Five Tips for Buying Your Partner the Perfect Gift

10When it comes to birthdays, you shouldn't be shy about asking for what you want. Whatever you do, if you are asked for suggestions don't reply with "You don't have to get me anything." This kind of response is just going to add to the pressure on your partner who wants to buy you something special.

As for buying a present when you don't have an idea, here are a few suggested guidelines to follow:

1. Don't buy a gift that is more for you than them

Unless your girlfriend is a huge fan of rugby, don't buy her a ticket to see the Parramatta Eels take on the Melbourne Storm.

2. Don't give a gift that could come off as insulting

Don't choose a birthday to buy your partner the gym membership they have been saying they would get forever. Stay clear of diet cookbooks too.

3. Don't leave it to the last minute

If a present is worthwhile buying, then chances are it could be sold out. Don't run the risk and buy early.

4. Show some effort

A gift doesn't need to be expensive, but it does need to show that some thought has been put in. Don't just buy the first thing you see if it doesn't mean anything.

5. Buy something that will make them feel special

Try to look for something that only you would buy as the partner. Anyone can buy candles, chocolates or a tie, but only you can buy something that's intimate and pulls at the heart.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.