Holiday shopping for your wife

To all the husbands wondering what to buy their better halves this holiday season, it’s not as complicated as you think. To get it right, take a look at these guidelines from Canada’s largest deal hunting website, RedFlagDeals.com:

Do: listen to her and take hints. She might have mentioned a pair of earrings or a weekend getaway. Maybe it’s a designer bag/shoes/coat she’s hinted about all year while assuming you weren’t actually paying attention.

Do: buy something to make her feel pampered: a day at the spa, new perfume, or a fabulous bottle of wine (extra points if it’s from the year you met/got engaged/were married).

Do: make her feel appreciated: load up a digital photo frame with memorable photos, a new iPod with songs from your past, or an eReader with books she’s always wanted to read.

Don’t: buy something that makes her feel like your mom: avoid sweater vests with cats knit into them, wrinkle creams, supportive underwear, or calcium supplements.

Don’t: make her feel like your housekeeper with a vacuum, iron or spatulas, all great items but they might not make the best gifts. (If your wife has hinted at a high-end Dyson vacuum or a KitchenAid stand mixer, you can make an exception.)

Don’t: buy the first thing that you see. Chances are she’ll get you something better than a pair of slippers or a picture frame so you should do the same. And if she doesn’t, you still win because now you’re the thoughtful one.

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Written by Canadian Home Trends

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