1. Edward Bess Lip Wardrobe
If you have a friend who's never shied away from expressing her personal style, this is the gift for her! This sleek black lacquer box holds 10 lipsticks and five glosses, from neutral nudes to deep, rich reds, all delicately scented with fig. The pigments are radiant and long-lasting.
Lip wardrobe available for $350 at Bergdorf Goodman NYC, 800-218-4918.
2. Samsung Video Camera Phone
If someone you love is still carrying around a clunky cell phone, it may be time for an upgrade. With this phone in hand, your friends and family won't miss a callor a memoryever again. Not only does this phone take photos with the quality of a real digital camera, it works as a video camera as well!
Phones available for $399 at www.samsung.com.
3. Mai Cashmere Sweaters
If the ladies on your gift list are a little too old for stuffed animals, you can still give them something soft and snuggly. Think cashmere.
These Mai sweaters are soft, warm and ideal for a cold winter's night. The only problem is trying to decide on a color.
Sweaters available for $320 at www.mai-nyc.com.
4. Sony Librié Portable E-Book Reader
There's no reason for bibliophiles to have back problems. Now, they can shelf their heavy hardbacksfor good. Give a booklover this portable reader, which lends new meaning to the phrase "book smart."
Download up to 80 favorite bookshundreds more with a memory cardand say goodbye to heavy lifting forever.
Portable readers available for $299$349 at www.sonystyle.com.
5. Christofle Crocodile Case
Croc-textured sterling case has that Jazz Age eleganceit will give them a shot of pleasure every time they reach for it. If you really want to be extravagant, fill it with custom-printed business cards.
Available for $400. Call 877-728-4556 for stores.
6. Tory Burch Cashmere Hoodies and Pants
On a cold night, there's nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa and something cozy to snuggle up in. Give a good friend the gift of cashmere this year. Lounging never felt so luxurious.
Sweater available for $395 and pants for $295. Call 212-334-3000.
7. Nelson Multicolor Ball Wall Clock
Sick of giving people gift cards and sweaters? Mix it up this year, and give something modern.
Designer George Nelson, a linchpin of American modernism, applied his signature strong colors, simple forms and sense of humor to telling time. More than 50 years later, his ball clock has been reissued. The only change, and we think he'd approve, is that an out-of-sight battery has replaced the power cord.
Clocks available for $300 at www.momastore.org. Call 800-447-6662.
8. Immaginal Beyond Forever Eau de Parfum
This fragrance's narcisse and gardenia scents conjure up images of Casablanca or Cairo, while the gold-plated bottle takes this extravagant gift to the next level.
Beyond Forever available for $265 at www.immaginal.com.
9. CardScan Business Card Scanner
Wrap up this business card scanner for a recent college grad or scatterbrained executive. Keeping track of contacts just got easier. This gadget loads business card information right into your computer's address book.
Card scanner available for $259 at www.cardscan.com.
10. Talene Reilly Laptop Bags
Businesswomen don't have to settle for a boring black briefcase. Help your girlfriends go from corporate geek to corporate chic with this designer laptop bag. Pick from a variety of festive colors and prints!
Bags are available for $348 at www.talenereilly.com.