Picks and Pans Main: Holiday Gift Guide

UPDATED 12/08/2008 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/08/2008 at 01:00 AM EST

EVERYTHING UNDER $100!

FOR HER

$59--60.99
GET ANGIE'S LOOK!
Borrow her flapper style from The Changeling with cloche hats from Betmar; red, getahaton.com; burgundy, hats.com

$48
COIN PURSE
The "Amanda mini skinny" is a great carry-all for cards and change; coach.com

Holiday Glam

$42.50
PARTY DRESS
She'll look pretty in pink, but sophisticated too; alloy.com

$19.50
REGAL FLATS
Jewel accents are a luxe touch to these afforable shoes; oldnavy.com or 800-653-6289 for stores

$29
JEWELED BRACELET
Adorned with gemstones, this hinged bangle is light but bold; 888-277-8953 for Banana Republic stores

$8
LIPLICIOUS GLOSS
Two shades in one, peach nectar/mango mousse pictured; bathandbodyworks.com

$85
TEARDROP EARRINGS
A goes-with-everything pair from Mingle that's plated in 14k gold; jenniferkaufman.com

FOR HIM

$49.50
TRAPPER HAT
Faux-fur inside, warm leather outside; eddiebauer.com

$35
CUFF LINKS
Keep blue skies and boat trips within arm's reach; 877-NAUTICA for stores

$85
MESSENGER BAG
Made with tough "Ballistic" nylon; timbuk2.com

A Winter Must!

$45
HIP GALOSHES
Possibly the fanciest galoshes ever; jackspade.com

$25
SWISS ARMY KNIVES
Light and practical, these miniature Victorinox multitools contain just enough for quick mends; swissarmy.com

$14.99
FLASK
A different way to stay toasty; target.com for stores

Fits in a Pouch!

$99
JACKET TO GO
This faux-down coat folds into a pouch!; llbean.com

$40
CLINT EASTWOOD: A LIFE IN PICTURES
Fifty years of Clint in a coffee-table book; amazon.com

FOR LITTLE ONES

$16.99
MEET MIKE
He's a snowflake who learns it's cool to be different; $2 goes to St. Jude's; saks.com

Benefits St. Jude's Hospital

$28
ECO-FRIENDLY TEA SET
Made from 100% recycled plastic for earth-friendly tea parties; giggle.com

Special Needs

$39.95
EXPLORER RING
Recommended by Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen, editor-in-chief of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, to "encourage sensory awareness and motor skill development" for children with autism; fatbraintoys.com

$44.99
DIGITAL CAMERA
Big buttons for little fingers and it stores 1,000 pictures; littletikes.com

$17.98
E-RACERS
Sporty cars made from bamboo, natural rubber and water-based paints; magiccabin.com

Baby's First Holiday

$44
CHRISTMAS OUTFITS
Three embroidered onesies in a keepsake box; chasing-fireflies.com

$59.99
ELMO LIVE!
Now he sits, stands, tells jokes and plays games; toysrus.com

$19--$24
PULL TOYS
Darling wooden vintage-style pull toys; olliebollen.com

$49
SAMi STACKING CUBES
Ten wood blocks change faces when inserted into larger cubes; fao.com

FOR KIDS

$16.99
HANNAH MONTANA CHARM SOUNDBOOK
Pop in different cast-member charms to hear them sing; BJ's, nationwide

$35
GLITTER CHUCK TAYLORS
Kick into the holiday spirit; chasing-fireflies.com

$34
MOTORCYCLE SCARF
He'll look cool while keeping warm; childishclothing.com

$89.99
DIDJ
A Leapster for the older set; Indiana Jones and Nickelodeon math games, $29.99 each; leapfrog.com

$19.99
THREE TOYS IN ONEC
Build a chopper, speedboat or airplane; lego.com

$29.99
iCARLY WEBCAM
She can create a live video feed with her BFF! Includes Digital Diary software; toysrus.com

Special Needs

$48.95
WOBBLE DECK
"It helps develop attention and processing skills as well as balance and coordination for kids with special needs," says Dr. Ron Savage, president of the North American Brain Injury Society; fatbraintoys.com

$5.99
HOT TOY: BAKUGAN!
The balls transform into mini warriors; comes with a metallic playing card; walmart.com

FOR TWEENS

$55
SKULL FLOWER CAP
Everyone from Jessica Alba to Chris Brown is a fan of the Ed Hardy line; shopkitson.com

$79
FIGURE SKATES
These Softec skates are stylish and comfortable; llbean.com

$31.50
MARVEL CHRONICLE
Comic lovers will be enthralled by this illustrated 70-year history of Marvel's beloved characters; amazon.com

$20
DESIGNED BY AN OLYMPIAN!
Created by Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Nastia Liukin for Vanilla Star; Stage Stores, 877-737-8243 for locations.

$69.99
STARTER PHONE
From Kajeet, with parental controls and time limits; kajeet.com

$30 each
LETTER CHARMS
Jazz up a book bag or purse with every letter of the alphabet; coach.com

Great Buy!

