Women weigh in on 11 gifts to avoid when shopping for your wife or girlfriend this holiday season. Stay away from these unless they are SPECIFICALLY requested.
#1 – Cheap Jewelry
We don’t need expensive jewelry, but if it’s so cheap it turns our skin green we’re not going to be very happy.
#2 – Clothes
This one is tricky because most women love new clothes. Only attempt this if you a SURE of our size. This can be a lose lose situation for you. If you buy us something too small you’ll make us feel fat, if you go too big we’ll think you don’t pay attention to our looks. If you insist on giving clothes scarves, hats, and mittens are pretty safe.
#3 – Vacuum
Okay, so we’re probably not going to complain about a Dyson but unless we SPECIFICALLY ASK you for one just avoid this gift. You may think you’re being helpful, but it may come across like you think we aren’t doing a good job cleaning.
#4 – Tickets to YOUR favorite thing
If we’re not REALLY into your favorite NFL team, season tickets are going to be the gift that keeps on giving us disappointment. This is basically you buying yourself a gift and pretending it’s for us.
#5 – Lingerie
Come on, is this gift really for us, or is it for you? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
#6 – Self help books
You may think you’re being helpful with these, but really you’re just pointing out our flaws. The same thing goes with a cookbook if we don’t cook very often (or very well).
#7 – Appliance
This one is tricky because an appliance can be a fun gift, but we may see this as you thinking we belong in the kitchen. If you’re set on giving us an appliance go for something fun like an ice cream or coffee maker.
#8 – A bathroom scale
This should be obvious. Don’t give us anything that implies we needs to lose a few pounds. That includes workout clothes/gear if we’re not already working out regularly.
#9 – The Walgreens display gift
Look how cute it is! And it’s right there, on the end of the aisle, conveniently reminding you to buy us a gift. Yeah, we saw it too and think you can try a little harder.
#10 – Gift cards
Gift cards are a great way to say I care about you, but I have no idea what you like. Not okay for someone you claim to be your significant other.
#11 – Cash
How do you say “I like you enough to give you something but I’m going to put zero effort into thinking about what you’d like or need”? Oh yeah, cash. This is like a gift card you didn’t even bother to pickup.