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2012 Interactive Holiday Gift Guide: Tech, Fashion and More

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to start checking off your gift list. From the closet ‘Fifty Shades’ fan to the style savant, The Daily Beast finds the perfect present for every unique person in your life. By Michael Keller, Isabel Wilkinson & Lizzie Crocker.

Follow the flow chart to narrow down who you’re shopping for, then click the blue circles to see our picks for them.

 


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$24
Water, iced coffee, whiskey—your beverage of choice will look cooler in this Mason jar, complete with a metal lid and straw.
$32
It may look like ceramic, but the container is actually made from mushrooms and other up-cycled agricultural waste. Add it to your compost pile when the flame burns out.
$27.95
No goat required.
$140
A hand-blown glass habitat for fish—or flora and fauna.
$59.99
A "smart flowerpot" that grows and waters plants so you don't have to.
$40
A leather apron for the stylish chef. Let's just hope they don't spill the sauce.
$35
These beechwood salt and pepper shakers (with embedded magnets) will make any table look set.
$12.59
For when you're sick of looking in the mirror.
$30
Viola Volt is the opposite of an energy hog. She'll deliver bright, warm white light to your home for more than 30 years.
$41
They say babies are scrumptious for a reason.
$99
Baby's first sleigh ride, for children 4 months and older.
$80
Timmy will be the star of the beach (or the sandlot) in these bright bathers by cool new company Solid and Striped.
$158
Suri Cruise never leaves home without it.
$50
They'll never fully outgrow this classic.
$24.95
Because kids these days should know how to manage their candy money—and their college fund.
$42
Dress up your little one as a snowflake with these organic booties, hat, and onesie.
$2,200
Can't make it to that 9 a.m. SoulCycle class in Union Square? You might miss Jake Gyllenhaal, but you can get your hour of spinning in at any time of the day or night with this custom model from their New York and Los Angeles studios.
$4,595
Go up to 7 mph (or more, depending on how much effort you put in) on this rechargeable battery-powered longboard.
$175
Don't be fooled by the retro look. These customizable bamboo ski poles were tested and approved by pros—and are 25 percent stronger than aluminum ones.
$17
Fluted holes in the frames create pressure to keep these fog-resistant goggles firmly in place during that triathlon you've been training for.
$36
Because even iPhone die-hards are afraid of radiation.
$25
Turn your Instagrams into a party trick: use Projecto to project them onto walls for others to see. It's funded through Kickstarter, due in February 2013.
$45
The Apple keyboard just got a little bit cooler—and will make you want to cover every surface in sleek wood.
$37.80
Well before Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive, the original masters of California design.
$24.49
An umbrella, a flashlight, and a walking rave—all in one.
$15
Let everyone know they've got your undivided attention with this cheeky pocket handkerchief.
$600
A picture that's as vintage as it is modern—and, as if that's too good to be true, it's available in two sizes.
$28.30
You can actually live in the mid-century creations you've been saving to your Pinterest board.
£110 ($175 US)
Hiking boots for pounding the trail—or the pavement.
£115 ($185 US)
Because even outdoorsmen need a pop of color.
$16.49
Planning an escape to the Arizona desert? You should probably learn a thing or two about yurts before you get there.
$1,200
Look every bit the gentleman in this collapsible chair with a leather seat, modeled after British campaign furniture originally designed for the British army in the 1700s.
$487
It may not keep you warm, but at least you'll look devilishly handsome when bears invade your tent.
$79
A backpack fit for a daytrip—or just a really long subway trip.
10" x 15": $80 Unframed; $130 Framed
20" x 30": $300 Unframed; $420 Framed;
Skinny-dipping never looked this good.
$59
Nothing says "I love you" like a necktie that doubles as a leash.
$1,195
A naughty tortoise clutch that doubles as a cuff.
$95
Here's one way to pick up guys on the beach: a come-hither beach towel by artist Barbara Kruger.
$62
Because it's about time you got on the BDSM wagon.
$3,400
Let's hope Granddad forgot his spectacles.
$895
Wear them with your best cocktail dress...or nothing at all.
$8
A best-selling (and award-winning) novel about a sadomasochistic love affair, without the "Fifty Shades" Cinderella story and tedious narrative.
£399 - £1,347 ($640 - $1,920)
Learn to fly without the fright. Take flight-simulator classes—on any size aircraft.
Elaine Thompson / AP Photo
$3,400
When hunting isn't possible, an outdoorsy game of backgammon can satisfy you instead.
$76.74
Summer may be a ways away, but this transportive photography book of the world's best pools will take you there in a flash.
$450
This set of horn and bronze bangles from Kenya will give every arm a well-traveled look.
$17
Couldn't put that conch in your suitcase? These seashell cards are the next best thing.
$14.98
A beautiful memoir that chronicles a childhood abroad—and an obsession with enchanting artifacts.
$53.55
The third compendium by legendary society photographer Slim Aarons, whose photos capture "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."
$47.25
For fashion fanatics and history buffs alike, this tome contains 324 pages of glossy pics and everything you need to know about the masterminds behind Louis Vuitton.
$395
Here's one way to find your Metro card in the bottom of your bag: a neon green card holder from Proenza Schouler.
$125
Structural and polished, from Alexis Bittar's Miss Havisham collection.
€1,140 ($1,500)
Look literary at cocktail parties with this bookish clutch (Sparks Notes sold separately).
$35
Keep your hands warm while ringing in the New Year with a bottle of bubbly in hand.
Unframed: $1,500; Framed: $1,700
Because even dogs wear fur, darling.
by William Wegman, courtesy of Artspace
$5,250
A one-of-a-kind Bvlgari Tubogas ring—for, you know, the One.
Unframed $80; Framed $130
If you aren't lounging poolside in Los Angeles—a photograph to take you there.