I love my Ginghers - I also am fond of my rotary cutting equpiment.
If she doesn't have that, you might consider setting her up with that.
How about you go to a quilt shop - ask some questions - then buy a gift certificate to JoAnn's with a WHAT TO GET WITH IT note attached so she can get the items on sale -
I think it depends on the size of her hands and what kind of fabrics she works with.
I don't know if Michaels carries the Gingher line.
Anyway, you sound like a sweetie.