Having trouble thinking of a great gift for your girl? Unsure of what that perfect gift is? Christmas is almost here and you’re beginning to panic.
Take a breath.
Don’t worry so much about it being the perfect gift, and step back. You have a few options.
- Search for a mall in the Philadelphia area at http://www.mallsinphilly.com/. Go with friends or by yourself – whichever way you can best relax. Whenever you see something you think she’ll like, pick it up. Depending on your budget, you can purchase it and put together a nice group of things she’ll like. It’s always fun to open gifts, and she’ll love having many things to open. Whether it’s one really nice gift, three small gifts, or a pile of things to make her laugh, as long as the gift says, “I know you and care about you,” you can’t go wrong.
- Get her something she would never get herself. She may have been talking about something too expensive; she may have been admiring something in a store or that a friend had. You can show her you care by showing her you pay attention to her even when she isn’t looking for it.
- If you still can’t think of anything, give her the gift of time with you or time on herself. Write her a nice card that gives her the right to choose what she wants or specify a restaurant and reservation date. Instead of getting her something that leaves her wishing you would’ve just given her the money, let her decide what she wants.
How much you spend depends on your own financial situation. Money truely doesn’t mean love. If you have money that you can spend on your girl, there’s nothing wrong with that. But try to put a personal spin on it, even if that means giving a card with a little “I love you” on it.
Only you can decide what the best gift would be, and if she loves you, she will appreciate every effort you put into spoiling her.