Shopping for a great gift to give your girlfriend can be a bit frustrating if you don't know exactly what she likes. Actually, it's not that hard to figure out things that she likes if you can open up your ears and listen to what she says about fashion, makeup, handbags, shoes, jewelry and other girly type things. Maybe she won't talk to you directly about these things because she knows you're not that interested. But, she'll talk to her mom, sister, cousin or girlfriends.
Next time she's on the phone with a female relative or friend, or having an in-person conversation, perk up your ears and listen for clues for items that make her joyful. You'll often hear phrases like "I love it" or "I really want one of those" slip from her lips. If you can't get any clues this way, then just ask her to write down a list of 10 things that she'd love to get as a gift. This more direct approach will relieve you have having to do a lot of guesswork.
You can also come up with some great girlfriend gift ideas by looking at the clothes she likes to wear, her jewelry, type of high heel shoes, whether or not she wears stockings, what kind of perfume she sprits on her neck and wrists, what books she likes to read, what her favorite food is and other stuff.
If you want to surprise her with your gift, then you'll need to become a bit of a detective. When she takes her shoe off, look inside it to see what size she wears. Pick up a t-shirt or blouse that's laying around and see what size the tag says: XSmall, Small, Medium, Large or XLarge. If you can, take a look on top of her bedroom dresser or inside bathroom cabinets to see what brand of perfume she likes.
To get you started, here are some gift suggestions she may like:
Silk Blouse - most women will have use for a nice, silk blouse. Silk is soft and smooth and feels great against the skin. She can wear it with a pants suit, dressy skirt or even a pair of jeans. To be safe, stick with these colors: white, black or red.
Cashmere Sweater - a cashmere sweater is considered a top-of-the-line luxury clothing item because it is soft in texture and wears well. Cashmere sweaters are definitely more pricey than regular knit sweaters, so she'll understand the value of this gift right away. There are pull over styles and cardigan styles - either one is a good choice. Stick to neutrals like: black, brown, gray or tan.
Animal Print Handbag - women love animal print handbags and these are really fun and funky. You can find a variety of this style in prices ranging from $25 to $200. Popular prints are: zebra, leopard, cheetah, snake, crocodile and giraffe.
Pashima Shawl or Scarf - a pashima is a large shawl made out of rich material that a woman can wear as a light cover up. Pashimas can be worn with a cocktail dress, a suit, or any casual outfit. They're very versatile in how they can be wrapped around the body. There are a wide variety of colors, so you'll need to know what colors your lady likes.
Jeweled Tennis Bracelet - if you want to see her eyes open wide, present her with a dazzling tennis bracelet with either sparkly diamonds or cubic zirconia stones. Real diamonds will cost you more than cubic zirconia, but no matter what your budget, either version will look gorgeous on her wrist.
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