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

$46

Holbrook Baby Cottage

1251-53 Pleasantville Rd

Briarcliff

(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

$8

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)

Eiluj

119 Katonah Ave

Katonah

(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

$38

Iris

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

$25

Shoetique

33 Katonah Ave

Katonah

(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

$45

Jems

25 Parkway

Katonah

(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

$40

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

$39

James

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

$35

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.

 

   

Chandelier

$14.99

The Container Store

145 Westchester Ave

White Plains

(914) 946-4767

 

Organize your handbag in striped style.

 

 

Cosmetic Cases

$22 (two-piece)

Contact

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

$36

Bella Blu

311 Route 22

Goldens Bridge

(914) 232-5500

 

 

$50-$200

 

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

$150

Greeting & Salutations

255 Halstead Ave

Harrison

(914) 835-7338

 

 

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

 

   

Theo Stewart\Stand

bi-fold Wallet

$75

Family Britches

70 King St

Chappaqua

(914) 238-8017

 

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

 

 

Jean Pierre Le PinE Pen

$195

Jems

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

$95

Offerings

59 Katonah Ave

Katonah

(914) 232-9643

 

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

 

Fuzzy Couture Bag

$175

Excessorize

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 

$195

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

$75

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

March

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

$125

Rothman’s

1 Boniface Cr

Scarsdale

(914) 713-0300

 

 

$200-$500

 

 

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

    

Rabbit Jacket

$345

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

$325

Rothman

1 Boniface Cr

Scarsdale

(914) 713-0300

 

 

Stunning sterling-silver cuff with floral detail.

 

   

Silver Cuff

$315

Bloomingdale’s 175 Bloomingdale Rd

White Plains (914) 684-6200

 

 

$500-$1,000

 

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

 

 

Art Shawl

$545

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

$995

Lord & Taylor

750 White Plains Rd

Scarsdale

(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

$899

Miller’s Toys

335 Mamaroneck Ave

Mamaroneck

(914) 698-5070

 

 

$1,000-$16,000

 

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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