When you’re looking for something special for that very special lady, you may feel yourself getting overwhelmed. To reduce the stress of choosing just the right gift, consider one of the ideas below that will allow you to both treat your girlfriend and spend time with her.
1) Couple’s Massage
Invest in some hypoallergenic massage oil and block out part of a weekend day to spend giving her a quality massage. Don’t try to use lotion; it will just make everyone tacky. Instead, try a
- hemp oil
- fractionated coconut oil
- avocado oil
Light a scented candle that you know she enjoys and gently work the oil into her skin from the top down. This is not about sex as much as it is about celebrating your hands and her body.
If your hands are rough from work or if you’re not terribly confident, consider getting a massage roller to gently work the larger muscles in her leg and back while you get the touch so you can use your hands on forearms, calves, and feet.
Schedule a trip to a B&B or a winery resort and disconnect from the world. No phones, or at least phones off for long stretches of time. If she loves a campfire, bring firewood. If she loves to swim, book a spot at the beach.
This might be a good time to bring your massage tool and your oil. If you do, consider bringing a dark sheet that you can use to avoid staining the host’s sheets. Before you leave, treat her to
- a new suitcase
- a travel backpack
- a new water bottle
- a picnic basket
With this gear, she will have a tangible object that will remind her of your generosity.
3) Something Old-Fashioned
If you’re looking for something you can wrap, consider treating her to something old-fashioned. Modern jewelry can be eye catching, but a simple strand of pearls or a cameo could be the treat she never knew she wanted.
Consider also treating her to a piece of furniture with a bit of history. A cedar chest was the standard gift for a young woman first setting up a house. If your girlfriend has a new apartment or is getting a new roommate, treat her to a lamp or chest that she can use everyday and think of you.
4) Something Very Personal
There are many erotic toys for women that may appeal to you. Make sure they also appeal to her before you buy. If you’re not exactly sure how to bring up the topic, treat her to a gift card so she can get her own toys.
Do ask her for ideas on things you can share, or ask if you can join in. If you know that she enjoys erotica, ask her to read it to you, or read it to her as she gives you a massage. As you get more confident asking these questions, consider inviting her to do a bit of role play.
5) Spa Day
Treat her to a solo spa day. There are many women who love to have play dates with their boyfriends, but every now and again, a lady needs some time to herself. If you’re going to be out of town for any reason, take her out for a meal or a nice dessert and treat her to a gift certificate for
- soak in a hot tub
It doesn’t have to take a great deal of money to give her a wonderful day to herself.
6) Art Class
Consider treating your lady to a class on stained glass, painting, or weaving. Include enough cash in the gift for the necessary tools to keep going on these projects. Celebrate the items that she brings home and encourage her to keep going. Creative expression is great for the spirit and the brain. Consider joining her for the next class!
7) A Sneak Photo
There will be days when your girlfriend’s beauty will just dazzle you. Snap a pic of her as she works in her garden, takes care of her dog, or putters around in the house. If she’s especially lovely in her sleep, take one there too for private enjoyment.
Crop the image to exactly the features that you enjoy so much and use this photo of her as your screensaver. Let her see how she looks to you and how much you appreciate her natural beauty. The best photos don’t have to be posed.
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