After this is over...you should tell her to come here and sign up!!!
If my husband were to suprise me with a knitting gift....(the probability of him even making an effort is incredibly slim)....A gift certificate to a yarn store online or brick and mortar, is what i would like, because even tho the effort is nice, he doesnt know really what i got my eye on and a gift certificate will let me choose my gift!
Altho there are some that would say, thats not personal...but i would rather get a chance to choose than get something im not gonna use!
In his defence tho....him buying a craft related gift for me, would be like me buying him a chainsaw or a tool of some sort....prob wont get the right one cuz im snobby about my craft stuff.
All of this does not negaite your efforts tho!! Kudos to you!! And happy birthday to the lucky lady!!