Christmas is coming, and you need to start thinking about what you are going to get the women in your life for the holidays this year. You have long suspected that your wife was not as thrilled with the vacuum cleaner you got her as she let on, and your mother has yet to cash in her gift certificate for that pole dancing class you bought her last year. Even if you actually are a woman yourself, you may be in need of a few tips on what to get women for Christmas gifts. Obviously, the best gifts are those that demonstrate your thoughtfulness. If you are really at a loss, though, and do not have a single gift giving idea, then these suggestions may help to steer you in the right direction.
Instead of getting your wife a vacuum cleaner, consider investing in a year's worth of housekeeping services. Having a maid come clean your house for you every other week will actually not cost much more over the course of one year than some of the priciest vacuums on the market anyway. Housekeepers are a great gift for women who are feeling overwhelmed, especially if your wife takes care of most of the domestic labor in your family. If you want to get your wife something more romantic, get her a gift certificate for a day's worth of spa treatments to help her unwind.
Your mother was not being sincere when she told you not to waste any money getting her a Christmas gift this year. What she really meant was that you shouldn't waste any money getting her a lousy gift. If your mother, sister, and daughter are very difficult to shop for, you should consider getting them new point and shoot digital cameras. Everybody likes to take pictures, whether it is of relatives or friends, and digital imaging technology advances so rapidly that newer camera models are bound to be improvements upon whatever your family is already using. Just make sure that once you give your mother a camera, you give her a lesson on how to use it.
It can be tough to pick out an appropriate gift for your female friends. On the one hand, you want to surprise them with something thoughtful and fun. On the other, you are not quite sure how much you should spend or how personal the gift should be. If you are unsure, food is always a great answer. A bottle of nice wine or a basket full of delicious Christmas treats will be appreciated by everyone from your neighbors to the other parents you hang out with at PTA meetings.
When you buy Christmas gifts for coworkers an colleagues, you aren't just being festive, you are also improving upon your professional relationships. Skip the scented candles and bath products for your female peers. Women get more scented bath products than they know what to do with anyway, and these gifts are borderline inappropriate. Instead, pick out some nice cards and give the people you work with every day gift certificates to the local coffee shop.