It’s that time of year again. The most wonderful time of year, in fact. The two-month span of colorful lights, festive music, indulgent food, and – of course – the exchanging of gifts.
For those with a special lady in their lives – whether it’s their girlfriend, sister, daughter, spouse, or significant other – finding the right gift can be a challenge. You want it to be perfect to the point they talk about it for weeks or more after. But we all know that’s easier said than done.
Every woman is different and has their own unique tastes and preferences – we aren’t suggesting otherwise. But generally speaking, the majority of women will be overjoyed to receive one of the following gifts this holiday season:
Most women have a favorite fragrance they love to wear for special occasions. Providing them with a new bottle of their preferred perfume is a simple but meaningful gesture this holiday season. But what if they’re already well-stocked? In that case, consider doing a little legwork to find a similar scent they can try. Start by learning the name of their favorite perfume. Next, go to the fragrance section of your nearest department store and consult with sales personnel about your predicament. They should be able to point you to several options that are likely to please the woman in your life.
Does the woman in your life carry a purse with them? If so, consider buying them one of the best designer handbags currently for sale. Top brands include Bottega Veneta, Dooney & Burke, Gucci, and Kate Spade. Just make sure to find one in one of her preferred colors. Generally speaking, most women prefer either bright and vibrant colors or cool and calm. You might be thinking, ‘But she already has plenty of purses!’ Guys – trust me – she’ll be thrilled to have a new one to throw into the rotation.
It could be a ring, necklace, pair of earrings, or pendant. A piece of fine jewelry is sure to go over well with the woman in your life. Similar to selecting the right handbag for your lady, the key to finding the right piece of jewelry is to narrow the options down to those within her existing preferences. Does she prefer gold or silver? Is she all about diamonds, or does she wear jewelry adorned with colorful gems? If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with something that includes her birthstone as the centerpiece.
Who doesn’t love music? Sure, everyone’s taste in music is different, but you should be familiar with her favorite recording artists. With this in mind, see if any of her beloved bands or musicians are on tour and buy her tickets for the closest show. If the nearest town they’re performing is a significant distance away, consider turning the gift into a getaway package, including hotel and airfare. It’s an experience she’s unlikely to ever forget!
Is her iPhone a few generations old? Has her laptop been on the wrong end of too many drink spills? Does her smartwatch look outdated? If so, consider buying her an upgrade. While state-of-the-art tech is always a magnificent gift, we suggest limiting your options to upgraded versions of her existing tech. In other words, if she’s an Android girl, get her an Android phone, and so on. That way, she isn’t thrown off by learning a new operating system or navigating an unfamiliar interface.
Does she have a cherished photo of you two together sitting around on Facebook? What about other memories of an unforgettable experience you both shared in the past? If so, consider using them to formulate a unique gift. For instance, take that favorite photograph and have it professionally printed and framed. Or, you could track down an item that represents or signifies an experience you two enjoyed all those years ago. So long as it’s a meaningful memento, it will mean the world to her.
We all want to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones this holiday season. When it comes to finding the right present for the woman in your life, the quest for perfection can feel overwhelming. The good news is that if you stick to one or more of the suggestions provided above, chances are you’ll achieve your objective and then some.
Good luck and happy holidays!
Michael Driver is a freelance writer from Texas. He enjoys covering topics related to history, movies, and sports. Michael can be reached at [email protected].