GiftGuide_traveler photography by Elizabeth Lavin


FOR THE TRENDY JET-SETTER
It’s not just about the sightseeing for this traveler. It’s about being a site to be seen wherever the road (or plane, train, whatever) leads. This fast-packing, Kindle-savvy jet setter always has just the right toy to make a trip as effortless and smooth as an Ambien cocktail on the flight to Paris.

(clockwise from top) Coach passport case ($98/Coach NorthPark), Coach "Amanda" jewelry roll ($98/Coach NorthPark), Tumi Mobile Power Pack ($150/Nordstrom), Roberto Cavalli gold-plated USB stick pendant necklace ($565/Roberto Cavalli NorthPark), The North Face “E-Tip” gloves ($40/Nordstrom), Thomas Pink Commuter Tie in green ($100/Thomas Pink)

GiftGuide_foodie photography by Elizabeth Lavin


FOR THE LOCAL FOOD LOVER
This foodie’s no snob—just discerning. A maple-black peppercorn soaked buffalo tenderloin dish from Fearing’s has this aficionado drooling, but a good cheese pizza at Campania is often the ticket, too. A collection of locally made snacks is in stock at all times—but always served in style.

(clockwise from top left) Cheddar cheese popcorn ($4.50 per small bag/Candy Corn's. 6827 Snider Plaza. 214-373-0800), Boards by Joel wood coasters ($28/Haven), cinnamon vanilla pecans ($14 per pound/Austinuts. Snider Plaza, 6915 Hillcrest Ave. 214-739-6887), Noka flower and butterfly chocolates ($2.25 per piece/Noka Chocolate), Boards by Joel serving board ($35/Haven), Austinuts salted Lone Star nut mix ($8 per pound/Austinuts. Snider Plaza, 6915 Hillcrest Ave. 214-739-6887), Michael Aram olive branch dish ($76/DH Collection, Fort Worth), Austinuts pastel chocolate cherries ($12 per pound/Austinuts. Snider Plaza, 6915 Hillcrest Ave. 214-739-6887)

GiftGuide_pet photography by Elizabeth Lavin


FOR THE ANIMAL AFICIONADO
This animal lover provides the high life for Fluffy. Luxurious leashes. Crystal bedecked collars. Plush pet pads. Nothing’s too much for this PETA member’s furry (or maybe scaly) companion.

(clockwise from top) Souldier owl print leash ($59.95/Lucky Dog Barkery), Nordstrom pet bed ($65/Nordstrom), TrulyPet shampoo and detangler ($26 and $20/Uptown Makeup), Ruff Stuff Dog pink heart leather toy ($29.85/Lucky Dog Barkery), Cuelements hammered copper bowls ($87.50 to $114.50/Lucky Dog Barkery)

GiftGuide_home photography by Elizabeth Lavin


FOR THE HOME AND GARDEN GOD
This host with the most cried a bucket of tears when Domino shuttered, and the DVR is maxed out with programs from HGTV. One visit to this knickknack enthusiast's perfectly decorated home makes you want to throw away all of your things and start fresh. Candice Olson has nothing on this home design devotee.

(clockwise from left) Bell’Invito hostess set ($240/Nest), Roost hammered silver bowl ($100/Haven), Royal Apothic interior perfume spray in An Edwardian Fireplace ($30/Stanley Korshak), Ruffian platinum ombre martini glass ($18/Anthropologie), Michael Aram "Botanical" tea service sugar and creamer set ($140/Neiman Marcus NorthPark), Michael Aram "Botanical" tea service teapot ($300/Neiman Marcus NorthPark)

GiftGuide_candle photography by Elizabeth Lavin


FOR THE CANDLE JUNKIE
We love a good holiday candle, but this year, we liked the mellow aesthetic of these new seasonal scents.

(clockwise from top) Slatkin & Co. candle in Winter ($25/Bath & Body Works), Niven Morgan North Pole candle in Winter Fig ($30/Stanley Korshak), Lafco New York Avenue Candle in Stoleshnikov ($48/Lafco New York), Tocca Deluxe Candela in Stella ($62/Haven), Lafco New York Avenue Candle in Bond Street ($48/Lafco New York), and Lafco New York Avenue Candle in Bahnhofstrasse ($48/Lafco New York

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