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From grand gestures to little luxuries, start your holiday shopping with a bang.

Give someone a little swatch of history with this hand-knotted, 100 percent wool, circa 1930 Turkish antique Oushak rug (4 feet by 6 feet) — $3,600 at New Orleans Fine Rugs (6117 Magazine St., 899-1595; www.neworleansfinerugs.com).
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What gift is better than a great piece of art? A great piece of art that's framed and ready to hang. This French landscape oil painting measures 11 inches by 14.5 inches — $750 at Shop of the Two Sisters (1800 Magazine St., 525-2747; www.shopofthetwosisters.com)
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A luxurious shaving experience isn't just for men anymore. Designed especially for a woman's hand and covered in Swarovski crystals, this body brush is made from 100 percent badger hair — $191 at Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com).
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This Archipelago soy candle scented with a rich blend of cypress, white fig and musk comes wrapped with a rhinestone broach she can wear — $41.95 at My Spa by the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com). Treat someone you love to the spa's signature massage, customized to his or her specific needs — $110 for 80 minutes.
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Whether she dresses them up or dresses them down, these chandelier earrings with pearls are sure to be the new favorite in her jewelry box — $475 Sabai (3115 Magazine St., 897-6211; 924 Royal St., 525-6211; www.sabaijewelry.com).
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With an unusual juxtaposition of refinement and raw beauty, this 14-karat crinkled gold ring and earring set with scalloped diamond trim creates sparkle and smiles — $675 at Fisher & Sons Jewelers (5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-4956; www.fisher&sonsjewelers.com).
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The traditional diamond necklace gets a modern, multi-strand upgrade in an 18-karat gold chain anchored by diamond and brushed-gold beads — $2,750 at Wellington & Company (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).
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With a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour stop counter, the stainless steel, water-resistant (up to 200 meters) Fortis B-42 Diver Chronograph is perfect for a scuba enthusiast, but looks great on any guy — $6,150 at Clock & Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 525-3961; www.worldoftime.com).
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This purple sweater coat is a gift that's both luxurious (it comes with removable fox fur collar and cuffs) and practical (the sweater is washable) — $289 at Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666; www.yvonnelafleur.com).
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Give him a classic, high-quality Mason Pearson hair brush and he may never need to buy a brush again — $169.95 at Lovejoy Day Spa (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997; www.lovejoyspa.com). Treat your special lady to a "Sheer Joy" spa treatment: a manicure, pedicure and facial for $136.
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It's the gift of a lifetime! She's sure to be dazzled by this platinum ring's gorgeous 2.75-carat antique European cut diamond — $16,000 at Symmetry (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925; www.symmetry-jewelers.com).
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Surprise your shutterbug with the Canon PowerShot G10. With its 14.7-megapixel CCD and advanced image processing capabilities, it delivers richly detailed photos that resonate with lifelike depth from shadows to highlights — $499.99 at Lakeside Camera Photoworks (3508 21st St., Metairie, 885-8660; 2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-1776; www.lakesidecamera.com).
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