A Guide to Buying the
Perfect Gift - For Her
If you want to make
sure your he gets you a gift that you won't have to pretend to like (or
even be able to identify), make half a dozen copies of this article and
place one in all of his favourite spots around the house. Just make sure
he can't say he didn't see it.
let's face facts - when it comes to buying a gift, your natural instincts
are all wrong. It's not your fault, its just part of your DNA (Deficit
of Natural shopping Ability). But don't worry, you can overcome this shortcoming
and find the perfect present for her if you follow these ittle steps:
Make a list
of all the gift's things you've been thinking of getting her. When you
are through, light the list on fire. Admit it it's awful.
and make another list of gifts. Spend some time on it. More time than,
say, the commercial break during the football game. Good.
look over the list and mark out anything that:
Requires an extension
You'd enjoy using
as much or more than she would (and yes, this includes sexy lingerie)
Can only be purchased
in a DIY store or petrol station
In any way implies
that you don't like her body, her hair, or her mother.
- If there's anything
left on the list, mark it out too
we're getting somewhere. This time, make a list of what she enjoys
doing in her spare time. When she's not working or raising the children
or you or running the household or returning the gifts you got her for
her last birthday. Add
as many things as you can; try to get the list up to at least two items.
When she's out
of the house, snoop around a little. Are there candles in the bathroom?
What seems to be her favourite scent in body oils and lotions? What books
does she read? Have you found that skydiving kit she hides in the garage?
By doing a little research you can narrow down her list of interests.
the list and head to the shops. That's right, the shops. Once there
take a deep breath and repeat this mantra: "I am man enough to shop,
I am man enough to shop…" Once you are centred, look for shops
that might carry items to match your list. Go inside one. Stand there
for a few minutes to build your strength because you are going to have
to ask for help. It's okay, no one here knows you, and so you'll be safe.
Now go up to the sales clerk and ask your question: "My wife likes
scuba-diving, John Grisham novels and vanilla hand lotion. Can you help
me?" Once she finishes laughing, she'll track down just the right
Have the gift
wrapped at the store. Don't tell yourself you can wrap it cheaper.
Even you don't believe you'd do it.
Hide the gift
for ten days to two weeks. Then, and this is important, take it back.
Your first attempt at buying the perfect gift will never be right. And
if you return the gift now, your wife will never know what an awful mistake
you almost made.
Start Again. Go
to the top of this list but this time think about HER!
Follow these little
steps and I guarantee you, you will buy the perfect gift for the one you