Best face forward

For the woman in your life, spring for a rejuvenating, customized facial or any number of other services at Mi Salon Spa.
After an hour of cleansing, steaming, exfoliation and massage, she'll radiate that island glow. Mi Salon Spa, 7535 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042. (859) 647-2566 or

Precious thoughts
 You know the impact of a carefully wrapped box of jewelry under the tree. So, consider the hints she's dropped and head over to Richter and Phillips Jewelers. Hot this year is diamond setting restyling by Peter Storm. Richter and Phillips, 202 E. Sixth St., downtown. (513) 241-3510 or

Perfectly so
Tubing, anyone? Picture this: snow gently falling. Just the two of you. Under the lights. And you are smack dab in the middle of an inflatable tube soaring down the hill. Perfect North Slopes, just over the Indiana border, offers gift cards in any amount for a day of adventure on the slopes or the full season. Snowboard, ski, tube. It's your choice. Bring the kids or make it a date night. Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. (513) 381-7517 or

Rev her engines
Whether she's been eyeing the stunning 335i in vermillion red or the redesigned X3 xdrive35i in mineral silver metallic, you can't miss with the keys to a BMW in her stocking. The BMW Store, 6131 Stewart Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.  (513) 271-8700 or

May I?
 Dance with your own star. Native Cincinnatian and championship ballroom dancer Bud Walters has spent decades teaching couples to glide across the floor as the music plays on. Surprise her with a personalized gift card for private lessons from swing to foxtrot, tango to rumba. Ballroom Dancing by Bud
Walters, 1547 Spring Lawn, Cincinnati, OH 45223. (513) 542-4064 or


Leave it to the professionals. Call Nordstrom in Kenwood for major-league, no-miss help from their staff. A professional stylist who knows all the merchandise can present the perfect options for her. Head to cosmetics and check out Gucci fragrances and perhaps the Burberry Beauty Lip Charm. Cleverly concealed within the largest of the three gunmetal cubes embossed with the iconic Burberry check is Burberry Beauty's Lip Glow in Nude Beige, $85. 7801 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. (513) 699-4190 or