There is no better time than Christmas. There has never been so self-evident a truth.

And sure, strolling along 5th Avenue to take in the window displays, and making your way past the Washington Square Christmas tree are enough to get you in a fairly spirited mood. But, to get a full-on Radio City Christmas Spectacular level of cheer, you're gonna need to be ready to throw down your credit card, and indulge in some old fashioned holiday shopping.

Nothing says "I don't care," like a candle. And unless that pair of socks you're mulling over is made of the finest cashmere around - drop 'em. 

This year, The St. Regis is housing a Christmas wonderland ready to step up your gifting game in the cheekiest, most fun, pasteled way possible. Open through December 24th, the Rebecca Gardner's Sugarplum Pop-Up has just about everything you never knew you needed - for your friends, your family, and let's be real, yourself.

[Photo via @rebeccasgardner]