Time to open presents already? That’s music to our ears. What to buy her? Simply name that tune.
She’s a Gold Digger
R Simantov’s (by appointment only, 917-324-4410) spectacular cocktail rings — adore cushion-cut sapphire — look like heirlooms (from a family of powerful wizards and/or Rasputin). She’ll love a leather Abas wallet for its size (it doubles as a clutch) and candy colors (Project 159, 159 Seventh Avenue; 212-929-4959).
She’s a Fat-Bottomed Girl
Let her rest that rear in Japanese facialist Shizuka’s chair (7 West 51st Street, sixth floor; 212-644-7400) — and pony up for the new seaweed mud wrap with massage. The remodeling facial at the new Chantecaille Energy Spa (Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue, fourth floor; 212-833-2700) will help ward off cold-weather effects.
She’s a Maniac
Girl ate a slice of crazy cake. But she has a keen eye and appreciates clever packaging. Sneak into Salvor Kiosk (95 Spring Street, second floor; 212-226-5155), a studio-travelogue-international general store, for curiosities like papier-mache masks, glitter girl whistles, wire birdcages, and yellow medical gauze from Mexico.
She’s a Maneater
Watch out, boy, she’ll chew you up. Keep her senses sharpened with edible cooking oils from perfumer Mandy Aftel. French Laundry and Stone Barns are already adding essences of black pepper, ginger, and lavender to vinaigrettes, soups, icings, and drinks.
She’s a Humdinger
Remarkable girls call for remarkably thoughtful gifts. For players, host a mini-Olympics. Download a podcast of all your inside jokes. Cook her favorite foods and serve them winter-picnic style. Send her on a scavenger hunt around your neighborhood. Jazz up her commute.
She may have the melody. But you’ve got the beat.
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