What Women Really Want For the Holidays
Good news, men! We've finally figured out what women want — for Christmas. Earlier this week we asked TrèsSugar readers what they'd really love to open over the holidays and based on their responses, we compiled this ultimate wish list filled with specific ideas. Consider this a guide for guys that will work for everyone with a woman on their shopping list. And if you're dreaming of these gifts, drop a hint by leaving this story open on his computer.
"I like gifts that pamper. Pedicures, massages, and facials are great," explains one reader. So consider giving a free day at the spa or a gift certificate to a convenient chair massage shop.
Some readers are hoping for special occasion luxury items and I'd bet most women wouldn't turn down this Chanel Vintage suede bag ($2,390), Marc by Marc Jacobs print scarf ($254), or this created ruby and diamond ring ($115).
A Plane Ticket
A subsidized trip is the gift that keeps on giving: after she takes the vacation, she'll hopefully enjoy the memories for years.
A Clean House
Short on cash? Lots of women will appreciate an offer to deep-clean her place. And if you want to take it to the next level, treat her to a cleaning service.
One reader shared her wish list: "Gloves and a scarf. Sounds boring, I know. But I'm talking about the kind of gloves, softest leather, that feels like "ahhhh" every time you put them on. And the scarf would need to be cashmere." Some ideas: these cashmere short gloves ($44), adorable beanie ($84), or creme ruffle scarf ($83).
Tickets to an Event
Brainstorm an event she'll enjoy — like a concert, play, or sporting event — and surprise her with the tickets.
The holidays are the perfect occasion to give a big-ticket practical item. A reader shares: "It's so basic, and sad, but I want a bed. I was lucky to get out of my last relationship with my safety & sanity, so I left the bed. I am now kind of financially strapped, and stuck pathetically in a little twin bed." Not ready to buy a bed? Consider a fancy set of sheets she can enjoy every day.
Something They Wouldn't Buy Themselves
Multiple readers say they want to unwrap something they would never buy themselves. Some ideas offered: a Clarisonic ($225) or an iPad ($499).
"Lovely checks to deposit into my baby's college account!" But cash is great for dinners out, shopping sprees, and vacations, too!
"I want a huge flat screen HDTV for Christmas"