Originally Posted by maggmaster
I have a system for Christmas, I go to the higher end local mall, all the boutique owners know me, I ask them what my wife was looking at last time she was in and then I buy it. Takes me an hour, and she is always happy.
Sounds kind of like my system. I actually walked around the mall with my wife so she could give me ideas. A good gift without a surprise is much better than a bad surprise upon opening a gift.