Friday, 1 March 2013

Choosing the Perfect Gift For Women

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Men! If you are anything like me, you love to buy gifts for your loved one throughout the year. Not just for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries but all those other times when you just want to surprise and show them how much you love and appreciate being a part of their life.
However, this can be easier said than done. When shopping for women, many men find it extremely tough to find the perfect gift for their loved one that shows how much they love and appreciate them. This is usually because they put their loved one in the same classification of 'all women'. They ask themselves: “Will she like it?” When you find yourself asking this question, you are usually buying the wrong gift. Take your time and say to yourself, “I know that she is this kind of woman, so she will love this!” In other words, you need to find something that is personalized to the interests and needs of the person you are buying for.

Always consider the person's interest and hobbies.  
Oops! Wait! Stay with me now. It's not that hard! Interests and hobbies come from the core of a person's innermost being... from the heart, right? As men usually know, touching a woman's heart by thinking of something that touches her personally is the whole foundation for letting her know how much you care for them.

This is the whole idea of personality types and it's not actually that hard. It just takes some time and perserverance. Think about the things that she usually likes and uses ... and if you're a good snooper, find out what she uses, something that she loves so much that she's always running out of it. If she has a favorite brand of anything, stick to it. Keep an eye on her supply and, if she is getting low on it, buy her a new one. This is a great way to show them that you are paying attention to their needs. When she is all down and frustrated about having to wait until she can go and pick up a refill, you can present her with the wrapped gift!

Sometimes, men will categorize women and the typical gift buying ideas, such as fragrances, flowers or candy, will be a temptation to purchase and they will think they have done a great job. It is a good start but there is far more you can do when you think more about their needs, desires and interests. You are trying to do something special for them. Why would you settle for something that can just be bought at the nearest corner store? If you are buying for an outdoor type of woman, buy the things that she likes and uses.  For example; balls, backpacks and camping equipment, tennis shoes, etc.  ... and if she is the fragrance, flower and candy woman, by all means, go for it but don't just buy something ordinary that you could get anywhere or looks like everything else. While buying some flowers quickly on the way home from work is always nice, having something personalized with her favorite colours of flowers sent to her house is much nicer. Or, if she loves chocolate, find some chocolates that are unique and have them sent.

Does she like fashion or is she a person who enjoys the latest trends?  Browse the different fashion magazines and scope out the latest in trendy apparel or jewelry. It doesn't have to be expensive or flashy. Sometimes simple things like a scarf or new bag to complement her wardrobe can be a nice small gift. 

Here is my most important tip! In general, women enjoy showing off gifts from their significant other. It doesn't have to be extremely expensive but make sure that it's not too cheesy or cheap.  They want to impress; not have others think you are a cheapskate!

Remember, the most important thing to consider is to select a gift that reflects their interests and passions.  When you add your own fun and excitement, you give a personal touch that will make your gift among the most remembered and cherished.  It'll make her think of you whenever she uses it. When you find a gift that can make her think of you deeply, you know you have found the perfect gift. Shopping for her will not be difficult, if you are actively engaged in knowing what she likes, doesn't like or has a passion for. Keep notes when she is talking or mentions something that she liked so you can add it to your wishlist of things to possibly buy her. Pretty soon, you will have a list of ideas that you can always turn to when you want to show your love and appreciation.
Life can get busy, hectic and chaotic. Sometimes, you get so wrapped up in your life that you forget to pay attention to your loved one. Buying small personalized gifts to surprise her when she least expects it can be a powerful way of showing her that you are always thinking of her and appreciating her.
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