Because I am snowed in at my house a gift blog for the holidays seems appropriate. At first I was going to say gifts women don’t want but most women are smart enough to know what women don’t want. So here it is, the top 10 gifts men should never give a woman (this applies to mothers, wifes, girlfriends, friends, co-workers, etc.):
1) Exercise Equipment
This includes exercise balls, videos, clothes. These gifts make a woman insecure. I don’t care if she is a personal trainer, exercise fanatic, she does not want this as a gift. Period. She will buy it for herself if she thinks she needs it.
2) Self-help books
This says you need help on whatever level that may be.
3) Cleaning Equipment
This includes those new vacuum cleaners that do all the work themselves or anything that is an improvement to the junky stuff she uses now. This says you don’t do enough or it could be done better. Either way, why give this?
4) A Picture of Yourself
Unless you are her son or grandson giving a gift like this says you are arrogant or self-indulgent.
Unless you know her exact size, I would avoid this. Even if it is her size and it so happens to not fit she MAY feel insecure or upset. Plus women enjoy picking out their own clothes.
Unless you work in the makeup department of a store and know all about foundation, texture, just don’t!
7) Cubic Zirconium
Unless you can afford diamonds, just get something else….really. Get a completely different stone, her birthstone, a sapphire, anything else… even no stone is better.
8 ) Electrical Appliances
Unless they were specifically requested…
9) Cooking utensils
Unless she is a chef or a big enthusiast
And Last but not LEAST:
10) A Gift Certificate to weight watchers
This includes gym memberships or any other weight loss program.
SO WHAT THE HELL DO WOMEN WANT:
Honestly, when it comes to gifts I think we are the simpler creatures. Some women still want the gadgets or the toys but usually they will tell you about them. Jewelry is always a winner but mostly women just want time and appreciation. Trips are good gifts, event tickets, a spa treatment, and sometimes high-end lotion (non-sexual). If she is just a friend or acquaintance: a plant, a good wine (or liquor), a candle, a christmas card, event tickets, or something you specifically know will give her joy or a good laugh.
The link to the boyfriend pillow is: http://www.findgift.com/gift-ideas/pid-64094/