Pssst, hey you. Yeah, you. The guy with the Christmas list standing there looking at bathroom scales. Are you serious? Either you are a sweet loveable dimwit or you’re looking for a divorce. If you’re the former, have no fear. There is hope for you! The following are the Top 3 Worst Gifts for Your Wife!
1. Lingerie / Clothing
Let’s face it. Lingerie is more for you than it is for her. Sure some women like to dress sexy for a night of passion, but things go much better when it’s her idea! At any rate, you must be careful when giving clothing as a gift. Buy a size too small and she feels fat because it doesn’t fit. Buy a size too large and she thinks that you think she’s fat! Then you’re really in trouble. Call out the holiday police cause you’re going down! Shoes tend to be a gray area, so it is best to skip that idea too. When in doubt, gift cards work very well. Women tend to be very practical and will enjoy using your thoughtful gift at the many after Christmas sales!
2. Weight Loss &/or Self Help
I know this goes without saying… Well if it went without saying, then I wouldn’t have to say it, would I? Anything associated with weight loss, personal growth, improving your marriage or making her a better mother are all OFF limits unless you enjoy sleeping in the dog house! You wouldn’t want her to give you a “how to” book on lovemaking, would you? I thought not. If your lady is a book reader then I suggest a gift card to her favorite book store. You might pair it with a gift card to a nearby coffee shop.
3. Non-Returnable Gifts
Non-returnable gifts include anything that cannot be returned or exchanged. And yes, this also includes homemade gifts. Sure she loves the poem your daughter wrote for her and the finger painting from your son but you’re her husband, not one of her kids. That last minute coupon book you made for her was not appreciated. Oh she may have acted like it was a diamond necklace but your mistake is locked up in the vault of hubby screw ups, waiting, lurking in the corners until she needs it. By the way, as practical as we women are, we do not enjoy re-gifting either. Again, follow the above advice. Re-gifts cannot be returned therefore, they must not be given!
I do not wish to alarm you or make you feel unappreciated. Wives as a whole are super easy to figure out. She loves knowing that you put some effort into finding a gift she’ll love. When you show up with something that was obviously bought at the gas station, she is hurt. On the other hand, knowing that you remembered the little pendant from a storefront window that she commented on two months ago is guaranteed to make you husband of the year!
Good Luck and Thoughtful Shopping