Men ask me this all the time, Sigmund Freud asked it, and probably every great thinker since Socrates asked it. What do women want? What in the world can a guy give a girl that she will be sure to like?
Successful gift giving can be a challenge for men. Women don’t hide it well when they are less than thrilled with a gift.
At the Tres Mariposas Men’s Night this week, I decided to ask a few of the men there about this issue. Here’s what they say about gifts that have won the hearts of the women in their lives.
Dr. Bruce Applebaum: “My most successful gift was a puppy when my wife and I got engaged — an adorable German Shepherd. I haven’t been as successful in other categories of gifts!”
Michael Zimprich: “I’m planning for my most successful gift to be the one I’m going to give her next week. I can’t divulge what it is of course, or it will spoil the surprise. I try to get things she would not buy for herself – luxury and higher end items. Christmas means a lot to her so I try to get her something nice she’s been wanting. Guys sometimes forget until the last minute. I try to watch and listen all year when I’m out shopping with her and then I go back.”
I like Michael’s perspective; sometimes I think women just want to be listened to! And there’s a message here for women here in our community – your men are trying hard to please you, so keep your smile on no matter what you receive Christmas morning. Remember, you can invariably exchange it if you need to!