Just for her
Believe it when you hear, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." Every woman loves to receive diamond jewellery. Whether it's a simple pair of diamond stud earrings or a more elaborate piece, go for smaller diamonds in a higher quality rather than larger diamonds, which are obviously flawed.
When holiday shopping for your wife or girlfriend, you can't go wrong with lingerie. Select something sexy but not too sleazy. A lace babydoll or silk chemise is a hot choice.
A classy Christmas present is a pair of pearl earrings. Pearls come in every imaginable colour, shape, size and price range, so you'll be sure to find something that fits her taste and your budget.
You can't go wrong with a designer handbag. Select a suede crossbody bag or patent leather satchel in warm colors, such as chocolate brown or deep mustard. Most major department stores have a variety of designer bags to choose from, and the sales staff will be more than happy to help you make your decision. Something techie
Whether she's a photography buff, loves to travel or just enjoys taking pictures of the family, an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera makes a great Christmas gift.
For the woman on the go, a laptop computer is a hot holiday gift. The MacBook Pro is a little more expensive than your standard notebook computer, but it's elegant, fast and efficient.
Though you can't go wrong with an iPad, it's not the only tablet available these days. You can find a host of Android tablets, such as the new Samsung Galaxy Note II.
If it's a new phone she craves, the latest iPhone could be the answer. Also, consider the HTC One X or the Samsung Galaxy S III, which are both great options.
Something to give her a break
A day at the spa
What woman wouldn't enjoy a day of pampering? Head to SpaFinder to locate a day spa near you, check out spa packages and find the perfect gift for the lady in your life. You can also find getaway spas for a special trip out of town, or purchase spa gift certificates online.
A quick getaway with your sweetie doesn't have to break the bank. Choose a bed and breakfast inn just a little bit outside your hometown for a quick retreat.
A real day off
With the pressures of work and family, most mothers don't have a real day off. The day after Christmas, treat her to a day of luxury at home with no interruptions (unless she wants them). Let her eat her favourite foods, relax all day in bed, watch bad TV or do whatever she wants to do. You can take care of the kids, the chores and everything else.