Friday, December 19, 2008

Some gift help...

According to Yahoo! Personals here are the top gifts to avoid giving to girlfriends.

After reading this list...I'm wondering are there any gifts left that that yahoo WOULD approve?!

Gift to avoid #1: Unless you are planning on proposing, avoid gifting jewelry, especially a ring, as that perceived level of commitment may intimidate your sweetheart.

Gift to avoid #2: While a ring may be considered overboard, anything impersonal, such as a kitchen appliance or gift card can be construed as thoughtless or insincere.

Gift to avoid #3: Avoid gifting lingerie for your first holidays together. It may be considered too intimate and send the wrong message.

Gift to avoid #4: Gifting something selfish, such as sporting event tickets when you know your significant other isn't a sports fan, can relay that you may be more focused on your own interests than that of the person you are getting the gift for.

Gift to avoid #5: Work-related items that promote efficiency at the office should generally be avoided. Why bring up "work" during the holidays, which is a time for relaxation.

Gift to avoid #6: Clothing may be offensive, especially if you aren't sure about what size to purchase.

Gift to avoid #7: Animals as presents are generally bad ideas unless you know the person very well. Pets are huge commitments and way too serious for a "first holiday" together.

Gift to avoid #8: Re-gifting is never a good idea, especially if it's a gift from a past relationship.

Gift to avoid #9: Forget cliches, such as boxes of chocolates or flowers. They show little thought or effort.

Gift to avoid #10: Avoid gifts that may suggest that your significant other needs to change something about himself/herself, such as exercise clothes or gym equipment, which may say that he/she doesn't look good enough as he/she is.


Some very valid points. Gym memberships and sporting tickets...not the best idea for a woman UNLESS she asked for it.

But is it just me...or are some of these crazy? I mean don't get a woman jewelry? Yeah right! Just don't put it in a ring box, get down on one knee to hand it to her when it's only earrings :)

And clothes...bring em on. Guys...you can just check the tag on your woman's shirt one night and say the cheesy pick up line "Just checking to see if you were made in heaven" she'll laugh...think you're corny and you can see the size!

Got any sure fire Christmas gifts that you CAN'T go wrong with?

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