We Have Ignition

Horsepower, handling, style and engineering "” $146,435 puts the keys to this beauty under the Christmas tree. Head to Maserati of Cincinnati to pick up a holly berry red 2013 GranTurismo two-door, six-speed sports car. OK, the real color is Rosso Trionfale but we couldn't resist. The 4.7 liter V8 four-seater delivers 440 horsepower and zips from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph "¢ just the speed and handling to negotiate parking at Kroger's. Maserati of Cincinnati, 4113 Plainville Road. (513) 272-7561 or www.maseratiofcincinnati.com.

High-Impact Gifts for Her

But Cincinnati has plenty of luxury right here "” sparkly baubles, flashy sports cars and flights of fancy. 

So Enchanting

Tiffany & Co.'s Enchant collection is a swirl of platinum and 18-carat rose gold dotted with delicate diamonds inspired by the ornate patterns of 19th century garden gates. Hand cut white diamonds with a total weight of one carat, $17,000; scroll pendant on 16-inch chain, carat total weight 1.34, $20,000. Tiffany & Co., 505 Vine St., downtown. (513) 721-2022 or www.tiffany.com.

Fun faux

Forget your mother's notion of a fur jacket. This "BFF" jacket from Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs is a toasty, updated rendition with an asymmetric collar and modern fit that's fresh and casual in a 21-inch length "mink" or "leopard." Versatile enough to top skinny jeans or a little black dress for evening elegance. Imported fabric, $149. 20 W. 11th St., Covington or www.fabulousfurs.com. 

Silent Flight

High flying romance can be delivered to your doorstep with Bella Balloons. Their Casa Bella package delivers your balloon "” if your property has space for an approach and inflation. The sunrise or sunset hot air balloon flight with champagne lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes as you float silently at treetop height to 1,500 feet over several counties. Plot a three-hour window for pre-flight orientation, inflation, flight, landing, and post-flight celebration. $619 per couple. Winter is no problem, but winds must cooperate. Other trips start at $250. (513) 932-3552 or www.flybellaballoons.com.

Just the Right Piece

Buying artwork as a gift is tricky and heartfelt business but galleries go out of their way to please. Pendleton Art Center, with hundreds of studios, is a prime starting point. Paul Wolven, a Pendleton mainstay, transforms local street scenes into mysterious tableaus awash in fog, snow, rain and the delicate lights of dawn and dusk. But, not one to be categorized, he says, "Most buyers of my artwork know me for my cityscape paintings, but painting the warm colors of landscapes is a refreshing change of pace for me." Shown is "Music Hall," 16 inches by 12 inches, $800. Final Friday of the month, 6-10 p.m., Second Look Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. are open shopping times. 1310 Pendleton St., Over-the-Rhine. www.pendletonartcenter.com for artist information and sample work.