Buying gifts can be tricky, especially when it comes to people who really matter to you. It takes a lot of time and effort just to think of a gift that your recipient will not only appreciate, but also enjoy. Face it: when it comes to gifts, men often just come up blank. Apart from the cliché gifts such as chocolates, flowers, and jewelry, most men don’t really have a clue what to get for their girlfriends or wives.
To help you come up with a memorable gift this Valentine’s Day, here is a guide to the top gift ideas for the women in your life.
A pampering and skin care package. A lot of beauty and skin care companies offer special gift sets during special seasons. Christmas and Valentine’s are often earmarked as special gift-giving days, and therefore most beauty companies create special, limited edition packages. If you don’t want something pre-packaged and think it’s too impersonal, create your own pampering package by purchasing a basket and adding a few relaxation must-haves, like scented lotion, soap, bath salts, and even perfume.
A tablet. There are so many different tablets out there in the market today that it shouldn’t be difficult to find one that your beloved will like. Techie women will probably prefer Androids like the Amazon Kindle, whereas fashionable ones will go with the iPad. Bonus points: pre-install the tablet with a digital magazine application and get her magazine subscriptions to her favorite fashion and lifestyle magazines.
Designer purse. Diamonds may be forever, but not every woman can wear them out and about everyday. Purses, on the other hand, are much more likely to be used regularly, and are therefore the more practical choice. If you’re clueless about brands, you can do one of two things: (1) ask your female friends for advice; or (2) do a bit of research online.
A spa weekend or even a weekend getaway with just the two of you. Women are particularly attracted to getaways that foster relaxation – and this is definitely something men can appreciate, too. Who doesn’t want to relax, anyway? Book a room in a quaint bed and breakfast or go all out and get a spa weekend at a fancy resort. Either way, your beloved will definitely be literally swept off her feet.
Personalized gifts, like Valentine’s greeting cards. Now before you assume this seems like a cheapskate’s way out, remember that the one thing women truly appreciate – beyond all of the material gifts available – is honesty. A greeting card, uniquely designed on your own using a greeting card software, can convey feelings you don’t normally share with her. The gesture and the effort won’t be lost on her; that’s guaranteed.
Of course, it all still depends on the personality and interests of your intended recipient. Better keep these suggestions in mind, but also dig deep to find out what can bring a smile to her face this Valentine’s Day.