Let's just say this is one of those gifts that's better unwrapped without the entire family looking on. Love this dotty pink lingerie set by Piege (bra $82, thong $90, Secrets from Your Sister , 476 Bloor West, 416-538-1234) but don't know your sweetie's measurements? Start snooping through her drawers, get her to fill out a store wish list, or score a gift certificate. In this case, yes, it certainly is the dirty thought that counts.
Dormant artist on your list? Resurrect those creative tendencies with this Reeves wood box acrylic paint set ($39.94, Curry's , 490 Yonge, 416-967-6666, and others; www.currys.com) featuring 26 tubes of easy-to-use acrylic paint, two pencils with a sharpener and four brushes. Who knows? Maybe next year there'll be masterpiece under the tree with your name on it.
Give your little angel the wings of love, literally, with this super-sweet baby T by Angel Baby ($18, Lileo , building 35, 55 Mill, 416-413-1410) worn by the even sweeter Chloe Mae Baker.
While this pair of Spy Gear Eye-Link Communicators ($69.95, Mastermind Educational, 3350 Yonge, 416-487-7177, and others) has the technology to let your older-than-six-year-old gift recipient non-verbally communicate with a buddy up to 200 feet away through walls thanks to an LED message-displaying headset and a strap-on wrist keyboard, without six AAA batteries to power it... that's right, you suck.
Catch some serious snuggle time beneath this faux shearling coverlet ($69.99, HomeSense , 1840 the Queensway, 416-621-4275).
So he has a barefoot fetish. With these shearling-lined tumbled calfskin walking shoes - also available in lace-up and slip-on styles - by Canali ($550, Harry Rosen , 82 Bloor West, 416-972-0556, and others; www.harryrosen.com) he can lose the sock business and keep his toes cozy even in 20-below weather.
Baking hostess gifts? Two words: as if. Be the talk of the dessert table with store-bought yet healthy desserts. No, that's not an oxymoron; they're made with organic spelt flower, sans dairy or eggs - like this Very Best in the Whole Wide World Chocolate Cake ($4.69) and Ginger Snappers cookies ($5.39, both at Noah's Natural Foods , 322 Bloor West, 416-968-7930; www.newmoonkitchen.com) by New Moon Kitchen.
Nothing screams I love you like 30 monstrous inches of high-definition pixels burning holes into your loved one's beautiful retinas. The BenQ DV3070 LCD TV ($2,498 at 2001 Audio Video , 1032 Bloor West, 416-536-2001, and others) enhances televised images and makes those darned Chinatown-bought DVDs work with its NTSC, PAL and SECAM support. Also boasts independent colour adjustment, 3D comb/edge filtering, 3:2 pull-down recovery, PIP/POP functions and a plethora of other incomprehensible features.