Whenever you see something you'd like in a magazine or catalogue, cut it out and place it in your envelope. Also write things down on slips of paper and place those in your envelope. Whenever the time comes for gift giving, the person who is buying the gift simply pulls an idea from the envelope. Gift giving made easy!
By Cinnamon from Williams Lake, BC
Early in October, she would go shopping and pick a ring or a brooch or something she really wanted and put it on layaway. She would give her husband the layaway docket and he would pay it off, wrap it, and give it to her on Christmas day. It also had the added bonus of allowing him to see what she liked. Eventually, he was giving her that sort of thing himself in addition to the present she had chosen!
By Ronnie from NSW, Australia
I want to give a special gift to my love, my lovely wife. She is turning 25 on May 10th. I don't know what to get her. Can someone please help me? She is in Canada and I'm living in the US. It would be if someone could give some good online shopping online ideas where I can buy and ship the gift for her to her address. Thanks.
By naeemhoque from NY
NotWrong is right. I know, because I'm in the same situation. Ironically, though, my niece who lives in the next state has me pegged. She thrilled me by purchasing a gift certificate to my fave online store. She didn't realize at the time, but she financed the new talking watch I'd needed for over a month!
To make a long story short, if you know your wife's preferences and her favorite store or shopping site, why not buy her a gift certificate?
I am looking for a present for my wife. I am thinking about lingerie, but the quality stuff is pretty expensive. Does anyone have a suggestion?
Also, considering the fact that you're newlyweds; maybe a romantic dinner, flowers, wine, and a special gift would be practical. Examples: Jewelry, spa gift certificates, tickets to a nice play or musical, etc. (07/27/2006)
Or recall any time you have gone to someone's house or a store and she liked something for your own house, or see what you didn't receive on your gift registry (if done at a store, they usually keep the list on file for one year.) And always keep the receipt, just in case. (07/27/2006)
I was turning 27 and had a made a comment to my husband about not looking forward to becoming 30 in a of couple years. We had been married year and a half and just started to have a little extra money each month. Back then, we were both in the navy living in Hawaii, away from friends and family, and had a 6 month old baby.
My husband surprised me with the best birthday ever. While I was at work, he went to the bakery and bought a white cake decorated with pink roses and had 29.9 written on it. You know, like I would never have to turn 30, I would stay 29.9.
Then he ordered takeout pizza so he didn't have to cook. He also hit the grocery store and decorated the table with fresh fruit, which he also fed to me later. He had also bought candles and pretty paper plates and cups, so no dishes to wash. So, the table was very pretty.
He had also purchased a couple of coffee mugs to match the table and doubled as gift and decoration, and I still have one of them today, 7 years later. It's my favorite coffee mug.
When I got to our townhouse, the first thing I saw was this beautiful table. (He had already fed the baby and put him to bed before I got home.) Then he led me to the bathroom where he had run me a bath and it was full of bubbles and bath salts. The room was bathed in candlelight.
Afterward, he sung happy birthday to me and we ate pizza, cake, and fruit. It was very sweet and romantic and pampering. I don't think he spent a lot of money on it, but to me it was priceless.
I'm sure if you think about your wife, you'll be able to plan a day she'll never forget. (07/28/2006)
For winter time, I'd suggest something soft, warm and comfortable in fleece fabric that if she wants to lounge around in it awhile, it's A-OK and she'll stay warm too.
If more on the fancier scale, then satin is very pretty, soft and rich in appearance and makes you feel special. Slippers to match and a pretty piece of jewelry and she'll be lovely and feel lovely. Add a scented candle for that romantic touch and you'll be the light of her life. (12/12/2007)
Anyways, I found a nice jewelry box that had little beads and colored stones fixed to the top and covered in colorful fabric. I knew she'd like it because I had seen her ogling over it one time when I was tagging along at the mall and acting like I was bored and not paying attention. It had spots inside that held rings, trays for earrings, and yadda yadda.
Then, went to that store and spent maybe $50 total on an assortment of cheap, but pretty jewelry. Yes, I was a guy standing amongst a throng of women picking through pretty jewelry. One must get comfortable with that to get a good girl gift. I filled up the box and then wrapped it up.
Not only did she get a nice jewelry box for all her real jewelry stuff, but her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she saw all the jewelry stuffed inside. She got to play dress up for a good couple of days and even see her accessorizing with a lot of the stuff even to this day. I over heard her telling her mom everything I did for her and then went on about a hour long phone call describing all the various jewelry. (11/26/2008)
Check out this post on making handmade paper roses: http://wp.me/pjtCY-7j
Or if that sounds like too much work then take a look at these loving and sentimental handmade creations called pages from the heart found at www.wandasworx.com. Any wife would die to receive one of these. (04/02/2010)