It's a common myth that a woman is impossible to understand and is, therefore, impossible to buy for.
Fortunately, that myth falls into the same category as the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy. Even if you don’t want to simply ask her what she would like, there are plenty of ways to find her just the right gift.
Here are a few ingenious ways to figure it out.
Find out how she really feels about a gift
You may already have an idea in mind for a gift, but you’re just not sure if it will be accepted as well as you hope. There is a great way to find out what she thinks about it without giving the game away.
Tell her about your catch up with a friend or other male relation, and casually drop in that he is getting his partner [gift idea here]. How does she react? Does she think it’s a beautiful, romantic, thoughtful idea? Perfect – you’re onto a winner!
Top tip: This strategy won’t work if the gift is extremely personal.
Talk to her family and friends
There’s nothing like a great catch up between sisters, between mothers and their daughters, or between best friends. At some point during those often-lengthy conversations, she likely would have mentioned at least something she’s got her eye on.
It could be a handbag, a perfume, a concert she’d like to attend, or a relaxing massage at a new spa in town. Even if she hasn’t mentioned something in particular, her loved ones may also have some great ideas you can use.
Take a look online
These days, many companies and websites offer online stores, so if you can take a quick look at her favourite websites, you might find some inspiration.
Pinterest, for example, offers users the chance to ‘pin’ their favourite items and things, while online bookstores such as the Book Depository have ‘wishlist’ sections where users can save a list of books they want to read.
Just don’t get caught!
When it comes to jewellery
If she already wears some form of jewellery, you can pretty much guarantee she will love an item as a gift. Despite the huge array of beautiful pieces available, finding a necklace, ring, set of earrings, or bracelet that she loves may be easier than you think.
Your first port of call is her jewellery box. The trick here is not just to look at the pieces you know she wears often, but also the ones that you don’t think you’ve ever seen before. This should give you a good idea of what she prefers to wear – and what she doesn’t wear so often.
You can also visit your nearest Hennings Jewellers. While any staff member will be happy to help with suggestions, you can also check if they have any insider information on your lady love. If she has been in before, Hennings may already have a ‘wishlist’ on record for her, so you know exactly what she wants!