Purchasing the right gift when Christmas shopping for women is highly dependent on what role you play in the woman’s life. For instance, if you are the woman’s nephew they you are not going to go out and buy her lingerie (although this probably would be an acceptable gift coming from a husband or boyfriend). If the woman is your boss or employee then you might consider purchasing something that is relevant to your line of work. Christmas shopping for women can be quite difficult if you factor in the importance of how selecting a gift is impacted by you role in the woman’s life. Christmas shopping for women is also a little more difficult than if you were shopping for a gift for their birthday – there is no age specific requirement for the gift.
If you are a family member consider shopping for something that is relevant to your past as members of the family unit. Gag (or joke) gifts are good for this – they can be equally applicable if you are a friend of the woman as well. Look around for something may bring back a flood of memories. It is also personalised the recipient. However, if you don’t have form of connection with the woman the gift might end up being poor taste. You might want to consider shopping for something small if you are buying the gift for a woman who is a work colleague. Consider things such as (non-romantic) chocolates and flowers. Flowers do not have to be a romantic thing. They can also be used in a celebratory or thank you fashion. This is a good idea for employees because they are likely to come back to work after the Christmas holiday with renewed vigour.
Christmas shopping for women is a fickle process and it really comes down to the individual relationship that you have with the woman. There is no single gift for each segment in the woman’s life. This is especially true once you consider the variety of interests as they differ from person to person. If you take a chance and buy a gift that you think the woman is interested in it might just come off as needy or giving them a gift for the sake of giving them a gift (or even worse – giving a gift because you expect one in return). Before Christmas shopping for women, consider you connection to her.