It’s true: We love it when you buy us stuff. Usually.
There are some gifts that’ll do more harm than good; the only action they’ll get you is a firm slap in the face. So, do yourself – and us – a favour and, barring an explicit request, steer clear of these no-no gifts.
1. Sex toys
Don’t flatter yourself by getting her your dildo likeness: When she’s flying solo, there’s a good chance she wants something a little different. Rather than emphasize your cluelessness, go shopping together (online or in-person). You might just learn a little.
As a rule, it’s best to avoid things associated with assault. You might be trying to help her defend herself, but this illegal weapon will offer little reassurance. And there’s a very strong chance she’ll use it on you.
Too big? Too small? Either way, you lose. The upper half is especially tricky; even if you think you know her size, manufacturers vary, so the tag isn’t a great indication. And no, the saleswoman’s rack is not a good visual reference.
4. Exercise equipment
Nothing sends the wrong message like a brand-new treadmill. (Or a Jenny Craig gift certificate.) Classes at her favourite yoga studio, good; Thighmaster, bad.
There’s no better way to make your woman feel like a prostitute than by handing her a wad of cash. At least, it says clearly that you couldn’t be bothered to think of a decent gift. Or any at all.
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