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5 Essential Steps for Selecting the Perfect Gift for Your Girlfriend

5 Essential Steps for Selecting the Perfect Gift for Your Girlfriend

September 06, 2016

5 Essential Steps for Selecting the Perfect Gift for Your Girlfriend

If you are currently thinking about finding the perfect gift for your girlfriend, you have probably found that it is not as easy as you initially thought. Sometimes, it is not the most obvious choices, such as jewelry and clothes, that make the best gifts. For instance, if your girlfriend is an avid cook, or she is a stickler for home décor, you might consider buying a custom engraved cutting board from

Or, if she is a hard worker and rarely takes breaks from her work, a trip to a quiet and secluded place may be in order. Following are five steps that will help you do a better job at finding the right gift for your significant other.

Plan Ahead  

Don’t Wing It The last thing that you want is to be in a rush when trying to make the perfect gift choice. When you plan ahead, you will be able to put more thought into it, which will often be the most essential and appreciated element in the entire process. Women want to know that you put thought into your selection.

Have a Brainstorming Session

Dedicate some time to literally sit down and brainstorming about ideas. You should have at least three lists that include: A list of things that you personally like about her A list of things that you know she likes and, things that you two share in common

Consider Practical Gifts

A large number of people enjoy receiving practical gifts, things that they will actually get the most use or benefit from. While choosing something practical has the potential to produce the perfect gift, you do not want to end up with something that they will consider dull.

Revisit Your Latest Conversations

It is likely that if the gift is associated with a specific date or event, she has dropped some subtle hint that you have likely missed or misinterpreted. Take the time to revisit recent conversations to see if she has left a broad trail of ideas. Sometimes you will be able to find a consistent theme that reveals something she is really interested in.

Ask Her Directly

Taking the direct approach will depend heavily on your partner. There are occasions when a woman will value the direct approach and your concern in making sure that you choose the right gift, and others will see it as being lazy and unwilling to invest thought. So be careful with this one. The key is to invest effort and thought. Many times the effort that you employ will be appreciated as much, if not more, than the gift itself. Take the time to pay attention to her signals and use your understanding of her to assist in the decision making process.

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