Let's face it. In many ways women are easy to buy for. Most of us love traditional romantic gifts including:
Chocolates Flowers Jewelry Lingerie Perfume Candles Soft Toys Clothes
But on other hand we're difficult to buy for. We know what we like, and we don't want to settle for less. We pay attention to little things, so we appreciate it when you give us a gift in our favorite color, or one that has special meaning.
We love romantic gestures, like poetry, love letters and romantic music. Men often consider us gullible when they see us being 'taken in' by another man's soft words and candlelight dinners. The truth is, we often know when we're being played, but we can't help responding to gesture. We'd like it to be sincere so we convince ourselves that it is. And occasionally, manipulative male becomes a victim of his own techniques and falls for woman he set out to victimize.
But falling for romantic gestures isn't a sign of weakness. A woman can muster huge wells of strength and resourcefulness when situation calls for it. Some women get addicted to this power and let go of so-called feminine side of their natures. Others realize that you can have both.
So what it's really about is knowing woman that you're buying for. You know you're in trouble when you make generalizations like, "Women love flowers" or "I'm sure she'd like a box of chocolates for her birthday". She may prefer some clay for her sculptures or some new gardening tools. Romance is more about care that went into choosing gift rather than gift itself.