Most men know women are a complex breed. Yes’ often means no’, but not always. Sometimes no’ really does mean no’, but only in certain situations. Fine’ is rarely fine’, while five minutes’ usually equates to nearer 15. It makes understanding women a finely honed art.
So when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for women, it can typically go one of two ways. On the one hand, it can be really easy because they simply hand you a list that’s full of easy options like perfume and hair straighteners.
On the other, they leave it up to you, at which point buying Christmas presents for women becomes a potential minefield. I’ve learnt from experience that it can be a risky business, with failed attempts at buying both CDs and clothes. And that puts me in a predicament do I risk buying Christmas gifts for her that are a bit boring and dull. After all, you get these wrong and it’s like you’ve put in no effort at all. Or do you take the braver’ approach and go for things that are more exciting but easier to get wrong? I’m talking stuff like tops and jeans. It’s a genuine dilemma.
Happily, there is some middle ground in the form of personalised Christmas gifts for women. They’re not outlandish enough to run too many risks, yet with the personalisation they’re different enough to show some thought on your part.
So what about the particularly popular options? Well, some personalised Christmas Champagne should earn you a few brownie points. Basically, you get to choose the label’s design and then customise it with your chosen name and a brief message.
Failing that, something engraved should ring her bell. There are trinket boxes, charm bracelets and compact mirrors, among other things. Most can be engraved with either a name or initials, while in some instances there’s also the chance to include a date or brief message.
Alternatively, if you fancy giving her something to look forward to, get her a pampering gift experience or take her on a day out. In terms of the former, you could treat her to a massage, spa, makeover or any number of other relaxing options, while in terms of days out, there are the likes of tea at Harrods, tours on the London Eye and meal-and-theatre deals that include a slap-up meal and theatre tickets to a West End show.