If you can’t think of a thing to get your wife, partner, or friend, for her birthday or any other special occasion, here are some ideas. One of these should be the perfect gift for your loved one.
The key to easy and successful gift choices for everyone you know is to really know what they like and not just what you think they like, or worse, what you think they should like.
Maybe, the woman in your life has pointed out the things that she likes, in shop windows or on websites. Are you really taking it in when she shows you something? Or do you only pretend to admire whatever it is?
Getting better at these situations can help make you an excellent gift giver. The other thing that can help is knowing what “type” of woman she is. These types are only for convenience’s sake and not to say that every woman can be neatly boiled down to a particular type.
The classic woman may not care what the current fashion is. Generally, she sticks to the tried-and-tested items like pearls or diamond stud earrings. If you think that diamonds are out of your price range, do some investigating.
Lab-grown diamonds are the same as mined diamonds, but they have two advantages. Mining them doesn’t impact the environment or the miners. The second advantage is that they are usually more affordable.
The classic woman might also appreciate iconic perfumes like Chanel and Dior. You don’t need to go into it alone. The staff at the perfume counter in any department store will be happy to help you.
Typically, outdoorsy women can’t be bothered with jewelry or perfume. Items like hiking boots and maybe a new kayak, would probably please her the most. Multi-gadget Swiss Army knives are great, but there are other unique choices too.
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How about a wearable sleeping bag? It would allow her to sit comfortably by the fire on a frigid night, and then, just pull it back to the tent when it’s time to sleep.
Another unique choice is night vision binoculars. With these, there will be no need to wonder what’s making that noise in the tree. She will be able to see that it’s a harmless raccoon and relax.
Does the woman in your life constantly have a book in her hand? Take notice of what genre she prefers and look for new works by her favorite authors. If she doesn’t already have an Amazon book wishlist, casually suggest that it might help her remember books that she means to read.
If you do purchase a book for her, don’t just give her the book in a box. There are numerous unusual and useful accessories that you can add.
Does she like to read in bed? There is a wide array of booklights to choose from to make her reading sessions more comfortable and to keep you from being disturbed.
There are also many fun new book clubs to sign her up for. The recipient of a subscription will get a new surprise book every month.
The homebody would rather buy a new set of drapes than a dress for herself. She takes a lot of pride in her home and is constantly on the lookout for new furnishings and decorations. Take note of the colors she likes and the style of the furnishings.
Don’t choose something like a throw pillow no matter how well you think it will go with your loveseat. There are loads of home stores on the internet and you should be able to find something beautiful and useful.
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If you don’t think your loved one fits into any of these “types”, you can still become an excellent gift chooser. Start carrying a small notebook with you and fill it up with everything, from random items she points out to brand names you see around her house.
All it takes is a little imagination and observation!