What do you get a girl who means the world to you?

Canada
January 26, 2008 11:13pm CST
I've been with my girlfriend for almost a year and the anniversary is coming up pretty soon. For the girls out there... what would be the best thing a guy could get for you or do for you to make that day special? What would make you feel the most special and so loved that you'd be overwhelmed even? For the guys... what kind of things would you get for someone that means a lot? Have you given or done something along these lines in the past and what did you do? Thanks!
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8 responses
• United States
27 Jan 08
For me, buying gifts for my wife is pretty simple nowadays. I try to go beyond the "traditional" gifts and try to find gifts that mean a lot to her or that have special meaning to her. For example, for Christmas I took her back to San Diego, the city where we first decided to be a couple and date, and took her to the first restaurant we ate at and then took her to watch the sunset and the sunrise from a park overlooking the entire town. I have also done things like bought her gifts that she not only needed but that she would like. I bought her a jewelry box with preserved roses in glass because I knew that she needed a new jewelry box for her ring and other things. Best tip: just find out what she likes and work your way from there. You can't go wrong that way.
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• Canada
27 Jan 08
I would suggest telling her, and not just with words in a card, but a real long letter telling her how much she means to you, how she has changed your life, and so on, and write it by hand and give it to her with her favourite flower. Give it to her in the middle of your anniversary dinner. I still have mine from hubby twenty years later, with the dried gardenia (my favourite flower) it came with. It is one of my most treasured things, together with the kids' baby teeth! That's so nice and thoughtful to think of doing things for your sweetie this way--don't stop. Love is a fragile plant that needs to be fed and watered. Be happy.
@twasting (195)
• United States
28 Jan 08
AWWWW.... that is all i can say to this
@twasting (195)
• United States
28 Jan 08
ok i have read everything here and it all sounds nice and great. Love the letter idea. Now how about a treasure hunt. with little gifts at each place. for the first year i think you should go way out of your way and really let her know how much she means to you. And yes how she has changed your life for the best and remind her that the best years are ahead of you. Well anyway best of luck and congrats
• United States
28 Jan 08
First and most importantly, don't forget! Nothing is worse than having your guy forget your anniversary. ;o) Second, plan a whole day. Start it out with something like having flowers delivered to her house or at work. By flowers I mean long stemmed roses, not carnations. Then let her know that you have an evening planned. Take her to her favorite restaurant (or a new one that she has been wanting to try). Definitely urge her to order dessert! After dessert, give her a special gift. Either something that means alot to her (what are her hobbies, likes, passions); or give her a beautiful piece of jewlery (a necklace or bracelet are good choices). After that, take her to do something fun. That depends on what she likes to do. Does she like to go dancing? Big movie fan (let her choose the movie, even if its a chick flick)? Is she into plays or the ballet? Choose something that she would totally want to do, and leave your own interests out of it. For girls, it is extremely surprising and wonderful when the guy puts their own wants aside and chooses things that the girl wants to do. I've been married to my husband for 12 years, and he is just now starting to realize these things. LOL
@lajaded1 (96)
• United States
28 Jan 08
the best thing u can give her u already given her ur heart i would write a poem that show what u feel in ur heart
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Well, after being with her for almost a year. You should know some of her likes and dislikes. If you can, you can leave love notes for her to find every day telling her how much you love her up to the day of your 1 year anniversary. Then take her out to dinner to her favorite place, make sure you already have her favorite flowers waiting so that the waitor can bring them to her. Then go from there, you don't have to spend a ton on her, just show her that you love her, and that this day means a lot to you. If you need help finding things out, that's where her friends comes into play, just make sure they won't go back and tell her.
@SheraD3 (207)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Maybe you could just take her out to some beautiful place where the two of you could spend the day alone. Im not sure what the area where you live is like, but what about a drive out of town to a river or stream, or beach or lake or the mountains? Some place that would be romantic and fun for her....I also like the idea that someone posted above me about the letter. Sometimes making known how deep your feelings are means more then anything money can buy. So maybe take her to someplace special/beautiful and give her the letter along with a rose or something....As a girl, if it were me... something like that would mean more to me than anything!
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
The most special thing a guy could give me is a moment I'd forever keep in my heart. If you could sing, why not go to a bar and sing a song especially for her? While singing, all your eyes are for her...If you could paint, then make her a portrait...or maybe a mural with some captions in it expressing how special she is... I love being serenaded, and having it in public could really melt my heart...if you can't sing, try writing a poem and reading it in public...also, have u tried delivering her a bunch of flowers in her workplace or in school? goodluck!