Buying a gift for any one of the women in your life can be a difficult and daunting task, whether you’re looking for the perfect gifts for grandma, your mom, your sister, your wife, or just a friend. While it might not be easy to find the perfect gifts for every occasion, shopping for the women in your life doesn’t have to be a headache every time, either. Check out these tips and tricks to help you give her a gift that she’ll cherish.
DO Keep it Simple
Often, when it comes to buying gifts, we tend to overcomplicate and overthink things. Simplify by getting the special woman in your life something simple, classic, and timeless. For example, instead of a flashy pair of earrings that she can only wear with a couple of outfits, opt for a classy and versatile pair of stud earrings. That way, she’ll be able to wear them everyday if she wants, and she’ll have a lot of choices as to when and where to wear them.
Whatever you plan to buy her – whether it’s jewelry, cosmetics, home décor, or clothing – make sure that you get a versatile version of the item, and keep it simple. This will allow her to customize the item and how she uses it, which means that she’ll be much more likely to use it well.
DON’T Just Guess
One of the worst things you can do when it comes to giving a gift is making assumptions. You shouldn’t guess or assume anything, especially for the women in your life. Instead of guessing, do some research. You can ask friends what successful gifts they’ve given in the past or do a bit of online searching for lists specific to her interests or hobbies. You can also check out what celebrities and influencers have to say about her interests. This way, the decisions that you make about gift-giving will be more informed and more likely to succeed.
DO Ask Around
So, if you shouldn’t guess what the woman in your life wants, how do you find out what she might like? The safest bet is to ask around to her friends and family members and see what they thing she wants or needs. Then, you’ll have a much clearer idea about the kind of gift that she’ll really appreciate. Even if you already have an excellent gift idea, asking her friends and family about the style and finishing touches can take a good gift and make it great. Even if it seems like she already has everything, her family and friends will probably be able to help you find the perfect way to give her something wonderful.
DON’T Wait Till the Last Minute
You’ve probably had the experience of running to the drugstore on the way to a party or holiday gathering just to pick up a last-minute gift. The chances are you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for and you had to “settle” for something generic and not well-thought-out. Instead of waiting until the last minute to buy a gift for the women in your life, you should plan ahead. Be on the lookout for something she’d like, and even if you end up getting it a few months early, you’ll be sure to have exactly the right gift for the occasion.
DO Give Something Practical
Most women have a running list in their head of things that they need – or at least really, really want. These are practical things that can make life simpler, even if they’re not necessary for survival. Giving one of these useful items is a way to brighten her life day after day, especially if you gift something that she can use every day. These can be tech items, kitchen appliances, or even a better version of something that she uses often but is getting worn out. Pay attention to her daily patterns to get a good idea of what practical gifts could benefit her.