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gift guide

Gift Guide


Gift wrap her arm with Anthropologie’s unique and exquisite Tie-Around Bracelet ($298; in nude), whose cotton ribbon weaves through a three-sided square of brass. Area Anthropologie stores;;

Give her the boot — in a good way. Boden’s Patent Biker Boots ($224; in blue) will give her street cred and waterproof warmth with crinkle-patent finished upper leather and a faux fur lining.; (866-206-9508).

“My favorite smell is the first smell of spring in New York,” Andy Warhol once said. His bursting-with-color Flowers prints, created in his Union Square studio, come to life on Bond No. 9’s collectible Andy Warhol Union Square eau de parfum ($160 for 1.7 oz.), with notes of Lily of the Valley, green stem and blue freesia. Fazio Salon and Spa, 7130 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield (248-851-5151) and Saks Fifth Avenue, the Somerset Collection, Troy (248-643-9000);


Let her (or him) decorate their dream house with the markers, stickers and easy-to-assemble furniture, punch-out dolls and more that come with
Creativity for Kids’ sturdy corrugate Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse ($29.99); or go “green” and turn everyday items into awesome accessories (an included illustrated guide shows you how). Toyology West Bloomfield (; 248-562-7524) and Warren Prescriptions, Farmington Hills
(; 248-855-1177).

The Land of Nod’s Flower Nod Chair ($129) and Noddoman Ottoman ($49) makes every day a walk in the park. Festooned with embroidered and appliquéd flowers and birdies, the machine-washable cover hides an easy-to-move frameless seat for kids. Personalization is available.;
(800- 933-9904).

Your kid can tame a ferocious solid-wood T-Rex or Triceratops with the press of an easy-to-use button. Pottery Barn Kids’ Remote Control Dinosaurs ($59) can move forward, left or right, plus roar and bite. Pottery Barn Kids, the Somerset Collection, Troy (248-643-0172);


His very own remote control — and so much more! The Peel Universal Control hardware ($99.95), when used with the free Peel app, can turn his iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a personalized TV and entertainment system. Say goodbye to long programming grids and get fine-tuned TV suggestions based on viewing history. Find a show you want to watch in the iPhone app, tap “Watch it on TV” and it appears on your home TV, no matter the source. Area Apple stores;; (800-MY-APPLE).

For the guy who aspires to appear both well read and mildly inappropriate wherever he goes, this shirt puts the graphic in graphic tee. Plus, purchasing the In Cold Blood tee ($28; from the 1970 book jacket of Truman Capote’s account of a small-town murder), or any of the “novel” takes on the T-shirt from Out of Print clothing spurs the donation of one book to a community in need through the company’s partner, Books For Africa.; (646) 789-5199.

Begun by two University of Southern California buddies who became infatuated with “fixies” (but couldn’t understand why they were so expensive), the pair trekked the globe to create a well built, fun to ride and affordable bike. Voila — Solé fixed-gear and single-gear bikes, like the Crush ($310), are lightweight (you can lift them with two fingers) and let you have total control.


Brighten up her wall with the Rifle Paper Co.’s 2012 Garden Calendar Print ($20), a year-round garden of hand-painted blooms that feel both nostalgic and timeless.;

Any modern Bubbie in the kitchen will have a blast conjuring up the Compost Cookie (a chunky chocolate chip cookie — studded with crunchy, salty pretzels and coffee grounds), Cereal Milk Ice Cream (make from everyone’s favorite part of the breakfast bowl) and Cinnamon Bun Pie from pastry-chef extraordinaire Christina Tosi’s brand new Momofuku Milk Bar ($35; Random House) cookbook. Tosi reveals the recipes for the innovative cookies, cakes, pies, ice creams and more from New York’s legendary bakeries. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, West Bloomfield, 6800 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield (248-626-6804);


Classic, chic and bit of history to boot — created in 1938 for the Italian Navy — Panerai offers both striking and sturdy design. The Lumina Marina’s ($8,300) oversized face, stainless steel case, with black leather bracelet and water resistance to 100 feet, will make him the envy of the poker game. Area Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry stores;; (800-337-4438).

If Zayds likes to combine his Torah study (or tractor-trailer competitions) with adult libations, then this is the gift for him: The He’Brew Holiday Gift Pack ($30), featuring eight delicious beers from the Shmaltz Brewing Company (including Genesis Ale, Messiah Bold, Jewbelation 15 and Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA) with Torah and other cultural tidbits on the labels, a custom glass, Chanukah candles and instructions on how to build your own beer menorah. The grand-kinders will love it! Area Whole Foods ( and Kroger ( stores;




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