Pulse’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Finder 2012

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Sensual and Strong
Stones have long been used to connect our human energies to Earth’s. Zicana, Westbury, (516) 334-4553, has become the foremost purveyor of this precious resource. Their artisans craft unique specialty items for the home and those same creators now design exquisite jewelry. Mare Blue blue agate and sterling silver pendant with 150 round diamonds on sterling silver textured necklace with antique finish ($1,500) and blue agate drop earrings with 84 round diamonds ($750) are bold, sexy statements that will empower your timeless beauty forever.

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Radiant Glow
There is no better way to show your appreciation for a year’s worth of good deeds than the gift of escaping it all. Blum’s, Patchogue, (631) 475-0136, is Long Island’s ultimate, high-end, swimwear outfitter. They carry the latest silhouettes: Anne Cole Signature black and white striped one shoulder suit ($112), Trina Turk retro print tube top one piece ($138), Muche et Muchette straw and sequin beach bag ($36) and Tropical Trends floppy straw hat ($20). A visit to Spatique, Smithtown, (631) 724-7720, for any of their wide selection of spa or cosmetic procedures will result in a dewy glow that will uplift any spirit. SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum ($260) and Tri-Retinol Complex ($55) are just two of the line found here.

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Dazzling
There are just some women who exemplify classic beauty. And the special one you call your own should have equally distinctive adornments. She’ll love these must-haves from Gelber & Mundy, Great Neck, (516) 482-1585: 18kt white gold and diamond bracelet ($6,500), 14kt white gold and diamond hanging earrings ($3,400).

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Festive in a Snap
This season is all about being festive. Debra Canavan Classics, Sayville, (631) 563-9385, is a cozy, one-stop boutique. From formal affair to dinner party, there are styles here for every occasion. Lilla P fuchsia pullover sweater ($128), Promise purple pumps ($42), Tano Chicklit emerald wallet ($89), silk multicolor print scarf ($20), La Vie round enamel earrings ($54).

Luxurious locks are the finishing touch, and presenting her with a trip to Tru Salon, St. James, (631) 584-2210, is guaranteed to achieve just that. Include some of their exclusive products for a gift that keeps giving: Ultra Deep conditioner ($27), Sleek styling product ($27), Memory Mist styling spray ($26).

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Natural Beauty
Graphic Image, (631) 249-9600, the manufacturer of top luxury leather goods is based in Melville, where the outlet store is, too. And where you can also find the effortless style of GiGi New York and their line of specialty bags: Taupe Barrel Bag with embossed python ($330), peacock All In One clutch ($98) and orange Classic Large Foldover Wallet ($180).

Continue the mood with these classic accents: Lapis strand necklace with 14k yellow gold ($590), Labradorite ring with side diamonds ($1,120), Labradorite bracelet with 14k yellow gold ($900), Labradorite pendant on 14k yellow gold chain ($590), Labradorite, turquoise and lapis strand with 14k yellow gold ($1,690). Provided here by The Window Shop Jewelers, Northport, (631) 239-5450, where expert advice and family service are part of the experience.

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How Deep is Your Love?
Your love runs deep, like the tones of nature’s most inspired elements. Along with the precious metals that look so good on your special lady, add the depth of the latest tones in jewelry trends. Shown here: Smokey topaz earrings ($145), Le Vian chocolate pearl and diamond ring ($2,350) and deco inspired necklace ($185). Marinelli Jewelers, Eastport, (631) 325-1812, has become the Hamptons’ and East End’s premier gold buyer, but they also specialize in expert diamond setting and one-of-a-kind designs.

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Impressive Pieces
Chances are you’ll need gifts that impress, but ones that don’t get too personal. An ego-stroking memento for that key client, statement pieces for your favorite officemate or gourmet sweets for the in-laws are the way to go. Dunhill’s signature British bulldog solid sterling silver cufflinks ($380), paperweight ($935) or money clip ($230) make just the right statement and are available at Sands Point Shop, Port Washington, (516) 767-2970. Bon Bons Chocolatier, Huntington Village, (631) 549-1059, offers this four layer gift box customizable with any imaginable chocolate delight including truffles, caramels, marzipan and nuts (prices based on the decadent handmade gems you fill it with).

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Soft and Beautiful
Tsontos Furs handles custom, alteration, remodeling and storage needs. More importantly, their wide selection of ready-to-wear pieces are right on trend. Shown here is their dyed scarlet beaver and sheared Persian lamb vest with black leather whip stitch and cinched waist ($1,495), black leather and mink cuff gloves ($175) and natural ranch mink beret ($395). The Mineola fur salon has been providing Long Island with quality fur and leather needs since 1947, (516) 746-5500.

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Pretty in Pink
Frame the face you’ve adored all year with jewels as brilliant as her eyes. Le Joaillier, (516) 746-2304, Locust Valley and Garden City, carries everything from redesigned estate pieces to the trendiest treasures. 14k gold pink amethyst teardrop earrings with pink sapphires ($2,910); 18k white gold diamond clasp on five strand rubelite beaded necklace ($3,125).

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Going Somewhere?
Whether heading north to hit the slopes or south to hit the beach, the perfect piece of luggage relieves the stress of packing. The Container Store, Westbury, (516) 279-2996, is more than a purveyor of organizational goods, wrapping papers and nifty home accessories, they will also keep you straight when you’re on the go with Eagle Creek Adventure 25” luggage in sienna ($280). Sold seperately (not shown), Eagle Creek’s Pack-It garment sleeve ($35) will keep suits wrinkle free and cosmetics will be kept tidy in the Eagle Creek Pack-It Wallaby trip kit ($35).

