Reaching for the top of the Christmas tree!

The intrepid Ladue News editorial elves want to ease your holiday burden by lessening the fatiguing footwork of shopping – turning something potentially naughty into something a lot nicer. So whether you’re sleighing areawide for a gift for mom, dad or that niece who’s rad, we hope this guide makes you glad. Simply check your list – better yet, check it twice, just to be in line with you-know-who – and rest assured that The List will aid you in checking everyone off at least once or twice!

For the Gals

By Katie Yeadon | Local shop photos by Sarah Conroy

Treat the most important woman in your life to something beautiful this holiday. Stay on-trend and think bright pink and red when shopping for glam gifts like those that follow.

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Heurueh vest, $420, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com)

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Bed Head pajama set, $140, MG Women (misterguywomens.com)

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Echo gift set, $40 (hat), $60 (scarf), $40 (mittens), MG Women

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Saint Laurent bag, $1,690, Neiman Marcus

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Chanel sneakers, $950, Saks Fifth Avenue (saksfifthavenue.com)

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Sachin & Babi earrings, $135, Neiman Marcus

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Madewell slippers, $39.50, (madewell.com)

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Line & Dot sweater, $94, Paisley Boutique (shoppaisley.com)


For the Gents

By Katie Yeadon | Local shop photos by Sarah Conroy

Show the man in your life how much you care, with gifts just as dapper as he is. Tones of blue make a great palette for the discerning gentlemen on your list, and these fashionable picks will up his style game tenfold.

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Peter Millar jacket, $189, Woody’s Mens Shop (woodyseclub.com)

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Uri Minkoff toiletry kit, $87.50, Saks Fifth Avenue

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Saks Fifth Avenue scarf, $148, Saks Fifth Avenue (saksfifthavenue.com)

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Pocket square, $80, Neiman Marcus

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Belt, $175, Mister Guy Men’s

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Secrid wallet, $89.95 (wallet), $15.95 (wallet belt), Mister Guy Men’s

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Shwood sunglasses, $149, Mister Guy Men’s (misterguymens.com)

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Castaway Nantucket shirts, $135 each, Woody’s Mens Shop

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Tie, $195, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com)

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Swims loafers, $159, Saks Fifth Avenue


For the Trendy Teen

By Katie Yeadon | Photos by Sarah Conroy

Earn the coveted “cool” title from the hippest member of the fam this season. Your teen will be shining brightly with these colorful gifts.

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Chaser pajamas, $44 (top), $40 (pants), Saks Fifth Avenue

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Paper Wings skirt, $59, City Sprouts

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Sam. puffer jacket, $550, Saks Fifth Avenue (saksfifthavenue.com)

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Bracelet stack, $25, Ivy Hill (ivyhillboutique.com)

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Watchitude watch, $22, City Sprouts (citysprouts.com)

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Bally sneakers, $575, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com)

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Lucky Little charms, $15, Ivy Hill


For the Littles

By Katie Yeadon | Local shop photos by Sarah Conroy

Classically festive pieces will make the holidays merry and bright for your favorite kiddos. Stuff their stockings with apparel that keeps them warm – and keeps their spirits jolly – all season long.

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Dress, $125, The Woman’s Exchange of St. Louis (woexstl.org)

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Sweaters, $50 (red), $58 (white), Neiman Marcus

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PJ Salvage pajamas, $40, Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com)

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T-shirt, $38, City Sprouts (citysprouts.com)

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Dress, $65, City Sprouts

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Sweatpants, $48, City Sprouts

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Native shoes, $45, City Sprouts

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Huggalugs beanie, $26, The Woman’s Exchange of St. Louis


For the Fur Baby

By Emily Adams | Photos supplied

Treat your family’s favorite four-legged friends to holiday gifts that will have them barking with glee or purring with contentment. These top picks from the metro area’s most precious pet boutiques and stores run the gifting gamut from cozy beds for napping to mommy-and-me pajamas to seasonally sweet playthings.

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Harry Barker Plaid Sherpa Dog Bed, $199 to $249, Pottery Barn

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Egg Nog Toy, $7.99, Four Muddy Paws

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Quarry Blue Waxed Cotton Dog Collar, $38.99, Lola & Penelope’s (lolaandpenelopes.com)

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Harry Barker Penguin Pet Bundle, $79, Pottery Barn (potterybarn.com)

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Holiday Tails Oh Deer Ugly Christmas Sweater for Dogs, $13.49, Petco (petco.com)

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Buffalo Plaid Hat, $11.99 to $13.99, Four Muddy Paws (fourmuddypaws.com)

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Flannel Matching Dog and Human Pajamas, $29.99, Lola & Penelope’s (lolaandpenelopes.com)


For the Gadget Guru

By Emily Adams | Photos supplied

Celebrate the techie in your life with some of the hottest gadgets on the market this season. Whether your lovable nerd is an audiophile, an aspiring mixologist or a career powerhouse, these clever gifts are guaranteed to make his or her holiday brighter, easier and hipper.

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Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig, $399, Drinkworks (drinkworks.com)

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Ember Copper Temperature Controlled Ceramic Mug $129.99, Best Buy

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Google Nest Hub Max with Google Assistant, $229.99, Best Buy

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Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light & Time-to-Rise, $59.99, Pottery Barn (potterybarn.com)

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JBL L100 Classic speakers, $2,000 per speaker, Walbrant Technologies (walbrandt.com)

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KeySmart Pro, $59.99, KeySmart (getkeysmart.com)

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Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones, $249.99, Best Buy (bestbuy.com)

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Seura Smart Mirror, $6,999+, Walbrant Technologies

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Woodcessories Walnut EcoPad Wireless Charging Pad, $69.99, Best Buy


For the Beauty Buffs

By Alecia Humphreys | Photos supplied

Beauty lovers, rejoice! The holiday-ready beauty sets we all know and love are back on the shelves. Whether you gift a loved one’s go-to brand of goodies, splurge on the year’s hottest gadgets or share the present of a glamorous experience, these must-have beauty picks are sure to have the recipient glowing with glee (and great skin!).

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Dyson’s Airwrap complete styler, $549, Nordstrom (nordstrom.com)

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Nighttime Collection, $198, Gurley Glow (gurleyglow.com)

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Lark Custom Facial, $115, Lark Skin Co. (larkskinco.com)

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Men’s Skincare Starter Kit, $39, Kiehl’s (kiehls.com)

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Dovo straight razor, buffalo horn, $329.95, Dapper Direct (dapperdirect.com)

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SkinCeuticals Alpha Beta Peel, from $184, Studio Branca (studiobranca.com)