$29.88
TONY HAWK SKATEBOARD
Shred the skate park with this model from the ultimate pro; walmart.com

$10
iTUNES GIFT CARDS
Gift cards for songs, TV shows and movies up to $100; apple.com/itunes

FURRY FRIENDS

$28
HAPPY CAT BOWL
Fun-loving felines in sunburst, olive, buttercreme and khaki; georgesf.com

$8.95
ALL-NATURAL TREATS
Flavors like steak frites—customize bags with your own pet photo for $24.95; adogslife.net

Keep Spot Warm

$65
MASCOT PUFFER COAT
This reversible goose-down jacket is like an extra layer of fur; mymascot.com

$28
WOOF STOCKING
Filled with treats; cat stocking also available at this fair trade store; globalexchangestore.com

$19.50
LEATHER COLLAR
Heart dog-tag sold separately, $12.50; landsend.com

Eco-Friendly

$8--12
PLUSHIE CHEW TOYS
These Simply Fido squeaky toys are completely organic; trixieandpeanut.com

FOR THE FOODIE

$45
MARTHA'S COOKING SCHOOL
Two hundred new recipes and Martha's insider techniques to cook like a pro; marthastewartstore.com

$32
JITTERBUG APRON
Your favorite chef will cook up wonders in this bright red '50s-style apron; anthropologie.com

$9.99
LITTLE CHEFS
Head Chef's kid-sized spatula or brush lets tots help; surlatable.com

Breast Cancer Charity

$18.99
GIVE HOPE
Hope Wine donates 50% of profits to breast cancer charities; hopewine.com

$19.95
COOKIES FOR SANTA?
Get 18 cookies, pick one of 10 flavors (chocolate peppermint—yum!) in their Comfort Cookie box; dancingdeer.com

$39.95
RACHAEL RAY ROASTERS
Go from oven to table in style, set of two; cooking.com

$19.50
FOR COCOA LOVERS
These Parisian-café hot chocolate canisters come in regular and peppermint; williams-sonoma.com

FOR THE HOME

$20
SOY CANDLE
With scents like nutmeg and cardamom and a lead-free cotton wick, this "green" candle gives a cleaner burn; chesapeakebaycandle.com

$30.50
MONOGRAMMED COASTERS
In elegant bronze; $24, without letter; potterybarn.com

Give Her a Swirl!

$41
SEQUIN PILLOW
Soft, shiny swirls dress up a couch; $29 for cover, $12 for pillow insert; westelm.com

$31.16
WILD BIRDS OF THE AMERICAN WETLANDS
Photographer Rosalie Winard's ethereal black-and-white shots of white ibis, snowy egrets and more; amazon.com

$45
GLASS GLOBE
Artist Stephen Kitras' recycled glass designs are mesmerizing in any room of the house; uncommongoods.com

$14.95--28.95
SILVER "BUBBLE" FRAMES
The perfect way for her to remember 2008; 4" × 6" and 8" × 10", zgallerie.com

$9.99
ORGANIC HERB KITS
Basil and dill seeds in sustainable rice hull pots from Ecosource; shopgreenvillage.com

FOR THE FAMILY

$29.95
PERFECT FOR SNOW DAYS!
Blast softball-size snowballs up to 50 feet; hammacher.com

Plan a Karaoke Night

$69.99
SING STAND KARAOKE
Just plug in an iPod and sing along; amazon.com

$89.99
GE DIGITAL CAMERA
The A735 camera is easy to use and easy on the wallet; walgreens.com

Great for HSM Fans

$29.99
HSM3 DANCE MAT
Boogie to HSM3 tunes—the mat grades your moves; target.com

$29.99
SEINFELD SCENE IT
Show all you know about the "show about nothing"; toysrus.com

$19.99
BELKIN ROCKSTAR
Now you can share your music with friends; bestbuy.com

$99
TRI-BOT ROBOT
Fun for all ages, the Tri-Bot jokes, tells stories and even has an alarm clock; kmart.com

$29.95
GINGERBREAD HOUSE
A family tradition to make and enjoy; stonewallkitchen.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Books

1. Twilight Saga Collection
Deluxe set of all four books in Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance, $52.29; barnesandnoble.com

2. The American Journey of Barack Obama
Photos and essays on the President-Elect's life story by the editors of LIFE, $13.86; tower.com

3. Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris's updated collection with six hilarious new stories, $13.59; borders.com

4. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Five fairy tales written and partially illustrated by J.K. Rowling, $7.59; amazon.com

DVDs

1. Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia
Philly soul from artists like the Spinners and the Stylistics, $44.98; amazon.com

2. Reba: 50 Greatest Hits
Featuring her hits "Till You Love Me," "I'll Be" and "Walk On," $28.86; tower.com

3. Joy to the World
Faith Hill's album of holiday treasures like "O Holy Night!" and "Winter Wonderland," $9.99; bestbuy.com

4. The Definitive Rod Stewart
Spans his career from "Maggie May" to "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?," $15.99; barnesandnoble.com

CDs

1. Sex and the City: The Movie (Extended Cut)
With bonus and deleted scenes and commentary, $19.86; walmart.com

2. Wall-E
Two robots travel to outer space, $20.29; borders.com

3. The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
The entire trilogy is digitally restored with director Francis Ford Coppola's commentary, $49.99; amazon.com

4. Mamma Mia! 2-Disc Special Edition
Movie-musical fans will love behind-the-scenes and outtakes, $22.99; amazon.com

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