If you’re making a list, checking it twice, crossing out entries, not knowing if they’re nice…then allow us to help you find holiday gifts your girlfriend actually wants!
Truth is, you’ve probably run out of gift ideas by now. After all the birthdays, Valentine’s, and anniversaries you’ve been through together, it’s hard not to. Luckily, we’ve put together this handy guide to gift-giving that works well on any occasion, but especially on the holidays.
The definitive guide to giving your girlfriend a holiday gift
There are tons of holiday gift idea lists on the internet, but this one is different. In this guide, we took into account the stage your relationship is in and then categorized presents accordingly.
Level 1 Gifts
Level 1 gifts are expensive presents that will pamper your girlfriend. Think fine jewelry, expensive concerts, a musical instrument, an all-expense-paid trip, or a premium gaming set.
Best for: Milestones, like your first, fifth, and tenth anniversaries or her 21st and 30th birthdays. Also for when you’re trying to make up for something serious, like a bad break or a forgotten anniversary.
Pros: These gifts are memorable and are quick to be cherished
Cons: Steep price tags
Level 2 Gifts
Presents of this kind are high in effort but low in cost. Examples are a painting of her, an original song written by you, a collection of poems written in her honor, or any artwork inspired by her.
Best for: Regular (a.k.a. non-milestone) anniversaries and birthdays. Also for when you can’t afford a Level 1 gift
Pros: These gifts aren’t straining on the wallet! Plus nothing tops a thoughtful, handcrafted gift
Cons: These presents can be time-consuming
Level 3 Gifts
These are presents that require an average amount of money or an average amount of effort. Think expensive makeup, a dinner date to a fancy restaurant, a permanent makeup session, a set of paints, or a collector’s item of her favorite TV show, movie, or book.
Best for: Regular anniversaries or birthdays, especially when budget isn’t at an all time high.
Pros: These are easy to plan and acquire
Cons: They might not seem too personal (easily remedied by including a heartfelt letter!)
Level 4 Gifts
Presents of the 4th level are low-cost and low-effort. Good examples would be a date at a free or inexpensive museum, a bouquet of flowers, a new edition of her favorite book, a good sketchbook, or a planner for the new year.
Best for: Regular days when you wanna make her smile
Pros: Low-cost! Low-effort!
Cons: Hopefully you don’t run out of ideas in the first five years of being together…
Level 5 Gifts
Level 5 presents are cheap, easy, and practical. Think socks, face masks, a set of nice pens, or a cool shirt.
Best for: Regular birthdays and anniversaries….after three or four years together. Also for special occasions on a deadline or budget.
Pros: Cheap and easy! Also a good opportunity to show her that you pay attention to her needs (you wouldn’t give someone socks if they didn’t mention they needed it in the first place).
Cons: Could be trouble if she’s into expensive stuff. You might seem like you’re skimping on the gift-giving.
The best boyfriend ever is coming to town…
…and he’s loading up on fantastic holiday presents. Of course, we at Organic Permanent Makeup think that nothing quite beats the gift of time. If you’re angling for more cuddle time in the morning, give her one less thing to do before work!
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