20 gifts we wish guys would give us
Trip for two
Although a trip back home to see her family would be welcome, we’re talking about a special romantic getaway to a place she’s always wanted to go. She wants you to plan it, book it, and share the adventure and romance with her.
Contrary to the song, diamonds are not a girl’s best friend, but you’d have to look hard to find a woman who isn’t attracted to the sparkle and luxury of diamond jewelry. Diamonds come in a range of sizes, quality and price, so there’s no need to go into debt. In this case, it really is the thought that counts.
Here’s a lovely instance where sentimentality rules over where you bought it or what you paid. A flower from her anniversary bouquet pressed in a book, the menu from your first date, or a handmade Valentine’s Day card—these are simple keepsake gifts that convey your love for her.
With all she does for you and others, doesn’t she deserve a day of pampering? Check reviews and services for local spas—or ask one of her friends for a recommendation—and schedule a day of beauty and relaxation. To make the pampering complete, drive her there. And pick her up with a bouquet of flowers in hand.
A learning experience
Does she dabble in art or music, or show an interest in learning a foreign language? Perhaps she hesitates to take the time or money to pursue a special hobby. Show her you support her growth by treating her to a series of classes in the subject of her choice.
A room of her own
What’s the women’s version of the man cave…a place where she can get away to think, relax, and refresh. Is there space in your home that you can transform into her personal place?
Salon gift certificate
When women are busy, self-care can take a backseat. Encourage her to take some “me” time by giving her a gift certificate to her favorite salon for a cut and color, mani/pedi and facial. She’ll come home relaxed, refreshed and feeling beautiful.
Concert or theater tickets
Is her favorite band coming to town? Does she love theater, classical music, opera or ballet? Surprise her with tickets to something you can enjoy together.
Book lover’s package
If she’s an avid reader, chances are she has a favorite author or two. Collect all of that author’s books and inscribe each one with a special message for her. This is a gift she will treasure and enjoy for years—and she’ll think of you when she does.
Take her shopping
This is nothing like your weekly excursion to the grocery store. We’re talking about dressing up a bit, taking her to an upscale store and treating her to a pair of designer shoes or a handbag—her choice. Once the purchase is made, how about a romantic lunch for two?