Alright guys, this one’s for you. Do you remember that time you forgot about your girlfriend’s/wife’s birthday or didn’t do anything special for your anniversary? Luckily for you, Christmas is right around the corner. What does that mean? It means you can make up for the mistake(s) you made within the last year.
Now you’re probably thinking to yourself that no matter what you do, you’ll never be able to fully make up for all the times you upset her. However, a well thought out present might get you out of the dog house. Along with the sports fan on your list, I’ve already given suggestions on what you should get mom, dad and kids. In the fifth installment of my series on gift ideas, I’ll take a look at what you should get for the special lady in your life.
If you’ve read some of my past blogs, you know that I don’t like shopping. With that in mind, it probably sounds pretty crazy that I’d suggest taking your significant other to the mall for shopping, right? Well, if you really messed up on past holidays, a trip to the mall might give you all the bonus points you need. Think about it. Not only are you funding the entire trip, you’re also spending quality time with her, which she’ll appreciate. This one’s a win-win.
This is the type of thing that all girls seem to love. If the two of you have been together for an extended period of time, chances are you have a lot of pictures of your time together. Instead of keeping them stored in your phone or on Facebook, put them to good use by creating a scrapbook. If you aren’t creative, this type of present probably doesn’t sound very appealing to you. However, you’re hard work won’t go unnoticed. As long as you put a little effort into it, she’ll be thankful for the present.
This one is tricky. I’ve never been a big fan of buying jewelry because I feel like there are just too many options and too many ways to make the wrong choice. To me, you’re best bet is to find out what she really wants. Don’t go out to the mall and pick out a random necklace or a pair of earrings. I suggest narrowing your options down as much as possible. Figure out if she wants gold or silver. Is she looking for a pair of earrings, a watch, or a necklace? At least go to the jewelry store with a few ideas, otherwise you might as well go in blindfolded and pick out the first thing you point at.
Don’t automatically cross this one off your list because you think it’s too expensive. A vacation doesn’t always have to mean a week in Hawaii or an all-inclusive resort. You could easily take a day or weekend trip to a new destination the two of you have never experienced before. As part of the vacation, take her out for a nice dinner and you’ve got the makings of a perfect gift.
Is it me or are girls always changing their purses? To me, if there are two items that girls have a lot of, it’s shoes and purses. Before you rush out and pick out the first purse you come across, I suggest taking the same approach I recommended for picking out jewelry. Do your research. Figure out what she likes. Color, size and brand are all key factors. Do your due diligence, otherwise make sure to save your receipt because she’ll most likely exchange it for the purse she really wants.
Have I mentioned that I don’t like shopping? Well, I especially don’t like shopping for girls. If you didn’t notice, of the five gift ideas I presented you, only two of them really require you to shop. If shopping isn’t your thing, forget about the purse and jewelry and take advantage of the other ideas I gave.
I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum. I’ve given gifts that past girlfriends loved while also given gifts that only made the situation worse. To avoid the latter, it’s your turn to share some ideas. What are some other gifts you recommend? Let us know in the comments section below!