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The holiday season...a time to gather, to celebrate, to reminisce... a time to eat, drink, and be merry.

SWEET ENDINGS:

Stylish tins or stocking stuffer-sized “jewel boxes” encase crisp European-style wafer cookies generously filled with creamy white chocolate amaretto, chocolate cinnamon cappuccino, chocolate orange, and white chocolate raspberry. Lady Walton’s gift tins $19.50, jewel boxes $3.50 each. GOODIES FROM GOODMAN, 11390 Grissom Lane, 214-484-3236, and La Crème Coffee and Tea, 4448 Lovers Lane, 214-369-4188.

HEAVENLY HOSTS:

The brush of angels’ wings adds grace and beauty to these splendid pieces, bringing joy to any table this season. Raphael (papier maché) bowl $200, Lalique “Angel” champagne flutes $420 the pair. NE1MAN Marcus, 1618 Main Street, 214-741-6911.

ENDLESS PASTABILITIES:

With more than 4,000 gastronomic treasures, you’ll find epicurean delights for every palate-from classic flavors reminiscent of the Old World to a fiery assortment of hot sauces and mat-garita mixes to cool the fire. Chardonnay pasta and cabernet pasta $14.49, merlot grape seed oil and chili grape seed oil $13.39. Gourmet Foods Warehouse, 6065 Forest Lane at Preston Forest, 214-788-5155.

TABLE TOPPERS:

From reindeer candlesticks to custom swizzle sticks-setting the holiday table was never so fun. Mosaic fruit adorning the china holds clues of the glorious feast to come, while flatware by Izabel Lam lends a decided twist. Dinnerware, 5-piece place setting $80; flatware, 5-piece place setting $75; wine glass $25; salt and pepper $160; table $605; bronze candlestick $195. Nuvo, 3900 Cedar Springs, 214-522-6886.

LONE STAR CHRISTMAS:

All the makings of a festive Texas-flavored occasion have arrived in a single box. You just follow the directions: “Place hat on head, hang banner, blow up balloons, throw confetti in the air, open presents, and celebrate everything!” The Lone Star Christmas Box {$49.95, plus shipping, handling, and tax) from Party in a Box, 4810 Apricot, 214-630-6674 or 800-423-8648.

Below: Tuxedo by Ermenegildo Zegna, $1,295. Wing-tip cotton pique tux shirt by Ike Behar, $115. Satin bow tie by Carrot and Gibbs. Pockets, 9669 North Central Expressway. Far Left: Tuxedo, $630, and vest, $125, by Barry Bricken. Banded collar shirt by Gitman, $82.50. Black verona calfskin dress shoe by Salvatore Ferragamo, $295. POCKETS, 9669 North Central Expressway. Gold cocktail suit by Julie and Leonard $480. Lester Melnjck, 618 Preston Royal Village.

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