I’ve been creating gift guides since 2014 and consider myself an expert by now. And while everyone talks about the “best gifts” I wanted to share my learnings on what to never gift a woman. Keep in mind, this is just all in fun and I’m sure there are ideas on here that some women would love, but if you’re not sure what to get here, I’d recommend steering clear of any of these. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
THE DREADED KITCHEN APPLIANCE
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get one thing straight – kitchen appliances are NOT romantic gifts! Sure, blenders and microwaves might make life more convenient, but trust us, they’re better suited for household necessities, not expressions of love. Unless she’s a secret culinary enthusiast who explicitly asked for it, keep those appliances away from the gift box.
WEIGHT LOSS ANYTHING
Unless you’re looking to turn gift-giving into a full-fledged comedy show, never, ever consider giving weight loss products to a woman. That means no diet books, slimming shakes, or anything remotely related to body-shaming. Remember, the road to her heart is paved with love, not a guilt-inducing diet plan!
While we all want to look fabulous at any age, anti-aging creams are NOT the way to her heart. Gifting such products implies she needs help in staying youthful, which is a major no-no! Instead, embrace her natural beauty and give her a heartfelt compliment that’ll make her smile from ear to ear.
HOUSEHOLD CHORES COUPONS
We know you’re trying to be funny, but gifting “coupons” for household chores is like wrapping up a choreographed dance routine. While it might elicit a chuckle, it also sends the message that you think she’s your personal assistant. Instead, surprise her with a thoughtful gesture that makes her feel appreciated and loved.
Ah, the infamous regift – a gift that was clearly not intended for her, but somehow landed in your hands. Trust us when we say she’ll notice the “previously loved” scent lingering on that gift. So, save yourself from awkward situations, and invest in something genuinely tailored to her interests.
While self-improvement is essential, presenting a woman with a self-help book might send the wrong message. Opting for titles like “How to Be a Better You” or “Fixing Your Flaws” is a surefire way to dampen the gift-giving spirit. Instead, encourage her passions and interests with books that spark joy and excitement.
CLEANING SUPPLIES OR CONTRAPTIONS
Unless you’re purposely trying to evoke a comedic reaction, cleaning supplies are an absolute no-go as gifts. No woman dreams of receiving a bucket of cleaning solution or a pack of sponges on special occasions. Save those for practical, everyday needs and choose something that shows you put thought into the gift.
EXERCISE OR WORKOUT GEAR
While some women love working out, gifting exercise equipment might not be well-received unless she specifically asked for it. Treadmills, dumbbells, and resistance bands can come across as suggesting she needs to hit the gym more. Opt for fitness-related gifts that align with her interests, like trendy workout clothes or a fun fitness class.
INSENSITIVE THEME GAG GIFTS
As much as laughter is a gift in itself, avoid gag gifts with insensitive themes. Anything that targets her insecurities or uses offensive humor is a definite no-no. Keep the laughter light-hearted and inclusive to ensure your gift brings genuine joy.
When it comes to gift-giving, laughter and fun are the name of the game. But let’s avoid turning those laughs into awkward moments with gifts that miss the mark. Remember, the key to a successful gift is thoughtfulness and consideration of her interests. So, steer clear of kitchen gadgets, body-shaming products, and pet reptiles, and embrace the joy of giving her something that genuinely shows how much she means to you. Happy gifting and may your presents always be filled with love and laughter!