Being in a relationship isn’t always rainbows and unicorns and fairy tale endings. It takes time and effort and a real full-time commitment and a whole lot of understanding. On top of all that, you also have to think about fancy dates and simple but well thought-of ones and let’s not mention the occasional gift-giving too.
Valentine’s Day-Birthdays- Christmas, the trifecta that’s going to cause a dent in your wallet. Not to mention those little gifts that your girl may or may not be expecting but would certainly add points for you. Let’s not deny that you would want her to gush of how amazing and thoughtful you are and have her gloat about having snatched the perfect guy.
But here’s the tricky part about gift-giving other than finding the gift that screams you’re thoughtful and you actually listen to what your girl says rather than think about what’s going to happen in the next playoffs.
You need to find a gift that tethers the fine line between a proposal and ‘how you doing?’. Trust me, randomly buying a teddy bear that says ‘will you be mine forever’ might land you in the altar when that’s not even a thing that had crossed your mind when you bought it.
You need a gift that says that you thought of her when you bought it. Something that tells her that you like her and that you listen to what she says and that she’s constantly on your mind. So here’s a list for you that might help:
Let’s start off with one of the basics. Now, she might have a ton of perfumes already stashed somewhere in her room or bathroom- every girl does- but nothing says ‘aww’ than buying her a perfume and telling her that she reminded you of the scent.
Tricky part? Find a scent that’s fitting for her and don’t just grab anything on the shelf and claim that statement when the scent is overbearing and isn’t that nice. You might give her the wrong idea and that might land you in an argument.
So to make sure that you don’t land yourself in trouble, get her a small-size one that she could throw in her purse and carry wherever she goes. Women love efficiency. They might not admit it but it’s one of the things that get them hyped up other than a 50% sale.
You can never go wrong with stationary. Cute pens and markers and colored papers? Doesn’t every girl love that?
Getting her one pen might let her think that you’re on the cheaper side of town so maybe add a bit of marker and stationary papers along with it, makes you frugal too and saves money. And you’re going to get cute notes from her if she’s the kind of girl who loves writing notes to her boyfriend.
Isn’t that such a win-win?
3. Scented Candles
Surprisingly, this has become a trend. There are candles that vary from different scents and even ones made out of scents of a fictional book character. If your girl’s the bookish kind or loves the soft glow of fire filling up her living room or apartment, then maybe she’ll respond with “oh how thoughtful of you” if you get her one of these.
Besides, if you get her one of these and she prepares dinner for you, won’t it make the whole place romantic if she lights it up and you two have a candlelit dinner. Remember how Monica filled her apartment with candles to help Chandler propose to her in Friends? Wasn’t the scene so deliciously romantic?
This one’s going to score romantic points for you, my man.
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4. Business Card Holder
We’ve come to an age and time when women are no longer trapped in a house and be expected to do the household chores. They’re free to navigate the world and create a career for themselves. Nothing says support than giving your girl a business card holder.
It’s always important to show your loved one that you support them in whatever they do. If they’re into corporate business, then this might the ideal gift to give her. It’s chic and keeps her card crisp and empowering.
5. A Stovetop Espresso Maker
Who doesn’t love coffee? If your a girl is fuelled with caffeine just like the majority of people in this world, then this might perfect for a caffeine-eccentric girl like her. Besides, if you’re a big fan of the brown liquid that kick-starts your day, you might love this one too.
Now, there’s a wide variety of ways to brew yourself a cup of coffee but a stovetop espresso maker is a rarity in the United States. Here’s you make it work: add water in the bottom compartment and ground espresso in the one above it; when the water comes to a boil, steam will rise to the grounds, compresses it as it cools and eventually drops in the two cups. It sounds easy enough and the vintage vibe from it also makes it as a cute decoration.
Not that you should ever make anything that makes coffee a decoration.
You can never go wrong with bling. After all, accessories are a girl’s best friend. You can pick out a gold bracelet for her or a ring that matches that bracelet that you’re sporting and that definitely going to scream ‘couple goals’ if you get her one.
But there are girls that aren’t the biggest fan of expensive jewelry- you’re lucky if that’s the kind of girl you have- to get them a cheap one but still looks classy and is non-tarnish. She’s going to love it and would wear it all the time because you got it for her.
7. Pendant Necklace
In lieu of jewelry, there’s also another thoughtful gift to get your girl. Choosing a pendant necklace will state that you’ve chosen it on your own and thought of what would be fitting for her, something that would earn you a lot of points for her.
And you’ll have a wide array of choices to choose from if you know her well enough, there’s no way you can make a mistake.
8. Hanging Planters
Support your girlfriend’s dream of acquiring that Pinterest-esque house by getting her cute hanging planters to decorate her house. It’s a nice gesture and it’s also cheap! You’re economical and you’re being nature-friendly.
There are a lot of styles to choose from. You can go with a cute macramé style planter or woven ones if her house theme is Boho. But there’s one thing that’s certain, she’s going to love it!
9. Tote Bags
It’s cute and it’s useful, what’s not to like? Your girl can put a lot of things in this bag and we all know that girls have a tendency to bring tons of things. A tote bag’s big space could fit a lot of things and if it has a cute and artsy design, would give her some style too!
She can use it when she goes grocery shopping or if she wants to hit the gym. She can even bring it to the beach if you two decide on spending a beach day!
10. Fashion Pins
Whether your girl is carrying a tote bag or a gym bag or even a backpack, she can cutify her bag with fashion pins! And it isn’t only limited to bags! She can put it on her caps or her shirts and even her jeans! After all, isn’t that the trend nowadays?
Fashion pins make great accessories and you might want to check these fashion pins out.
Hopefully, you’re now enlightened and now have an idea of what to get your girl. Good luck with that gift-giving! Remember, not on the cheap side but on the frugal boat!
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