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Nesting Trays by Olivia Song are available in an array of color groupings and made of latex-infused paper with a stain/water-resistant finish. $504 for a set of four, Edward Ferrell, D&D Building, NYC, (212) 758-5000, and Calypso Home, East Hampton, NY, (631) 324-8146, or www.oliviasong.com. —M.P.
Books from our favorite designers make great gifts for anyone resolving to shake things up in 2010. The Comfortable Home: How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less, by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, $35; Hue, by Kelly Wearstler, $50; Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing, by Robert and Cortney Novogratz, $45; Elm Street Bookstore, New Canaan, CT, (203) 966-4545, Arcade Books, Rye, NY, (914) 967-0966, and Bookhampton, Southampton, NY, (631) 283-0270. —L.A.
Presents in stockings are fun for kids, but a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck cuvée poured from a crystal-adorned flute in the shape of a Christian Louboutin stiletto (with that enviable red sole) is an adult-themed holiday tradition in the making. $500 including Champagne, www.piperlerituelparchristianlouboutin.com. —L.A.