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Gift ideas for the holiday-obsessed

Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop p...

The gift of holiday cheer

Shopping for someone who loves the holidays? Find festive gifts for the holiday-obsessed to celebrate with year after year.

Keepsake ornament

Keepsake ornaments

Add some cheer to her Christmas tree with a keepsake ornament. A 2012 Engraved Christmas Bell (Macy’s, $36) commemorates the holiday with a classic theme. Share the gift early to give the new ornament time to shine. If your recipient is celebrating a special milestone, such as a baby’s first Christmas, find an ornament to mark the occasion. Ask your recipient's friends if she collects any particular type of Christmas ornament and add to the collection.

Polar Express train set

Model train set

An iconic present to put under the Christmas tree is a model train set. The Polar Express (Lionel Trains, $379) brings the children’s story to life. Working lights, puffing smoke and action figures bring magical detail to this functioning model train that can bring a lifelong love for this kind of toy. Perfect for beginners, this gift is sure to be a treat for the entire family.

Classic Christmas Classics

Classic holiday films

Share nostalgic holiday entertainment with a set of four classic Christmas films. The Original Christmas Classics Gift Set (Amazon, $19) includes the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Whether you’re shopping for a child or a kid at heart, this film set is a key part of any Christmas collection.

Xmas dinnerware

Holiday dinnerware

Does your recipient love to entertain during the holiday season? Delight her with a 32-piece Dinnerware Set (Pfaltzgraff, $140) in a rich blue with a wintry snowflake design. These plates have a bold design that adds a new twist and a pop of color to classic holiday dinnerware. With service for eight, this set is just right for intimate holiday dinner parties.

Kay snowflake necklace

Snowflake pendant

Want to make a lasting memory for someone who’s made your holidays special? Present her with a glittering gift this Christmas with a Diamond Snowflake Pendant (Kay, $150). She’ll love wearing this throughout the winter season and to all her glitzy holiday gatherings. With a classic snowflake design in sterling silver, this will never go out of style.

Xmas scarf

Reclaimed sweater Christmas scarf

Wondering what happens to tacky old Christmas sweaters when they’re retired? A lucky few make it into an heirloom-quality accessory like this Christmas Sweater Scarf (Green 3 Apparel, $34). Put a trendy spin on a tacky tradition this Christmas with a one-of-a-kind gift made in the US.

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