Gift Ideas for Your Wife

August 30, 2011

A man giving a gift to his wife.Does your husband or significant other never know what to buy you for your birthday or other special occasion? Create a "gift-idea envelope" for each of you.


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 leanne chaisson from Williams Lake, BC

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November 10, 2011

This is not very romantic, but it worked for my grandmother-in-law. Her husband used to buy her electric kettles, saucepans, etc. when she wanted something for herself. So she came up with this plan.

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December 20, 2011

You can wrap a mirror or a picture of your spouse. Then add a note that says "the most beautiful person I have ever looked at".

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April 30, 2010

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


April 30, 20100 found this helpful

I say this from experience not to be critical. I swear my husband and kids shock me sometimes at the lack of knowledge they have about me. They don't listen to clues, they are not interested in what I am therefor my interest must not exist. And they swear I am the hardest person to buy for- not if they would listen to me or at least open their eyes to what interests me. It is wonderful that you care enough to ask around what other ladies would like or ideas, but look for clues: what does she do in her leisure, when she is on the computer what does she look up or is she a member of any club.


Your attention to what interests your wife is the best gift you could ever give her! Then when a holiday comes up you know exactly where or what that would thrill her.

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May 1, 20100 found this helpful

Is it at all possible to make a surprise Birthday visit? I know I would love it were I a long distance wife! If you can do it maybe you could wrap a bow around your neck and maybe a simple flower bouquet in your hand :-)

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May 7, 20100 found this helpful

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?

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October 30, 2013

My wife is now staying France; I'm in Dubai. I want to send a surprise to my wife.

Please I need your help.

By Sheik from Dubai


November 4, 20130 found this helpful

A plane ticket so she can visit you for the weekend.

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April 30, 2010

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? G.S.

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