Step-by-Step Guide 2: Men Buying Gifts for Women
Guys. Time for an eye-opener. Girls tell their friends EVERYTHING. Even if you don’t think they do. So that means their friends know all about you as well, from what colour shirt you wore on your second date to your most annoying habits, like how loud (and how frequently!) you snore. And everything in between. (This applies for good and for bad things, so watch out!)
Buying gifts for girls can seem like an impossible task. After all, there are so many options, and it can be a real minefield. Luckily, we’ve come up with these present buying basics to make sure that you are the envy of all her friends… at least when it comes to presents.
Listen to her hints. Most girls are pretty good at dropping hints. Most guys, unfortunately, are not. This means that you should listen every time she says “Those are nice..” or “Aren’t they cute?” because the chances are she’s secretly saying “It’s my birthday in 2 weeks, I’ll be happy if you get me this.” Got it?
Ask her friends. Girls tell each other everything, remember! So if you ask her friends what to get it's a double-winner! Not only will her friends talk about how great you are, but they’ll also tell her that you’ve asked. Why is this good? Well, because she’ll also think about how great you are (bonus!), and she’ll also probably tell them exactly what she wants, which means all you have to do is go online (preferably present-pal.com - hint hint) and get it.
Get her a main gift, and one or two smaller ones. That way she’ll feel like she's got a few things to open and it'll look like you've gone to a lot of effort. After all, you have!
NEVER buy her clothes. The exception to this is if she specifically tells you what to buy, and in what size. Otherwise, you’re exposing yourself to a world of hurt, from buying “Granny Slippers” to getting a dress that is too large either way you’re going to be the bad guy unless it is perfect. Plus, if it’s not right it means your hard earned beer-money has been wasted or she’ll have to return it, which is a pain.
NEVER buy her make-up. Again, unless she specifically asks for it and tells you what to get. Reason? Even if you buy it with the best of intentions, she’ll think it’s a subtle hint that you think she’s not pretty enough. Result? You’re the bad guy, her friends hate you and you have a lot of digging to do.
- Don't double-buy presents. Unless it’s something re-useable that she loves. But make sure you don't just buy her the same thing forevermore - otherwise, she'll get very bored, and that's not what giving is about is it?!
- Don’t get her socks. Socks are worth their own header, in case you didn’t class them under clothes. Even if she gets you them, don’t get her socks. Like everything in life there are exceptions to this rule:
iii) if she loves wine. No explanation needed, just click the link.
- Don't even think about going to the supermarket. Even if you've left it a bit late there is absolutely no excuse for going to the supermarket. This is 2018, same day delivery exists. Just check out our other blog posts for gift ideas, or try Amazon if you're really stuck. But no supermarket gifts. Got it? Good.
We know you only want the best for the ladies in your life which is why you want to overspend on gifts, but believe me, you can get some really nice presents without maxing out the credit card. As long as you put in a little effort then she's virtually guaranteed to be happy.
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