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There’s nothing quite like walking into a shop with your holiday gift list and finding something for everyone (or at least several of the giftees on your list) in that one place. That is, if it’s not one of those stores going out of its way to make your buying experience as irritating as possible. This year, try browsing online boutiques that offer one-stop gratification, whether you want to cross each recipient off in a single visit or cover perhaps at least all the tweens or pet-lovers in your life in a few clicks. Here are some of T’s favorites, from the gift-centric to green-thumbed and more.
Perfect for the undecided giver, Wantful lets you choose 12 items all in the same price range from its curated selection of thousands of presents (including charitable donations), then prints your picks in a stylish booklet and sends it to your giftee, who gets to choose his or her favorite. Think of it like a personalized gift certificate. Those in a time crunch can have a list of their dozen options sent by e-mail or Facebook. T’s picks: Bernard Maisner hand-painted note cards, $119; Grand Trunk portable double hammock, $84.
Hostess or host, white elephant, secret Santa … there aren’t many gift scenarios in which a trio of succulents from this site wouldn’t fit the bill (not to mention make a cheery holiday table centerpiece). They’re “adorable and bite-sized,” says the proprietor Eliza Blank, and, she points out, are suitable for a male or female recipient. Free delivery in Manhattan and Brooklyn. T’s pick: the Blue Collection, $48.
The children’s sustainable furniture design firm also sells a number of “goodies” on its Web site, like knit baby alpaca playthings (made by women’s collectives in Bolivia). New to the offering this season are New York-themed stuffed toys in the shape of a yellow taxi, black limo, Brooklyn brownstone ($81) and the Empire State Building ($68). T’s pick: made-in-Limoges porcelain brooches ($22 to $26) with funny sayings like “I’ve been good all year.”
For bigger kids, the new clothing company Frank and Lu makes looks that are “sophisticated enough without being too mini-me,” says the owner and designer, Michael Jarvela. Moms have been squeezing into the unisex washed leather moto jacket ($279). Maybe get one for her, too? Another T pick: ribbed leggings, $49. 
Started by a former museum curator as a way to sell some of her large collection of antique copper cookware, Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds Kitchen Antiques is a must-browse for the cook on any list. Each polished piece, be it a 19th-century French savarin mold or British chocolate-pouring pot, would be the pride of any kitchen. Charming and informative descriptions of every item are included. T’s pick: Swedish teakettles, from $198.
Heritage brands are Brooklyn Dry Goods’ specialty. Look for a tightly edited selection of vintage sweaters from the likes of Brooks Brothers and Polo Ralph Lauren, as well as Woolrich plaid and Filson olicloth. The company also collaborates with other labels on new items. Shop at its pop-up on West 14th street in Manhattan through Dec. 23. T’s picks: a leather snap wallet ($125; made with Kika NY); and Spent Musket Oil, a men’s fragrance produced by D.S. and Durga with notes of bay rum and campfires ($150).
Mungo and Maud is a London minichain of pet accessory stores carrying beds, blankets, leashes, bowls and more — along with a few things for the humans who care for them (a utility-chic puffer vest perfect for long walks with your best friend, $294; an ingenious pouch that holds those little plastic bags, $76). T’s favorite for the furry ones: a cable cashmere dog pullover ($217 to $227) and a cat basket ($123).


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