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It’s a Wrap

The UrbanDaddy Dallas Gift Guide

Fact: you have one month to find, purchase and wrap the perfect gift for, well, everyone. So we found a few things you can toss under the tree and be done with it. You have Elf-themed soirees to host.

Like Flowers but with Beer
FOR THE SHORTSTOP ON YOUR SOFTBALL TEAM

Like Flowers but with Beer

Beer. It explains itself. And the pint pourers behind the Bottle Shop are bringing you gift buckets filled with the stuff—nine imported and regional brews, beer snacks like peanuts, and pint glasses. Unwrapping has never been so refreshing.

Rebecca Lankford Jewelry
FOR THE ONE WHO LIKES SHINY THINGS

Rebecca Lankford Jewelry

Forty Five Ten: Oprah talked about it. Vogue wrote about it. So we think your lady friend will approve of it. Our suggestion: jewelry from this Houston-based designer. Your options include a leaf-and-sapphire necklace, and metal and raw diamond necklaces. Oh, and Rachael Ray’s a fan. (Maybe don’t mention that.)

$200-$1,000, available at Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Ave, 214-559-4510

Alligator-Skin Business Card Holder
FOR THE CLOSER

Alligator-Skin Business Card Holder

Your brother’s business cards are a thing of beauty: the raised lettering. The Silian Rail font. The discreet watermark. He needs to protect them—ideally, with an alligator. Second-best option: a tan, Nile-alligator-skin business card case from Moore & Giles. Plus: his interns call him the gator.

Candles Worthy of Napoleon
FOR THE PARISIAN

Candles Worthy of Napoleon

There are two types of candles: those used by Napoleon and those that were not. This, as you might’ve guessed, is the former, courtesy of Cire Trudon, the oldest French candlemaker. It’s like you took your mom to Paris. But not at all.

$75, available at Grange Hall, 4445 Travis St, Ste 101, 214-443-0600

Reservations for Two at the Underground
FOR THE SOUS-CHEF

Reservations for Two at the Underground

Underground Dinners: you know their BYOB pop-up feasts well. This is a way to let someone else in on the action—a gift certificate that can be used anytime during 2012, whenever one of these anytime/anyplace dinners comes together. Thanks for playing, Olive Garden.

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