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EVERYTHING UNDER $100!

FOR HER

$59–60.99

GET ANGIE’S LOOK!

Borrow her flapper style from The Changeling with cloche hats from Betmar; red, getahaton.com; burgundy, hats.com

$48

COIN PURSE

The “Amanda mini skinny” is a great carry-all for cards and change; coach.com

Holiday Glam

$42.50

PARTY DRESS

She’ll look pretty in pink, but sophisticated too; alloy.com

$19.50

REGAL FLATS

Jewel accents are a luxe touch to these afforable shoes; oldnavy.com or 800-653-6289 for stores

$29

JEWELED BRACELET

Adorned with gemstones, this hinged bangle is light but bold; 888-277-8953 for Banana Republic stores

$8

LIPLICIOUS GLOSS

Two shades in one, peach nectar/mango mousse pictured; bathandbodyworks.com

$85

TEARDROP EARRINGS

A goes-with-everything pair from Mingle that’s plated in 14k gold; jenniferkaufman.com

FOR HIM

$49.50

TRAPPER HAT

Faux-fur inside, warm leather outside; eddiebauer.com

$35

CUFF LINKS

Keep blue skies and boat trips within arm’s reach; 877-NAUTICA for stores

$85

MESSENGER BAG

Made with tough “Ballistic” nylon; timbuk2.com

A Winter Must!

$45

HIP GALOSHES

Possibly the fanciest galoshes ever; jackspade.com

$25

SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Light and practical, these miniature Victorinox multitools contain just enough for quick mends; swissarmy.com

$14.99

FLASK

A different way to stay toasty; target.com for stores

Fits in a Pouch!

$99

JACKET TO GO

This faux-down coat folds into a pouch!; llbean.com

$40

CLINT EASTWOOD: A LIFE IN PICTURES

Fifty years of Clint in a coffee-table book; amazon.com

FOR LITTLE ONES

$16.99

MEET MIKE

He’s a snowflake who learns it’s cool to be different; $2 goes to St. Jude’s; saks.com

Benefits St. Jude’s Hospital

$28

ECO-FRIENDLY TEA SET

Made from 100% recycled plastic for earth-friendly tea parties; giggle.com

Special Needs

$39.95

EXPLORER RING

Recommended by Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen, editor-in-chief of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, to “encourage sensory awareness and motor skill development” for children with autism; fatbraintoys.com

$44.99

DIGITAL CAMERA

Big buttons for little fingers and it stores 1,000 pictures; littletikes.com

$17.98

E-RACERS

Sporty cars made from bamboo, natural rubber and water-based paints; magiccabin.com

Baby’s First Holiday

$44

CHRISTMAS OUTFITS

Three embroidered onesies in a keepsake box; chasing-fireflies.com

$59.99

ELMO LIVE!

Now he sits, stands, tells jokes and plays games; toysrus.com

$19–$24

PULL TOYS

Darling wooden vintage-style pull toys; olliebollen.com

$49

SAMi STACKING CUBES

Ten wood blocks change faces when inserted into larger cubes; fao.com

FOR KIDS

$16.99

HANNAH MONTANA CHARM SOUNDBOOK

Pop in different cast-member charms to hear them sing; BJ’s, nationwide

$35

GLITTER CHUCK TAYLORS

Kick into the holiday spirit; chasing-fireflies.com

$34

MOTORCYCLE SCARF

He’ll look cool while keeping warm; childishclothing.com

$89.99

DIDJ

A Leapster for the older set; Indiana Jones and Nickelodeon math games, $29.99 each; leapfrog.com

$19.99

THREE TOYS IN ONEC

Build a chopper, speedboat or airplane; lego.com

$29.99

iCARLY WEBCAM

She can create a live video feed with her BFF! Includes Digital Diary software; toysrus.com

Special Needs

$48.95

WOBBLE DECK

“It helps develop attention and processing skills as well as balance and coordination for kids with special needs,” says Dr. Ron Savage, president of the North American Brain Injury Society; fatbraintoys.com

$5.99

HOT TOY: BAKUGAN!

The balls transform into mini warriors; comes with a metallic playing card; walmart.com

FOR TWEENS

$55

SKULL FLOWER CAP

Everyone from Jessica Alba to Chris Brown is a fan of the Ed Hardy line; shopkitson.com

$79

FIGURE SKATES

These Softec skates are stylish and comfortable; llbean.com

$31.50

MARVEL CHRONICLE

Comic lovers will be enthralled by this illustrated 70-year history of Marvel’s beloved characters; amazon.com

$20

DESIGNED BY AN OLYMPIAN!

Created by Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Nastia Liukin for Vanilla Star; Stage Stores, 877-737-8243 for locations.

$69.99

STARTER PHONE

From Kajeet, with parental controls and time limits; kajeet.com

$30 each

LETTER CHARMS

Jazz up a book bag or purse with every letter of the alphabet; coach.com

Great Buy!

