Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Posted by Meeta K
The holiday season is supposed to be about enjoying oneself, spending time with family, and enjoy the act of giving and receiving gifts. And it is the thought that counts when giving a gift – that is, the long thought required to make sure the gift is liked.
While getting the usual gifts can often times get you by, you should at least once in a few years put some effort into truly impressing your lady. There's also no requirement to break the bank in doing so, as many people assume. While knowing what the woman values, you can know what to give her that's surprising, unexpected, and most importantly appreciated and remembered for years.
Here's a starter list to give a few ideas. Think fast, though, the holidays are coming up quick!
Generally you have to order a bible with the included monogram, although if you look around you may be able to find a shop that will add one to a bible you already have. Do not alter one she already owns, and take any messages from yourself you decide to add lightly.
If you need fillers, draw a few pictures or include photos. Write the poetry about them if it's not written already. Other great, appropriate, and rather easy topics include the winter season and weather, holiday foods, and Christmas itself.
It's also quite acceptable to give this gift privately, as there are very few men who would want to be seen by anyone other than their woman giving their own written works of art. And any woman who doesn't absolutely adore this can just enjoy the lump of coal she probably received this year!
Want to be seen as open minded and caring again? Rather than a picture of you, put in one of her mother. Want to be cute and funny? Make it her dog instead. While a locket is more on the expected side, you can add some twists to make it creative.
It could spark a new interest in music, and could lead into easy gift ideas for the next occasion.
Intended not only to be in the style of Christmas, it's also a great hobby to take up for those who haven't peddled since they were in middle school.
That may be fine for Valentine's Day when it's expected, or an anniversary, but it's not the best taste for Christmas. Take a step away from the tacky holiday sales at chain stores that advertise "Diamond heart pendant for only $59.99!" It's not worth your money, and it's definitely not something she'll want to wear after the season ends. Go for something elegant and stylish. Handpick a set (necklace and pendant, earrings, and bracelet, for example). Every piece, by no means, has to be encrusted with gemstones, and nor does it have to be gold.
If you can afford it, it's certainly acceptable, but don't feel the obligation to spend hundreds or even thousands. Smaller, non-commercial jewelry stores often sell sterling silver with earth stones (Jade, Onyx, Turquoise, etc) that are much more affordable. This is by no standards "cheap" jewelry – it will still set you back a bit, but it's much better than truly "cheaping out" with low quality gold and gemstones.
Plus, many women enjoy silver and stone jewelry. To go even further, get a set with stones that are her favorite color. Save spending a large sum of money on very valuable jewelry for a more personal time.
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This Post was contributed by Vicky from Got A Crush