Can I give my wife a gift for Yom Tov even though she is in the year of avelus ?? Is simchas Yom Tov considered different then stam Simcha during the year ??
When one is in the aveilus year they should not be given presents, even for yom tov. She may however buy herself a dress, but someone will have to wear it for a day or two before she does in order to take the newness out of it.