It’s a few months to your girl’s birthday and you feel the pressure but you’re thinking “I’ll figure something out.” Most of the times when you tell yourself this you don’t figure it out! Time runs out before you know it and you are caught flat-footed by an angry girlfriend who can’t believe you forgot it’s her birthday.
Well, you didn’t quite forget but you didn’t have enough time to put some thought into it.
There is a way to always get it right and your budget doesn’t have anything to do with it. Once you know how to go about it, you can easily come up with great ideas of your own. Here you shall find a few pointers to set you on the right path when it comes to finding cute birthday gifts for girlfriend.
Tips on how to come up with the best birthday gift idea
Start looking early
The last thing you want to be on your girlfriends birthday is the boyfriend who bought a gift that was not well thought-out. It’s worse than not having one. Gearing up early gives you more time to be alert to what she’s expecting.
The girl herself will begin the countdown way ahead of you so it’s not like you get any kind of head start. It will also help with saving if you need to put some money away for the gift.
Listen to her, she will tell it to you
Well, not like “I want this and that for my birthday”, because that would make everything we are talking about now pointless, wouldn’t it? The fun bit of this whole looking-for-a-gift experience to her is throwing those hints and hoping that you catch them.
People, and especially women, know what they want from their loved ones on such occasions. Keep your ears open and always listen keenly to what she’s saying especially when her big day is just months or weeks away.
You don’t have to break the bank to get her what she needs
The first thing you need to understand here is that your girlfriend knows you. There’s no need for an expensive facade that she can see through. She might even resent you for it.
Now that we know it’s not about the money, what is it about then? Am sure you have heard it said countless times, »it’s the thought that counts«. Women will appreciate a gift that tells them you noticed she likes fast cars over anything that comes in a jewelry box.
It’s easier to blow a woman away with a gift she didn’t expect than an expensive one that she knew you would go for because it’s the typical thing to get.
The gift could be an experience
Who says all women want the same things. No human being wants the same things as another. Instead of a gift why not think a little outside the box and go for a memorable experience? Remember that band she said she’d love to watch playing? Well, how about tickets to their concert.
This gets you even more boyfriend points if she knows it’s the last place you’d rather be. It’s very hard not to reach expectations when the kind of »surprise« that awaits is something that’s exciting even when it’s not a surprise.
Talk to her friends
Her friends already know what she wants. It’s basically done and dusted if you can get them to talk. She talks to them more than she talks to you and has known them for longer. They already know what she expects from you or have a pretty close idea and are just marveling at your frantic efforts to get it right.
Now that you know where to begin, it’s time to pitch the ideas for what to get. There are a number of creative and thoughtful ideas to tinker with so that they suit your situation.
Some ideas on what to go for
A personalized gift is one way to go. Have a custom design put on a mug, sweatshirt, piece of jewelry or anything else you can think of, just make sure the item and design will resonate with her.
Another good idea is a quirky gift. Something about her that you are pretty sure only you know. It has a bigger chance of looking cute than blowing up in your face.
You could also try out a romantic dinner at your favorite spot. Not talking about the restaurant you like going to her childhood tree house maybe?