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Share a little holiday hospitality with these gift ideas.

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A loved one will be happy to count this work of art among his newest blessings. The black-and-white 'Bless This House" poster by New Orleans artist Douglas Redd is $75 unframed and $150 framed at ASHÉ Cultural Center (1712 Oretha Castle Blvd., 569-9070;
Wish someone a 'beary" merry Christmas with a holiday arrangement adorned with bows, holly and a bell-ringing bear. After the holidays, they can take the Norfolk pine out to enjoy during the new year " $50 at Federico's Family Florist (815 Focis St., Metairie, 837-6400).
Give the gift of good scents without paying top dollar. These Pré de Provence soaps are just $5 each, and fragrant sachets by Ann Gish are $4.50 each at Hestia Luxury in Linens (3713 Magazine St., 218-5693;
A combination of cinnamon and bitter orange, the Festa home fragrance diffuser by Alora Ambiance has a scent reminiscent of spice tea and lasts 2-3 months " $60 at Oliveaux (5422 Magazine St., 899-8120).
You have to do a 'test sit" on the Alcott sofa by Robin Bruce " filled with a combination of foam and down " to fully appreciate its beauty. Buy one on the showroom floor or choose from more than 100 fabrics when you place a custom order at Christian Street Furniture (3029 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 841 3332; Prices vary.
This one-of-a-kind, hand-blown orange wrap vase by Hubi Mae Glass will warm up any room, and it won't cost an arm or a leg. It's just $75 at New Orleans Creative Glass Institute (3924b Conti St., 482-6003; or the Freret Market ( on Saturday, Dec. 1.
You can't put a price tag on a good night's sleep, but you can put someone you care about on the path to more restful rest with a Tempurpedic pillow " starting at $85 for a small neck pillow at Just Mattresses (3001 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 887-2034).
The blue hue and delicate, organic form of this aquamarine Urchin bowl/vase by Union Street Glass will make it an instant treasure and the perfect splash of color for a shelf or table " $480 at Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424;
Bring the outdoors in, even in winter weather, when you serve your guests from the Brillante Leaf Server by Mariposa " $98 at Cameron Jones for Your Home (2127 Magazine St., 524-3119).
Notable as a species because of its ability to flower in every month of the year, Cyclamen makes a great gift that lasts from one Christmas to the next " $9.95 with ceramic pot at Harold's Indoor & Outdoor Plants (1135 Press St., 947-7554).
Direct from Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, Talevera ceramic pottery comes in a variety of shapes, patterns and colors that will liven up your outdoor or indoor décor. Find this large planter, $70, and many other pieces at Mary's Floor World (927 Julia St., 522-8934).


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