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Five gift ideas for the superstar in your life

Oprah’s pick

Professional gift giver Cynde Cassel always keeps her recipients’ hobbies in mind. What to give a voracious reader such as Oprah Winfrey? Besides books, an elegant teacup and saucer are sure to go over big.

Porcelain teacup and saucer, $6.99 at Homesense (

Manly pleasures

For the guy who has everything, only the unusual will do, from good olive oil (guaranteed to appeal to Italy fan George Clooney) to a modern record player.

Record player, $69.99 at Marshalls (

Fun factor

“Most people have an It girl on their list, whether it’s their sister, niece or best friend,” says Cassel, evoking starlet Emma Stone. “With her in mind, I would opt for items with a touch of whimsy in unexpected colours.”

Colour-blocked pea coat, $129.99 at Winners (

Like a glove

Buying for style rebels such as Diane Keaton can be tough, so consider their wardrobes overall (colourful, minimalist) and pick out accessories to match.

Colour-blocked leather gloves, $49.99 at Marshalls (

Hipster chic

Among trendy young urbanites such as Ryan Gosling, heritage looks (including chunky knitwear) and old-school grooming aids (think straight razors and shaving brushes) are big these days.

Chunky knit cardigan, $39.99 at Marshalls (

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