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How to Come Up with Great Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend

You love her and you want to show her how much. Reflect on the numerous ways you can create indelible memories.


  • Step 1: Give roses Go the traditional route and buy your girlfriend red roses, the romantic gift idea that never misses. Come up with a note written from your heart to melt hers.
  • Step 2: Buy clothing Buy clothing but be careful to stick to the labels, stores, and styles she prefers. Select anything but pants, which are far too easy to get wrong.
  • TIP: Err on the side of buying something too small, rather than too large.
  • Step 3: Search for jewelry Search for the kind of jewelry she normally wears, whether ornate, or simple. Avoid getting a piece exactly like what she already has so she knows how observant you are.
  • Step 4: Cook for her Cook a big dinner. Class it up with steaks and all the fixings, and use linen napkins, fine china, and silver. Finish the meal with hand-dipped strawberries or expensive chocolates.
  • TIP: Even if the presentation, taste, or quality ends up falling short, you score points for trying to do something nice. It's the thought that counts.
  • Step 5: Make a basket Stock a basket with nuts, flowers, candy bars, wines, perfume, and her favorite magazines. Let her know you care and notice the little things.
  • Step 6: Pop for a spa Spend the cash for a lush spa to spend quality time together. Relax, turn off the cells, turn on the music, and pamper her.
  • FACT: The National Retail Federation projected Americans in 2006 would spend over $13 billion for Valentine's Day, up 22 percent over 2001.

You Will Need

  • Roses
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Food
  • Gift basket
  • Money
  • Spa resort

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