We start thinking seriously about gift-giving this time of year. But in truth, we give presents all year long. It’s just that when the calendar says November/December, we get a little more industrious, doing a lot more planning. And justifiably so, as it is definitely the time to shower a special someone with a pleasing surprise or a thank-you—whether it’s something unique for a particular her or him, or for the family pet, or for your children’s beloved teachers, your personal trainer, or your favorite hair stylist. Perusing these pages, we think we’ll tempt your shopping genes with some swell ideas for gifts, perfect to stash under the tree, to tuck into a stocking, or to hide in a secret spot where the recipient will find it serendipitously! The best reasons to give a gift are because you feel like it, because you treasure the gift yourself, and you value the person it’s earmarked for.