Posted on 15 July 2011.
When you are a wife or a girlfriend and especially when you are a mom, getting a gift for a special day like your significant others birthday or the birthday of your little one can become quite a challenge.
I have noticed though that not everyone feels this ‘challenge’. Some people are just naturally gifted when it come to this type of thing and over the course of the year will mentally note all their loved ones ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ and then produce something outstanding on the all important day.
Others, mainly men, tend to miss all hints thrown their way, bless them, and then blindly guess when they need too. Perhaps a cliché in some cases but definitely not in most. The men in my life, and the presents they turn-up with at birthdays are almost always badly wrapped, the wrong size or just, well, plain wrong.
Although this certainly frustrates I almost always have to laugh and smile. After all it’s not always the gifts we want but instead a little love and affection. These awful gifts are simply good intentions which I love and sometimes I actually enjoy it more when they get it wrong. It adds to the charm, like a young son buying their father the ugliest tie in the world for their father and expecting him to wear it. It just wouldn’t have been so cute if said son had nailed it. It is the getting it wrong that’s fun.
Some people may remain better at presents than others but remember even if you get it wrong, as long as your heart is in the right place you can’t get it wrong. If you do want a higher success rate though, just get online for present ideas and go to one of those gift sites, far much easier.
Posted in Feature, You and Him
Posted on 13 July 2011.
When you are a wife or a girlfriend and especially when you are a mom getting a gift for a special day like your significant other birthday or the birthday of you little one can become quite a challenge.
Of course we are not all royalty and getting a gift pretty much rests with picking from the large variety of a person’s wishes but it comes a time, many of us have experienced, when getting something for your loved one is becoming quite a tricky task.
Women tend to be more creative as present ideas are concerned. They evaluate the possibilities, the budget and obviously the taste of the one they buy the present for. However, we girl may be creative, but we have to admit that at certain times fitting our creativity into a certain amount of cash can be quite challenging.
Of course that, as guys are concerned, getting them shot glasses, wine thermometers or customized gear for outdoor fun is something quite handy. Most of the times, the great www makes it easier to pick something fun but also practical for a man in our lives but if you want to buy something under $20 you must focus on choosing something really meaningful.
When it comes to your kids, toys are a good idea but they only work until a certain age. Of course your teenager will want something outrageous no matter if that outrageous refers to fashion, concert tickets or trips around Europe. Remember not to satisfy their every whim but also try and grant their wishes when they are reasonable and affordable.
Yes…the things are different when you are a girlfriend. It goes without saying that you would rather make a grand gesture for his birthday as you would want him to do the same for yours. Regardless that you cannot equal a gesture with another, keep in mind that the little things count too when they are given out of love.
The present ideas may be many and choosing the right one could be quite challenging. Still…remember that your gift celebrates an event and it most likely will leave behind a memory, Even if all you have to give is love the gift will always be appreciated.
Posted in Feature, You and your family