$29.88

TONY HAWK SKATEBOARD

Shred the skate park with this model from the ultimate pro; walmart.com

$10

iTUNES GIFT CARDS

Gift cards for songs, TV shows and movies up to $100; apple.com/itunes

FURRY FRIENDS

$28

HAPPY CAT BOWL

Fun-loving felines in sunburst, olive, buttercreme and khaki; georgesf.com

$8.95

ALL-NATURAL TREATS

Flavors like steak frites—customize bags with your own pet photo for $24.95; adogslife.net

Keep Spot Warm

$65

MASCOT PUFFER COAT

This reversible goose-down jacket is like an extra layer of fur; mymascot.com

$28

WOOF STOCKING

Filled with treats; cat stocking also available at this fair trade store; globalexchangestore.com

$19.50

LEATHER COLLAR

Heart dog-tag sold separately, $12.50; landsend.com

Eco-Friendly

$8–12

PLUSHIE CHEW TOYS

These Simply Fido squeaky toys are completely organic; trixieandpeanut.com

FOR THE FOODIE

$45

MARTHA’S COOKING SCHOOL

Two hundred new recipes and Martha’s insider techniques to cook like a pro; marthastewartstore.com

$32

JITTERBUG APRON

Your favorite chef will cook up wonders in this bright red ’50s-style apron; anthropologie.com

$9.99

LITTLE CHEFS

Head Chef’s kid-sized spatula or brush lets tots help; surlatable.com

Breast Cancer Charity

$18.99

GIVE HOPE

Hope Wine donates 50% of profits to breast cancer charities; hopewine.com

$19.95

COOKIES FOR SANTA?

Get 18 cookies, pick one of 10 flavors (chocolate peppermint—yum!) in their Comfort Cookie box; dancingdeer.com

$39.95

RACHAEL RAY ROASTERS

Go from oven to table in style, set of two; cooking.com

$19.50

FOR COCOA LOVERS

These Parisian-café hot chocolate canisters come in regular and peppermint; williams-sonoma.com

FOR THE HOME

$20

SOY CANDLE

With scents like nutmeg and cardamom and a lead-free cotton wick, this “green” candle gives a cleaner burn; chesapeakebaycandle.com

$30.50

MONOGRAMMED COASTERS

In elegant bronze; $24, without letter; potterybarn.com

Give Her a Swirl!

$41

SEQUIN PILLOW

Soft, shiny swirls dress up a couch; $29 for cover, $12 for pillow insert; westelm.com

$31.16

WILD BIRDS OF THE AMERICAN WETLANDS

Photographer Rosalie Winard’s ethereal black-and-white shots of white ibis, snowy egrets and more; amazon.com

$45

GLASS GLOBE

Artist Stephen Kitras’ recycled glass designs are mesmerizing in any room of the house; uncommongoods.com

$14.95–28.95

SILVER “BUBBLE” FRAMES

The perfect way for her to remember 2008; 4″ × 6″ and 8″ × 10″, zgallerie.com

$9.99

ORGANIC HERB KITS

Basil and dill seeds in sustainable rice hull pots from Ecosource; shopgreenvillage.com

FOR THE FAMILY

$29.95

PERFECT FOR SNOW DAYS!

Blast softball-size snowballs up to 50 feet; hammacher.com

Plan a Karaoke Night

$69.99

SING STAND KARAOKE

Just plug in an iPod and sing along; amazon.com

$89.99

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

The A735 camera is easy to use and easy on the wallet; walgreens.com

Great for HSM Fans

$29.99

HSM3 DANCE MAT

Boogie to HSM3 tunes—the mat grades your moves; target.com

$29.99

SEINFELD SCENE IT

Show all you know about the “show about nothing”; toysrus.com

$19.99

BELKIN ROCKSTAR

Now you can share your music with friends; bestbuy.com

$99

TRI-BOT ROBOT

Fun for all ages, the Tri-Bot jokes, tells stories and even has an alarm clock; kmart.com

$29.95

GINGERBREAD HOUSE

A family tradition to make and enjoy; stonewallkitchen.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Books

1. Twilight Saga Collection

Deluxe set of all four books in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romance, $52.29; barnesandnoble.com

2. The American Journey of Barack Obama
Photos and essays on the President-Elect’s life story by the editors of LIFE, $13.86; tower.com

3. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris’s updated collection with six hilarious new stories, $13.59; borders.com

4. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Five fairy tales written and partially illustrated by J.K. Rowling, $7.59; amazon.com

DVDs

1. Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia
Philly soul from artists like the Spinners and the Stylistics, $44.98; amazon.com

2. Reba: 50 Greatest Hits
Featuring her hits “Till You Love Me,” “I’ll Be” and “Walk On,” $28.86; tower.com

3. Joy to the World
Faith Hill‘s album of holiday treasures like “O Holy Night!” and “Winter Wonderland,” $9.99; bestbuy.com

4. The Definitive Rod Stewart
Spans his career from “Maggie May” to “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” $15.99; barnesandnoble.com

CDs

1. Sex and the City: The Movie (Extended Cut)

With bonus and deleted scenes and commentary, $19.86; walmart.com

2. Wall-E
Two robots travel to outer space, $20.29; borders.com

3. The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
The entire trilogy is digitally restored with director Francis Ford Coppola’s commentary, $49.99; amazon.com

4. Mamma Mia! 2-Disc Special Edition

Movie-musical fans will love behind-the-scenes and outtakes, $22.99; amazon.com