Help your recipient get it together

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Do you have a recipient on your gift list who could use some organization? Someone who misplaces her readers? Someone who leaves his shoes for you to trip over? Someone who has a desktop that could profit from more order?

There are gifts tailor-made for these people, ranging from handy places to rest their eyeglasses to ingenious holders for personal electronic devices to inventions that will give your special someone more room in her closet. These gifts help ensure there's a place for everything and everything's in its place, earning you a place on the recipient's list of favorite gift givers.

Nosy Eyeglass Holder. Some of those on your gift list may have a problem remembering where they put their glasses or sunglasses. But they'll never misplace them again after you give them Nosy. Nosy is a figurine with a "nose" upon which a pair of glasses can be rested. With Nosy, glasses are kept away from surfaces - and scratches. And the weighted base keeps Nosy in place. $4.99 at The Container Store.

The Wonder Hanger. This stocking stuffer is designed to address the mess in the closet of every disorganized individual. It's an ideal tool for closets too cramped for storage units and multi-hanger racks. Each Wonder Hanger is a cascading hanger-organizer that stacks clothes vertically via multiple layers, holding five wood, metal or plastic hangers and supporting up to 20 pounds. Its clever design keeps clothes wrinkle-free, permits easy removal and allows those on your gift list to get creative with organization. And by eliminating clutter, it increases available space in the closet for other creative storage tools. $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond and Target.

Post-It Poptimistic Collection. According to 3M, "poptimistic" is an adjective that means "communicating optimism with an organized burst of color and design, energy and wit," and the keyword in that definition is "organized."This is a thoughtful gift for anyone who needs to get a handle on his or her random thoughts, appointments and reminders, as well as important contacts' e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other data. The Post-It Poptimistic Collection is an array of brightly colored, boldly patterned gift items including list pads, journals, calendars, weekly planners and page markers.They're available separately or in coordinated sets, matching any gift giver's budget or recipient's needs. Suggested retail prices for the Post-it Poptimistic Collection range from $1.99 to $14.99. Post-it Products are sold nationally at office superstores and mass merchandise retailers.

165 Color Blockbuster Palette. This limited edition Nordstrom exclusive, offered for a limited time only, was created by a professional makeup artist for everyday use. Boasting the hottest combination of trend-setting colors, from shimmering bright shadows to naturally toned bronzers, it allows any look you're a gift recipient might desire. The set includes 150 shimmer and matte eyeshadows, six blush powders for bronzing and highlighting, six cream eyeliners, three eyeliner pencils, precision eyeliner brush, brow liner brush, mini blush brush, sponge tip applicator and seven-inch makeup mirror. $29 (a $150 value) at Nordstrom.

Grid-It Organizer. Grid-It is smartly engineered to forge order from the chaos of your gift recipient's briefcase, backpack or purse. Using a modern twist on ancient basket weave design (hence the name "Grid-It), it features horizontal and vertical straps to hold in place digital cameras, iPods, chargers or other digital devices. When they're needed, the items can be easily removed from the flexible straps of the organizer. Extra storage is available in the convenient pocket on the back of Grid-It Organizer. A terrific gift for virtually anyone - businesspeople, parents and students. Comes in multiple sizes starting at $14.99 at The Container Store.

In.Bag Handbag Organizer. Switching a handbag may have always been a challenge for the woman on your gift list, but the In.Bag Handbag Organizer will make it a breeze. In.Bag features an array of compartments and pockets that help organize the bag's interior. When it's time to make the switch, just lift the In.Bag organizer by its handles out of the old handbag, and place it in the new handbag. $24.99, and an exclusive of The Container Store.

ClosetMaid Cubeicals Organizers. This smart storage solution in two-cube, six-cube, eight-cube, or nine-cube designs adds functionality and style to any room, while helping recipients tame clutter and find a place for everything. The larger units can be placed near the front door to hold grab-and-go items, or near a closet for folded jeans or sweatshirts, while the two-cube design can be hung on a wall for books or other items. Optional Fabric Drawers and Metal Drawers can add further customization to the Cubeicals. $45 for the six-cube design, available at Walmart, Target or Lowe's.

Kobo eReader. Does your gift recipient leave books strewn about? Give him or her the new Borders Books Kobo eReader, which allows book lovers to browse more than 1.5 million books in the Borders eBook Store. Its E Ink technology provides book-quality printing without the backlight, glare or reflection on a six-inch screen, and at less than eight ounces it can be taken anywhere. Flexible fonts offer a choice between serif and sans serif styles in five type sizes. And it allows your gift recipients to sort their personal libraries by title, author, date last read or books they are currently reading. Finally, its quilted back offers some of the same tactile experience of a real book. $129.99 at Borders Books.

GTV 3-piece Nested Toolbox Set. Is there an individual on your list who requires flexibility as well as organization? This ingenious toolbox set is the answer, because it allows a user to take only the tools needed to do the job. The set includes 12-, 16- and 19-inch toolboxes, with the smaller boxes nesting within the larger one. Toolboxes feature portable individual trays for hand tools, low-profile and tough recessed handles, and divided clear cover storage compartments for easy access. Price $12.97 during a national promotion from December 5 through 11 at True Value Hardware Stores.

Fellowes' P-12C. One way to get better organized is to rid oneself of paperwork no longer needed, particularly sensitive or confidential paperwork. The P-12C cross-cut shredder offers Fellowes' patented SafeSense technology, which features an electronic sensor that shuts down the machine when hands come close. And with a slim profile, it slips easily below a home office desk. Price $84.99 at Target stores.

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