The fairer sex is confusing as heck. When it comes to gift-giving, we guys are just left to try and work them out every time a big event hits our calendar.
Frankly, I got tired of the guesswork – so I did the unspeakable. I actually asked my wife what she wanted for our anniversary.
And would you believe it, she gave me 5 great ideas I'd have never even considered.
Today, I'm sharing those gift ideas with you so you know the best gift to buy your girlfriend or wife.
Try buying her:
- A Luxury Spa Hamper
- A Mindfulness Calendar
- Cozy Knitted Bed Socks
- A Candle Oil-Diffuser
- A Polaroid Camera
#1. A Luxury Spa Hamper
Give her the gift of ultimate relaxation.
A Spa hamper is a perfect gift for a woman that never stops. Whether through work, marriage, or motherhood – ladies get exhausted just like we do.
However, unlike us, a chilled beer with the guys isn't enough to reset her energy gauge. She'll need more delicate treatment – buying a gift for your girlfriend or wife is going to take some thought.
Typically, spa hampers feature relaxing bath salts, candles, cleansing masks, and other luxury body-care products. The more expensive hampers might even include a bottle of champagne.
It's all about creating a relaxing, luxurious atmosphere in the comfort of her own home. Gift a luxury spa hamper and get the kids out of the house for the evening – believe me, she'll jump at the opportunity for some alone time.
#2. A Mindfulness Calendar
It's no secret that women are more in touch with their emotions than men.
A mindfulness calendar might seem trivial to us, but for women who spend a lot of time thinking about their own mental and spiritual wellbeing, a calendar that provides daily mindfulness activities could be just the ticket.
Mindfulness calendars are very similar to word-of-the-day calendars. Every day it provides one activity that your partner can complete to feel mentally refreshed and spiritually boosted.
It's a great gift for your girlfriend as it'll show her that you understand her needs. Let her keep it on the counter or bedside table so she can be reminded of your care for her wellbeing.
#3. Cozy Knitted Bed Socks
We all know how cozy a thick jumper is. Every man should own a luxury knitted sweater for those colder winter months.
But what about your girl? Chances are she isn't that interested in a timeless knitted sweater.
Enter the cozy knitted bed sock – a fantastic gift for your girlfriend or wife if she enjoys cozy evenings by the fireplace.
Unlike men, women appreciate comfort in the little things. A simple pair of cozy knitted socks might seem pointless to us, but to the fairer sex, that comfort level is second to none.
Showing her that you understand this will make her appreciate the gift you've given her, but it will also make her see that you understand her needs as a woman compared to your own.
#4. A Candle Oil-Diffuser
How many candles does your lady have in her house?
If she's anything like my wife, the answer is somewhere in the hundreds.
That's because a lovely smelling home is essential to a woman – she takes pride in how her house smells as it's one of the first things people notice when they visit.
A candle oil diffuser is a great gift option for the wife or girlfriend.
Simply put, it's a raised dish that can contain scented wax and oils. By placing a small candle underneath this dish, the heat from the flame melts the wax and activates the oils to fill the room with pleasant scents.
I know that might not sound that exciting to you, but it's a creative gift to buy for the one you love. She'll love the novelty of switching out scents every day without waiting for an entire scented candle to run its course.
#5. A Polaroid Camera
They say memories are the best gift a man can give.
So what's the second-best gift for your girlfriend or wife? A camera to capture those memories to look back on in the years to come.
Cast your mind back 20 years or so – to a time when taking a photo meant using a film-based camera and getting photos developed in a studio. It's a bit of a pain, but I always thought there was something nice about an old-school-style photograph.
Introducing the Polaroid camera – a device that takes old school film photographs and develops and prints them in seconds.
So why is this a good gift for her? It's simple.
She will want to take photos when you're on a date or family trip. She could take them on her phone, but they're just digital. Sometimes it's nice to create photo albums or picture frames full of memories – but what's she going to do? Hook up her phone to a printer?
No need – a polaroid camera provides instant print photos for her to keep safe and file away in a photo album. It's the perfect compromise between the convenience of modern cellphone cameras and old-school print photography.
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