Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I must say I’m a little disappointed with the feedback I’ve been getting from some of my girlfriends on how they feel about the gifts they received from their significant other. I want to ask the men out there, how many times have you bought a gift for your girl thinking that you were the most creative boyfriend in the world only to realize that you and 10 other of your friends had bought the exact same thing? Yes, it’s nice that you took her to dinner and gave her flowers, a box of chocolates and possibly a piece of jewelry (again!) but guess what? She expected that. Why not go outside the box and out of your comfort zone? Why not give her a WOW experience? For those of you thinking that WOW equals lots of cash… think again! Women love a man who puts thought into things.
Give her something she needs, something that will shock her with your thoughtfulness, something that suits HER. This is not at all as difficult as it sounds. Has she been complaining that her legs are dry and her current lotion is not doing the job? Research! Find a brand with good reviews and surprise her with it. You will be amazed at how a little effort goes a LONG way. To help you out and give you an idea of which direction to take, I have compiled a list of 5 products that your girl will LOVE and be very thankful for! We all know thankfulness equals…a good night!
For those of you with a nature loving and heal the world type of woman, you can’t go wrong with Cocoon body lotion from AminoGenesis. It is a Paraben and Gluten Free lotion that not only moisturizes but has so many other uses as well. This amazingly versatile lotion can be used for dry or flaky skin, burns including sunburns, stretch marks and scars. The benefits include soft, smooth skin that looks younger, brighter and more radiant and feels hydrated. I took this lotion with me when I went to Mexico and because it has so many uses it was the only lotion I needed to pack. Surprisingly, my husband used it just as much as I did to help his sunburn and it really helped cool the skin down and prevent the flaky, dry skin that comes afterwards. It has a pleasant citrus smell and I LOVE how easy it to put on. The lotion just sinks into your skin! I would highly recommend this lotion as a gift for your lady (and for yourself!) and be assured that she will NOT be disappointed. The price on amazon is about $30 which is great value considering all its uses.
High Maintenance Diva
Ok so, you have a high maintenance woman who is hard to please because she expects MORE that the last time. A high maintenance diva likes to look good and is not adverse to spending a nice amount of dough to do so. I would suggest high end skin products such as that from popular luxury brand ‘LA MER’. The crème DE LAMER moisturizing cream is the brands best seller and is used by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian to keep their skin looking radiant This ultra-rich cream reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and firms up the skin tone. Now this product is not cheap and the official website has the RRP of $210 but seeing as you have a high maintenance diva then you are probably used to that!
Remember the days that a Pedometer was a big ugly grey or white box that gets strapped onto the waistband and only old people wore? Well this is a thing of the past! We are now living in a smart phone age that has opened the door to many other inventions that make being fit much easier than it was even a decade ago. One product that any sporty chick will love is the ‘Fitbit’. The Fitbit not only counts your steps and miles but it also compatible with the Fitbit app which you can download for free onto your smart phone and have all this information in one place. The sync is powered by Bluetooth so you don’t even need internet connection for it to work. You can buy the Fitbit in various forms from a small clip-on fit bit that she can hide under her clothes to a wrist band type that also counts her heart rate at all times not just when doing exercise. The price of the Fitbit ranges from $40 to $330 making it a great choice for any budget.
The career woman may seem like she’s tough as nails but trust me; she melts at a thoughtful gift like every other woman. Get her something to make her work life easier. A beautiful iPad stand or if you want to spend a bit more why not a designer bag for her laptop. If you decide to go with the laptop bag, Nordstrom has a huge selection to choose from. Getting her a gift to make work life easier may seem unromantic to you but to her it shows that you support her goals and are not threatened by her ambition.
This type of woman is sweet, gentle, sensitive and definitely harder to choose a gift for. With this type of lady, you can never go wrong with a handmade card. Go to the dollar store and pick out some nice stickers, glitter and basically anything that will stick to the card and look good. The beauty of this gift is even if you stuff up and give her a card that looks horrendous, she will be so pleasantly surprised by the effort and time that it won’t even matter! If you are still unsure, ask a girlfriend for some tips/help to get you started or go on pintrest for some sure to impress ideas. I’m not saying that a handmade card is the ONLY thing you should do for her but any gift accompanied with this card is sure to be a winner.
There you have it, a thoughtful suggestion to suit every woman. While I’m sure you will not go wrong following these suggestion, make sure you get a gift receipt for your purchase (especially for high end items) juuuust in case!