Christmas gifts for your female friends


Copyright (c) 2010 Paul Evans

On the subject of shopping for your female partner, or friend, at Christmas time, you (along with many other men) may be stuck for ideas and in need of inspiration! Although women of all ages consider themselves to be really simple to buy for, us men tend to disagree with their claims. At Xmas time, ladies say all they want is jewellery, perfume, cosmetics, etc; but we all know too well that women are actually very fussy when it comes to the products they use, and this is where men really struggle! If you need a helping hand, look no further! Below I recommend 5 of the best festive gifts to present your female partner with on Christmas morning. Just call me your Yuletide fairy godmother!

As a quick side note, I’ll provide you with a bit of information on ‘what not to get’ in terms of Christmas presents. To begin, don’t bother with cooking devices because, unless your girlfriend is mad about rustling up the best meals every night and see’s herself as the next Delia Smith, then you’ll be greeted with an unhappy face when she unwraps your festive gift. It will probably fall as flat as a pancake and you’ll spend the rest of the day trying to avoid her frosty glare! Nothing says I love you less than a boring piece of kitchen equipment on a wintery Christmas morning. Women don’t want to think about the time they spend in the kitchen when they’re on their holiday break!

If you want to guarantee your girlfriend or wife is utterly embarrassed by her present then get her ‘sexy’ lingerie. On the other hand, if you want to be seen as a caring, kind boyfriend then don’t do it! Unless you get this as a tiny little extra alongside a much bigger, better and more expensive gift, then this sort of gift should not be bought. Remember, when you’re buying a Christmas present, you’re buying for her – not for yourself! If it doesn’t fit her it will ruin her day and it’s not the kind of treat she can show the family is it?!

So, on to the top gifts to buy your lady; let’s start with jewellery. Something flashy, sparkly and diamante is always a great festive treat for your girlfriend and she’ll love the attention she gets off all of the guests who are admiring it. Jewellery is always a safe bet at Xmas time if you want to please your woman and it’s a firm favourite choice across the board at Christmas time.

Just remember though, unless you want your girlfriend to become your wife this Christmas, don’t buy anything that could be mistaken for an engagement ring. Silver rings might suggest a deeper meaning than you intended and you could upset your female friend without meaning to. Another thing to think about is the type of material you go for and the style of the item you pick. Because Christmas is a special occasion, opt for a gold or silver piece of jewellery as it will look more expensive and classy and, if you’ve been with your partner for a while, consider the type of jewellery she likes to wear and pick something similar. Jewellery is a very personal thing so if you know she likes a certain style, go for that. If you’re really not sure what to buy, select something that can be returned just in case (that means don’t get her earrings because most stores won’t take them back).

What about a spa break? This is always a hit with the female species. After the rush and the panic that goes on up until Christmas day, she will definitely love a present that will allow her to relax and be pampered for a day or more. Even if you can’t afford a spa weekend away, treat her to some makeover therapies. For example, a nail manicure, a foot pedicure, hair treatments or a massage will give her something to smile about. If you search around a bit you can usually find good deals because, as relaxing gifts like this are ever-increasing in popularity, the cost price is coming down due to competition.

If you want to pamper her in another way, go for toiletries, fragrances and also delicious chocolates. Girls adore all of these! A good idea is to put together a gift basket or a Christmas stocking filled with all of her beloved products and merchandise. Doing this will make it look like you’ve spent ages thinking about what to get her and, as a plus point, you can create a gift that is as expensive or inexpensive as you deem necessary. The items included can cover a range of products, topics or cosmetics; the only thing holding you back is your own creativity! This will be the most thoughtful Christmas present you could give to your wife or girlfriend.

An individualized Xmas gift will also delight your lady. Personalized presents can be anything at all; homemade treats, for instance a scrap book or a photo album that features your favourite photos of the two of you in special places will make it look like considerable time and energy has gone into creating your present. You could bake her some little sweetie treats from the heart. Or, if you are especially arty or a talented painter; handcrafted items are really interesting and different presents to make your girlfriend feel special at Christmas. You can also look for gifts in stores like personally named mugs, or engraved jewellery. There are literally hundreds of items like this on the market you can research.

Unique merchandise can be found online too. Why not name a star after your partner? Or buy a piece of the moon for her? You can be sure none of her girlfriends’ will already have one of these and she’ll get a certificate of authenticity to keep forever.

Last but not least all women like to read glossy magazines don’t they? A great present, which will last the year round, is a magazine membership. Whatever she likes to indulge in during her free time, most magazines offer a weekly or monthly subscription. So discover her most preferred magazine brand, or favourite hobby, and give her this present which will keep her happy for the following year. You can always re-subscribe for her next year too!


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