When it comes to impressing your girlfriend, gifts are important- get it right and she’ll be putty in your hands, get it wrong and you could be shopping for a new girlfriend! Thankfully we’re here to help.
Girlfriend Gifts - Getting It Right
The first thing to note is that your girlfriend gift should reflect your relationship as it stands now. So, whether you've been together a lifetime in love, or went bowling together once, choose your girlfriend gift accordingly.
Girlfriend Gifts - New to the Game
There is definitely no need for extravagant girlfriend gifts if you're the new kid on the block. And we mean extravagant in every sense of the word – sentiment and expense. Keep it simple but thoughtful. Buy her something that reflects her interests so she knows that you listen, but there's no need to delve into background research on her early childhood. A book or movie she likes, or even a print by her favourite artist are all simple ways that you can show the new girl in your life that you care...but not too much. Also refrain from buying her tickets to a gig eight months away – a gift that will send any girl, commitment-phobe or not, running.
Girlfriend Gifts - Golden Oldies
It's a whole other story when it comes to buying girlfriend gifts if the two of you have been round the block a couple times. Choose a gift that shows your special lady how much you care. Stick to personal gifts instead of generic toiletry sets, chocolates or flowers. Girlfriend gifts like a photo album full of your fondest memories or a romantic trip for two will certainly show you care (and definitely earn you some brownie points!).
Girlfriend Gifts - Sweetheart Spoilers
No matter the duration of your romance, there are some girlfriend gift ideas you should definitely avoid, unless you want back on the lonely hearts boat.
- Refrain from buying her clothes. It's too difficult to get the sizes right and in our opinion, there's far too much room for insult...
- Just because she's a dab hand with the duster does not mean she wants a designer vacuum for her birthday. Stay away from gifts that are housewife central.
- Never ever, we mean never, buy your girlfriend a gift that might suggest she needs to lose weight or change her appearance.
- Be VERY careful when presenting gifts in small boxes!