When it comes to choosing the perfect gift for your wife, if you are like many men, you are at a total loss. One very big, in fact, HUGE piece of advice is, don’t buy her something to wear! If you get the size wrong you are in for a not-so-surprising big surprise. In fact, she might not speak to you for days! Guess her size too big and she’ll say you think she’s fat. Guess her size too small and she’ll swear you like thinner women. Instead, opt for the romantic. Send her a bouquet of lovely birthday flowers to be delivered early in the morning so she’ll know you didn’t forget and then follow it up with one of these top birthday gift ideas for your wife.
A Romantic Dinner for Two
No matter how long you have been married, whether this is your first or thirty-first year of marriage, no woman can resist a candle-lit romantic dinner for two. This is especially true if there are children in the household that seem to ‘get in the way’ of those moments of the romance of the past.
Take her somewhere dark and romantic with perhaps soft music in the background and fine wine to complement your meal. Nothing says you love her quite like the will to spend time alone with a touch of romance, so this just might be the very best idea of all.
A Weekend Break Away
Whether you have kids at home or not, this is a time for just you and the Mrs. Take her on a quiet weekend to someplace she has always wanted to see. Get a sitter for the kids, pets and if necessary for the in-laws as well. Just make sure that this is time spent with your wife so leave your laptop and cell phone at home!
There probably isn’t a woman on earth who doesn’t treasure jewelry. Some like large blingy pieces while others prefer dainty, demure lockets, and pendants. Whatever her taste, make sure to have her birthstone set in the piece and if you are adventurous, have it engraved with words special to just you two. If nothing comes to mind, ‘I’ll always love you will work,’ or ‘undying love,’ ‘forever yours,’ or some such sentiment. Show her she is special and the one you’ll always hold near and dear to your heart.
No matter how long you have been married, you must know by now what her favorite fragrance is. If you don’t, it’s time for the marriage counselor. Every woman has an all-time favorite as well as two or three alternates for those times when she can’t find her special scent. One tip here would be to make sure it is perfume you buy and not body spray, cologne or cheaper varieties. This is her birthday and you are trying to tell her just how special she is. How special do you think a drugstore fragrance would make her feel? It is perfumed or one of the other choices – remember that!
Gift Certificate to Her Favorite Spa
Another nice gift would be something many women just wouldn’t do for themselves, especially when struggling over finances. She might tell you she doesn’t miss those days at the spa getting pampered and beautified, but deep down inside, you know she does. Yes, money might be tight, but watch the tension relax when she’s had a lovely day being tended and pampered. You might even get a second job to try this at Christmas, Mother’s Day and if it goes really well, why not Thanksgiving as well.
Whatever you choose, make sure to keep that hint of romance in the gift. Women need to feel special and treasured and romance is the road to their heart. Choose one or more of these top five birthday gifts for your wife and you’ll have the best birthday you ever had – hers. (She’ll make sure of it, you’ll see!)
What does your wife usually want for her birthday?