Easy Living's lifestyle editor, Hannah Shuckburgh, suggests unusual gifts and party playlists.
Q I'd love to give my husband something personal for his birthday, but am struggling to think of anything imaginative. Have you got any Ideas?
A For a hilarious gift for your beloved look no further than U Star Novels. Fill in the online order form - they'll ask for you and your partner's names, eye and hair colour, favourite food, favourite music and such like - and you'll receive a unique, personalised erotic novel, starring you and him, from £26.95. Choose from Fever in France, Spanish Sizzle or other steamy sounding titles, and you and your lover will be entwined in a love story - perhaps being by diamond smugglers in the French Riviera or discovering a hidden tomb in Naples. It's not exactly Shakespeare("Soon they were peeling each other's clothes off and flinging them to the wind...") but its great fun - and, hey, anything's better than another pair of novelty cufflinks. Visit ustarnovels.com