Gifts for Girlfriend

Girlfriend

Shakespeare's 18th Sonnet

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

Gift ideas

Music lover: Serenade

A truly unique gift idea is to hire a violinist or guitar player to serenade for your special lady. Whether under her window, in her living room or at a restaurant - this is definitely going to be a huge surprise from "her biggest admirer"!

Event: Deja vu

A truly thoughtful gift is a recreation of the moment you first met your sweetheart, your first date or any other day that is special and meaningful to you as a couple. Depending on what you did that day, think about a movie or song that reminds you of the occasion and use it a prop for your gift. Add a note "Remember how it all began? Thanks for being in my life!"

Flowers: Brighten up life

Women just love flowers, especially if they are given by a loved one. A great gift for any woman, whether mother, lover or friend, is a beautiful flower bouquet. If you know her favorites, go for those but don't worry too much about it: a bunch of different flowers in a range of colors will do the trick too. Add a message saying "Thank you for brightening up my life!" to make your gift more personal.

Gifts that moved people

Sewing machine - a nice, basic, solid Singer.

Linda, 37 got this from her boyfriend and said:

Lots of things made it a great gift. I didn't have a sewing machine at the time, and I was always borrowing a friend's machine. I didn't ask for one, so it was a total surprise. We didn't have huge amounts of money at the time, so it was a really big deal. Every time I use it, I remember what a thoughtful gift it was and how happy it made me.

10K gold 0.25 tcw diamond heart necklace

Karen, 20 got this from her boyfriend and said:

My boyfriend surprised me by picking out this gift himself. He typically does not give surprise presents, so I did not expect it at all. I was touched that he spent hours picking out the perfect necklace for me. He even asked other people for their opinions and had a woman with the same build as me try on the necklace so he would know what length of chain to get! I love the workmanship of the piece that reflects my boyfriend's down-to-earth tastes---very elegant and understated. In a way, it reflects the qualities I admire in my boyfriend. Every morning I put on the necklace and I know how much he cares about me because of the hard work it took for him to get me this gift.

Lingerie

Kristy, 26 got this from her boyfriend and said:

My boyfriend gave me a very special Christmas gift: he bought me some beautiful lingerie and attached my wedding ring to the bra.

Quotes

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van Dyke

For twas not into my ear you whispered But into my heart Twas not my lips you kissed But my soul.

Judy Garland

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!

Thomas Hood

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Honore de Balzac

Love is the smoke made with the fume of sighs.

William Shakespeare