A watch with every hip ingredient: It's stainless steel, designed by an architect and expensive. Plus, it sheds its strap and casing and becomes a pocket watch. By Aldo Rossi for Alessi, $1,195 at Uzzolo, 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW.

A present of pampering. Elizabeth Arden gift certificates for beauty services: Facials, $50; body massage, $45; manicure, $14. Or, give a "Miracle Morning" for $150, or a "Maine Chance Day," $200.

Bows for beaus. Silk Windsor bow ties in a collection of prints. Matching cummberbunds available. Ties by Charvet, $45 at Garfinckels.

Beaded evening bags in bold patterns. $35 each at Macy's Marley Station.

Simply surreal. Made-to-order glasses in the most gauche of all shapes -- the dollar sign. Other styles available. By Lugene, $150 at Georgetown Park.

A supple suede belt with a brass buckle plated in 24 karat gold. In black, red or brown suede. By Donna Karan, $250 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

A black-dyed Russian broadtail dress by Saks Jandel, $8,395. Pearl collar by Marlene Stone Accessories, $85. Pearl and rhinestone earrings by Chanel, $100. All at Saks Jandel, 5504 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase.

A feast of Fendi. A drawstring bag in gray with black trim, $196. Matching wallet, $126, and zippered pouch, $36. All by Fendi bags, at Woodward & Lothrop.

We know you want it. Don't be sheepish. A fabulous shearling coat, by Calvin Klein. $2,500 at Lord & Taylor.