For our first Christmas together my gift to Lauren was a pair of socks. Actually, two pairs of socks, but that's not the point. The point is that I've spent the last 16 years trying to make up for that blunder. So please, don't make the same mistake I did. Get the lovely lady in your life one of these things instead.
1. This sleek set of 6 tasting spoons ($38) are made from a variety of woods, both exotic and familiar. 2. A gold-plated pasta necklace ($140) is perfect for a woman who likes a little fun with her fancy. 3. Sure it's not the most sentimental gift in the world, but she'll use this 2011 planner ($16.95) everyday, and she'll think of you every time she does. 4.Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye ($40) features the paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures by an amazing artist, and will be a cherised addition to her library. 5. These handmade porcelain dishes ($45-$90) come in a wonderful assortment of sizes, shapes, and colors and are all cast from aluminum take-out containers. 6. Compact and light enough to carry anywhere, this awesome Diana Mini Camera ($60) is versatile, fun, and shoots on good ol' 35mm film. 7. A kisslock coin purse ($28) is perfect for change, chapstick, or anything else tumbling around in the bottom of her purse. 8. Discover some great recipes together, then right them down for future use on these beautifully printed recipe cards ($15). *** And of course, if you still aren't sure exactly what she wants, you can always play it safe with a Gift Certificate ($25-$200).
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