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Top Ten Gifts for Girlfriends–Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend

Updated on October 29, 2012

What gifts do boyfriends give their girlfriends? What gift did you buy your girlfriend during valentine's day? Do you keep on giving your girlfriend the same type of gift each year? There are some things that women will love to receive as gifts from their boyfriends. Unfortunately most men are not aware of such things. By the way, is this your first time you want to surprise your girlfriend with a gift?

One way of nurturing your relationship with your girlfriend is by buying her gifts during special moments or when you just want to please her. Therefore, you should take your time to find an excellent gift to buy your girlfriend. Some of the occasions that will require you to buy your girlfriend a gift include:

  • Her birthday.
  • Valentine's day.
  • Her graduation.
  • Christmas.
  • New Year.

Apart from the above special occasions mentioned, you should surprise your girlfriend more often with a gift to remind her that you do care and love her. Nurture your relationship by buying your girlfriend gifts that she will appreciate. She will not only be pleased with you but she will also know that you do love and appreciate her.

When you do not have a clue what gift to buy your girlfriend, you will find yourself visiting from one shop to another looking for something excellent to buy. Not knowing what gift to buy may lead you to buy a gift that is inappropriate and once you give it to her, she will start pondering what intentions you had in mind buying her such a gift.

Knowing What Gift Your Girlfriend Will Like

There are many ways that you can use to know what things your girlfriend would like to receive as gifts. Once you know these things you will have an idea of the exact gifts that you will be buying her. Some of the ways are discussed below.

1.) Listening to Her

Listening to your girlfriend when she is talking is an excellent way to know what she likes and dislikes. You should pay attention to what she is saying whenever you happen to be together or when she is talking with friends. Listening to your girlfriend will enable you to know the gifts that she has received in the past years that she still appreciates. You will also come to know the thing that she wants most at the moment.

2.) Ask Your Girlfriend What She Likes

This is the most accurate way of knowing what your girlfriend likes most. Know her likes by initiating a conversation about the things she likes to receive as gifts. She will probably open up and tell you the thing that she prefers most to be given as a gift. The good thing about conversing with your girlfriend about her likes is that you will have a list of the things that she likes and this will enable you to buy her different kind of gifts whenever you want to give her a gift.

3.) Ask Her Friends

Ask her friends to tell you the gift that your girlfriend prefers most. This will assist you in ensuring that your girlfriend doesn't have a clue of your intentions to buy her a gift. Her best friend probably knows the things your girlfriend likes and she will tell you once you inquire from her.

For example, you can send her best friend to ask her what birthday gift she will appreciate most. Once she gives you a feedback, then you can buy it and give it to your girlfriend as a birthday gift.

Top Ten Gifts for Girlfriends

Some of the top ten gifts for girlfriends are discussed below. These gifts will give you ideas of gifts that you can give your girlfriend.

1.) Jewelry

One of the top ten gifts that boyfriends can give their girlfriends is jewelry. You can't go wrong buying your girlfriend jewelry. There are different shapes of bracelet or necklaces that you can buy your girlfriend. These necklaces and bracelet have got long chains that are made from different materials.

Make a good choice of a bracelet and necklace to buy your girlfriend since they are of various shapes and they have chains that are of various materials. As an example, you can buy a diamond jewelry that has the shape of love.

2.) Chocolates

Women would like to receive chocolates as a gift. Chocolates are yummy gifts that boyfriends should give their girlfriends occasionally to surprise them. Your girlfriend will not only be surprised but she will also be pleased with you when you give her chocolates as a gift.

You should take your time to choose chocolates to give your girlfriend since there are varieties of chocolates that are available.


3.) Rose Flowers

Rose flowers are the most popular gifts used by boyfriends to woo their girlfriends. Rose flowers are given as gifts during valentine's day, birthday or any other special occasion. One thing to note about rose flowers is that they are used to express different emotional feelings. Since different colors of rose flowers express different meaning of feelings, you should choose appropriate color of rose flowers to give your girlfriend based on the occasion.

If for example it is valentine's day and you want to express to your girlfriend that you love her, a single red rose flower will be the most suitable gift. Women would like to receive a gift that is romantic and a banquet of red rose flowers makes the most appropriate romantic gift that boyfriends should give their girlfriends.

4.) Kitchen Items

Boyfriends can give their girlfriends Kitchen items as gifts. If your girlfriend is staying alone, you can surprise her by buying her Kitchen items as gifts. Some of the kitchen items that can be given as gifts to girlfriends include a blender, programmable coffee maker, bread toaster, sandwich maker, stand mixer etc.

5.) Novels and Inspirational Books

A novel is a good gift that boyfriends can give their girlfriends. Before buying any novel for your girlfriend, inquire first from her what novels she will prefer to read or if she has read the novel you are intending to buy her. This will ensure that you don't end up buying a novel she has already read.

There are many inspirational books that boyfriends can buy their girlfriends as a gift. They range from spiritual books to self-improvement books. Your girlfriend will love to read something that encourages and inspires her to be successful in life.


6.) Teddy Bear

We may tend to think that teddy bears are meant for children but this is not true. They can also be given as a gift to a grown-up. Boyfriends can give their girlfriends teddy bears as a gift since they are cute. The good thing with teddy bears is that they can be personalized. As an example, you can personalize it to have a heart symbol bearing the message, "I Love You." Your girlfriend will appreciate to receive a teddy bear from you as a gift.

7.) Gadgets and Computers

There are many gadgets that boyfriends can give their girlfriends as a gift. Some of these gadgets will help her to communicate and acquire more knowledge through the internet. For instance, giving your girlfriend a laptop as a gift will enable her to read more information regarding her studies on the internet. She will also use it to do her college assignments and also to chat with friends on social networking sites like Facebook.

8.) Gift Cards

There are always cards that are suitable for a particular occasion. Cards are the most popular gifts that boyfriends give their girlfriends. If for instance your girlfriend is graduating, you can buy a graduation card as a gift to congratulate her. There are also Christmas and valentine's day cards that you can buy and give your girlfriend as a gift.

9.) Ask Her Out to Dinner

Girlfriends appreciate when their boyfriends ask them to go out to dinner. Asking her out to dinner is another gift that your girlfriend will appreciate. Take her out to a nice restaurant and spend time together enjoying your favorite foods and drinks.

10.) Going for a Trip

Surprise your girlfriend during summer holidays or any other holiday by taking her out for a trip. Visit places that will make both of you to be fascinated. This is the most important gift that you can give your girlfriend since the trip will enable her to relax and have fun.


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      Joshua Nyamache 4 years ago from Kenya

      @DDE, I appreciate your comment, thanks!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Top Ten Gifts for Girlfriends–Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend is an interesting and useful hub.

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @Nell Rose, at least those boyfriends who don't have an idea what gift to give their boyfriends will find this hub helpful. Thanks for your comment.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Great ideas, and really useful for someone who needs to know what to do for a girlfriends birthday or christmas, nell

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @teaches12345, Thanks for stopping by to read this hub and giving a feedback.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      All great ideas, especially the chocolates! I would appreciate the listening point just as much as getting a gift. Great job on sharing these tips.

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @Quoteslover, I'm glad to hear so.

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      Quotes Lover 5 years ago

      I love these ideas, a cool hub :-)