We get it. Choosing a gift for your girlfriend – especially if you’ve not been together long – can be really daunting. To help, we’ve created this handy guide to steer you in the right direction. It goes without saying that your other half is totally unique, with her own individual tastes and preferences. That said, this may give you some ideas based on her passions and hobbies. Take a look…
If she’s…a wannabe baker
Has your lovely lady been bitten by the baking bug? If she’s always got her head buried in the latest Mary Berry and she just can’t miss an episode of GBBO, then you might want to consider a baking course for her next present. Cake baking courses, especially, are a joy to attend and will leave her with lifelong skills to draw upon. Plus, you get to reap – or eat! – the rewards. So everyone’s happy.
If she’s…an adrenaline junkie
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to gifts that’ll get the blood pumping. Skydiving, paintballing, wild water swimming – the list goes on and on. If there’s too much choice out there, consider a theme park day out. You can’t go wrong with an action-packed few hours riding roller coasters, and there’s usually a ton of good food – think burgers, hot dogs and candyfloss – to indulge in, too.
If she’s…a gin lover
The gin scene has had something of a revival in recent years, with fruit-infused flavors and weird and wonderful concoctions becoming the next big thing in upscale bars across the country. For the ultimate gin experience, check out tours and sampling sessions at the distilleries and tasting rooms across the UK. You can discover all the behind-the-scenes action at big-name HQs such as Plymouth Gin and East London Liquor Company.
It’s the thought that goes into the gift that’s important to this kind of girl. Tug at her heartstrings with her favorite flowers or chocolates, or a beautiful piece of jewelry she’ll treasure forever. Personalized gifts are also a sure-fire hit. If you’re splashing out, a leather passport cover with her initials is a sweet idea. On a budget? Go for a pretty make-up bag or scrunchies with her name on.
If she’s…an interiors nut
Got a girl that’s mad on interior design? Pay attention to her taste and color schemes, and choose a gift that’s in keeping with her aesthetic. A printed cushion, a cosy throw or a contemporary vase are just a few examples. If you’re nervous about making the choice on your own, go for a fail safe candle in a neutral color, or a faux plant for maximum style points and minimum upkeep.
If she’s…a fashionista
If reading glossy catwalk magazines and indulging in retail therapy are two of her favorite pastimes, then your girl probably wants something she can show off and be proud of. Consider a designer scarf or bag that will act as a wardrobe staple for years to come. Alternatively, pop into her favorite high street store and grab a voucher. Contrary to the belief that a voucher isn’t thoughtful enough, lots of girls love having the opportunity to choose for themselves.