by By Jennifer Nicole Dienst | November 01, 2008


Holiday spirits. Get inspiration for your next holiday party with one of seven festive cocktails that will be served at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York's Library Bar in December. $14 each. For recipes, go to here.













This bud's for you. A cheaper alternative than sending a holiday bouquet or wreath, Potting Shed Creations' Yule Tree-to-Be lets recipients grow their own gift. $22.50 each. (800) 505-7496;








Glove story.
In cold weather, Dots Gloves keep digits toasty and iPhones active, thanks to tiny metal dots on the fingertips. $15-$20 each.









Make Whoopie.
For everyone on your "nice" list this year: Dessert Alert makes Whoopie Pies in nine flavors, including peppermint stick (for the holidays) and peanut butter and jelly (our favorite). $22 for six. (661) 753-9269;










Rich or pour.
Riedel's nearly two-foot-tall Swan Decanter is a striking centerpiece or high-end gift. $395. (888) 474-3335;










Wax nostalgic.
Nothing captures the essence of a place like its smell. Jonathan Adler's new line of six candles is inspired by his favorite getaways, such as Aix-en-Provence, France. $38 each. (800) 963-0891;