Okay, so Christmas is just around the corner, and if there’s one thing guys dread; it’s buying for their wives and girlfriends. Let me tell you, I’ve learned – from experience – that it’s so easy to get it wrong. While you may think you’ve come up with the greatest idea ever, I assure you, it’s probably going to miss the mark. A woman knows exactly what she wants, just like you do. Unless she’s specifically told you what to buy her, keep the guesswork to a minimum. A guy trying to explore the world of beauty and fashion is a recipe for disaster.
First things first; get makeup, shoes, clothes, handbags and perfume out of your mind. Believe me, you’ll more than likely get it wrong. What women really want isn’t designer goods – they can buy them for themselves with greater success. They want a token of your appreciation. They want to know how you feel about them and, more importantly, a little thought to go into it. Forget trying to impress her with expensive luxury gifts. As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Give her something that shows you’ve been thinking long and hard about her and you won’t go far wrong. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Custom Jewelry – This may seem like it contradicts the ‘no fashion’ rule, but it doesn’t. The beauty of custom made jewelry is that isn’t not so much a fashion statement as a token of your appreciation. It shows that you’ve given things some thought. The fact that custom bracelets and necklaces are currently in fashion is an added bonus. Have it made to your own specifications, basing it on her personality. Colors, shapes and accessories that you know reflect her as a person. She’ll appreciate the effort.
Spa Break – This is my foolproof go-to gift for women. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a single woman on this planet that doesn’t love to be pampered once in awhile. Quite often, though, they can’t justify spending the money themselves. Especially if they have a busy household to run. Give her the break (and justification) she needs to get away for some time to herself. It can get a little pricey; such is the nature of spa breaks, so shop around for the best prices in your area and beyond.
Engagement Ring – If you haven’t yet gotten around to getting hitched, and this girl is the one for you, it’s time to put a ring on it. What could be more of a surprise come Christmas morning than finding you down on one knee, ready to pop the question? You might want to avoid hiding under the tree, though. If you’re absolutely sure that you want to spend the rest of your life with this woman, make it official. There’s no clearer way to show her your commitment than vowing to spend eternity together. You probably want to gauge whether she feels the same, though, or Christmas lunch could get a little awkward.
Did we miss anything? Do you have any good ideas to add? Let us know in the comments section below.