A Guide to Buying a Gift for HerIt's not easy is it? She won't tell you what she wants as a gift because she wants you to choose something yourself, but then you know that if you get it wrong you'll still be apologising come Easter! Beautifulthings.co.uk to the rescue - follow our tips to choosing the right gift for her - get out of jail free!
How to choose the right gift for herBefore we start, there are a couple of things that you should bear in mind: don't be tempted by something you like (whether we're talking saucy red lingerie or a fab new gadget) - you are buying a gift for her, not yourself! And secondly, don't leave it until the last minute and then panic buy. Spend some time and effort and you will surely be rewarded...
1. Consider her interests: what does she enjoy doing? (cooking, clubbing, reading) How does she spend her free time? (indoors, outdoors, in a pub, at the gym) What's important to her? (how she looks, the environment, her home). Now any one of these might suggest the perfect gift for her, maybe a book, or a CD, some jewellery or something for her home. If you've just had a great gift idea for her then you can stop reading now, you lucky man.
2. Okay, maybe you already know what gift you want to buy (lingerie, a cool bag, some jewellery, clothes) but you don't know how to go about choosing the right style. You need to ask more questions: what colours does she wear? How would you describe her style? No point in buying a floaty dress for a fan of casual, or a smart leather bag for a girl who likes funky prints. Observe the sort of bags she uses and jewellery she wears in the next couple of weeks and maybe spend a little time flicking through one of her magazines to see what's popular at the moment. At Beautiful Things we sort our gifts by style (e.g. pretty, cool, sexy) as well as type.
3. Now we're getting down to the nitty gritty - you've decided on the gift for her, you've got an idea of style and presumably you have a budget too. If you don't feel totally confident about size or colour why not check with one of your partner's friends for a second opinion -girls are always happy to help with this sort of thing, and they'll think you're sweet for making so much effort - believe me boys, this can only be a good thing!
So, hopefully you've now got a better idea of the sort of gift you're going for. If you'd like some specific ideas then why not have a browse around the site, visit our section, Gift Ideas for the Ladies in Your Life and see below for some of the most Beautiful Things we have to offer. Finally, we are always happy to talk if you'd like to e-mail us for suggestions letting us know a bit about your partner. Happy Shopping.