Like clockwork this time every year, guy friends check in for trendy gift ideas for their loves. First, I remind them of the Priceless Wish List before asking if they’re in the doghouse — just so I know if I have to refer to the damage control list. Second, I ask them to think back to what she’s mentioned during the year. We do notice and love when you remember our needs and desires, even if we don’t want it anymore, we’ll want it all over again just because you remembered.
Now I’m going to keep this simple, because well, let’s be honest …men are pretty simple creatures. And I mean that in a really nice way. I’m the first to agree, simple works.
Ladies, if I missed anything…help out!
DISCLAIMER – nothing on these lists work if you’ve been naughty — which is not nice. You know who you are. For those of you, go directly to a jeweler or new car lot. Good luck.
Her Priceless Christmas Wish List
Your unwavering support
That look – ‘that’ one
You to care
You to smile
Show her you appreciate she tries
You to miss her
A long unexpected kiss
Your heartfelt honesty
A foot massage
You to really listen, pretend listening doesn’t count
You to flirt with her
A bubble bath waiting for us
You to notice her without her noticing
Her ‘A Little More Pricey but not too Pricey’ Christmas Wish List
A massage – really – we’d like two, maybe we’ll bring you
A cashmere scarf
A surprise day trip to a place we’ve always wanted to go but have never been
A wine tour as a couple
You to offer to take Yoga with her
A thoughtful good book
A Coach bag
A framed picture of you as a couple
Something thoughtfully shiny like….
A simple, classic gold necklace with a small diamond
Studs – pearl or diamond – simple and classy
Tiffany ‘Inspired’ Bead Bracelet
Any Tiffany bracelet
Any blue box from Tiffany
You in nothing but blue boxers
Her ‘Be Careful It May Backfire’ List
Anything from the Clearance rack
Cotton or polyester or itchy
A book of carwashes
Sweaters, we’ll kill you. We won’t want to, but we will.
Facials – trust me – this can backfire if she has not specifically requested this
Tickets to your favorite team
Gift cards – they reek of procrastination
Her ‘Put It Back Right Now’ List (I don’t care what she’s told you!)
Anything with a plug
(Save it for December 26th)