So, you want to get the woman in your life the perfect gift, but you’re struggling to figure out what it should be. We get it, choosing gifts can be difficult. But you’ve got to remember that you know her best and it’s always the thought that counts. Whatever you get her, we’re sure it will be appreciated.
With that said, we’re alway here to offer a helping hand and a nudge in the right direction. Take a look below, and we’ll help you identify why you might want to give a gift, and which type would work best.
Why gift in the first place?
Receiving a gift is one of the nicest feelings in the world. Receiving a thoughtful gift is even better. The women in your life will absolutely appreciate the thoughtfulness and care you put into choosing their present, so you should really go all out.
Maybe you want to thank them for everything they do for you, or congratulate them for reaching an important milestone. Whatever the reason, you should consider what they’d like best and try to put in as much effort in as possible. It’s a great way to show how much you care about them.
What to gift
Clothing and jewelry
Gifting clothes or jewelry can sometimes be difficult and there are a number of things you need to consider before you can even think about buying them for someone. You need to have a clear understanding of her style, her size, her ring size, which types of clothes or jewelry compliment her, and whether or not you’ve chosen a brand she likes.
The best way to figure all of this out is to ask her. But try to be inconspicuous. Drop the question into a conversation at least a few weeks in advance (or a few months if you can) to make sure she doesn’t suspect what you’re planning. If you aren’t the subtlest of friends or partners, try asking her bestie or a sister for advice instead.
Understanding her style and size is probably the most important thing when it comes to buying clothes or jewelry. So sneak into her closet or jewelry box and try to find something similar, then take a note of the size.
Flowers and plants
Flowers and plants are one of the best gifts you can give. There are very few people that will turn their nose up at them, but you still need to consider which ones are her favorites. Not every woman wants roses, after all.
Look out for when she buys herself flowers and plants, or comments on someone else’s, and make a mental note of which type she chooses. Then when it comes to giving her a gift you’ll know exactly what to do.
If you live with this woman you’ll have plenty of opportunities to narrow it down, but if not then simply asking her is always a safe bet.
Art, books and music
Gifts related to art, books, and music are very thoughtful indeed. They demonstrate you’ve listened to her when she tells you about her interests. Think about the kind of art she likes most, which cultures she’s drawn to, or which artist is her favorite.
For books, take a look at her bookshelf and try to find the ones with the beaten up spines – she reads these the most, so finding out the author is a great start.
If you’re friends with her on Spotify, then have a look at which artists or bands she listens to on repeat. If she loves vinyl, an obscure record from one of her favorites is sure to go down well.
Perhaps she’s into independent, local brands, or maybe she’s just environmentally conscious. Taking this into consideration when buying her gift will show you really care about the things she cares about.
Walk around the town or city she lives in and take time to discover the local brands. You might even find something you like in there! It’s great because it shows that you’ve really put thought into what she’d like in a gift, rather than just picking up the first thing you found at the gas station.
When to gift
Who doesn’t love surprises? They’re fun, exciting and as the name implies, you never know when they’re coming. Giving a surprise gift means the reaction will almost always be priceless.
You could hand it to her out of the blue while you’re at home or on a walk, or you could leave it somewhere unexpected where you know she’ll find it, like under her desk or in the kitchen cupboard behind the cookie jar. However you surprise her, it’s sure to go down well, so try to think of a way that will make her happiest.
After a tough time
Everybody goes through tough times. If one of the women in your life is having a hard time, a gift can really work to cheer her up. She won’t be expecting it – it will let her know that you’re thinking of her and that she doesn’t have to go through it alone.
A tough time gift is the perfect pick-me-up and works great if she doesn’t quite feel up to going out yet. It can also help improve feelings of isolation and loneliness. Receiving a gift in the post will let her know that she can talk to you in her own time.
After dinner or a night out
So you’ve taken her out for a wonderful night; maybe you went to her favorite restaurant or took her to watch the latest movie. Now is the perfect time to give her a gift – you’ll be able to make the night even more memorable and special than it would have been.
Jewelry is probably the best gift you can give after dinner or a night out. It’s lightweight enough that you can easily hide it in your coat pocket until the perfect moment and it’s definitely a memorable gift.
On a day which has little to no expectations
If you’re dating the woman you’re buying a gift for, a meh day when you can’t decide what to watch or where to go is the ideal time to give it. You have so many little memories together and neither of you would be expected to remember the date of them.
Buy a gift that reminds her of things like your first kiss or date, or when you first remember noticing each other. Or just give her something little to brighten up a boring day and show her just how invested you are in the relationship.
A quiet moment
Always make sure that when you give the gift it’s just the two of you to make it as special as possible. Don’t give her your gift in front of everyone or in the middle of a party – wait until you have the opportunity to take her aside and do it then.
This takes the focus off her reaction – it’s no longer about trying to one-up everyone else with the perfect gift. She can enjoy it in her own time and is able to focus on the thought you put into it.
Other things to consider
Not every gift is perfect, especially when it comes to clothing. You might have spent a lot of time searching for the right style or the perfect brand, but sometimes it simply isn’t the right fit. You could well be a bit clueless when it comes to womenswear, and what looks good to you could be ghastly in reality!
This is why you need to keep the receipts. You can quickly recover and purchase a more appropriate gift that will make her even happier than before.
Add a personalized card
A small handwritten message in a personalized card can make the difference between a good gift and a great gift. Write something cute or funny, explain the hidden joke or the significant memory your gift is linked to, and tell them why you think they deserve it.
If the gift is tied to a specific memory, then include a photo of it on the front of the card as a clue. Trying to work out the meaning behind the gift by looking through the card will be a great experience for her and make it even more memorable.
Don’t leave it in a place where she’ll find it
It’s an obvious one, but make sure she doesn’t find her gift before she’s supposed to. Especially if you intend to give it as a surprise. Hide it somewhere you know she won’t look – this is all the more easier if you don’t live in the same house. But if you do, try to get creative with your hiding spots. Maybe somewhere just out of her reach, or behind an appliance you know she doesn’t use.
Wherever you hide it, just make sure you remember where it is!
If the store offers gift bags or gift-wrapping, use it.
Certain stores will offer gift bags, or if you’re lucky, gift wrapping. The assistants are trained to wrap presents and they’ve probably wrapped hundreds of them. We’re not saying you won’t try your best, but sometimes it’s better to leave it to the professionals. If they offer it, use it.
When she sees her gift wrapped by someone who knows what they’re doing, it will make for a big reveal.
Don’t worry too much about the price
Finally, there’s no need to worry about the price. Whether that means you think it’s too expensive, or not expensive enough – as long as you put thought into the gift, you can be sure she’ll love it.
You’ll find the perfect gift at TouchNote, so take a browse through what we have on offer, and pair it with a personalized card to make it even more special. You can’t put a price on the feeling she’ll get when she receives it, so make sure you go all-out.