Fifth Avenue is in a downright tizzy around holiday time, with all the windows festooned, the lights twinkling and the shoppers bustling (which is a nicer way to say pushing).

And at the center of it all, wrapped in its signature red ribbon, is the Cartier boutique.

Stop in to try on the gorgeous Panthère de Cartier ring in yellow gold with emerald eyes. You could wear it with a paper sack and still be the best-dressed at the New Year’s bash. And for the gentleman in your life, consider Trinity de Cartier cufflinks, with knots of yellow, pink and white gold. They’re the conduit for baller business deals.

And don’t forget about the fabulous everyday indulgences, like a sleek goatskin wallet in red or a pair of movie-star sunglasses. (Because you need a little treat for yourself, right? Right.)

Now, with all that shopping done, it’s time to meet friends for a drink at Marea, toasting the season as well as your new treasures.

Cartier, 767 Fifth Ave. (at 59th St.); 212-457-3202 or cartier.us

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