Great gifts for sweethearts
The easiest place to start out looking for a gift is at the mall. Most guys can use tools, and personal shopper Robyn Sutton said Sears is a good pit stop.
A Black & Decker stud finder is available for $39.99.
"It also does wood studs, metal studs and live wires. It also had a measuring tool that will tell me how far you are without having to pull out the tape. So it has an automatic laser measuring," Sutton said.
Over at the Body Shop, a perfume kit called Invent Your Scent lets women create a fragrance to match their mood.
“They have different spicy smells, floral smells. And it has a bunch of these. Depending on your mood for the day or how you're feeling, you have a choice of all these little scents," Sutton said.
Here’s another one for guys. If you’re getting the girl jewelry, why not add a high-tech jewelry cleaner from Brookstone?
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"It cleans with vibrations and it takes water, no ammonia or anything. If you're thinking, 'My girlfriend or wife doesn't have any jewelry she would use this for,' obviously get the jewelry, not this. But it works really easily. You turn it on and set the timer and you're good to go," Sutton said.
For the girls or guys there’s a weather-resistant wireless speaker at Brookstone for $150.
“It's an outdoor, wireless speaker that runs on batteries or a cord. It can be outside. It's rain proof, snow proof, for parties, events in the summer. We use them to listen to the UT game outside when my husband is cooking brisket, so he can hear the game and man the grill at the same time," Sutton said.
Cuisinart offer high-quality, timeless kitchen products, and if your sweetie already owns its ubiquitous mixer, throw in a little fun with its popcorn maker for $49.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
"This is new this year. I think it's really fun. It takes a tablespoon of oil and in less than five minutes you have fresh popped popcorn. [The top] pops off and flips over, and you can eat out of the bowl. So it's dual function. So I think this with some nice popcorn and a few movies that would be for her taste, not for a man, I think this would be a great gift that shows you want to have the popcorn and spend some time with her also," Sutton said.
And for the guy who loves gadgets, Brookstone offers a combo wristwatch and MP3 player. It’s on sale for $149.99.
"It holds up to 60 songs. It's got the USB built right into the band so you can download songs off your computer. Tuck that away and you've got a regular watch again. And it's got a head piece that the earphones plug in right there so you can listen while you're walking or jogging, or whatever you decide to do," Sutton said.