Letting someone know how much you think about them can be confusing business. This is especially true if you’re a guy. If only there were some failsafe guide to getting it right. If only there was a gift guide that took all the hassle out of buying a present. It’s not that you can’t be bothered. You can. You just want it to be easy and simple. And most of all you want to be appreciated. I mean you want her to appreciate the gift. More than that you want her to love it. Simple then. Here it is.
Flowers do it all the time. They do it every time, with one exception. That small bunch you found on the garage forecourt. It’s not as if she wants you to go and pick them out. She doesn’t. That would be sweet but not very glamorous. No, these flowers have to come from a florist. That’s it. The good news is the florist will be delighted to see you. He or she will even gift wrap the flowers for you and tie them up with a fancy bow. You can even order online. Don’t forget to add a personalized message. It doesn’t even matter that you didn’t write it yourself. Flowers from the florist with a message. Perfect.
Jewelry is up there with best thing you could ever get. It lasts forever and hopefully you have enough taste to know the types of things she likes. Maybe she has even mentioned something specific that she wants. If not, you could try asking someone who might know her taste a little better, one of her friends is a good bet. Maybe she wants something classically elegant like pearls. Or perhaps she’d prefer something like the jewelry at Benna; slightly more quirky and stylish. You can find bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings. Notice what she normally wears, and what she never does. Think tasteful, simple and just a little bit fabulous. She’ll be wearing it for years to come. People will ask her who the person with great taste was.
This one is a bit more complicated. You might know your stuff. But this is going to involve sizes and in my experience you could get this wrong. And you don’t want to get it wrong. Accessories could be could. It’s less risky going along with scarves. There are some great bags you could get. Underwear can be a great choice. You could get a bit flirty with this one. Check sizes against current underwear. Discreetly.
Unless you know what you are talking about, I’d stay away from anything specific. It could work out if you know that she likes a certain brand. Perfume can work well – if she likes it. Stay away from anything that has the words age or wrinkles on the label. Trust me.
Drinks and Chocolates.
Perfect just about every time, and will go particularly nicely with any of the above. Who doesn’t love a nice box of chocolates? Especially when paired with their favourite drink; red or white wine, a bottle of Prosecco or even champagne if you’re feeling extra generous.