The woman in the picture, for example, is going to have to be very careful about the recipient of that zebra, whether they have the space etc.
Women are - if the 1000 Psychologies asked are anything to go by - so sensitive to the issues involved in giving gifts that 96% of them would keep quiet if they didn't like a present. 70% don't expect a gift in return but one in five of them feel undervalued if they don't get anything back.
Personally I find dispersing some of the potential disappointment with a little humour helps - my wife will find two of the gift tags on her presents on Sunday read not "To X with love" but "I've got the receipt". Not hilarious but it opens the door to taking the thing back if she wants.
Over on my personal blog at LifeOver35 - nothing to do with AOL Money - I've been looking at inexpensive last minute gifts for men. Concerned females are welcome to have a look through this link.