A guys guide to gift buying
It’s a common theme in conversations amongst women – the guy in their life just doesn’t ever get them the right gift, if they even get them a gift, at all. Being handed money and told to buy something they’ll enjoy? Well, that’s not the way to a woman’s heart. Neither is being told “Go buy something for yourself and it’ll be from me”. That’s not a gift, that’s a typical day of shopping. Chocolates and flowers are nice but overplayed, they scream “Well, at least I got you something”.
Guys, listen up. You don’t have to spend a fortune for your gal to appreciate the fact that you got them a gift. Women mostly are grateful that thought was put into it when they open up a package that was clearly meant for them.
Something engraved or personalized, whether it be jewelry or a book, makes a nice gift for any special occasion. BestPersonalizedJewelry.com has a great selection. Or, visit Etsy for some unique, handmade personalized gifts.
How about a nice weekend getaway, just the two of you? Travelocity has some great deals on trips, whether it be just a weekend or a week-long.
For a girlfriend:
Depending on how long the two of you have been going out probably makes a difference in what you buy. For a newer love interest, a gift card for a mani/pedi is sure to please. For a longer term relationship, nice lingerie from Victoria’s Secret is sure to make her smile. Also, consider making memories. Take her for a nice dinner and head to the theatre for a play or ballet. Or even a sporting event, if that’s her poison.
For your mom:
Moms love getting gifts from their little boys. A great gift for mom could be a Gift-of-the-Month Club membership. There are clubs for wines, gourmet foods, books–pretty much anything your mom likes.
Other gift ideas for a woman in your life:
How about a nice coffee table book based on the woman’s passion or interest? Also, consider purchasing gift cards from a variety of her favorite stores and present them to her wrapped in a box. What about perfume? Tell the salesperson what type of perfumes your gal likes and have them help you based on that scent. Then, visit Perfumania and use one of their great coupons!
Whatever you decide to get for whichever woman in your life, show that you put some thought into it. Because guys, that’s all us women really want anyway.
For other gift buying ideas, please read Great gifts for Moms.