We've made our list and checked it twice, and we think you'll find something for just about everyone on your gift list from this cool selection of hot new products.
This holiday season offers plenty to choose from, and we gathered some great gift items in a wide range of prices to make your search easier, whether you prefer to shop the old-fashioned way or click away on a cyber-spree. Amazon reports that the number of Web shoppers grew to 29 million in the 2001 holiday season - up from 20 million in 2000. With that in mind, we've provided Web sites wherever possible, and have found one you might want to check out if you just can't track down that perfect gift: www.surprise.com, which, through a sophisticated "filtering" technology helps shoppers pinpoint the right gift category, then suggests dozens of gifts - from sites all over the Web - for that type of person. With the spirit of the season in mind, we wish you happy holidays, and happy shopping!

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The challenge: Find a desktop stereo that liberates desk space, without sacrificing deep, rich sound. Denon's solution? The wall-mountable D-107 ($749) includes a tuner, CD player with MP3 decoder, and preamplifier powerful enough to shake the paint off your sheetrock. The D-107's dual-woofer and 40-watt subwoofer fit neatly under desks (foot massages at high volumes included at no extra charge). (973) 396-0810, www.usa.denon.com

Want a gift that takes the edge off the morning blahs? Starbucks' Saeco Italia Espresso Machine ($695) will perk that coffee lover right up. This little coffeemaker grinds, brews, and even cleans up after it's done brewing. Plus, it helps win office popularity contests. (800) 782-7282, www.starbucks.com

To celebrate 85 years in the tool business, Black & Decker is rolling out a new line of 25 products ready to be played with - or "put to work" as guys like to say emphatically. Included in the new line (which runs $30-$99) is a Bulls Eye laser level and stud finder, utility vacs (the two-gallon wet/dry, above), and Workman Series storage and work surface products. (800) 544-6986, www.blackanddecker.com

Know someone who still believes the "Porsche, there is no substitute" mantra? Get him a Porsche Pen Set ($65), made in Germany, of course. Replace standard-issue desk sets with the Ferrari valve-cover penholder ($190) and Ferrari six-speed gearshift coat hook ($30). Griot's Garage is filled with everything auto- or garage-related, including car care kits, cotton fender covers, and chamois. (800) 345-5789, www.griotsgarage.com

The latest generation of Lilliputian CD/MP3 players is fantastic, but the eyestrain necessary to decipher their barely legible displays is decidedly not. TDK noticed, and bestowed its new Mojo 620 ($149) with the industry's largest backlit LCD display. That's extra-good news, considering the Mojo's LyricSync function, which allows listeners to download the lyrics of favorite tunes and watch them scroll along the LCD as the song plays (while this may prompt you to sing along, we encourage restraint in libraries, churches, romantic restaurants, and, yes, airplanes). (800) 835-8273, www.tdk.com

Commemorate 100 years of aviation history with a 1930's DC-3 Martini Table, made from an authentic vintage aircraft propeller, two layers of green glass, and a large aircraft gear dome table base. This first-class table retails for $5,700, and its manufacturer, MotoArt, also designs freestanding sculptures, mirrors, and other fuselage pieces that'll take gift-giving to a whole new atmospheric level. (310) 375-4531, www.motoart.com


Manhattan Fruitier has been in the business of making gourmet baskets ($40-$550) for 15 years and knows how to do it right; just ask the presidents and celebrities who've gifted these beauties. (800) 841-5718, www.manhattanfruitier.com

Just in time for holiday parties, Heineken is stocking shelves with a limited-edition three-liter magnum-shaped bottle ($25) of its signature brew, complete with cork. www.heineken.com

TOAST 2003
Riedel Crystal introduces its sixth and final in a collection of limited-edition crystal champagne flutes designed to commemorate the millennium years, which the company has designated as 1998 to 2003. The 2003 Flute ($35) features a tulip-shaped bowl on a stem formed by a modernistic crystal number 3. The six-glass set retails for $370. www.riedelcrystal.com

Oh, but not just any steak. Smith & Wollensky will now ship its signature dry-aged steaks and accessories directly to your client's or in-laws' door. Choices include filet mignon, sirloin strip, and bone-in rib steak, matched with a set of oversize steak knives, signature sauce, and the cookbook Smith & Wollensky Steak. (877) 783-2555, www.smithandwollensky.com


This mini BMW MINI Cooper is nearly as cute as its full-size cousin. The turbo-action MINI ($110) scoots by at up to 9 mph with a 50-foot range, and BMW says it's so smooth that even your two-year-old can drive it (if you let him have a chance at the remote, that is). Log on for other gift ideas from $5 and up, including a full line of MINI-inspired clothing. www.miniusa.com

Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear lead the troop of new Disney Two-Way Radios ($60) engineered by Motorola. The radio and companion kid's phone feature Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck, Buzz, and Cinderella. (800) 353-2729, www.motorola.com/cordless/disney

Access 10,000 wine reviews, ratings, and prices with the Wine Enthusiast Wine Guide for Palm Handhelds ($30). Search by region, varietal, or qualifiers such as "best buy." Keep track of a personal wine cellar by entering details such as cost, stock, location, and tasting notes. Improve wine knowledge with the database's 1,400-plus glossary of wine terms. www.wineenthusiast.com

Chances are you're going to give or get the ubiquitous desk calendar this year. Why not make it one that works the ol' noggin? The MindStretch Puzzle Calendar ($12), by American Mensa member Terry Stickels, keeps brains sharp, which means you can simultaneously compliment your office mate on her sharp mind plus perk her up faster than a strong cup of coffee. (800) 944-7323, www.barnesandnoble.com

Richelle Thomson and James E. Mayfield are editors for American Way. Regular contributor Ben Hewitt also writes for Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside, among others.
Wax-cotton jackets have been tested by real Scots in real rainstorms; hand-finished sweaters pass English schoolchildren's rigorous wear. We like the 100-percent wool Traditional Tweed Jacket approximately $648 in U.S. currency), a "gentleman's field favorite." (800) 338-3474, www.barbour.com

Stroll in style with the Madison Leather Handbag, available in a fashion-forward lineup of colors ($790 for small, $890 medium) from Lederer de Paris. If "classic" defines your giftee's taste, consider items such as a world atlas, briefcase, luggage, or elegant agenda books. (888) 537-6921, www.ledererdeparis.com

The motif of the silk-twill Egyptian Wings Tie ($38) from The Metropolitan Museum of Art is adapted from a design of two falcon figures that compose part of an exquisite jewel-encrusted pectoral adornment of Princess Sithathoryunet. (800) 662-3397, www.metmuseum.org/store