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Skip the Clothes
Clothes can be tough to get right even when you aren't shopping in a last-minute frenzy. Do yourself a favor and skip the clothing department altogether. If someone on your list is a fashionista, stick with a gift certificate to her favorite store.
To make her gift really special, offer to take her shopping for an item of her choice and then treat her to lunch or dinner at a favorite restaurant.
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