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In Fine Feather
Enjoy the great outdoors with your better half and catch a breath of fresh air while staying warm no matter how frigid it gets. S.A. Elite by Sports Authority, (516) 794-0693, recently planted their new location in Westbury to provide Long Island with an extraordinary assortment of upscale sportswear, yoga attire and outerwear exemplified by these stylish accessories. For her: Spyder cable core sweater vest ($129) and Sorel Tivoli high boots ($140). For him: Burton Billboard beanie ($20), Burton Pyro Gloves ($50), Merrell hiking boots ($125).

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Look Good, Feel Good
Give your special lady the gift of confidence. J Spa, Great Neck, (516) 773-2424, offers non-surgical procedures and the products needed to achieve a virtually perfect complexion. Kimberly Sayer Gentle Face Cleanser ($25) and Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 ($32), J Spa Restorative Hand Cream ($18) and SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF ($150) are among them.

Complement her healthy glow with exceptional accessories available at Sands Point Shop, Port Washington, (516) 767-2970. Longchamp is reinventing its traditional look with branded leather ($795). Chan Luu is a celeb favorite playing on boho inspirations with leather wrap bracelets, black ($220) and brown ($245), and delicate necklaces like this clover moonstone ($345) and smoky topaz disc ($295).

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Immortalized
A gift with a personal touch is unforgettable. Glenn Bradford designs his “Word Art” collection based on the special words, phrases or personal history a client provides. Make an appointment to visit his Port Washington studio, (516) 767-1600, to get started on your work of art. Shown here is his signature necklace with Word Art, Buddha and horoscope charms with three gemstone bands. Prices upon request.

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Gorgeous Darling
They’re calling for a cold one this winter. This is the perfect opportunity to give that special someone a present that will be appreciated for many winters to come…glamour (and warmth). Dimitri Furs, East Northport, (631) 462-1313, is the place to find a fabulous fur piece she’ll thank you for every time she sets foot outside. (And who wouldn’t want that?) Wild type female mink cropped jacket with high collar ($2,000) is going to be her Marilyn look. Think ahead: It’ll go great with the pearls you are going to buy her this Valentine’s Day.

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Vintage Vogue
Art Deco has been at the forefront of jewelry this year. The understated elegance of the designs is what makes the look timeless. Structured 18k white and rose gold ring with white and pink diamonds ($13,750) and 18k white, yellow and rose gold necklace with white, yellow and pink diamonds ($5,060) are two pieces she’ll love for years to come. Libutti Jewelers, Huntington Village, (631) 427-0126, is a full service jewelry salon carrying these pieces as well as the latest Tacori, Le Vian, watches and estate jewels.

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Pure and Simple
Men want what they want and they want it to last. Barbour is synonymous with durability and quality, consistent with men who want to keep things simple. Kirkham cable button down sweater ($199), Original Barbour Tartan Shirt ($99), with blue and green houndstooth wool and cashmere scarf ($46) provided by Renee’s, Mattituck, (631) 298-4223. Add bad boy style with a twist of the conservative with these Chrome Hearts shades from Michael Allen Opticians, Woodbury, (516) 364-1288. Shown top to bottom: Hummer ($1,975), Spanked ($1,485) and Gittin Any ($980).

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Vanity Affair
R.J. West, (631) 271-2108, is a haven for any beauty conscious babe. The cosmetic store located in Huntington carries the most sought after cosmetics, skin care products and fragrance lines. Send her in for the best makeup and skin care tips from their highly trained staff or wrap up any of the gift boxes shown here. There’s something for everyone.

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Sophisticated Lady
What separates fashion from fad is a sense of timelessness, quality and individuality. Rexer-Parkes, Huntington, (631) 549-1810, chooses brands for its clientele based on this idea and they don’t disappoint. The clothing is the foundation, but accessories are the key: Jamin Puech Norma suede and leather bag ($990), Jamin Puech Never Ending Necklace ($450) and We Are Owls ram printed scarf ($260).

Your beautiful lady will appreciate the finishing touch of products available by a trusted source. Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery, Smithtown, (631) 982-2022, is one such wellspring of products and services that are safe, effective and pleasing to use. Among them: Marotta MD RX Conversion-C Gel, My Favorite Sunscreen, Retinol Body Spray, Peptide Eye Restorative Complex.

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Glittering Lights
The home isn’t the only thing in need of a little decorating for the holidays. Glamorous shoes are the way to dress up holiday ensembles, rivaling any festival of lights. Nahla & Co., Cold Spring Harbor, (631) 367-0300, carries a range of styles from casual to elegant. Vera Wang Selima gunmetal peep toe pumps ($275) and Rebecca Minkoff Penny gold strappy sandal ($325) are versatile enough to be worn with jeans and a sweater or beaded gown. Save Kate Spade’s Charm silver glitter peep toes with bow ($325) for the more statement worthy events.

Like the star on top of the tree, glasses can provide the finishing touch whether eye or sun wear. Get these trendsetters at Precision Eye Wear, Huntington Station, (631) 462-2020. Counter-clockwise: Fendi Sparkle Eyebrow cat eyeglasses ($499), Fendi two-tone beaded detail ($475) and Judith Leiber tortoise shell frame with jeweled detail and temple ($525).