Holiday gift guide: Gifts you can give to anyone

Take the guesswork out of gift-giving and use this gift guide to find presents that are sure to please anyone on your list.

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Paperblanks Intricate Inlays Thai Gems journal, $15; and Intricate Inlays Mirror Vine journal, $13; both at thelibraryshop.org

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Click & Grow battery-operated plant (no watering or fertilizing needed), $60, at clickandgrow.com

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Personalization Mall Hands Off oversize personalized beer mug (up to 12 characters), $25, at personalizationmall.com

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Wolf Designs Secret cognac set, six glasses, coasters and case for $120, at gentsupplyco.com

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Turtle Shell wireless speakers, $140 each, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com

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The Hexi portable iPhone charger, $35, at uncommongoods.com

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Link Up crystal watch cufflinks, $59, at giltman.com

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Photograph: Raf Sanchez

Native Union Curve bluetooth wireless handset and iPhone dock, $65, at gilt.com/home

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Bella Dots 12-cup coffeemaker, $35, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Kate Spade New York monogrammed note cards, ten cards and ten envelopes for $26, at Kate Spade New York, locations throughout the city; visit katespade.com

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CB2 Bar Games recycled paper coasters (30 games), $12, at CB2, locations throughout the city; visit cb2.com

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Photograph: Sean Meszaros

Target ceramic latke mug, melamine latke salad plate, ceramic dreidel platter, ceramic menorah and Star of David appetizer plates, $2–$13, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Cordon Blue espresso cups, set of six for $37, at overstock.com

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Brooklyn Slate large chalkboard cheese board, $35, at abchome.com

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Sinra iPhone folio case, $30, at givesimple.com

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Ann Taylor Gator two-tone scarves, $58 each, at Ann Taylor, locations throughout the city; visit anntaylor.com

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Fred and Friends Sauced measuring wine glasses, $18 each, at delphiniumhome.com

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Pizza Pi cutter, $19, at spoonsisters.com

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Magenta Inc. Spice Craft measuring spoons, $25, at modcloth.com

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iPod 16GB Nano, $149, at Apple, locations throughout the city; visit apple.com

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Altuzarra for Target double old-fashioned glasses, four for $50; shaker, $50; and tray, $80; all at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

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Kikkerland Clap On alarm clock, $25 each, at sitenyc.com

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Kate Spade New York Say the Word mugs, $20 each, at Kate Spade New York, locations throughout the city; visit katespade.com

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Personalized crystal wine cradle, $70, at personalizationmall.com

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Zara Home chunky throw, $100, at zarahome.com

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Maple Burl horizontal picture frame, $75, at abchome.com

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Boskke recycled sky planter, $18, at greenergrassdesign.com

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Payless zigzag scarf, $15, at Payless, locations throughout the city; visit payless.com

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Urban Outfitters Mercury glass candlesticks, $12–$28 each, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com

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Unique Vintage mini suitcase-style bags, $30 each, at unique-vintage.com

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Skullcandy Aviator Edit custom design-your-own over-ear headphones, $199, at skullcandy.com

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Hexa stacking wine rack, $25, at Crate & Barrel, locations throughout the city; visit crateandbarrel.com

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Click n Cook modular spatula system with five utensils, $35, at thinkgeek.com

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Mend denim tote, $95, at store.invisiblechildren.com

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Kate Spade New York composition notebook iPad folio, $85, at Kate Spade New York, locations throughout the city; visit katespade.com

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Personalization Mall Heart Felt personalized keepsake pillow (up to 12 characters), $30, at personalizationmall.com

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Areaware Wake Up Call iPhone dock, $30, at modcloth.com

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C. Wonder ikat print apron, $28, at cwonder.com

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Nau foldable down scarf with pouch, $65, at REI, locations throughout the city; visit rei.com

Picking out unique gifts can be stressful, but this gift guide of universal presents makes the process easier. Picky parents, chatty coworkers and best friends alike will love mosaic-like journals from the New York Public Library, monogrammed stationery from Kate Spade, stylish scarves from Ann Taylor and more special gifts.

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