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Top Christmas Gifts for Your Sweetie

The holidays can be a stressful time. Let Patch help you brainstorm ideas for gifts! Keep things smooth on the home front by finding a great gift for your significant other, without breaking the bank.

It's always frustrating to search for the perfect holiday gift for the one you love. Take this advice and avoid and awkward Christmas morning.

For Him

If your boyfriend, husband or partner is a mister-fix-it-in-training, is the place to go to bulk up his tool supply.

“Tool chests, gas grills, power tools, electric fireplaces, small appliances, shop vacs and cordless drills make great gifts,” said Menards spokesperson John Abbott.

Plus, he might be so excited to use his new toys, he will get started by building you a bookcase or fixing your drippy bathroom sink.

Maybe your significant other loves you almost as much as he loves his video game controller. Make him and his gaming system very happy by picking up some new games at , located in the Hub. Sure, you spend a lot of time making fun of his apparent video game addiction, but all will be forgiven when you see his face light up at the site of the new "The Legend of Zelda" video game.

For Her

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and even though that might be an exaggeration, chances are good that the special woman in your life would appreciate some bling. has a lot of affordable jewels, so regardless of your budget, you can find something beautiful.

“Diamond stud earrings are a great gift,” said Hub Jewelers owner Jennifer Bornholdt. “We have a lifetime trade-up policy so regardless of what size [you] buy, [you] can bring them back and get full credit for something larger.”

So, if you’re pretty sure she’s the one, you can upgrade her diamonds as your salary grows.

For Anyone

You don’t have to spend money to get a great Christmas gift for your sweetheart. is sitting right in the middle of Richfield and is the perfect setting for a romantic winter walk. Finish off the evening with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or attending one of the nature center’s events. The center has all the gear for winter sports and the fee is minimal at around $10 per person. Oh, and don’t forget to hold his or her hand!

It really is the thought that counts, and spending time with the people you love during the holidays truly is the best gift!

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