5. Red Carpet Ready Eyewear. Make like Tina Fey, Johnny Depp, Woody Allen and the rest of Hollywood's bespectacled bunch and find frames that will turn you into an icon, not a nerd. At DesignYourOwnEyewear.com, you can upload a photo of yourself, a friend, or a celebrity look-alike to create an ideal frame. Choose from a range of colors, patterns and lens shades to make your specs unlike any other. The site also sends you a kit packed with measuring tapes, a lifestyle questionnaire and a nose mold to get your frames to fit just right. But perfection comes at a price: Each pair of frames costs $595.
6. Not Your Everyday DVDs. For movie, TV and music fanatics, some of the best offerings of the season are below.
Movies: "Twentieth Century Fox 75th Anniversary Collection" -- a 75-film, three-volume set of classics, including "The Sound of Music" and "Avatar." ($357.49). "White Christmas" -- the holiday classic has been remastered on Blu-ray and features commentary by Rosemary Clooney as well as DVD extras on Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby. ($15.99.)
TV: "True Blood: The Complete Second Season DVD" Sink your teeth into Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's dark world all over again. ($47.99.) "Modern Family: The Complete First Season." Enjoy the Emmy-winning ABC comedy on repeat. ($39.99.)
Music: "Beyonce's I Am ... World Tour." The DVD captures the pop songstress over 108 shows, 78 cities, 32 countries, and six continents; the accompanying live CD lets you enjoy her powerful vocals anywhere. ($17.99) "The Beatles DVD Collector's Set." It may not be new, but on the heels of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, the four-disc set of two feature films and two documentaries remains as poignant as ever. ($220.95.)
7. Small Time Purses. In Hollywood, big Botkier bags and cavernous Coach carryalls are de rigour -- during the day. By night, many starlets, like Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson and Liv Tyler, pare down to the essentials and pack 'em away in a clutch or small satchel. (Party hopping with eight pounds of baggage on one's shoulder -- not cool.) Antibellum Design's mini pouches fit the bill for those searching for something small and stylish. Handcrafted in leather with vintage hardware detailing, the purses as luxurious as they are light. Bags retail from $150 to $350 and are available at Fablogue.com; check out AntibellumDesign.com to see more styles.
8. The Hip-Hop Fan's New Favorite Book The preeminent man in hip-hop just dropped his first book. Jay-Z's "Decoded" ($35) features stories from the rap mogul's life as well as insight into his lyrics and photos of the people and places that have inspired him. Oprah Winfrey named it one of her favorite things, which means in addition to ruling the music charts and Forbes' rankings of the world's richest people, Jay-Z can now add dominating the bestsellers list to his litany of accomplishments.