Queen Darlene and I have a co-worker who follows our blog. He sent us an email one day after one of our gift ideas reminded him of a gift-giving strategy that has served him well as a husband.
I tried to buy clothing gifts for my wife. She returned them all because they were the wrong color, etc. So, I got wise and would find a cute photo of a dress, purse, shoes, earrings, etc. that I wanted to buy – usually if I listened closely I could pick up the hint of what she wanted.
I would search through magazines or the newspaper ads and find a good photo – cut it out – attach to a card with the appropriate money with a note that said, “Happy Shopping!”
No more returns!
What a wonderful solution to preventing the hurt feelings that come with purchasing a gift only to have someone return it. Or receiving a gift and feeling bad because it’s just not your style or taste. (Aaawkward!)
It’s also better than giving someone just a gift card or just cash because it requires listening for what item they really want or need. It’s thoughtful and foolproof. Thanks for sharing Eldon!
Of course, this gift-giving strategy can also be used for husbands who also have specific tastes in clothes, shoes, power tools, you name it!
The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her. – Marcelene Cox