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Gifts for Women

Written by Mr. WellCultured, Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 in Q&As

What are some acceptable and appropriate gifts for females partners on Christmas or their birthdays?

Well, it really depends on the relationship.

First and foremost, the rule has generally always been that the thought does really count more than the money. Trust me- buying her something she will genuinely like/use and buying her an extremely expensive necklace will have two different reactions- the former generally better than the latter, believe it or not. Most girls (and I say most because there are exceptions) prefer you to actually think about it. Too many guys fall into the trap of thinking they have to buy something extravagant with no thought in it.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still rely on some of the staples we all rely on.

Jewelry is an option if the girl likes jewelry- but pick something tasteful and simple, and preferably not a ring (for obvious reasons, it could be read as a marriage proposal). Otherwise, do something fun and lasting- for the fashionista, go for clothing- for a more geeky girl, go for something cool and techy. I tend to recommend against picking something expendable (like perfume) unless she really wants it- the idea is to give her something she can use again and again and have for years.

Of course, this is a tough question because it depends on the girl. Still, no matter what you do, avoid “pre-made gifts” (like at mall stores that are clearly packaged as an emergency gift) like the plague. They come off as cheap, thoughtless, and generally shitty.

I hope you’re able to find something!

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3 Responses to Gifts for Women

  1. Laurie Neumann says:

    How about a beautiful gift basket? One that is especially picked for the tastes of the woman who is receiving it. Spa baskets, chocolate baskets, tea or coffee – there are so many to choose from and you can pick one that would be special for her.

  2. srsly? says:

    we’re gonna leave that comment there?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Avoid the gift basket. She hasn’t won a door prize.

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