The Ten Best Gifts for Men to Give Women
Let's face it; some gifts are better than others. It's usually innocent; some men are at a loss as to what to buy a woman and end up making some odd choices. Although we all know that it's the thought that counts, here are some ideas that most every woman would love (in random order):
- 1. Skin Care
I'm not talking about wrinkle cream, here people! I mean any nice smelling lotion, body wash, sugar or salt rub. Just walk through your local bath and body shop and I'm sure you'll find something that she'll enjoy using. Women love to take care of themselves and smell good, too.
- 2. Make Her Dinner
Most ladies will find it a treat to be catered to. You can set the table and light some candles, or simply serve her on a blanket in the backyard. Cooking for her is a timeless, romantic gesture. Not the best cook? It doesn't matter! Give it a try to she will appreciate the effort. Even if it turns out burnt, she'll always remember it and you'll have a funny memory to share.
- 3. Massage or Other Spa Treatment
Instead of trying to guess what treatment she'd like, you have permission to buy a gift card to a local spa. This way, she can choose what she's comfortable doing. For example, some women may want an hour deep tissue massage while others might opt for a simple mani/pedi. (That's manicure/pedicure, for those who aren't familiar with spa lingo!) A nice idea would be to purchase a bottle of massage oil to go with the gift card. That way, you can massage at home, as well!
- 4. Flowers on NON-Holidays & Special Occasions
Of course flowers are wonderful on holidays or anniversaries, but don't forget to other 364 days of the year. It would be more of an unexpected surprise for you to send her flowers one day out f the blue. It would show her that you were thinking about her, not just because you had to get her a gift for a special occasion. Just don't spend an arm and a leg!
- 5. Her Favorite Food, Drink or Candy
Try delivering her lunch from her favorite deli, a cup of coffee from her favorite coffee shop, or a little box of her favorite candy. The key to this one is knowing what her favorites are! If you're unsure, try asking one of her friends. This is a thoughtful gift that shows you've been paying attention. (or at least her friend has been!)
- 6. Supplies for her Hobby or Interest
Again, I cannot stress how much getting her something that is directly related to her specific interests will show her that you care about her and what she's "into." Think about what she enjoys doing in her spare time. Is she an athlete, a scrapbooker, a gardener? Pull ideas from what loves to do.
- 7. Jewelry
You knew it was coming. I could not complete this list without mentioning that fine jewelry has been a staple gift for women for centuries or longer. Just make sure it's not gaudy or too expensive.
- 8. Something Handmade
If you're the handy type, you might want to show your skills and create a masterpiece for your beloved. Just make sure you have the right skills to complete what you have in mind. For example, when my husband and I were dating, he worked in a frame shop. He gave me a framed, matted print that I still have 12 years later. It's special to me knowing that he carefully picked out the mat colors, design, frame, etc.
- 9. Intimates/Cozy Wear
Ladies love frilly, soft, lovely things to wear around the house or to spice it up. A nice piece of lingerie, such as a gown or chemise is always tasteful and a pair of cute cotton pajama pants will make her feel comfy cozy. Don't forget the fuzzy slippers!
- 10.Your Undivided Attention
Ok, this one tops all others. Really what women want is not all of these material things, (well, ok, a few of them would be nice!) but you and your attention. Think of creative places to sit and talk or activities that you both enjoy, and spend time together. Ultimately, that's what is really important. You get bonus points if it's during a game you could be watching!
There it is. Good luck and happy shopping!