What can you do to find a great gift for a girlfriend? Although some guys seem to have a kind of built-in radar to help them find the perfect gifts for girlfriends, others suffer through the serious repercussions of trial and error-error being the key word.
Of course, there are different degrees of girlfriends, which can make a difference as to how much you are willing to spend on gifts. Take, for example, the woman in Philadelphia who refers to everyone she sees as girlfriend or boyfriend, even when she has never met them personally. She isn't likely to buy gifts for everyone simply due to her choice of vernacular.
To most people however, the term girlfriend means more than a simple passing acquaintance. So how can a guy find a great girlfriend gift? Much depends upon how much he has available to spend. A college student who is already struggling with paying rent is not going to have the same funds as someone working fulltime in the professional arena.
Even if you are looking for great girlfriend gifts on a budget, you still have many options. Be sure to take the interests of your girlfriend into account. If she loves to smell good, the major national discounters as well as hundreds of other mom-and-pop srtores sell budget friendly bubble baths, soaks, perfumes, eau de toilette and other bath items such as soaps and creams.
If your girlfriend likes to look good, you can find makeup, brushes, and other beauty products for under $30 at most stores. Another option for looking good is clothing although buying clothing for any girl, girlfriend or just a friend is a bit risky. You don't need to blow your wad though if you do choose to go this route. You can find real deals on clothes at stores such as Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, Marshall's and T.J. Maxx. All these stores sell nice brands at reasonable prices.
If your budget is a little looser, there are eye-poppers available most anywhere that make a great birthday gift for a girlfriend (or any other occasion for that matter. Remember to focus on what your girlfriend enjoys. Most women love jewelry. The great thing about jewelry is that it can say many things for you even if you never open your mouth. Popular jewelry items include pieces with birthstones, and most women love anything with a diamond in it. You may want to opt for a nice bracelet or necklace rather than a ring or earring.
Although electronics can be nice, make sure it's something she likes rather than something you like. Many friendships are stretched thin because a guy buys his girlfriend the DVD player or iPod he loves rather than the romantic item she craves.
Gifts from the heart also make great girlfriends gifts. Such gifts make the longest lasting impressions. Spur of the moment flowers for example, will melt most any woman's heart. Even a romantic night out can be just the gift to get her heart pounding in appreciation.
If your girlfriend has a sense of humor...and a sense of adventure, you could also buy her land. Yes, land! Land in each of the 50 states too. You won't be buying real land simply one square inch in any or all of the states. She'll get a deed to each piece of her estate but cannot build on it, and it holds zero investment value, but she won't have to pay taxes on it, nor upkeep it either. But she'll probably ask you to take you from state to state one day and visit her properties? This is available only on the Internet and is bound to surprise her.