Help for the Guys: A Woman’s Perspective on Gift-Giving

Whether it’s her birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or a big anniversary, there’s always a lot of pressure for guys to find the perfect gift to wow their wife or girlfriend. But let’s face it: when it comes to gifts like jewelry, men can often feel lost.

As a lady whose husband often (quite obviously) fishes around for hints about what gift to get for important occasions, I thought I’d write this blog post to give all of you guys a bit of direction. While hobbies, clothing styles, and food preferences will differ from one woman to the next, you generally can’t go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewelry.

Tips for Choosing Jewelry

When shopping for jewelry, stick with items that are easily worn. If you don’t know your girl’s ring finger size, it may be difficult to choose a ring. (You can always swipe a ring from her jewelry box and take it to a jeweler for sizing, however.) Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are work better as one-size-fits-all gifts.

Next, think about your wife or girlfriend. What jewelry does she typically wear? How does she usually dress? Does she opt for larger, bolder jewelry? Is she someone who can’t step out the door without having her hair and makeup done? Alternately, she may be someone who tends to wear smaller, more simple jewelry choices. Perhaps she tends to dress down more and is happier in a T-shirt and pair of jeans than she is in high heels and a skirt.

Take these things in consideration when choosing a jewelry gift. Choose larger, more detailed pieces for women who tend to dress it up and have more of an ornate fashion sense. For women who dress more casually, opt for small, more simple pieces.

Where to Make Your Jewelry Purchase

For the best selection, I recommend going online. Make sure you’re purchasing from a top online jeweler with a good reputation. I’ve always been pleased with James Allen Jewelers. While their prices aren’t the cheapest, they’re incredibly reasonable for the kind of high quality jewelry they offer. The James Allen name is an immediate indication of the best quality.

They have stunning diamond jewelry, as well as a wide selection of gemstones. For a truly unique gift, you can even create your own earring or pendant design. Not sure what to choose? Simply meander through their website. There are pictures of various pieces being modeled so that you can get an idea of what they’ll look like in real life.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a big occasion or a small one. Trust a woman’s perspective: she’ll always be happy when you give the gift of beautiful jewelry.



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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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