I completely agree with your idea for simple scarves as a gift. You can't go wrong with a solid colour. It's a classic look and the person you are buying the gift for will be able to use it for a very long time. I also think perfume samplers, that come with a gift certificate for a full size bottle, are a great idea when you're not sure what kind of scent the person you are buying for likes. For Christmas, I would love a really warm, cute parka. I live in Canada and it's cold!