Whether you’ve been together for a month or years, getting gifts for girlfriends is one of the most obvious ways to let them know that you mean business. Now, I know you’re thinking you’ve got this on lock but maybe you need to think again. Buying gifts for girlfriends is not something you do in your sleep; there has to be the intention, the thought, and most importantly, the romance.
Depending on the kind of person your girlfriend is, gift-giving may be anywhere from a walk in the park to near impossible. But relax, I’ve done all the worrying for you and I’ve come up with a few ideas that I’m sure you’ll love. Whether it’s her birthday, Christmas, your anniversary, or any other day, there’s something in this post for you.
The first mistake that we make when getting gifts for our loved ones is failing to plan. It doesn’t matter how well you think you know your girlfriend, you have to put some time and thought into getting a gift. By doing this, you can really step and understanding the occasion and why you’re getting her a gift. And if you’re ordering the gift online, or having it made specially, there’s enough time for it to arrive. However, if you wait till the last minute, you may be forced to get her something just for the sake of it. That, my friend, is how you end up with thoughtless, impersonal gifts. So if you have to set a reminder a couple of weeks to her birthday or Valentine’s day, you do what you have to do!
It’s the Thought that Counts
I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before but trust me, there’s so much to it. More often than not, we’re so hung up on price when getting gifts for girlfriends that we forget what really matters – the thought. Look around, observe her, listen to her, that way you can pick up on ideas of what she really wants. It could be a million-dollar diamond ring, but it could also be this simple bracelet that lets her know how much you mean to her.
What is Her Passion?
This is a great way to go if you’re feeling a little stuck on what to get her. What is her passion? What is she interested in? Is there something she goes on and on about? For example, if your girlfriend loves drag shows, a ticket to her favorite queen’s concert may be a great idea. Or if she loves to draw, getting her art supplies or a book about her style of art will definitely be a home run.
Consider Getting a Practical Gift
Now before we get into this one, know that it is very tricky. Getting her a practical gift might seem boring or thoughtless, but trust me, there’s a method to it. By asking and answering a few questions, you’ll get a little clarity on whether this is the way to go. First ask yourself, if you don’t get her this gift, is it something she can buy for herself? If the answer is yes, then please do not buy her this item. But if it is something you know she needs but can probably not afford to get herself, then she might love it. For instance, if she has been trying to expand her confectionary business, something like this commercial countertop mixer would really blow her mind.
Pick up on Cues
If you know anything about women, you’ll know that they’re constantly dropping clues about what they want. Also, you may have had conversations about something that has really piqued her interest lately. That could guide you on the perfect gift to get her. Getting your girl a gift based on something she has said or inspired will ensure that you get her something that she really likes. It will also show her that you’ve been listening to her; a two-in-one package if there ever was one.
Let Your Gift Do the Talking
When giving gifts, it is important to remember that this is not about you. It’s about how you want to make the person feel. When your girlfriend gets your gift, what do you want her to hear you say? You need to think about this when deciding on a gift. This is why custom gifts like personalized necklaces are always such a great idea. That way, you can specially curate the message you’re trying to relay; especially if you’re not as good at expressing your emotions.
Do not Regift Items
You know that thing people do where they regift items they’ve received from someone else? Yeah, don’t do that. Even if you have no need for that company-branded curling iron, what you also don’t need is a girlfriend who thinks you do not regard her. Also, please do not get her a gift you’ve gotten her before (except she specially asks for it). This may not seem like a big deal to you, but to her, it could come across like you don’t care about her or worse still, you don’t remember the previous gifts you got her.
Keep it Fun and Lighthearted
This is probably the most important tip I could give on buying gifts for girlfriends. While gifts should always be thoughtful, they do not have to be super serious. Stressing out about gifts might make you feel like you put in more effort but sometimes, it’s easier to relax and figure it out. Do you and your girlfriend have some inside jokes or long-running pranks? Getting her gifts around these will definitely make her smile. So think outside the box, get her something fun and quirky, just like this mug.
Gifts Ideas for Girlfriends
Now that we’re done considering, let’s jump right into some gift ideas that are guaranteed to blow her mind away. With these tips and ideas, I can assure you that your girlfriend will be smiling for days after.
Yeah, we all have smartphones, but nothing says I want to make memories with you like a Polaroid Camera. This portable camera will allow her to document special occasions that may or may not include you. More importantly, she’ll have pictures that she could display in frames or make collages and scrapbooks with.
For most of us, coffee is a huge part of our mornings. I can’t think of a better way to start your day than with a mug that reminds you of your partner. The best part about coffee mugs is how easily customizable they are.
Sunglasses do more than protect your eyes from sun damage, they could also be the fashion accessory that brings your look together. So whether your girl’s style is minimalist, or high-end, I’m pretty sure there’s a pair out there that would match her mood.
Women are generally soft, and so are blankets. After a day of work or a long night out, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a bed with a big, soft blanket.
If there’s one thing your girlfriend would love, it’s filling up her living space with beauty. With art, there are so many great options to choose from. It could be an oil painting from one of her favorite artists, digital wall art, or even a simple framed photo of the two of you.
No matter what the question is, when it comes to getting gifts for girlfriends, jewelry is always a great answer. They’re pretty, they’re thoughtful and they’re totally useful. You could get a pair of beautiful earrings, customized charm bracelets, or a necklace that screams “I care about my woman!”
Have you been thinking about how to make sure you’re the last thing your girlfriend thinks about before bed? Then get her pajamas. While this may seem extremely simple, the trick is, women love to look cute even while they sleep. You could go for sultry sleepwear or something more fun.
If there’s anything a girl in a serious relationship loves, it’s her overnight bag. They are perfect and convenient for all the nights and weekends she plans to spend with you. Also, if she is a girl boss on the move, this would make such a great gift.
Everyone needs a wristwatch in their life. In addition to letting you know what time of the day it is, wristwatches are great fashion accessories. If she’s super into fitness, you could take it a step further by getting her a smartwatch that syncs with her phone and tracks her activities.
Now this one is a dead giveaway. Just because she’s not always with doesn’t mean she can’t surround herself with scents that remind her of you, her loved ones, or even her childhood home. Scented candles are great because of how multi-functional they are. Light up my home, beautify my home, and take me down memory lane? Sounds like a bargain to me. These particular candles are scented with fragrances that correspond with different states. For instance, the Washington Candles smell like Maple, rainfall and mild forest just like the state.