If picking out a gift for your girl makes you sweat harder than an auto exec sitting in front of Congress, you’ll want to get some help from GiftGirl.com.
Started by style consultant Jean Vouté Pratt, the site guides you to the perfect gift for your girl with minimal pain. Or any wasted brainpower. All you do is pick the occasion, select the amount of coin you want to spend, then choose the relationship type and her personality and style, and the site does the rest. You’ll get suggestions for the perfect gift, in several categories like Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Gourmet, and Travel & Spa.
GiftGirl doesn’t take ads or sponsors – there’s a small fee to access the info and buy the gifts suggested – so they aren’t pushing any particular product, just making you look good by getting her something incredible she’ll want… that shows some thought. (Even though the site does all the thinking for you.)
Even if you decide not use the site for help and fly solo, they’ve got some advice for you. Here are five tips for perfect girlfriend gift-giving this holiday:
1 – Don’t just “fill the box”. Think it through, try to remember the subtle hints that she has likely dropped in recent months and get something that is just for her.
2 – Always get a gift receipt, and make sure she can return it. (Even the best gift might need exchanging.)
3 – Presentation is key. Wrap the gift, or have it wrapped. Proper presentation elevates the gift. And the good news is you don’t have to do it yourself – most stores will do it for you, and for free!
4 – Do not always rely on the sales people. At the end of the day, they want to sell the goods in their store. Do research online and go in prepared. And remember, you are the one who really knows your girl best.
5 – Consider asking her friends or relatives for ideas. Her closest friend will know the items on her wish list and could offer some really great insights and suggestions of items to avoid.