10 gifts your girlfriend actually wants!
1. HAND MADE PHOTO ALBUM
It doesn’t have to look perfect, the fact is, you made it and put thought into it. Even a scrapbook full of photos during the time you were together, on holidays and even silly selfies. Its really
easy, just print the photos you want to include and buy an album from your local craft store, or, if you’re really creative than make your own.
Its sentimental and will touch her heart!
2. TAKE HER TO A CONCERT/ THEATER/ STAND-UP
Making memories are very important in any relationship. Regardless of how far in advance the show is playing, if you know she’ll like it, buy tickets! That way, you’ll have something to look forward to.
3. ROMANTIC HOME-COOKED DINNER
You don’t have to ‘splash the cash’ for her to be impressed. Simply invite her for a three-course meal at your home and make it romantic. Don’t sweat, she’s not expecting a Michelin star meal, but its totally the thought that counts. However, to save a possible disaster from happening, ask others around you to help you organize or cook.
Remember the following:
-set the table nicely
4. ROAD TRIP
If you’re fed up of being at home but can’t afford to go on vacation, take her on a road trip. Have the whole day free for her and just make a picnic and drive…
Whether it’s to a viewpoint, a nearby town you’ve never visited, or a national park. If you’re looking for something a bit more structured, check ‘groupon’ (or your equivalent) and see what packages/ deals they are offering.
5. **FOR LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS**
Definitely surprise her with a visit, there’s nothing she would prefer more than to see you!
To make it special, send her flowers at work with a note including details of something you planned for her that evening. It’s useful to get other people involved so you can execute the perfect plan. Call her during the day and tell her how much you wish you could have been there to celebrate and you’ll make it up to her.
Once she’s where you want her, surprise her! She wont ever forget it!
6. PERSONALIZED GOODS
Females love anything with their name on it. Its meaningful and adds the perfect touch to any gift. If she’s girly then buy her scented candles and a luxurious bath robe with her name imprinted on the back. Other examples that can be engraved/ personalized phone cases (as well as ipad/ laptop cases), diaries/planners/notebooks, toiletry bags, key rings and bags. There are plenty of online stores that custom make personalized products and deliver straight to your door.
If you’re thinking of spending big then check out brands such as Anya Hinmarch and Louis Vuitton (shown below) whom personalize a large variety of their bags and accessories.
7. LOVE LETTERS
If you find it hard to be affectionate or don’t tell your girlfriend you love her as much as you should, write her a series of letters.
On the top corner of each envelop should always be written “Open When…” and be addressed to different titles such as:
-“You need to know how much i love you”
-“You’ve had a bad day”
-“I’ve made you mad”
-“You need a good laugh”
and so on…. She will absolutely melt and its a great way to express how you feel.
8. COUPLES ‘BUCKET-LIST’
If shes the adventurous type then make a poster with 50 things to do as a couple. It can keep your weekends busy and more interesting. Present it to her with the first activity ‘ticked’ and go fulfill it that same day! Examples can be:
-1 Take a bubble together
-2 Kiss in the rain
-3 Go mini-golfing
-4 Take a dance class together
9. GOODIE BOX
If its not a special birthday or you’ve not got the time to celebrate, spoil her by buying a bunch of different products and placing them in a box. You can buy already decorated boxes from your local stationary or craft store. Inside you can include:
– body lotion
– hand cream
– bath ‘bombs’
– new CD
– lip gloss
– scented Candle
– chocolate (her favorite)
– nail polish
– hard candy
Its personal and thoughtful. If you don’t have a clue how to collect these items, just visit a drug store or cosmetics floor in a mall and get someone to help you gather them. These items can be as expensive or as inexpensive and you want them to be. Add a note on the inside of the box lid to complete. She’ll appreciate it!
10. IF YOU’RE FEELING REALLY GENEROUS
-1 Surprise her with a weekend away somewhere
-2 Treat yourselves to an overnight spa retreat
-3 Take her to a fancy restaurant and buy her something she really wants (ask her first though!)
If you and her prefer the simpler things in life here’s a few nice ideas:
– Make a CD of her favorite songs
– Let her relax and take over the house chores, kids and everything else for the day (come on… its just one day in the whole YEAR!)
– Name a star after her (check out online)
– Spoil her with flowers, balloons and cupcakes
– Take advantage and use the opportunity to buy her the pet you’ve been discussing for a while now