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Choosing the perfect gift for that special occasion needn't cause you stress.
It can be a daunting task buying a gift for a special occasion such as a wedding, birthday, anniversary or Christmas – especially when you've got absolutely no idea what the person wants or needs. If you ever thought buying someone a foot spa was a good idea, we're sorry but we can't help - you're too far gone. For the rest of you, read on for advice on choosing the perfect gift that the recipient won't even have to lie about loving.
Our CHOICE experts enjoy the gift of giving as much as everyone else. They've bought the fondue sets and the wine racks and they've even re-gifted the odd scented candle or two. Learn from their experiences (mistakes) and enjoy the warm glow of appreciation generated by your truly heartfelt gift.
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