All I want is for you to be happy – a gift guide for Mom

Everyone is looking for a comprehensive gift guide that will help them find the perfect gift for Mom and Grandma and Aunt Susan. The nice ladies at the office better get something, too, or your life will definitely be more difficult next year! There’s no way to list everything that would be suitable for all the people on your list, but you might remember just a couple of things before you tear out your hair trying to decide:

1. It really is the thought that counts as long as you aren’t cheap, tacky, or offensive. A gift of candy, cheese, candles, soaps, chocolates, or better yet, a gift certificate wrapped in a candy box, is the perfect gift for the majority of your miscellaneous list. No one expects a personal, handpicked gift from the neighbor or the cubicle mate. Save that agony for Mom or Dad.

2. Creative idea: Buy the same thing for everyone on your list. Make small changes in size or color or style, but pick a theme or a gift and stick to it. That will cover about 90% of your shopping. Team sportswear, auto gadgets, iPod cases, puzzle books – maybe you could be the guy who gives everyone on his list scissors every year. Different kinds, different styles – but scissors. Now everyone he loves has scissors for every room in their home.

3. Seasonal themed gifts work, too. Not everything has to be useful. Women spend a lot of time and money trying to find decorative items for their home, and you could make it easier with soap or lotion dispensers, small towels, or figurines for the areas of the house that guests use the most.

4. Don’t get too personal with co-workers or couples you socialize with. No matter how much time you spend together, don’t display any intimate knowledge you might have that would need public explanation. A good rule of thumb might be to stay away from things that touch. No jewelry, no clothing (except funny shirts or hats), no expensive perfumes. Never, never, never give an item so personal that it would embarrass someone to open it in public. Even as a joke. Undergarments, explicit books or magazines, toys that can be misconstrued are not funny, even as a joke. Save them for your brothers.

The items below just happen to be on my personal wish list. And while I’m a Mom, my children know how much I love gift cards for book stores, travel, home improvement and restaurants. So the showcase here is meant to help you with the lovely ladies on your list. It’s not complete, because I couldn’t find Fannie May chocolates. If you know me, and love me $20 worth, send vanilla buttercreams with dark chocolate coatings.

Original Star K(tm) Loving Mother With Child Hugging Pendant With Heart Shape Simulated Amethyst

Original Star K(tm) Loving Mother With Child Hugging Pendant With Heart Shape Simulated Amethyst

$79.99

This attractive Original Star K(tm) Loving Mother With Child Hugging Pendant With Heart Shape Simulated Amethyst, crafted in 925 Sterling Silver. This amazing design is set with 1 stone bezel set violet Heart Shape Simulated Amethyst, 1 stone bezel set colorless Round Cubic Zirconia. This style measures 11.00 mm wide, 22.00 mm long. Amethyst is February Birthstone: From the Greek 'amethystos' meaning 'sober'. A symbol of trust, Amethyst is thought to protect against seduction and provide peace. Free 18 inches chain included Designer: Star K - This beautiful design, is part of the exclusive Star K. jewelry collection. Star K. designs are copyrighted, so please be aware of cheap imitations selling online. Only original Star K. creations are made using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, backed by an exclusive Lifetime Warranty. Warranty: - This item is covered by Finejewelers exclusive Silver Shield Lifetime Warranty. This exclusive lifetime coverage is offered ONLY by Finejewelers so please shop with confidence, our quality is guaranteed for life!

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Blue Candy Striped Beach Bag With Red Monogram

Blue Candy Striped Beach Bag With Red Monogram

$29.98

This Personalized Candy striped Tote Bag adds a nautical touch to any outfit. Use it for a day at the beach, a quick trip on a plane, or just as an everyday purse. This roomy bag has handles long enough to carry on the shoulder, a zipper for keeping essen

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Mother We Love You Charm by Forever Charms - Personalized

Mother We Love You Charm by Forever Charms - Personalized

$37.50

Charm is available in Vermeil (Gold-plated Sterling Silver), Sterling Silver, 10k yellow gold and 14k yellow or white gold. Chain is not included with charm. Optional matching Curb chain bracelet available for purchase. Personalize the back of your charm with a monogram, name or message of up to 4 lines, 15 chars. per line, in Block or Script font. Personalization charge is $3 per letter. If monogram style is selected, the middle of the 3 letters will be engraved larger. Personalization note: for BLOCK font all letters are capitalized; for Script font all letters are engraved EXACTLY as entered in upper and/or lowercase. All engravings are automatically centered unless otherwise indicated. Measures: 0.77"H x 0.77"W Designer: Forever Charms Shipping Time: Ships in 1 to 2 days for non-personalized charms; 7 to 10 business days for personalized charms.

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Mother's Marquise Birthstones Ring 10k Gold

Mother's Marquise Birthstones Ring 10k Gold

$335.00

Our 10k Gold Tilted Birthstone Ring - Personalized features a flowing design with your choice of 2 to 6 4mm x 2mm marquise birthstones set in a solid 10k gold rounded band. Features: Quarter sizes from 4 through 11. Available in 10k or 14k yellow, white or rose gold (rose gold at an additional charge). Choose Simulated stones or Genuine stones. Simulated stones are Swarovski created stones - genuine lab-created stones manufactured by Swarovski, different from Swarovski Crystal which is glass made by Swarovski. Additional charge for precious stones (Diamond). Click on thumbnail to view birthstone position diagram for the placement of birthstones for options ranging from 2 to 6 stones. Also available in Sterling Silver. Click here to order Sterling Silver. Designer: Jewelry by Bella Shipping Time: This item is custom made especially for you upon order. Please allow 4 to 7 days to ship out.

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