Our guide to last-minute gift-giving

1) When in doubt, get her beauty products. This limited-edition compact contains must-have colors for a festive, smoky-eye kinda night. Make Up For Ever’s Rock For Ever eye-shadow pallet, $39, www.sephora.com for locations

2) Because sometimes he likes to go au naturel. This analog watch is housed in an oversized wooden case with wood dials, luminous hands and two interchangeable bands — one wood-linked and the other leather-stitched faux wood. The Big Ben by FLuD, $90, available at W Hotels, www.fludwatches.com for all retail locations


3) The only base layers our man will wear are Icebreaker’s. The New Zealand company’s line of merino wool adventure apparel is soft and breathable. And, best of all when you’re stuck doing the laundry after a two-week backpacking excursion, it’s odor-resistant. Icebreaker 200 GT L/S Chase Zip, $100, 102 Wooster St., www.icebreaker.com


4) The chefs — or even the worst cooks — in your life can give the blandest meals a little kick with this paste, which contains ingredients such as tomato, black olives, parmesan, porcini mushrooms and anchovy. Taste #5 Umami, $4, www.fairwaymarket.com for locations

5) Bring a modern and chic version of the Christmas classic Yule log to any holiday dinner. Maison du Chocolat the Buche de Noel, $10 each, www.lamaisonduchocolat.com for locations


6) Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending dream thriller looks best in high-definition Blu-ray. (So does star Leonardo DiCaprio, but your guy doesn’t have to know that.) The three-disc set includes behind-the-scenes extras. “Inception,” $30,  www.borders.com for locations


7) In case you hadn’t heard, mustaches are big this year. We love this quirky bottle opener. Fred & Friends handlebar, $15-$17, www.worldwidefred.com for locations



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