With another Christmas season almost in our rearview, I would like to give a tip on gift hinting. The number 1 and really important tip is to be specific with your significant other on gifts. Notice I did not say be as specific as possible, oh no. Be precise, please!!
For the most part the husbands, boyfriends get weird when you ask for some sleepwear. They are thinking Victoria Secret, sexy sleepwear. Yes you may have said I want some of that wicking sleepwear for my night sweats but often all they hear is sleepwear!
What happens on my end is a series of phone calls or emails concerning size or colors. I can say most men do not know their wife’s or girlfriend’s favorite color or their size. And then there are the calls and emails about which style is the sexiest. Even when the call or email starts out about size or color it always, ALWAYS gets around to sexy!
Since it is my company I have to take these phone calls. I say God Bless these guys, forever the optimists thinking a gift of a pair of pajamas or nightgown is going to get them sex!!
So with one week left before Christmas here are my tips:
- Write down your size
- Write down your favorite color
- Write down specifically what you want
- Write down the brand
- Write down what store/site this can be bought
- Give an alternative
Type it into their phone, write it on a piece of paper and if your kids are involved give them a copy too! Yes I know this does not lead to a surprise. It is just for those women who actually want what they want. It also helps those of us on the other end of the computer screen with returns.
Do you prefer a surprise or specific gift?