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Hunting for the perfect gift for someone can be a tedious task, but this year we’re happy to have discovered Erica Weiner’s amazing jewelry line. We know every lady on our list will love these limited run pieces. Weiner, the founder and designer, travels the world to find antique items and jewelry parts that she can turn into chic, modern accessories in her NYC studio. Most of the chains and charms she uses were made in New England factories in the 20th century and have been in storage for years (she digs through warehouses to find the coolest stuff). Because everything is found, often only a few of each piece is made. So when you spot that perfect piece for your mom or sister, snap it up before someone else beats you to it!

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Shop online at ericaweiner.com.
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Great sweaters are a must for cold wintery days, so we like to keep a pile of cute go-to styles on hand for easy dressing. This season we’re drawn to Lauren Moffatt’s quirky and stylish options. She incorporates eye catching details that make her sweaters special: red and cream banding, unique Fairisle patterns and a removable silk collar.

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From left to right: Ponyboy Monogram Sweater in Yellow, $218; Edith Fairisle Sweater, $245; and Dorian Grey Silk Collar Sweater, $285, all at laurenmoffatt.net.

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This impossibly chic bag is the perfect day-to-night accessory. The removable strap means it goes from a shoulder bag to a clutch in a snap. Plus it’s just the right size to fit your iPad (of all generations) - a glossy and sophisticated way to tote your daily essentials. 

Imago-A Vortex Bag, $247 at Of a Kind
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The designer behind Etsy shop LuluLoves is based in Brooklyn, where she has seen firsthand the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused her neighbors last week. As a stay-at-home mom, her volunteer options are limited so she’s choosing to do her part by donating 40% of the proceeds from the “Hope” scarf to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone on your holiday list, this hand knit wool blend scarf is the perfect gift that gives back.

Hurricane Sandy Hope Chunky Rib Infinity Cowl Scarf, available in 3 colors for $55 each on Etsy
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Color blocking is a trend that certainly isn’t going anywhere, and now you can even incorporate it into your winter outdoors accessories.

We love these color block gloves by Verloop. The layered cable motif and colors of the pair on the left are so chic, and the merino wool-blend yarn offers warmth without added bulk. Addicted to your smart phone? The cashmere blend gloves on the right are designed to work with touch-screen devices with conductive yarn on the index finger and thumb. Never again will chilly temps get in the way of tweeting!

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Verloop Emory Cable Gloves, $42 and Westchester Tech Gloves, $65 at verloopknits.com
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