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What do you get for the person who has it all (including today’s kiddies)? How do you select something that’s one-of-a-kind and will survive the test of time? More importantly, how do you shop during this chaotic season without losing your sanity? The NYSOM Marketplace has you covered for all contingencies — and all price points.

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No matter how natty the dresser, men usually request socks for Christmas. Treat him to the things he’s unlikely to purchase, like a luxurious knit alpaca scarf, a dapper bow tie, and a subtle but handsome engraved cuff. Fringe benefit? You’ll spruce up his wardrobe for 2014.

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Alicia Adams Alpaca Classic Alpaca Throw in Pearl Grey Herringbone (left), frittelli & LOCKWOOD Gridlock Pattern Bow Tie in Cream (right).



Remember the reason for the commercial season: to spoil her rotten. You will be hard-pressed to find in a mall anything that tops the elegance of these made-to-order pieces. This pink hand-loomed scarf from Saratoga Springs complements anyone’s coloring, as do the turquoise bloom earrings (trust us, the blondes and brunettes at Team NYSOM all look equally fabulous while wearing these).

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frittelli & LOCKWOOD Bamboo Scarf in Mushroom & Peach (left), Abby Carnevale Jewelry Turquoise Bloom Earrings (right).

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Stephen LeBlanc Metalsmithing Hand-Forged Double Cuff Gold Bracelet.



Our selection of children’s gifts — an oh-so-Brooklyn plush squirrel crafted from repurposed vintage sweaters; a laser-cut, Adirondack-inspired bamboo mobile to decorate baby’s room; and a lovingly handcrafted rocking horse, a rite of passage for any childhood — are the perfect foundations for a toy menagerie.

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Sweatertoys Squirrel (left), Yvonne Laube Designs Woodland Animal Baby Mobile (right).



Want to treat your holiday party hostess? We have items that are made just for them (or for you) — from a hand-sculpted vase decorated with glazes made from crushed Adirondack rocks (how’s that for local?), to a cherry wood serving tray (skillfully composed with perfect joins that would make a Shaker weep), to a Brooklyn-built cutting board with understated Morse Code monogramming, personalized with any letter you like. Here are subtle ways to make a house a home that speaks volumes.