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Your Guide to Flawless Gifting for Him and Her

December is officially upon us! While many retailers now start their Christmas marketing in the middle of October (even before Halloween!), my cue to kick the holiday shopping into gear is seeing DEC on the calendar.

As a self-proclaimed Proud Gifter, I get a legitimate thrill out of finding just the right gifts for everyone on my list—the gifts that they really, truly LOVE getting. (Side note: I’m also a willing recipient of said gifts.)

Since scouring malls and websites in search of the perfect gifts can be quite time-consuming, I took it upon myself to do the work for you in this “7 Days of Gifts” series. You can thank me later.

Every day this week, I’ll feature smile-inducing, reasonably-priced gift ideas for the near and dear on your shopping list.

DAY 7: Significant Other

Arguably the most important giftee, your other half deserves a well thought-out gift that suits his or her personality. I love trying to come up with something that he might not know he needs, but is obsessed with it once he has it. If you pay attention during the months leading up to the holidays, ideas for a perfect gift often come up in casual conversation. Above all else, effort counts. As long as you put some thought into it, your gift will be well received.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Under $100
Canvas Print, $69 for 11″ x 14″
Choose a photo from a memorable trip or one of the two of you and turn it into wall art for a thoughtful gift she’ll always appreciate.

Under $150
Michael Kors Peyton Aviators, $144
Instant chic: these sunnies look good on everyone and she’ll wear them year after year.

Under $200
Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC bag, $195
A must-have bag to use for day or night.
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Under $100
Whether it’s a basketball game or a concert, tickets to an event he’ll love are always a great pick.

Under $150
Nixon The Cruiser Watch, $150
Retro meets modern in this distinctive steel watch.
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Under $200
V-Moda Over the Ear Headphones, $199
Ideal for travel days, these headphones offer amazing comfort and superior sound.
Her inside tip: Check Amazon for possible sale price.

As 7 Days of Gifts comes to an end, I hereby name you an expert in the art of gifting. Now get out there and start shopping.

Happy Holidays!