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ONLINE—NYC-based start-up Of a Kind has assembled holiday grab bags for guys and girls. Boys get socks, neon Field Notes notebooks, travel-sized grooming products, and a Stumptown Coffee chocolate bar by Mast Brothers. Girls get polka-dot zipper bags, Mojito lip balm by Malin + Goetz, a notepad, and a Neapolitan bar by Chocolate Editions. At $45, holiday shopping doesn't get much easier than this. Update: Looks like we jumped the gun. The bags go on sale this upcoming Cyber Monday, November 28. [Of a Kind]
TIMES SQUARE—Why spend this Wednesday afternoon on a bus, train, or plane when you could spend it with Heidi Klum at Walgreens? The supermodel will be launching her new fragrance, Shine, from 1pm to 3pm at the mega-Walgreens at 1471 Broadway. The first 250 people to purchase the scent will get to pose with Klum for a photo, so you might want to wear platforms. Or stilts. [RackedWire]