Holiday gift guide 2012: Gift-wrapped presents that save time

Use this gift guide to find a selection of special gifts that are already gift-wrapped and only available at the holidays.

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These four local stores make holiday gift-giving simple by offering prewrapped items for everyone on your list. Our gift guide features gift ideas for men and women from Lush, MoMA Design Store, Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret.


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    Lush Christmas Party set with Party Popper bath bomb and Northern Lights soap, $17

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    Lush Festive Fiesta set with Sandy Santa body scrub, Ponche shower gel, Slammer shower gel, Ocean Salt face and body scrub, Each Peach massage bar, Buffy body butter, Mr. Punch soap and Sandstone soap, $75

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    Lush Secret Santa set with Cinders bath bomb and Honey I Washed the Kids soap, $12

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    Lush Stardust set with Party Popper bath bomb, Candy Mountain bubble bar, Magic Wand reusable bubble bar, Twilight bath bomb, Shimmy Shimmy massage bar and Snow Globe soap, $6

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    Lush Winter Wishes set with Sugar Scrub, Ponche shower gel, Each Peach massage bar and Snow Globe soap, $30

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    Lush Wonderful Christmastime set with Cinders bath bomb, Golden Wonder bath bomb, So White bath bomb, Father Christmas bath bomb, Party Popper bath bomb, Crackersnap bath bomb, Sandy Santa sugar scrub, Christmas Eve bubble bar, Candy Mountain bubble bar, Santa’s Sack bubble bar, Magic Wand reusable bubble bar, Captain Bubblebeard reusable bubble bar, Rocket reusable bubble bar, Snow Fairy shower gel, Ponche shower gel, Twilight shower gel, Midnight Massage bar, Melting Snowman bath melt, Northern Lights soap, Snow Globe soap, Snowcake soap, Angels Delight soap, North Pole soap and Mr. Punch soap, $200

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    Holiday gift guide 2012

    MoMA Design Store wrapped gift

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    Alberto Mantilla Hug salt and pepper shakers, $30, at MoMA Design Store

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    Graham Hill New York coffee cup, $15, at MoMA Design Store

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    MoMA Design Store X-mini speaker, $32

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    Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek Tea Bag tea infuser, $30, at MoMA Design Store

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    MoMA Design Store small Perpetual calendar, $28

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    Bath & Body Works I Love Dasher and Dancer gift set with vanilla bean body lotion, shea-infused socks and PocketBac gel, $22

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    Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Mini Bow Box gift set with shower gel, body lotion and fragrance mist, $13

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    Bath & Body Works Holiday Traditions Anti-Bac Caddy Winter Candy Apple set with hand soap and hand lotion, $13

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    Victoria’s Secret Pink faux-fur earmuffs, $25

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    Victoria’s Secret Pink Marshmallow sock set, $20

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    Victoria’s Secret Pink Bling T-shirt–and-legging gift set, $40

Holiday gift guide 2012

Lush Christmas Party set with Party Popper bath bomb and Northern Lights soap, $17

Lush

Every year this eco-friendly cosmetics brand rolls out more than 30 holiday gift sets filled with its handmade, natural, vegetarian products. None of the bath, hair, face or body loot is tested on animals, and they all come in recycled packaging. Each has a cheeky name and is accompanied by complementary items: For instance, the Secret Santa includes a fizzy bath bomb and honey-smelling soap ($12). Your little sister will go crazy for Stardust ($55), which features two bath bombs and three soap bars packaged in a glittery, star-shaped box, or you can splurge on the Wonderful Christmastime box ($200) full of 24 items sure to last until next season.

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MoMA Design Store

The Museum of Modern Art’s three plentiful shops stock 25 of its most popular products prewrapped for you to scoop off the shelf. Each of the pretty red boxes is filled with goods such as Alberto Mantilla hugging salt and pepper shakers ($30), an X-mini portable speaker ($32) and Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek tea infusers ($30). Pick up Hedwig Rotter modern fruit bowls ($15 each) for the relative you don’t know well and Charles & Ray Eames coasters ($20), featuring the famous Eames chair, for the dad who has everything. • 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves • 44 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves • 81 Spring St between Broadway and Crosby St

Bath & Body Works

Check out this affordable beauty chain for more than 80 classic favorites and new products packaged in holiday trimmings. The best part: None of the sets are priced at more than $35, with most around $15. Take antibacterial soap-and-lotion sets ($13–$19), in scents including pumpkin and cherry blossom, as chic hostess gifts, and clear boxes dressed in pink or red bows ($13) and filled with popular mists and shower gels for a coworker.

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Victoria’s Secret

While this lingerie shop does have sexier holiday gifts—such as pom-pom panties ($22), lace garter slips ($68–$88) and silk gowns with thigh-high slits ($198)—you’ll also find more than 30 universal prepackaged presents for gals. Our favorite picks come from the Pink collection and include faux-fur earmuffs ($25) in pretty pink boxes, ultrasoft socks  ($20) and T-shirt–and-legging sets ($40) for the lady who desperately needs a day in loungewear.

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