If you're anything like us, you're as clueless as a blind man in a maze when you're set the task of buying your girlfriend a gift. And the pressure of scoring her a sweet gift is at an excruciating peak on special occasions like Christmas or Valentine's Day.
Flowers? Chocolates? Er,…a mug with your mug on it? The more you think, the more pathetic the ideas seem but don't beat yourself up over it check out our tips below to find the perfect gift to give your girlfriend (and hopefully, she’ll give you some sort of "gift" in return).
When you're unwillingly dragged to the shops try to pay close attention to what she looks at, what she picks up and what she says. Yes, we know us blokes aren't skilled in multitasking but take in whatever information you can about what she notices when shopping.
Remember to keep the receipt, too it gives her the option to change it or you the option to refund it if things go sour.
Fish for a bit of info, but be discreet
If you want to surprise your lady friend on her birthday then asking her what she wants is out of the question. So, talk to her mates, family and friends to suss out something she really wants.
Sure, we can think of better things to do with your precious time than make small talk with her mates, but you'll score BIG time in the bedroom (we hope) if you do comprehensive research. So, get your bait primed.
Get something 'girly'
If she's obsessed with Sex and the City
(like pretty much every woman) maybe a Sex and the City
box set might be the key. See the gift is not the DVD's themselves, but the idea that you want to spend some time together as Miranda gets pregnant, Charlotte leaves her dream job, Samantha has a lot of orgasm-filled sex and Carrie gets her heart broken by Big again…er, well you know, the show has a lot of naked chicks and sex, so it’s not that bad. Moving on.
Do some sexy shopping
Unless you've shared a bed for a couple of months, steer clear of any sexy lingerie during the 'getting to know you' phase, as it could send the wrong message. Plus, you don't want to risk having your boudoir-use-only gift opened in front of a crowd of her friends at dinner. Or worse, her family.
If you're keen to see your girlfriend in a skimpy rouge number, then by all means buy it but give it to her in a safe environment preferably the bedroom to encourage immediate use.
A DIY gift
It's fair to say times are financially tough. So, a good way around this monetary impediment is to cook her a dinner, be her "slave" for a day (figuratively speaking, of course...unless you folks are into that) or organise a picnic out somewhere.
Whatever you decide, make sure you’re 100% sure about her foods of choice making a mean roast for your vegetarian girlfriend, isn't going to cut it.
And remember: the most significant problem you'll face by showering her with awesome gifts is that you’ll have to try to outdo yourself each year.
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