December 6, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Merry Christmas Darling

Whether you’ve been with your sweetie for six months or 60 years, shopping for him or her can still be the biggest challenge of the holiday season. Luckily for you, we’re here to make it easier to find simple gifts that they will love.

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When it comes to romance, you can never go wrong with wine and chocolate. Cork Market provides Comptoir du Cacoa for $10-$24 along with bottles of different sparkling wine for $19-$42. For the holidays they will be having gift boxes starting at $50 (corkdc.com)

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Goodwood (1428 U St.) can always supply small yet creative gifts, including Moonshine cologne for $72 and Royal Rugby cologne for $39.50. They also carry different pieces of jewelry for $100-$122.

For a more intimate gift, stop down to Secret Pleasures (1510 U St.) where you can find Lelo products, such as the Tiani 2 for $160 and lingerie corsets for $80. (secretpleasuresboutique.com).

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To give your loved one a more classic and vintage gift, stop by Legendary (1520 U St., NW) which carries a wealth of vintage jewelry. Especially look at the collection of unisex ring and pendants $25-$45 and mid-century cuff links and studs for $30-$150.

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If you are able to steal some alone time during the holidays, heat things up by going to the Pleasure Place (1063 Wisconsin Ave.) They have an assortment of toys, sexy lingerie and games such as “SEX! The Passionate Game for Couples” for $20 (pleasureplace.com).

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Want to take your hubby to the ultimate city of romance, Paris, but can’t afford to get there? Go to Le Chat Noir (4907 Wisconsin Ave., NW), a restaurant with French dishes and a wine lounge. The name of the restaurant was taken from an avant-garde cabaret in the Montemartre neighborhood in Paris, which opened in 1881 (lechatnoirrestaurant.com).

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Gorman Jewelers (1133 20th St., NW) is always a place to go for classy jewelry that says you really care. For her, their collection includes Petra Meiren pvc bracelets for $95; Antonio Bernardo “Celebration” ring, an 18K white gold and amethyst ring with $2, 475; and a Todd Reed sterling silver, yellow gold and natural diamond pendant for $2, 950

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For him, their collection includes a Gill Galloway 24k and silver cufflinks for $450, Titan Factory titanium and rubber barcode bracelet for $550, Teno steel and rubber cufflinks for $297 and Todd Reed silver, yellow gold and raw cube band for $4, 400 (igorman.com).

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