I don't know what level your relationship is at, but jewelry is an old standby for good reason. How about some nice stud earrings with her birthstone? Or just an interesting pair of earrings? My mom always gets me some for Christmas, and they're always my favorite gift. I am constantly losing them, so I always need more!!
Or a necklace with her birthstone? Eh, stick with the earrings. I'm not big into jewelry myself, but I *always* wear earrings; necklaces get kinda stuck in the jewelry box and never see the light of day again.
Why do you think I am FREAKING OUT! (And not in a good 60's-too-many-drugs-freak-out kinda way either)
She knows I want a new monitor, but I told her to wait till my birthday (feb). If she gets it for me I am going to be sooo screwed. Hmm.. I wonder if a can make up for it with a "New Years Day Gift"? Hmm.. probably not.