Guys, gift shopping is rough. There’s a lot of pressure to get the right gift. You have to show that you listen, that you care, and that you understand her by giving her something thoughtful and reflective of who she is as a person. Initial Christmas gift ideas for her might be bland or generic. Take those gut reaction ideas and dump them in the trash right now, because they’re tired. Try something new.
So, if the typical Christmas gift ideas for her are losers, then what do you give? Well, first off, I was probably too harsh on you right then. I apologize. Your instincts are garbage. They’re just wrong. But that’s not your fault. They’ve been poisoned by jewelry store commercials and sitcoms that paint men as bumbling fools who either completely forget to buy a gift, or totally blow it with some absurd gift like a lawnmower or something. Because dudes love lawnmowers, amiright? And we’ll find any excuse to buy ourselves a lawnmower. I’ve got three.
No, that’s all a lie. I have one lawnmower, and I use it sparingly. Men are not buffoons who fumble their way through the holiday season, tripping over themselves, trying to buy their way out of their mistakes. And women can’t be bought off with jewelry if they see through it as the empty gesture it is. They want a gift that means something. And men want to give one.
When brainstorming Christmas gift ideas for her, thoughtfulness, not price, needs to be the most important criteria on the list. Something that shows you know her, that you pay attention, that you know what she wants from life, what her innermost desires are. The perfect way to show you know these things, is to have them illustrated for her. Get her a personalized comic book. Have a story tailored to her, showing her do all those things she wants to do, or craft a story around a cherished memory you both share. The possibilities are limitless.