If there’s a lady in your life for whom you’re trying to pick out a top gift, there’s no doubt about the fact that you need to master what is essentially an art because that’s exactly what gift-giving is an art. I concede, although this post is seemingly aimed more at the guys than that demographic which actually reads this blog, you could perhaps send it as a link for him to read or take it upon yourself to deliver the message.
And no, guiding him in the right direction will not defeat the purpose of gift-giving. If anything it’ll simply spare you a lifetime of underwhelming gifts which will leave you feeling that he should perhaps rather have not bothered at all…
So we will indeed explore this from the point of view of the fellas…
The easiest thing a guy could ever do when picking out a gift for the leading lady in their life is to follow all stereotypes and head straight to the beauty section of a store or indeed visit a specialised beauty shop. It is indeed the easiest, but not necessarily the best. In fact, it’s probably the worst, but on the other hand it can perhaps be justified since guys naturally think of the girliest things in the world when trying to pick out gifts for the ladies. When (after reading this piece) they insist on going back to default settings however, there’ll no longer be any justification.
But that’s exactly where guys should be looking — beyond the mere act of ‘’picking out” a gift. Looking at is as “picking a gift out” limits the gift to a physical object. We ladies can buy ourselves makeup, perfume, clothes and the likes. In fact, we are the best shoppers for these items because we know exactly what we want, despite the fact that our shopping takes the whole day — it only takes the whole day because we’re looking to find exactly what it is we’re looking for, so fellas shouldn’t be looking to shower us with the typical girly stuff.
When picking out a gift guys should only keep one thing in mind, that being the end result of its effect. The effects of your gift must be felt long before she’s unwrapped it. A bike would perhaps make for a great gift, for example and not a pink one, but rather one which you’d buy for yourself as a guy. I mean who’s to say us ladies don’t want to enjoy all the features of the specialized bikes you’d choose for yourself? Every time she changes the gears to suit the terrain she’s cycling on she’ll always associate that value she gets out of your gift with you, for instance, so it’s all about the effect of the gift as opposed to what it is at face value.
The bicycle example is exactly that — just an example, otherwise the idea is to look past the stereotypical girly gifts and give your lady something which in some way makes her life easier or more enjoyable.