail.



Silver Cuff


Bloomingdale’s 175 Bloomingdale Rd

White Plains (914) 684-6200





This handmade Kashmir embroidered shawl is wearable art, with added warmth.



Art Shawl


Elephants Trunk

111 Main St

Mount Kisco

(914) 666-2612



Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones transform this paisley clock, with hand-painted enamel over metal, into a work of art.



Jay Strongwater Clock $595

Neiman Marcus

The Westchester

White Plains

(914) 428-2000


For the manly man in your life, a stainless steel-and-rubber Swiss movement watch with sapphire crystal; water-resistant to 650 feet.



Raymond Weil Watch


Lord & Taylor

750 White Plains Rd


(914) 723-7700



Hot wheels! Your little one will be able to zoom around the block at seven miles per hour in this fully loaded 24-volt, two-seater Jeep.



Peg Perego Gaucho Super Power Ride-On Jeep


Miller’s Toys

335 Mamaroneck Ave


(914) 698-5070





From the House of Chanel, a 100-percent cashmere scarf set with silver-chain detail.



Scarf $1,150

Hat $525

Gloves $595

Neiman Marcus

The Westchester

White Plains

(914) 428-2000


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