GIFTS FOR: The Domestic Diva

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October 27, 2007 12:00 AM
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AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT Light up a room with this silver Candorah candelabra. With soft flowing lines that attach invisibly, designer Michelle Ivankovic creates a bouquet of candles, perfect for a dining room table centerpiece. (Umbra.com; $315)

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I LIKE YOU For the hostess with a wicked sense of humor, Amy Sedaris' "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence" is great for hostesses and guests alike. Packed with useful information, tips, and recipes, Sedaris' humor gives home-entertaining a hilarious edge. (BarnesandNoble.com; $27.99)

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SHOWER POWER Shower her with the gift of health and beauty this holiday season with the Wellness Shower, a revolutionary purification and water enhancement system that purifies, hydrates, and nourishes. The Wellness Shower promises to soothe skin, make water antifungal and antibacterial, and repair damaged skin and hair. We'll take two! (WellnessShower.com, $249)

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SMART COOKIE Not sure what to bring the hostess of your spiked eggnog soiree? Be a smart cookie and give her this fashion tin full of cocoa butter, vanilla butter, and coconut shortbread Yoku Moku cookies. (Neiman Marcus; $22, $8)

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GO FOR THE GOLD Give her table setting the Midas touch with a set of Gold Luster bowls, salad and dinner plates, and decorative chargers. (Pier1.com; cereal: $4, salad: $4, dinner: $5, charger: $10)

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DOUBLE DRY TIME Your Domestic Diva can dry her hair in the half the time with the H2O Plus Diva Darling Hair Turban. Wrap it up, leave it on and by the time she gets the kids off to school she'll be ready to go to! (Amazon.com; $12.00)

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DARE TO REPAIR Domestic mishaps have a way of popping up at the least opportune moment - the refrigerator stops running the day you're supposed to cook for your boyfriend's parents or your toilet overflows just as you hear your date ringing the doorbell. Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Fixing (Almost) Anything In The Home by Julie Sussman takes it back to basics with all things home repair, from stopping a leaky faucet to unfreezing pipes (hint: use a blowdryer!). (BarnesandNoble.com; $13.45)

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GLOW FOR IT She'll be glowing when you give her a piece from the Elemis Twilight collection. The Twilight Trio has three beautiful fragrances in a travel-friendly case. (Nordstrom.com; $65)

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SHADES OF GREEN Spare Change's "Shades of Green" collection is a great way to go green in style. The simple, delicate pieces are accompanied by a small pack of wildflower seeds, to serve as a reminder that, whether through nature or jewelry, everyone can take small steps to help change occur and become more eco-conscious. (SpareChangeJewelry.com, $26)

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TIME FOR PAINTING Home dcor gets DIY with artist Sativa Turner's newest creation, a tattoo-inspired paint-by-numbers clock. Brushes, paint, and instructions are included for the creative (and steady-handed) woman on your holiday list. (Umbra.com, $84)

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ME TIME Give your domestic diva a little "Me time." The ME! Bath Ice Cream turns an ordinary bath into a decadent experience. Hand-made with essential oils, including Jojoba Seed, Sunflower, and Sweet Almond - these gift sets are available in two scents: Fruit (Cucumber Melon, Strawberry Kiwi, Papaya Nectar, and Gotta-Have-It Pomegranate) and Floral (Summer Rain, Lavender Lullaby, Hawaiian Lei, and Southern Magnolia). (Mebath.com; $28)

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PUCKER UP Help her prepare her pucker for those New Year's Eve kisses with Softlips conditioning lip balms in limited edition winter flavors like Sugar Cookie and Winter Mint. (DrugStore.com; $3.99)

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MEASURE IT UP This stylish Damask tape measure will add a feminine touch to any home-decorating project. (Pier1.com; $5)

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CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Drop the generic soap-and-lotion basket and pamper the domestic diva in your life with the Thymes Mandarin Coriander Sink Set. The Hand Wash cleans, the Hand Lotion softens, and the cute caddy keeps them both neat and nearby. (Thymes.com, $28)

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WRAP IT UP The new mom on your list will love these swaddling baby wraps from Aden + Anais. Made from muslin, an extremely lightweight, soft material, babies will always be snug and comfortable, so Mom can be too. (AdenandAnais.com, $44 for a pack of 4)

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SCREW ONE ON This Umbra corkscrew and bottle opener, hidden beneath a silver sculptural wave, is sleek enough to double as a piece of art. (Umbra.com; $31.50)

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PEEK A BOO BYE BYE No one likes a peek-a-boo thong, so why not treat someone to a no-stress yoga class with these YogaSmart pants. They come complete with panties tacked inside the pants so she can bend, stretch and twist without exposing her intimate apparel. (YoginiStyle.com; $60)
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LEND A HELPING HAND Everybody has wished they had more hours in the days. Now, you can gift your over-worked friends just that. Lambent Services gives a helping hand this holiday season with part-time personal assistants. Lambent's personal assistants can do anything from paying the bills and re-decorating the living room to holiday shopping and packing a client's suitcases for travel. Whether she needs a few hours of help or a few weeks, now she can do it all and still sleep in until noon. (LambentServices.com; prices vary)

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SPA ON THE GO Put down that massage gift certificate and bring the spa to her with Sanctuary Spa's Pure Pamper Box. This luxurious selection contains everything she needs to turn her bathroom into a relaxing oasis, including body wash and scrub, an exfoliating washcloth, body butter, and a votive candle. (Target; $22.99)

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CHEERS! Thank your domestic diva for the eggnog this season with a chic bottle of bubbly. Piper-Heidsieck comes complete with a stylish gift box - we love the pink one with Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage inside. ($45)