Posted by: nichemarketplace | December 4, 2008

Finding the perfect gift for that special lady in your life …

Finding the Perfect Gift

Psst guys, I’m talking to you … Okay it’s holiday time and the pressure is on to find that perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend, mother, or that special lady in your life.

The quest for perfection can be stressful. Maybe you are even trying to convince yourself that a trip to the hardware or electronics superstore is just the ticket. Don’t kid yourself, you are not going to get off that easy.

Fear not. Here are some suggestions to get those creative juices flowing …

What colors does she wear most frequently?
Think about her favorite outfits. The ones that make her feel happy, confident, sexy, and special. What color or palette of colors do they fall in? Pastel shades (pink, yellow, pale blue, and mint green)? Jewel tones (sapphire blue, ruby red, emerald green, and amethyst purple)? Perhaps her wardrobe is geared towards classic styles and neutral colors — black, white, tan, and grey.

Does she like to accessorize her apparel?
Accessories  include jewelry, shoes, hats, hand bags, and scarves. Women often use accessories to stretch their clothing budget. Adding a trendy scarf, a fashionable purse, or a fabulous pair of shoes can update last year’s look or transition her favorite outfit from fall to spring. Working women often use accessories to personalize and add a sense of individuality to the female equivalent of the corporate power suit.

How does her personality express itself in her choice of fashions?
Is she dramatic? Or does she like little details? Does she prefer big and bold colors and prints or small and subtle flourishes — a touch of lace or vintage buttons?

What is her taste in jewelry?
Big and chunky? Delicate? Intricate? Does she wear Gold jewelry, Sterling Silver, or both? Does she have a favorite gemstone? What is her birthstone?

Does she like surprises or would she prefer to pick out her own gift?
Some women adore spontaneity. For them, being surprised is the ultimate expression of romance. If your special someone falls into this category, there is no reason to freak out. Remember the source of joy is primarily in the act of being surprised and only secondarily in the choice of a gift. Other women are extremely discriminating and have very specific ideas regarding their likes and dislikes. The good news is that shopping for such ladies is simple — gift cards / certificates make excellent presents.

So, now that your mind is positively percolating with gift ideas … go forth and shop fearlessly!



  1. A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

  2. Great post, Rina! On the taste in jewelry note, one other thing for guys to consider might be the type: Does she have a thing for rings? a knack for necklaces? That’s an indication to help narrow down the selection. Or, if you’re brave, take that as a potential direction to round out her collection of baubles. A lack of bracelets might mean an opportunity for you to add a piece that she’s sure to remember. . . because it’s something she didn’t have before.

  3. Nice web-site Rina! My advice for the perfect gift is as follows: For your Mom, silver, crystal or fine table linens. For your girl friend, whatever you decide to give her the special wrapping says everything, and for the best friends home-made gifts say it all!

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