Choosing a Gift for the Women in Your Life

SuzAlicie By SuzAlicie, 19th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Shopping for a woman isn't as difficult as one may think, nor is it expensive if the gifts are chosen correctly.

What does she want?

Knowing the women in your life, whether it is your Mother, Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter or Sister makes deciding what to get her as a gift much easier than if she is a long distance relative, or a co-worker you don't know really well.

In order to decide upon a gift it is important to not only listen to the woman but to observe her as well. Using myself as an example I wrote this guide to shopping for a literary woman. If the woman in your life loves horses, you will be able to quickly narrow down the gift options to something to do with horses. Likes, dislikes, hobbies and jobs are all sources for gift inspiration when it comes to the woman in your life.

What does she need?

Yes, she may NEED a new vacuum cleaner, but not as a gift please. Items that she may need for her hobbies or relaxation time are good gift ideas. If the woman you are shopping for enjoys gardening you could get her a subscription to a gardening magazine, some seeds, or plants, or even some gardening supplies and a gift card to her favorite gardening center. If she needs some relaxation time you could get her a day at the spa, a bath basket filled with luxurious potions, or a mani/pedi gift certificate.

Putting some thought into what she will really enjoy and use will make your gift unique and special to her.

What about jewelry, diamonds and pearls?

Almost every woman would love to receive jewelry from a man in her life, but it isn't necessary to break the bank for every gift you give her. Also when it comes to purchasing jewelry it is important to look for things that she will actually be able to wear. For example if the woman you are shopping for works as a chef, you probably don't want to buy her a bracelet that dangles or rings with many stones. Not only does she face the risk of losing pieces into a meal, but it can also present the possibility of hurting herself. If a bracelet happened to catch on a pot handle she could be seriously burned.

Again, take the time to think about the woman you are shopping for and purchase jewelry that will fit into her lifestyle so that she will be able to get some use out of it. A pile of expensive jewelry in a box that never gets worn is often less appreciated than a simple pair of earrings that she can leave in day in and day out.

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I am a work from home mom who home schools two active boys while freelance writing and maintaining several blogs and websites.

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author avatar Denise O
30th Sep 2010 (#)

All of it is great advice, for all of us to follow.
I always observe the people in my life, so I know just what to give them.
I always appreciate any gift but,
I wish some people in my life took the time, to see what I really want.
I have to admit though, my husband has gotten better about this, with age.
Thanks for sharing.
Good article my friend.

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8th Feb 2012 (#)

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author avatar Rose*
25th Nov 2013 (#)

Jewelry and perfume are always good gifts, as are chocolates and poetry. Don't buy things for the house though!

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