GOOD TO GROW
After you ditch the Christmas tree, plant another—with a peaceful dove ornament of paper embedded with winter pine seeds. Also great as an environmentally aware stocking stuffer or party favor.
No need to trash the wrapping paper after opening presents as these adorable, 100 percent cotton ribbons can be tossed in your compost pile.
$6 for 10 yards; CreamCityRibbon.com
Whether you're taking a bath or searching for a quick Secret Santa gift, these delightfully wrapped soaps make life easier.
Sipping a hot beverage by the fire never tasted so good. It's a difficult choice between chocolate peppermint cocoa (perfect for Hanukkah, and it's kosher!) and Christmas mint tea, but it's a guarantee for warmth on both holidays.
$9.50 per bag; MaryLakeThompson.com
The friend who does her morning makeup standing up (in heels, on a moving bus) will welcome this fancy-looking (but less than $10!), palm-size compact; it holds three eyeshadows, three lip glosses, and a mirror to make sure everything winds up in the right place.
Boots No7 Mini Colour Compact, $9.99; Target.com
IT'S IN THE BAG
These Marc by Marc Jacobs button boxers come in a variety of colors and are, ahem, packaged nicely.
SAVE THE WORLD
Both known and emerging artists from reggae to jazz and world music will be rocking out on this compilation CD from fashion designer Tory Burch. All proceeds benefit Save the Children.
Awaken your life's purpose one card at a time with wisdom-packed quotations from Eckhart Tolle's best-selling A New Earth—a shortcut to the teachings of this spiritual counselor.
A New Earth inspiration deck, $19; EckhartTolle.com
The search for an organized cosmetics bag is over! Four minibags of increasing size nestle into the largest monogrammed case. If only compartmentalizing our lives was this easy...
POP GOES THE CARD
Greetings in 3-D aren't just for children under three. These, from the Museum of Modern Art, have a contemporary, unsentimental vibe—perfect for playful grown-ups.
$21 for 8; MoMAStore.org
LA DOLCE VITA
Oh, what a trip to Italy can do. To pay for their class trip, high school students Leah Post and Brandon Weimer cooked up a toffee business that delights chocoholics and pays for college. Yum!
$23 for 1-pound box; BrandiniToffee.com
"Nothing quiet about them" is the motto of these crisp chocolate wafers covered with thick white mint and topped with crushed peppermint pieces. That's a cookie we want to crumble.
Knowing that pets view shoes as edible playthings, Cole Haan came up with a penny loafer chew toy. Sold as a set with a kitschy book on the naughty games dogs and cats play when Mom's away.
FOR SALAD DAYS
Stainless-steel servers with scaled-leather handles have a natural elegance—perfect for giving a toss to organic mesclun. From a Chicago shop that also sell plants and flowers.
Jayson Home & Garden, $36; JaysonHomeandGarden.com
A NEW BREED
The virtuous reclaimed-cotton knit will appeal to your down-to-earth pet.
And a Ralph Lauren cabled cashmere sweater suits Madison Avenue pups or the well-to-do dog next door.
Show your best friend adoration with Austrian crystals. Available for 15 different dog breeds, this ornament will brighten your tree or sparkle in windows.
BUDDY G's, $40; PreciousPetsNYC.com
RETURN TO SENDER
Holiday cards won't get lost in the mail with Artist Felix Fu's return address labels. The panoramic stickers feature festive scenes illustrated in watercolor.
$42 for a set of 30 labels; FelixDoolittle.com
NOT QUITE COOKIE CUTTER
A 45-baker operation hand rolls, cuts and packs 10 million Mrs. Hanes' Moravian gingersnaps each year. Now don't you feel better about your own to-do list?
$20 for 1-pound tin; HanesCookies.com
NOW HEAR THIS
The instruments packed into this bang-up box—including drumsticks, maracas, and a rainbow xylophone—will thrill a budding percussionist (Mom and Dad, not so much).
There's an added level of comfort to these rugby-themed slippers: TOMS donates a pair to a child in need each time you buy the shoes.
TOMS, $58; for stores, visit Rugby.com
LET IT SHINE
Low Country Luxe's New Orleans–scented candle brings French Quarter garden fragrances into your home and dollars to two charities revitalizing the Big Easy: Music for Tomorrow and the Preservation Resource Center.
THE TRAY'S THE THING
A personalized decoupage pencil tray will look perfect in your kitchen, office or kitchen, or even better at Grandma's.
$80 for 6" x 12" tray; BensGarden.com