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Want to make someone's year? The 2013 Ford Fusion gets 26 miles per gallon and comes with keyless remote, Sirius satellite and a smart in-car communications and entertainment system, $24,790 at Lamarque Ford (3101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 888-882-0577;
Here's a throne for the king or queen in your life: a distinctive mahogany Taylor King chair with a leather seat, backed inside and outside by a beautiful pheasant tapestry, $1,099 at Halpern's Furniture (1600 Prytania St., 504-566-1707; 1532 St. Charles Ave.; 504-304-0039;
Tutu Dat! Wear your New Orleans Saints love with this fun football fleur-de-lis T-shirt and locally crafted black-and-gold, glittery, spangly pettiskirt that makes other tutus look boring by comparison. T-shirt, $22, and To The Nines tutu, $55 at Pop City (940 Decatur St., 504-528-8559; 1125 Decatur St., 504-524- 1122; 3109 Magazine St., 504-895-4102;
When all else fails, say it with flowers. This festive holiday arrangement features cream roses, green hydrangea, Star of Bethlehem and glitter-and-glass ornaments in a mercury glass pail container, $65 at Federico's Family Florist (815 Focis Street, Metairie, 504-837-6400).
Fashion-forward and fabulous, these Hive stacking rings let her know she's your honey. Single row rings $140 for silver, $1,175-$1,550 for gold; double row rings $160 for silver, $1,765- $2,195 for gold at Mignon Faget (citywide;
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The Octane Q37 Series home elliptical trainer is on Oprah's list of Favorite Things 2012, thanks to a design that lets you combine cardio training with strength intervals for an incredibly efficient, effective workout, $2,599 at Fitness Expo (4124 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-0880;
Baby, it's cold outside! This comfy Christmas-tree outfit makes a joyful holiday gift for him or her. Shirt, $26, pants, $18, both at Auraluz (4408 Shores Drive, Metairie, 504-888-3313;
For those who savor wine with their body, mind and spirit, here are some tasteful tokens of your affection: "It's not a hangover, it's wine flu" shirt, $25; Corkcicle wine chiller, $23; Wine Chill cold bottle sleeve, $8; Govino "go-anywhere" polymer wine glasses, $13; and Wine Away's Red Wine Stain Remover spray, $5, all at Cork and Bottle Fine Wines (American Can Company, 3700 Orleans Ave., 504-483-6314;
The Ploom Pax Vaporizer ($250) is fantastic for herbal/loose-leaf tobacco smokers on your list, or anyone who is trying to kick the nicotine habit. No smoke, no fire; it's rechargeable and fits right in your pocket. Shown with chamomile ($3) and lavender ($5) herbal blends in soapstone jars ($8), all at the Herb Import Company (711 St. Peter St., 504-525-5372; 712 Adams St., 504-861-4644; 5055 Canal St., 504-488-4889;
Say cheese with tasteful artisan cheeses and accoutrements. Start with a Southern Selection Gift Box: three locally produced cheeses encased in a wooden cheese safe ideal for storing in the fridge ($73). Throw in some cutting boards (St. James' logo cow board, $29, and Ironwood Gourmet, $19.95), Swissmar knives (universal, $14; full tang, $24.95), Teroforma Whiskey Stones ($19), Bathtub Gin French 75 marmalade ($10.95) and a Microplane box grater ($34.95), all at St. James Cheese Company (5004 Prytania St., 504-899-4737;
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Give a personalized mug with a favorite picture guaranteed to bring smiles with every use. Ceramic photo mug, $18 at Lakeside Camera Photoworks (3508 21st St., Metairie, 504-885-8660; 2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-1776;
Drape her in stunning statement necklaces she can wear one at a time or pile on in a lavish tumble. Gold cross choker, $12; long charm chain cluster, $32; and oval faceted crystal dots, $32, all at Gae-tana's (7732 Maple St., 504-865-9625;
Fashion-forward and fabulous, these Hive stacking rings let her know she's your honey. Single row rings $140 for silver, $1,175-$1,550 for gold; double row rings $160 for silver, $1,765- $2,195 for gold at Mignon Faget (citywide;
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