Finding a gift that will please a woman is not that complicated... You just have to observe a little bit. Here are 10 gift ideas that will ALWAYS make a girl happy... (to me, anyway!) Because a Wonderbox gift card and other such goodies, frankly, suck. And a perfume too, unless she explicitly asked you for it. Go check out this list, you'll have NO excuse not to find THE perfect gift for all the women in your life!
I feel compelled to point out that if you're a man and you like one of the gifts below, that works too, right? We don't care about gender, no matter what the title of this article says, which is more of an editorial niche than an ideal...!
GIFT IDEA FOR A WOMAN #1 : TEA
Because we don't always treat ourselves to a good tea that is a bit expensive, you have a golden opportunity here! I'm crazy about Mariage Frères teas, I consider them to be the best by far. I also like Palais des Thés and other lesser known brands, like Bentjeman & Barton. Also good, some editions signed Kusmi Tea, like the Genmaicha (a little particular attention) or the whole range of Detox teas (less risk).
As far as tea is concerned, prefer muslin to loose tea: you don't know what equipment the person you are going to offer it to has. If you choose loose tea (you're right), think about offering a tea ball.
GIFT IDEA #2 : A CANDLE. OR A PIECE OF DECOR, A WORK OF ART
GIFT IDEA #2BIS : A DECORATIVE PIECE
Si vous ne connaissez pas son intérieur, misez sur de la déco « à emporter », type carnet, cartes, stickers, masking tape et autres mignonneries de papeterie.
GIFT IDEA N°3 : A JEWEL
Do I really need to elaborate? Oh wait, I'm not necessarily talking about the overpriced diamond jewelry. We are simple girls, absolutely.
GIFT IDEA #4 : A NIGHT IN A HOTEL
Walk also for a weekend, a week in the green, in short, a getaway
GIFT IDEA #5 : A BOOK
Your favorite book, for example, or the last one that touched you, challenged you, moved you. In another register, the "beautiful" books are typically those that we hesitate to offer ourselves... It's time!
GIFT IDEA #6 : MAKEUP
If you think she likes the genre, opt for a beautiful lipstick (the best are those proposed by La Bouche Rouge. Good picks also at Hermès, at Ilia on Oh My Cream*), a nail polish (Manucurist for a green polish, Chanel for a chic one), in short, a simple beauty product that doesn't require you to know her skin tone or type perfectly. A good mascara* (black) also works.
GIFT IDEA #7 : A "TECHNO" ACCESSORY, PHOTO OR VIDEO
Computer or iPad case, ghetto blaster, vinyl turntable, iPhone case... are all sure values that you can invest with your eyes closed.
GIFT IDEA #8 : A CASHMERE SWEATER
That's it. Cashmere is THE gift of choice: because cashmere, even at a low price, is still expensive. But SO essential, especially when you are cold...
GIFT IDEA #9 : A CONCERT TICKET
Concerts cost a lot of money and we sometimes hesitate to offer ourselves a place, or even two, to be accompanied. Here again, you'll just have to squint at the playlist for a few minutes to find the name of your favorite artist (be careful, I didn't say STALKER!).
Also available in theater, exhibition, museum...
GIFT IDEA #10 : A FASHION ACCESSORY