We've all been there. At the store, last minute, knowing that we have to find something special that creates a lasting and memorable moment but doesn't break the budget. When it comes to that special woman in your life it can become especially stressful. What if she doesn't like it? What if she already has something similar? What if she....
Okay, stop. Breathe. It's going to be okay, it already is.
Gift giving is an art. It takes time, patience and consideration to do it well. It also takes practice! As the holiday season comes up, we've got a few tips to help you navigate the wide world of gift giving and guide you to presenting some awesome presents that will make her day!
1. Extravagance isn't everything.
One of the most romantic gifts I ever received was actually a homemade gift from a boyfriend who was travelling abroad for 10 days. This was back before skype, so international calls were ridiculously expensive. The day before he left, he put a note on the counter with a clue on it. He sent me on a scavenger hunt all over the house. Each day I would follow a clue and find a small piece of chocolate and a note that had a quote and a romantic message from him to me. Ten years later I still think about how special that gift was and how adventurous, curious, and alive it made me feel.
2. Be observant and patient
Take notice of her interests, style, and struggles. You may notice that there is a way to make her life easier, or to help solve a problem she's been having. Finding something thoughtful doesn't happen overnight- it takes time to learn what her needs and wants are in your relationship- the same applies to finding her a gift. Be on the lookout- you may just happen upon the gift that makes her feel like the most special girl in the world by happy accident. If not, you can always ask her what she is interested in. In fact, you should do that anyway.
3. Remember: This gift is for her.
Giving is an art because it takes practice and study to give selflessly. I can't read minds, and I doubt you can either, so when it comes to giving to your wonderful woman, here are a couple of things that will help you give to her, for her. Ask her size, ask if there are things she doesn't like, ask if there is any hobby she's never tried but wanted to. Ask, ask, ask and listen, listen, listen. She's your Queen. Treat her like one.
4. Memorable gifts are gifts that remind her of something wonderful.
Every time she uses, sees, smells, or tastes what you give her, she's going to think about you. Giving something that creates or reminds her of a meaningful moment between you two will strengthen your bond and give her something tangible to remind herself of the joy you share. The gifts that I have received that have been the most meaningful to me are the ones that remind me how much I'm loved by the people who gave them. Give with love, and the meaning and feeling of that love will follow.
5. Her gift should be something you want her to have because she will enjoy and use it.
We give gifts to inspire the people we care about, but we also give them to create joy in ourselves. Giving a gift purely for her own benefit allows her to treasure something that truly belongs to her. In today's crazy world filled with TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc- where our lives go on broadcast- we often share huge pieces of ourselves with the world. Gifts that are meant for her to treasure create a little space of intimacy for her to find happiness and solace in.
We hope these tips helped! If you're still looking for a thoughtful gift, check out babydoll box's Princess Box. It's already curated with thoughtful, cute, and neat items that will inspire her unique style and give her some soulful self-care.