Hands up who here thinks buying a gift for a female is harder than a stint on Mastermind? Yeah, we thought as much. The fact is, buying presents for any woman in your life is going to be difficult. While you may believe you’ve got it on the mark, she probably thinks you’re an idiot. Getting the wrong gift can lead to a fair few arguments too. We’ll never understand why the washing machine she constantly asked for wasn’t what she wanted on our three year anniversary. To help prevent tears and tantrums, we’ve put together this ultimate guide. Now your wife or girlfriend will always be over the moon with her gifts. Hopefully.
Write a List
Chances are, we never really listen when our partners tell us what we want for their birthday or anniversary. We can’t help it, we’re wired to be like this. If you want to get her the perfect gift, you need to start your very own secret list. Take her to the shopping mall and drag her around all of the shops. Window shopping only, of course. Anything she says she loves, make a mental note of. Download a list app on your phone and rush to the toilet. Write all the things she’s said down, including which shops they’re from. Go back to her, go around a few more shops, and do it all again. She may think you’ve got a weak bladder, but it will be worth it. Especially when you see her surprised face because you actually got her something she wanted.
The Gift is for Her, Not for You
Most men would much rather receive a gift they will have some practical use for. Like a set of tools or something for the car. Perhaps even a new car. New clothes is always a winner, too. Basically, something we don’t want to have to buy for ourselves even though we need it. Choosing a gift for your girlfriend is a whole different ball game. They want you to replace the broken washing machine anyway, not palm it off as a present. This means you’re going to need to think in a more sentimental manner. What is going to make them say, “Aww”? Something that is personal to the two of you works well for anniversaries. Such as pictures or scrapbooks. When it comes to a birthday, think more along the lines of an incredible experience. Like a romantic dinner or a weekend break. Remember, you’re buying a gift for the woman in your life, not for yourself! Which means she knows who that sexy lingerie is really for…
Take Your Time
The majority of guys hate shopping. We’d much rather get in and out of that shop as quickly as physically possible. We don’t want to hang around because there are far better things to do. Unfortunately, you can’t rush a gift for the woman in your life. It needs to be well thought out and carefully planned. You can’t run into a store and grab the first thing you see. Sorry! Do some research online before you decide what you’re going to get. Then, go into a shop and look at it in the flesh. Sometimes, something online isn’t actually as nice when you see it up close. Only once you’re happy with your decision should you take it to the till. Trust us, this will make such a difference.
You’re now ready to go gift hunting for the woman in your life. As long as you follow these easy steps, it should be a piece of cake. Which reminds us, don’t forget the birthday cake, card, balloons, and champagne.