There are always two sides to every story, and holiday gift giving is no different. To help you out, we asked a male and a female for their top gift picks. And, to really make it a no-brainer, we also had them tell us a few things never to give either one of them. Should you stray from these suggestions, suffer the consequences at your own expense.
(what every girl wants)

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Cashmere Throw
For the no-frills kind of gal, the best gift is one that is at once practical and covertly extravagant. ChicStuff's lightweight cashmere throw will provide hours of luxurious snuggle time both at home and in flight. $395,

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Customized Nike Sneakers

She'll be the talk of the treadmill decked out in a pair of customized Nike Air Zoom Miler iD sneakers. Log on to and bring her favorite color scheme to life on the very footwear worn by Olympic Gold medalists. $110, shipping takes three to four weeks,

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Coach Picture Frame
She is a die-hard shutterbug. Help her spotlight those moments with Coach's sleek, leather-accented picture frames. Lucite photo cube and frame with leather stand, $58 each,

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The Fur Accessory

Show how well you speak the language of luxe as you offer up a fur accessory that radiates iconic Grace Kelly glamour. Adrienne Landau chinchilla printed rex scarf, $295, Neiman Marcus; and fox stole with ribbon closure, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue; BCBG Max Azria rabbit poncho, $198, (888) 636-2224 for retailers.