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Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas 2009

The Top Gifts of the Season

This list for 2009 sure looks good, but our current selection of Top 10 Holiday Gifts for 2011 is equally appealing. Check it out and check it twice — whether your loved ones were naughty or nice!

Be sure to consult our list of Top 10 Holiday Gifts for 2011



Blueant S1 Bluetooth Car Kit THE AUTOPHILE
Blueant S1 Bluetooth Car Kit

Instead of holding their phone in one hand while they drive with the other (which is illegal in many states), your friends and family can be protected with this useful little visor-mounted device that leaves their hands free.

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THE WELLNESS VOTARY
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care Collection


We love Weleda for its devotion to Biodynamic farming, anthroposophy and truly all-natural ingredients. This regenerating body care line is blended with antioxidant-rich organic pomegranate seed oil from Turkey.
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care Collection

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Tea for One THE TEA DEVOTEE
Tea for One


Gifting a complicated English Bone China tea set can go seriously wrong if you don't hit the right style note for your loved one. This simply designed Tea for One teapot and teacup set is the perfect solution for the tea enthusiast looking to brew a quick cup.

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THE CULINARY ARTIST
A Day at elBulli


This massive, gloriously illustrated tome takes a way-in-depth, soup-to-nuts look at elbulli chef Ferran Adrià's temple of molecular gastronomy. It weighs more than a holiday turkey and certainly won't fit in a Christmas stocking, but it's a fascinating read for anyone seriously into food.

A Day at elBulli

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TAG Heuer Eyewear

THE FASHIONISTA
TAG Heuer Eyewear

Inspired by auto racing, TAG Heuer's Squadra collection from its Avant-Garde eyewear line blends performance with sleek design, and is ideal for under-the-helmet wear.


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THE HEALTH NUT
California Health & Longevity Institute


Give the gift of health via a stay at the California Health & Longevity Institute, where those interested in preventive care receive a 360-degree approach to health and wellness.
California Health & Longevity Institute

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Amano Artisan Chocolate

THE CHOCOHOLIC
Amano Artisan Chocolate

The Chocolate Salon award-winner Amano uses vintage European equipment and techniques, sourcing only top-notch beans. We enjoyed the variety pack, which includes Ocumare, Madagascar and Jembrana.


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THE FASHIONABLE WINE LOVER
Piper Heidsieck & Christian Louboutin
Le Rituel


Louboutin showcases his must-have holiday extravagance: Le Rituel Crystal Shoe Flute. In collaboration with Piper-Heidsieck, "Le Rituel" celebrates the French ritual of gentlemen callers drinking from a woman's shoe, the ultimate declaration of aristocratic love. This 5-½-inch Slovenian crystal stiletto not only boasts Louboutin's signature red sole but actually holds Champagne!
Piper Heidsieck & Christian Louboutin Le Rituel

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Proteak Cutting Boards THE ECO-CONSCIOUS COOK
Proteak Cutting Boards


Wood sourced from a sustainable, CO2-busting teak plantation on Mexico's coast lends this durable cutting board a distinctive appearance and an earth-friendly profile. Boards come in different sizes and clean up easily.

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THE TIRELESS TREKKER
Titan Lightweight Luggage

Titan Luggage makes their bags out of 100% polycarbonate, which means they are pretty light but tough enough to withstand baggage handlers and their less-than-gentle equipment. Another bonus: we like their sleek, utilitarian design.

Titan Luggage

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Add a little excitement to movie night with GAYOT's top action films, which feature sword-wielding women, motorcycle-riding robots and more.

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