Tag, You're It
"What better way for anyone with girly-girl friends to make sure the gift gets to the right person? A card with a dose of gloss."
Cargo Limited Edition Glossy Greeting Tags, $7.50 for five
100 percent of profits go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; www.sephora.com
"My son, R., started law school this fall. Though I still call him my boy, really, he's all grown up. I'll give him the C.O. Bigelow Cool Formulas for Men kit."
C.O. Bigelow Cool Formulas for Men, $34
"She seems to change her haircolor as often as she changes her clothes. For mercurial B. I'll get the Tarte Gilt Trip Lip-Enhancing Set, so she can change her glosses, too."
Gilt Trip Lip-Enhancing Gloss Set, $34
"My California friend D. sends me fruit from her backyard tree. I'll return the favor with a box of deliciously fragrant lemon soaps."
Gianna Rose Atelier Fruit Arrays, $30 for four
Best Case Scenario
"The princess of product junkies, R. won't skip town without moisturizer, sunscreen, and all four of her beloved treatment serums. For her: Sonia Kashuk Weekender Bag, with copious compartments."
Sonia Kashuk Weekender Bag, $22
(Little) Brushes with Greatness
"Nine makeup brushes in a passport-size case for G., the most organized-and meticulously made-up-traveler I know."
Michael Marcus brush kit, $95
"My handsome, world-traveling friend, N., will look forward to his shaving ritual with the Muhle-Pinsel brown leather travel case with razor and brush."
Muhle-Pinsel travel case, $180
A Sophisticated Palette
"N., who sold three of her paintings recently, will be celebrating on the party circuit. She'll adore making herself up with the Sephora Blockbuster Palette."
Sephora Blockbuster Palette, $40
"What to get for O.? A ready-to-wear fragrance, handmixed on the spot, personalized with her name on the bottle, and stamped with an expiration date."
.3 ounce balm, $80, 1.7 ounce spray, $115
Le Labo; 212-219-2230
"I once found H., who loves the Romantic poets, reading Byron by candlelight. For her: four Altru Aromatic Soy Blend Candles."
Altru Aromatic Soy Blend Candles, $55