Material Things Women Want: How to Get Her the Perfect Gift Part 2……..I’ve been honest with you, and told you that women love gifts. We fantasize about what you will get us for Christmas, and wonder if you’re going to get us something thoughtful for our 6-month anniversary. I’m not saying money can buy you love, or that you should shower your woman with gifts. Trust me when I say this though, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I started to clue you in on when it’s appropriate to start buying your girl gifts, and what she would really like for Christmas. Now, I’m going to clue you in on those other holidays.
Let’s start with the most painstaking holiday for men, Valentine’s Day. You hate this day as much as we secretly do. I’m going to start off by saying yes; you need to get her something. I don’t care how much she tells you that she hates the holiday. You should still buy her something for Valentine’s Day. If the two of you “agreed” not to exchange gifts, or you think she’s not making a big deal out of the day– you should still show her you care. Just buy her a bouquet of flowers! What’s the worst that could happen? She says thank you?
As for the rest of you who are expected to participate in this Hallmark holiday I have a few suggestions. I know it’s terribly expensive, but you should probably take her out to dinner somewhere nice. If you’re really pressed for cash cook her a really nice dinner, throw some candles on a table, and get a nice bottle of wine. On Valentine’s Day women want to spend time eating food with you by candlelight. I know, I don’t get it either but it’s romantic so just go with it. Once you have dinner in order you’re not 100% out of the woods yet. You can vary your romance meter on Valentine’s Day by following these simple equations. Dinner + Roses = Hey, I like you. Dinner + Roses + Chocolate = Hey, you’re pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to eat this chocolate later with you. Dinner + Roses + Chocolate + Gift (jewelry, teddy bear, other) = Hey, I really like you, and I’m pretty sure this guarantees I’m getting laid later.
Now that we have that pesky holiday out of the way, let’s move onto simpler things. Her Birthday can be as romantic as you want it to be, but that day really isn’t about romance. It’s about celebration! You’re celebrating the fact that she’s been on this planet for another year, so the present should be fun. Get her something that celebrates her. It could be anything from a funny t-shirt you know she’d love, or a personalized necklace in her favorite color. Her birthday is all about having fun and spending time with her and the people she loves.
Anniversaries are another story. You really should start celebrating once you hit the year mark. Unless you’re in High School I really don’t think a 3-month or a 6-month anniversary gift are necessary. The first year should be something small but special. It could be a single rose or a piece of jewelry. Try to get her something that reminds her of the first time the two of you met or your first date. It’s a way to keep the romance going through to the second year. If you’re married your wedding anniversary is very important. You should always plan to at least go to dinner. The anniversaries to remember (wedding or not) usually are the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 15th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th (If you even get that far, yeesh.) Now, this rule depends on the women. If you want to go out to eat every year that’s perfectly fine—think of it as a nice way to rekindle the flame, but those anniversaries listed above should be seen as something special.
Hopefully this post cleared up some questions you have on what to get woman on her birthday or your anniversary. In the next article I’m going to clue you in on what to NEVER buy a woman. As great as gift giving is, sometimes when you get her the wrong thing you end up in the doghouse. Stick around for more gift giving tips.