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Gift Guide - The Holidays 2012 

Seafood lovers will rejoice when they receive the 432-page New Orleans Seafood Cookbook. Appropriate for novice home cooks and seasoned chefs alike, it highlights the bounty of the Gulf Coast, $39 at any restaurant in the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group or online at www.ralphbrennancookbook.com.
Satisfy sweet cravings with decadent (yet diet-friendly) frozen yogurt from Pinkberry (Citywide; www.pinkberry.com). Gift cards make a convenient stocking stuffer and can be purchased in any amount online or in stores.
Send your loved one on a trip around the world via Italian, Argentinean and French wines with the "Above and Beyond" gift basket, which includes gourmet snacks and a colorful corkscrew, $99.99 at Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3500 Magazine St., 894-7420; www.martinwinecellar.com).
A filigree sword pendant and lion medallion clasp adorn this labradorite necklace by Love Heals. A portion of proceeds from each piece goes to Vision Foundation, which provides vitamins for African children, $228 at Saints & Angels (3300 Magazine St., 504-570-6649).
Retro Buddy Holly specs are all the rage for everyone from skater kids to distinguished professor types. Oliver Peoples freshens up the look with the Blue Havana frames, $300 at St. Charles Vision (Citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
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Being stylish doesn't have to mean pinched toes and tired heels. Available in this season's hottest color, oxblood, Kork-Ease's platform boots keep feet on trend and feeling fine, $215 at Perfect Fit Shoes (5525 Magazine St., 504-456-5993; www.perfectfitshoes.net).
The NuFace Trinity device uses microcurrents to tone facial muscles, restoring collagen with continued use and reducing the appearance of wrinkles almost instantly, $325 at Woodhouse Day Spa (4030 Canal St., 504-482-6652; neworleans.-woodhousespas.com).
Photographer Anup Shah used a hidden, remotely triggered camera to capture close-up images of African wildlife in Serengeti Spy, a stunning coffee table book, $40 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 504-899-4223).
Whether tailgating at a New Orleans Saints game or hanging tinsel on the tree, this halter dress will keep you festive throughout a season of soirees, $172 at Trashy Diva (829 Chartres St., 504-581-4555; 2048 Magazine St., 504-299-8777; www.trashydiva.com).
Indulge your loved one in a little daily pampering with the 12-piece "Bon Temps Rouler" gift set, featuring travel-size body scrubs, body souffles and more, $90 at NOLA Bodycare (Citywide, 504-733-8402; www.-nolabodycare.com).
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The sight of a wrapped jewelry box is sure to put a sparkle in her eye. These 18-karat gold and silver Tacori pieces are handcrafted in the U.S. and feature hand-set diamonds and colorful gemstones, $140-$2,228 at Wellington and Company (505 Royal St., 504-525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).
Get a head start on next summer's barbecues with the gas and ceramic Combo Joe, which features a warming tray and removable side shelves, $3,499 at Nordic Kitchens & Baths (1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-2300; www.nordickitchens.com).
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Whether tailgating at a New Orleans Saints game or hanging tinsel on the tree, this halter dress will keep you festive throughout a season of soirees, $172 at Trashy Diva (829 Chartres St., 504-581-4555; 2048 Magazine St., 504-299-8777; www.trashydiva.com).
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