My Project: 365 Creative Writing Prompts
Day 68: Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend
Gentlemen, have you been wandering the town or mall, wrecking your brain for the perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend? If your budget is limitless the choice is easy, as diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but something tell me you are not as fortunate.
The Christmas gift you will present your girlfriend with will largely depend on the length of time you have been dating. If you have been going out for months the type of gift you give will obviously be different than if the relationship is fairly new.
Whatever the case may be, there is no need to panic or rush to the bank for a loan, the following are Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
If you cannot afford real diamonds consider the next best thing ... Swarovski crystals. The Swarovski collection holds a number of jewelry items, ranging from necklaces to bracelets and rings to pretty ornamental pieces for her room. They are not cheap, but they do fit a man on a budget.
If Swarovski crystal is still too much for you, have a look at custom jewelry in sterling silver, electroplated gold or pearls. You may find some beautiful items for a fraction of the price.
Unless your girlfriend suffers from asthma, consider a nice bottle of perfume or au de toilette. The pretty bottles come in all kinds of scents and price ranges and will be welcomed with a smile.
Should perfume or au de toilette be out of your price range, have a look at body lotion, bath pearls or scented candles. They cost next to nothing and will still make for a very nice gift.
Does your girlfriend like to write? If she does, surprise her with a laptop. If this is a bit much, I’m sure she will be tickled pink with a beautiful journal to capture her ideas and thoughts. Journals come in all kinds of sizes and price ranges, from expensive leather-bound books to economically priced hard cover ones.
While you’re at it, you might as wells spring for a nice pen too.
If your girlfriend loves to read, you can’t go wrong with a book. Before making a selection in the bookstore, discretely find out what she likes to read, does she like murder mysteries, biographies, vampire stories or romance novels?
Should you wish to give your girlfriend a clothing item, stick to a warm scarf, gloves or anything else that doesn’t require knowing her size.
Steer clear of lingerie. Unless your relationship has reached an intimate stage and you are very sure such an item will be welcomed, give it a miss as this type of gift is presumptuous and might backfire.
If you are still at a loss as to what to get, talk to your mother, your sister or a female colleague. Girls know what girls like.