It’s nearing Valentine’s day and some of you may be celebrating your birthday shortly before or after. Your Man has probably asked you what you want. If you’re like me your usual answer is “Babe, you don’t need to get my anything” or “Surprise me”. If that’s the case, over the years you’ve probably ended up with gifts that you.. well not that you didn’t want but gifts that you wouldn’t have asked for. Or maybe you’ve ended up with gift certificates or a dinner date, when really what you wanted is that necklace or that purse.
NOT that you don’t appreciate the gifts that your wonderful boyfriend has purchased for you, just it wasn’t what you would’ve asked for. Now my question is, how the heck is he supposed to KNOW what you want if you don’t tell him? Some men are great at surprises and remembering things BUT if you’ve never TOLD him that you wanted that certain wallet, how the heck is he supposed to know that you want it? They won’t know if you don’t tell them.
So this year, I sent an email to my boyfriend with a list of three things that I want. I included photos and website links so that he knows exactly what to get and where to get it. You may think, well where is the surprise in that? There isn’t. I’m just making things easier on him, we’ve been together long enough for me to send him an email like that without feeling stupid. He can find other ways to surprise me, which he does. Throughout the year he surprises me all the time – sometimes with gifts, sometimes with dinner dates, and sometimes with that one text message that makes my heart drop down to my toes.
I like surprises but why must we torture our boyfriends when it comes to gifts? They aren’t telepathic and to think they are is just plain silly. So this Valentine’s day or even for your next birthday, tell him what you want. He’ll know what to get and as long as he doesn’t stray from the list, you’ll get what you want.
Then you can cuddle and kiss and blah blah blah.
It really is that simple