old school horror genre that was being

Holiday gifts fit for a fairy tale

(Jennifer Behr )

Once upon a time and by that we mean just a few months ago it was the old school horror genre that was being dusted off and repurposed into 21st century popular culture replete with wizards cartier love bracelet fake, werewolves, zombies and the hollow cheeked vampires of the vanities.

Today it's not horror stories but fairy tales seizing the collective imagination. For evidence, one need look no further than the fall TV schedule, where NBC rolled out "Grimm" (recasting fairy tales as crime procedurals) and ABC served up "Once Upon a Time" (the fairy tale as family drama). And don't even get us started with the "Shrek" franchise, which includes a touring Broadway musical and "Puss in Boots" on the big screen.

Expect the trend to continue well into 2012 when moviegoers will have the chance to see no fewer than two Snow White movies "Mirror Mirror" in March (with Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White) and "Snow White and the Huntsman" in June (with genre jumping Kristen Stewart cast as Snow White and Chris Hemsworth as the titular huntsman). Add in the action horror fairy tale flick "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," which also hits theaters in March, and stars Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel, and it starts to feel like a flash mob has hit the Enchanted Forest.

PHOTOS: Holiday gift guide inspired by fairy tales

Fairy tale magic gave us just the inspiration we needed to select some stylish apparel, objets d'art and other surprises to wrap up for loved ones this year. Imagine, if you will cartier fake love ring white gold, a hand turning the gilt edged pages of a very large book, and enter our fairy tale holiday gift guide.

Hansel and Gretel

Two adorable young children get lost in the woods and outsmart an evil witch in a candy cottage.

For a sweet tooth: Vosges Haut Chocolat Ensemble du Chocolat, $135 at Vosges Haut Chocolat boutique, Beverly Hills.

Survival tool: Victorinox Tomo in apple green, $24 at Victorinox Swiss Army boutique, Beverly Center.

Cottage warmth: Semiologie quilt by APC, $548 at Anthropologie stores.

Be festive: Atelier Swarovski by Mary Katrantzou double cuff $550 replica cartier pink gold love bracelet, single cuff, $370 at Swarovski, the Grove, Los Angeles.

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