Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends and wives; they are all special ladies in your life. When it comes to sourcing the right gift for them, be it for Christmas, a birthday or another special occasion you want to get them a gift that shows how much you care. You need something that shows you’ve been paying attention to their interests and haven’t panic bought a gift last minute.
When choosing a gift think about what sort of reaction you want to get from the person receiving it. Do you want to make them laugh out loud with a gift that tickles their funny bone? Perhaps you have something in mind that will make them well up with (happy) tears or possibly are looking for a more practical gift that will make their day to day life that bit easier or more luxurious.
Make them laugh and look fabulous
Gag gifts don’t need to be a throw away present, in fact they can be incredibly thoughtful! Consider someone’s taste in music, TV, and film and look for a cute t-shirt that has their favourites characters catch phrase. Very popular t-shirts online for girls right now include Stranger Things, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
There is no end to pop culture items (especially when shopping online) so dig deep into their likes, maybe it’s a Tardis shaped cookie jar for your sister who’s just moved in to her first apartment, an Outlander inspired break to the Scottish Highlands, so you and your girlfriend can get your walking books out of the attic, or go all out and get a replica of a red carpet dress worn by your mum’s favourite celebrity so she can look lavish on the next big family event.
Experience the moment
A gift doesn’t need to be a physical item, it can be so much more! We are marketed to all the time and the women in our life are constantly bombarded with images of what they should look like, what they should be wearing and what things they should be doing. Materialistic goals can often overshadow the joy of experiences that we want to have in life so why not give them a gift of an experience that they will remember forever.
It’s a little out there, but have a look to see what local activities there are that you’d assume your mum or granny would never even think of doing. What about getting mum locked and loaded for laser tag, or taking gran go-karting. It’s doesn’t have to be as extreme as sky diving (unless you’re brave enough) but something that’s a bit more memorable than a box of chocolates and some flowers is worth a go.
Get away from it all
For the truly special lady in your life that you are looking to impress whisk her away from her regular 9-5 with a trip to somewhere jaw-droppingly beautiful. The trick with this one is to plan it out well, that means making all the arrangements in advance and knowing where you are going and what you are doing. Rocking up to a nice hotel and then turning to your partner and saying, “Well…what should we do now” is going to put a bit of a damper on the getaway. Make her feel taken care of by being in the charge of the itinerary for a change.
If you are looking for gifts for her that speak to her carefully cultivated style, consider statement making jewellery that hits the latest trends right on the head. We found a bounty of jewellery at groupon.co.uk/gift-ideas/gifts-for-her that is sure to make the ladies in your life feel alike a million bucks. From on trend choker sets to necklaces with meaningful inscriptions that are adorned with Swarovski crystals.
The good folks over at Groupon also offer a great election of perfumes and fragrances; browse sensational scents from Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vera Wang, FCUK, Jimmy Choo and more.
Pampering isn’t always jewellery and make up; nothing beats a spot of binge watching with snacks (the snacks are very important). Grab a boxset of their favourite series and load up on popcorn, sweets and their favourite flavour of crisps for a night on the couch.
Just remember it’s important not to overthink the gift buying process, as you may up in a tizzy not knowing where to look online for inspiration. Just start with what you know about the person and go from there.