Finding the perfect gift for your lovely lady


The Ex VooDoo Red Knife Set (77.95 at www.amazon.com)

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:16 p.m.

As men, we know the women in our lives, but do we know how to shop for them?

How many times have you purchased some clothing thinking, "this is perfect for her," only to get a crinkled-up nose or a clumsy "yeah ... this is great" response when she sees it?

The key might be to let her pick out what she wears. But if you insist on picking out a gift for her, you have options.

Here are some gifts that may add an exclamation point to her "this is great" reply.

Mt. Isabella Gift Box: Who doesn't love sweet treats? This elegant gift box includes munchable items, both healthy (five Royal Riviera Pears) and decadent (assorted 8-ounce truffles), as well as tasty foods that include both — chocolate-covered cherries, white chocolate raspberry cookie bars and more. ($59.95 at www.harryanddavid.com)

Blissliving Home Medalion Throw Reversible in Storm Grey/Mustard: Well-reviewed blanket that could be perfect to help her stay warm on those cold winter nights. ($110 with free shipping & handling at www.allmodern.com)

Jewelry: This could be something as extravagant as a gold-and-diamond

ring (prices vary) or as simple as a handmade birth-month flower necklace ($48 at www.uncommongoods.com).

The 105-Piece Ladies Tool Kit: For the do-it-yourselfer girlfriend or wife, this kit includes all sorts of tools — from hammers and screwdrivers to tape measures — necessary for home repair and improvement. ($19.95 at www.gifts.com. Also available at local retail stores that sell tools)

The Ex VooDoo Red Knife Set: Do you have a female friend who just went

through a difficult breakup? This stick-it-to-him knife block could prove to be a fun and functional gift for her. (Available for $77.95 at www.amazon.com)

MacGregor Lady M65T 13-Piece Full Golf Clubs Set: Does she want to start playing golf? Does she already play, but with substandard or shared clubs? These may be the clubs for her. (Available at local sporting goods and golf-specific stores, as well as at www.golfsmith.com/ws for $599, $300 less than previous cost)

Chewbeads Hudson Necklace: If you know a woman who recently gave birth to a teething baby, she might appreciate this. Made of silicone, the oversized oval beads on this necklace are perfect and perfectly safe for teething babies. (Available for $39.95 at www.amazon.com)

Fifty Shades Trilogy boxed set: Includes the popular "Fifty Shades of

Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed" novels by E.L. James. (Available at local bookstores, as well as online bookstores. Retails for $27.73 at www.amazon.com)

Gift cards: You know she wants clothes or something else you believe

you just might screw up in purchasing. There is an easy solution. According to a recent survey taken by American Express, 66 percent of all women want gift cards to their favorite store so they can pick out their own present. Hey, it may sound impersonal, but she is guaranteed to get exactly what she wants.

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