Romantic Gift Ideas for Her
Hey you there, the guy scratching his head – trying to figure out what to gift your lady friend?
We can relate. It’s hard to shop for the girl who has everything, so the guys here at the LELO office has chalked up a few unconventional ideas that we love from personal experience – so you know they’re field-tested and expert approved!
Breakfast (And Dessert) In Bed – Hall, SEO Specialist
“Surprise her with breakfast in bed. While she’s eating, start eating her out. Who says you can’t have dessert before dinner? It’s a nice way to start off the day, plus, she won’t remember if you’re not the best cook ever. Sometimes it’s the simple things in bed.”
A Sappy Love Note – Jake, Product Developer
“A really cheesy note on its own can be a mistake, but if it’s delivered when she least expects it, you’ve scored serious points. It’s not a love letter, but just a really, really sweet compliment or a bit of how you feel on a piece of paper. I put them in places where she’s bound to come across them during her day, like the change pocket of her purse. Once she sees you after she’s found that note, it’s nothing short of fireworks.”
An Intimate Massage – from James, PR Manager
“An all-over body massage has been my go-to move for special occasions for the longest time – it’s a sweet gesture for you to show you care, but also self-serving in that you get to touch her all over and it can only lead to sex! It also buys you time if you haven’t had time to get a gift.”
Scavenger Hunt! – Zain, Administrative Assistant
“Yes, this takes a little bit of work, but it’s totally worth it for big achievements. When my (now wife) completed her PHD around the same time as our 5 year anniversary, I really wanted to make things special and celebrate her. I told her to get ready for a date by the time I got home, and instead left a note outside giving her clues that led to a sunset helicopter ride and wine pairing at our favorite fancy-shmancy wine cellar. We spontaneously ended the night at a karaoke bar. She loved it (from what we can both remember after karaoke).”
Go For a Spin, Together – Anthony, Product Designer
“The best gift I can suggest to get for the woman in your life? A couples’ vibrator, for the obvious reason that it’s fun for her, and you get to join in on the fun. As for which one, I’d strongly suggest IDA, because with its functions as the only wearable vibrator that rotates and vibrates at the same time, it nearly guarantees a great climax for both partners – my wife loves it, and I do too – partly because I helped design it.”
Something She’s Always Wanted To Do – Peter, Content Manager
“Whenever someone brought up horses, my girlfriend would talk about how when she was little she always wanted to go horseback riding but her parents wouldn’t let her. For her birthday, I got her horseback riding lessons. I don’t think you can beat fulfilling that kind of nostalgia. After she even said “Save a horse, ride a cowboy,” and then I got a treat.”
Personalized Google AdWord – Jon, Google PPC Specialist
“Yes, my girlfriend and I are both major nerds and we geek out over this kind of stuff. One day I discovered that I could create a custom Google Ad that would be triggered under her daily searches, like ‘daily news.’ So, when she did her search, my ad popped up with her name on it (to make sure she’d notice) and it led her to a webpage telling her to come downstairs to have some fun. I could hear her laughing from upstairs. It was awesome.”
Sweep Her Off Her Feet (Subtly) – William, Intern
“I’m a believer in the importance of the small stuff, so I like to surprise my girlfriend with a bunch of little gestures that add up to a hugely enjoyable evening. Find a day when she’s out of the house, and tidy it up, pop some flowers in a vase, whatever makes your shared space a little better or more attractive, and order in some take-out from her favorite place – even better if you set the table and make it into a nice sit-down kind of meal. If even that seems like too much work, or if you’re like me and rarely home before your wife or girlfriend is, just pick up a stack of her favorite magazine on your way home from work along with a bunch of whatever sweets they sell at the newsstand, then run her a bath when you’re home and presto; instant spa day for your girl.”
Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelancer who lives in San Francisco with her understanding husband and not-so-understanding teenage sons. Her work has been published in The Journal of Sexology and she is currently writing a book on love languages.