12 Holiday Gifts

Fill the stocking with ornaments, note cards, personalized products and other unique presents.

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Cross-Stitch Notebook

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A notebook that comes with a needle, thread and instructions for cross-stitching any letter on the cover? Initial reaction: Adorable!

$24, monogramsoffmadison.com


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Heart HSN Designer Ornaments

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Proceeds from these ornaments, designed by celebs like Padma Lakshmi, Kate Walsh, and Emeril Lagasse, go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is dedicated to changing how cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases are treated.

$19.95-$24.95, hsn.com


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Dream Damask Personalized Note Cards

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Eva Longoria designed the collection, beautiful for how it looks and who it helps. Proceeds go to Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a group devoted to eradicating a relatively rare but tragic group of pediatric skin disorders.

$20.90/set of 10, tinyprints.com


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Handpainted Ring Dish

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Pretty and letter-perfect for a girly girl of any age—this feels both retro and current.

$35, monogramsoffmadison.com


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Umbra Frama Mirrored Wall Decor Appliques

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For a fun, funky tweenager, try a set of mirrored frame shapes. Made of shiny, thin plastic with an adhesive backing in sizes that range from 4 x 6 inches to 9 x 16 inches. Instant room upgrade!

$27.50, amazon.com


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Doodle Tablecloth

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Write and draw all over this durable cotton graph-paper-motif tablecloth with the included markers. Wash. Dry. Repeat.

$39.99, thinkgeek.com


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Frosted Photo Stein Landscape

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Frosted, freezer-proof glass with a generous 14-ounce capacity. Cheers!

$19.99, kodakgallery.com


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Collage Poster

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Multiple images and layout options, one high-quality 20 x 30-inch poster. At a price this low, you can spring for a frame.

$21.99, snapfish.com


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iPhone/iPod Touch Case

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Extremely durable but still sleek, a case from Uncommon keeps an iDevice pristine and protected. Available for iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS/4/4S.

From $34.95, getuncommon.com


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Photo Notepads

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A cheerful photo-note upgrade for any grocery or to-do list.

$14.99, shutterfly.com


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(Self) Designer Clothes

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For a one-of-a-kind girl, opt for a gift certificate for Fashion Playtes, where she can design unique clothing. Sizes for ages 5 through 12.

From $20, fashionplaytes.com


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Cath Kidston Jam Jar Cover Kit

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Flowery fabric circles, elastics, stickers and a booklet jam-packed with recipes and tips to sweeten the pot.

Originally published in the December 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

$10, amazon.com