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
 (Photograph: Raf Sanchez)
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Photograph: Raf SanchezNative 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
 (Photograph: Sean Meszaros)
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Photograph: Sean MeszarosTarget 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
By Rachel LeWinter |
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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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