When it’s special occasion time in your woman’s life, it’s also gift buying time. For many men, the whole process of finding and buying good gifts for girlfriend or wife is fraught with anxiety. Our modern culture has made giving a woman a gift a source of comedy, tragedy, and sometimes success. In movies TV shows, and even popular music the hapless lover or husband who makes the mistake or picking out an inappropriate or unwanted gift is a well-known figure of derision. But sometimes the successful gift is also part of the story, even though these instances are much fewer in the entertainment media. So, when it comes to buying good gifts for girlfriend or wife, where do you start?
A man should know the woman he loves enough to know the perfect gift – that’s the popular wisdom, repeated as advice over and over. The difficulty with that concept is that a woman is a complex creature, and to “know” her is often a work in progress. Usually the best we can do is to make an educated guess about a particular gift idea, knowing what we know about her at this point in time. There is a chance that this information is not current, and has changed without our knowing it. But there are a few tried and tested ways to give good gifts, for girlfriend, wife, mistress or even a female boss, if you’re very careful.
We should start by talking about the typical good gifts, for girlfriend or wife – lingerie, jewelry, flowers, candy, perfume, and so on. At first glance, a man probably thinks, what could be easier? But these gift ideas are problematic when you think a bit more deeply about each one. Take lingerie, for example. Are you picking out a certain piece of flimsy lacy stuff because you know it’s what she would love, or is it because you fantasize about seeing her in it and get excited by the idea of bringing it home in a frilly box? Jewelry can be trouble in a small box as well – what seems like a good choice to you may be seen as too elegant, not elegant enough, too expensive, not expensive enough – you get the picture, I’m sure.
So, a better way to think about good gifts for girlfriend or wife is to stay away from the old standbys if possible. Unless, of course, you have been given a specific gift to “think about getting” her by the woman herself – then you have it easy. But if you’re on your own, consider what your significant other really enjoys – eating, doing, listening to, watching, playing, and so on. This is where knowing a little about her likes and dislikes can be a real bonus. If she mentioned that she would like to read that new novel, that’s a good choice. If she likes eating a certain cuisine that’s unusual or hard to find, make a reservation and a date out of the gift, and be sure to bring along a small gift as well, otherwise you could be accused of going there for yourself. By making sure that you’ve thought long and hard about your choice of a good gift for girlfriend or wife, you’ll be sure to make the right decision.
The best way to choose good gifts, for girlfriend or wife, is to be aware, and loving, and confident. Listen to what she says about likes and dislikes, and make notes later if you’re easily forgetful. Keep these ideas where you can read them over and consider the possibilities. These little tidbits of communication can be your path to success in getting perfectly good gifts, for girlfriend or wife or mistress – so don’t waste them.