|The game today is…'things that contain other things…'
Key and Card Case
Functional and stylish (four colors: teal, orchid, mocha, and black) from primo accessories designer Rafe Totengco. $88, Rafe, 1 Bleecker [Bowery] 212.780.9739
We can't think of a laptop bag for women more colorful or more fun than this one from Melissa Beth designs. The Pocket Full of Puters, which comes in four colors, is $198.
Mile High Kit
Whether you're going or coming, you (or your giftee) will always be ready for an insta-tryst. $55 at Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington [Orchard/Ludlow] 212.375.1701 and 43 Mercer [Broome/Grand] 212.966.2120.
For those who need their social lubricant at hand, two folding cups, two flasks, corkscrew, and stirrer in a leather case. $48 at Flight 001, 96 Greenwich Ave. [Jane] 212.989.0001.
Fink Water Jug
From the Fink design studio in Australia, a water jug in hand-polished silver (pictured). $175 at Felissimo, 10 W. 56th [5th/6th] 212.247.5656.
Splash catchers in bright splashes of color. Four styles, $16 each at Global Table, 107 Sullivan [Prince/Spring] 212.431.5839
Infant Stroller Sack
A fleece-lined sack that attaches to a stroller — it keeps your baby extra toasty on winter days. $115 at Kid O, 123 W. 10th [Greenwich/6th] 212.366.5436
Roger la Borde Canisters
Festive polka dots adorn the tinware from the British design studio. $4-$24 at Kate's Paperie, multiple locations.
Box from a Store
It may be the Tiffany blue box for you. Or any number of luxe packaging that comes as part and parcel with a ring of the till at your schmancy stores. Currently we're taken with the box from Paul Stuart: thick cardboard with a satiny coat of chocolate brown, the company's logo in copper at the corner. Inside, it's lined with that copper color. The sweater was nice, but we loved the box.
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Gotham Gazette does a superb job with their Coping With the Strike roundup.