Let’s be honest – giving gifts is hard work.
Not only do you have to find a gift, but you have to find THE gift…that one gift that will show you didn’t just buy something two hours before giving it. A gift that says you think about, care for, and appreciate the other person.
As men, you know how it goes – it’s the day before her birthday and you have no idea what to get her. Or maybe it’s the day before your anniversary and you still haven’t found something that your wife would love. Oh, you thought about it for weeks and kept telling yourself, “I really need to find something…” but then you got busy with work, and there were a hundred things to get done around the house, and the weather was beautiful so you spent some time outside, and now it’s 24 hours before the big event, and you still haven’t gotten her a gift. So you resort to the same boring things that every other guy does – flowers, chocolates, generic jewelry that she will never wear again – and you’re left feeling like you should have put more effort into it. “Next time I’ll find a gift earlier,” you say to yourself. But when “next time” rolls around, we all know how it goes.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
What if you had a system in place that allowed you to pick the perfect gift every single time?
No more dealing with shopping mall traffic the day before the anniversary.
No more stressing out about whether or not she’ll like it.
No more guilty feelings.
No more disappointed looks on her face.
Fortunately, such a system does exist and, next month, we’ll take a look at it.
The system we’ve been referring to is the Shane Co. Wish List, and it’s one of the best-kept secrets in the art of gift-giving.
What makes the Wish List truly powerful is that when you add an item to your Wish List, you can set your list as “Public” so that anyone else can view it. This means that if your girlfriend/fiancé/wife/mom/brother/husband/friend/co-worker/dog has added an item to their Wish List, you can view those items from the secrecy of your phone or computer. This way, instead of wondering what gift to give the next time a special occasion rolls around, you have a selection to choose from that you know they will love!
There are so many ways to get creative with the Wish List – you’re only limited by your imagination! Here are a couple ideas:
- If you’re a guy looking to get engaged soon, ask one of your girlfriend’s friends to create a Wish List full of ring ideas. When you go to propose, you’ll have multiple styles to choose from that you know will be a success!
- If you’re a lady who needs to send a subtle hint to your man about getting engaged (we all know men can be rather oblivious!), you can create a Wish List and post it to your Facebook. You can also let one of your friends know, who could, in turn, mention the Wish List in passing to your boyfriend.
- Just tell your significant other to create a Wish List! In my experience, both men and women are often surprised at the styles of jewelry that their partner likes, and creating a Wish List together can be a fun way to learn more about each other. It’s also a very low-pressure way of generating dozens of ideas for future gifts!
Giving great gifts doesn’t have to be a talent reserved for a select few. Everyone can give a gift that the people in their life will love – it simply takes a little creativity and a system. With the Shane Co. Wish List, that system is taken care of – now the creativity is up to you!
Go create a wish list today, and start giving perfect gifts, every time!