For a scent-sational gift, fragrances are a classic luxury that never go out of style. Sneak a peek at his or her dressing table to discover old favorites, or try something new, such as Cher's Uninhibited or Calvin Klein's Eternity for women; for men, try Gucci's Nobile.
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There's nothing like a blue, blue Christmas when the blue is from Tiffany & Co.'s signature gift boxes. However, it may come as a surprise that Holly Golightly's favorite store offers a large selection of less-than-$100 gifts for the discriminating budget shopper. Leather goods, purse accessories, date books, silk scarfs, perfume, Discount Hamilton sets, stationary and jewelry, too, are just a few of the items that the folks at Tiffany will happily wrap for you. Prices range from $11.50 to $400,000.
Button up your overcoat, but don't forget the gloves, scarfs and hats too. Winter accessories fall into that category of items that few people splurge on for themselves. For men, Alfred Dunhill suggests lamb shearling gloves with hand-stitched fingers ($65) and cashmere scarfs ($125).
Purists will appreciate baskets of natural toiletries, cosmetics and food supplements from health food stores. Ye Seekers natural foods supermarket offers cosmetic baskets filled with scented soaps and sachets, candles and potpourri. For women, skirt the size issue with a scarf. Prices range from $2.98 at discount Discount Hublot to many hundreds of dollars at specialty shops. From acrylic and blends to cotton, silk and cashmere, today's scarfs come in a variety of colors, fabrics and styles. For those who are all thumbs with the silky squares, there are even scarf-tying how-to books and videos.