Buying A Romantic Gift For Him

Written by Marguerite Bonneville

Buying gifts for a man is easy if you know what his interests are. And while many ofrepparttar gifts that men like won't necessarily qualify as 'romantic' - at least from a woman's point of view - this isrepparttar 126090 time to be a little flexible in your approach.

What'srepparttar 126091 point of buying him a designer bath set when he'd rather have a new pair of running shoes?

After all,repparttar 126092 idea behind gift giving is that you giverepparttar 126093 person something they'll treasure, or at least appreciate. And while it might not be what you'd want for yourself, this is about him. So maybe it's time to expandrepparttar 126094 definition of a romantic gift.

So what do men want?

We once overheard a male friend complaining, ”Just once I'd like to open a Christmas gift and find a great set of wrenches instead of socks and a silk bathrobe!”

Another man we read about lamented, “Wouldn't it be great to have my girlfriend say to me, 'I love it when you turn up for dinner with grease under your fingernails after working in your garage. And I hope you realize that I don't mind how long you spend in there because I know how much you enjoy it.' If she said something like that instead of carping at me for wasting time inrepparttar 126095 garage, I'd know she accepts me for who I am.”

Onrepparttar 126096 other hand, a male schoolteacher we know said, “I'd love a woman to send me flowers. Or give me a book of poetry by my favorite Australian bush poets. It would show that she's takenrepparttar 126097 time to learn what I like.”

Finding A Romantic Gift For Her

Written by Marguerite Bonneville

Let's face it. In many ways women are easy to buy for. Most of us loverepparttar traditional romantic gifts including:

Chocolates Flowers Jewelry Lingerie Perfume Candles Soft Toys Clothes

But onrepparttar 126089 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 torepparttar 126090 gesture. We'd like it to be sincere so we convince ourselves that it is. And occasionally,repparttar 126091 manipulative male becomes a victim of his own techniques and falls forrepparttar 126092 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 whenrepparttar 126093 situation calls for it. Some women get addicted to this power and let go ofrepparttar 126094 so-called feminine side of their natures. Others realize that you can have both.

So what it's really about is knowingrepparttar 126095 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 aboutrepparttar 126096 care that went into choosingrepparttar 126097 gift rather thanrepparttar 126098 gift itself.

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