We're not talking about the shears your Grandma used to give you haircuts with. Indeed, there's a specific type of scissors to meet every need out there, although some are more versatile than others. Before you get overwhelmed with all of the options, take a step back and consider the projects you'll be using them for. For example, if you spend most of your time dealing with fabric, you'll want scissors designed for cutting such materials. If you plan to use them for messy projects, pick a few cheap pairs that you'll happily wind up decorating with paint, glue or other hard-to-remove stuff. There are also special scissors that cut in particular designs, like zig-zags or wavy lines, which are perfect for scrapbookers, school crafts or others who otherwise love work magic with plain old paper. Don't forget to pick up a pair of child-specific safety scissors for your kids!