House Beautiful1. Beautiful CandleThis natural wax candle burns cleanly for 60 hours, leaving behind nothing but the wonderful Woodfire scent. Once the candle is finished, the painted container doubles as a pencil or makeup brush holder.
Holloway Ceramic candle in Woodfire. $20. Illume.
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House Beautiful2. Charitable MugsThese mugs have a hand-painted feel and are generously sized for your morning joe or afternoon tea. A whopping 50 percent of each design benefits a different charitable organization (ASPCA, Teach for America, Boys & Girls Club of America, St. Jude Children Research Hospital, and more) so you can feel good about giving.
Mugs. $10 each. West Elm.
Who doesn't need a few extra bottles of wine around the holidays? (For last-minute giving, of course.) Millbrook Winery, located in the picturesque Hudson Valley, creates great varietals, with an option for custom labels for that personal factor. Chardonnay, $16; Pinot Noir, $18; personalized label, $2. Millbrook Wine.
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House Beautiful4. A Worldly Jewelry BoxLike something you'd find shopping in a bazaar. In lacquered indigo overlaid by intricate paint detailing, the box is just the right size for rings, bangles, and trinkets from far-flung adventures.
Carissa jewelry box. $15. World Market.
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5. Perfume SetCreated by a classically trained perfumer, these seven scents embody different romantic moods, with fittingly ethereal names like "Field Notes from Paris" and "Chemical Bonding."
Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection. $25. Anthropologie.
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Just the thing for that friend who always keeps a pen and paper on the nightstand. 300 sheets of paper are combined with an analog clock for a sleek look: They peel away when it's time for a fresh note.
Notepad Clock. designed by Savitri Sukul. $25. MoMa Store.
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