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Holiday Guide: Give

Our must-get gift picks for him and her

By Maureen Adamo
Home stylish home
The beloved shelter blog has finally been compiled into a vibrant, time-warping print edition, complete with home tours, DIY projects and tutorials. If she ever pokes her head up from its beautiful pages, you'll enter a wormhole of thank yous. "Design Sponge at Home" by Grace Bonney, $35, Anthropologie, Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and The District at Green Valley Ranch, www.anthropologie.com


Furry and friendly
All-over fur is sometimes a bit much, but this cute little puff is the perfect winter accessory she'd never think to buy for herself - and it's cruelty-free. Faux fur collar, $17.95, H&M, multiple locations

Ale tales
Chock-full of hard-won knowledge of the American beer industry - from best craftsmen to perfect brews and have-to-be-there festivals, organized by region for his fantasy road-tripping pleasure. "The Great American Ale Trail: The Craft Beer Lover's Guide to the Best Watering Holes in the Nation" by Christian DeBenedetti, $20, www.amazon.com

Just in case
He's not just a guy nostalgic for ink and paper. He likes to look smart, too. DODO Case for iPad, $79.95, J Crew, Fashion Show Mall, www.jcrew.com

Natural high
Handcrafted, organic, sustainable spirits: The Southern Californian producers infuse 14 aromatics in the gin alone, resulting in a floral-yet-savory sip that benefits most from a little tonic water, but also lovely in a champagne cocktail - perhaps under the mistletoe? Greenbar Collective spirits at Whole Foods Market, Town Square, 589-7711 and Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits, 9915 S. Eastern Ave. #110, 435-9463

Ride and shred
Is it a bike? Is it a skateboard? It's both, in one confounding syllable. Created by racing brothers Bart and Steve Wilson and manufactured here in Las Vegas, the sbyke debuted this year and was promptly embraced by freestyling BMXers. Played straight or tricked out, the sbyke's rear-driven engineering keep it out of been-there-done-that scooter territory. $249, www.amazon.com

Salad from the future
Sleek and silver, these modern pieces serve hosts of every style. Salad doesn't have to be mundane. Ensalata servers, $42, www.umbra.com

Bipolar express
When he's good, he is very, very good. And when he's bad, he's even better. Naughty and Nice socks, $19, Barneys, Palazzo, www.barneys.com

Right in the kisser
OK, so it's for your sister. Who cares? She'll plant her soft and kissable lips on your cheek for this one. Fresh Kissing Ritual, $25, Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com

Chucks for grown-ups
His new favorite shoes will be his old favorite shoes, updated with soft brown leather. Converse high-tops, $110, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show Mall, www.s5a.com

Jacket up, jacket down
Unless he's the rare man willing to make bold sartorial moves, asking him to embrace fashion-forward velvet or velour might prompt a revocation of your privileges as fashion buyer. But we're betting he can get behind this season's softer side with a jacket easily styled up or down. Men's woolen blazer, $100, Zara, Fashion Show Mall, www.zara.com

For every body
Bring us your weak, your tired ... your gym rats. This dual-purpose scrub and soak with soothing eucalyptus and rosemary will ease his overworked muscles while Arnica and Epsom salts exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Jack Black Body Rehab Scrub and Muscle Soak, $35, Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com

Y ou scent me
A six-generation legacy of hand-crafted fragrance in gorgeous, hand-blown bottles. White Flowers ($575) has notes of green apple, jasmine and musk for the romantic Royal Oud ($300) is a rich layering of lemon, bergamot, cedarwood and oud - flattering to both him and her. Creed Royal Exclusives, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show Mall, www.neimanmarcus.com

Droid you're looking for
Bendable, poseable: Cubebot comes in three sizes and folds away neatly into what else ... a cube. His hardwood frame is near-indestructible and made of renewable resources. Take that, Transformers. Cubebot by David Weeks, $25, Unica Home, 3901 W. Russell Road, 616-9280, www.unicahome.com