The Lunch Belle's Holiday Gifting Guide

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It seems like it was only an hour ago that I was complaining about the summer's sweltering heat and humidity.  And here we are – much more than an hour later – making our holiday lists and checking them twice.

For me, the November/December "holiday season" always seems to creep up in the form of, say:

  • Starbuck's red and white holiday cups
  • Reading, on my morning subway commute, that the Grand Central Holiday Fair has already opened
  • Or, while inadvertently passing through Rockefeller Center, doing a "double take" when I notice that the space, formerly filled with al-fresco cafe tables and chairs, has morphed in to the world-famous ice skating rink

I can't help but ask myself, "Where does the time go?"  And, before we're out of time, I figured that it was only fitting to create a holiday gifting guide.  Over the past few months, I've collected a stack of pages – either ripped out of magazines or printed from my computer – that are filled with items, I believe, are "must haves" for even your pickiest recipient.  From essential cookbooks and entertaining guides – to a millionaire's pool sculpture (hey, a girl can dream!) – I've got all of your bases covered.

Without further ado ... The Lunch Belle's 2010 Holiday Gifting Guide:

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For the bachelor/ette with a sense of humor


For your favorite JAP


For your gay boyfriend/husband


For the gourmand

The budding culinaire

The resident entertainer / host(ess)-with-the-mostess


Young girls / mothers of young girls


For her

Business-woman chic


Girlie-girl / preppie

Kate Spade:


For him


"Money is no object"

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Read it & eat...and shop 'til you drop!

The Lunch Belle