Give Her What She REALLY Wants!
The big day is quickly approaching, as is your inevitable scramble to find the perfect gift for your beloved significant other. Simply put, abandon all visions of pre-canned gift ideas you might be clinging to. Instead, buy her a supremely thoughtful, completely mature, exactingly appropriate gift of sumptuous lingerie.
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Step 1: Reconnaissance - Get the Info
There's no way to avoid it - you absolutely must find out what size she wears. Do this covertly by scoping out her undie drawer - pen and paper in hand. You're seeking 3 basic pieces of information: bra, panty and sleepwear sizes. All are easily located on the tiny tags of their respective garments.
Bra size consists of both a number and a letter - record both. Panty sizes are usually 5, 6, 7, or 8 - which loosely translates to Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. Most sleepwear sizes are similar to clothing, so look for the familiar letter sizes of S, M, L, XL. If you're still wary about choosing the wrong size, chemises, and robes, make great (and easy-to-buy!) gifts.
Step 2: Know Your Stuff - The Glossary
Women's lingerie is available in a mind-boggling array of shapes and styles. The easiest way to find a style she'll like, is to mirror what you find in her top drawer. If it's chocked full of camisoles and boyshorts, chances are she’s not a g-string and push-up bra kind of girl. But don’t worry, you don’t have to become a lingerie expert just to buy her the perfect gift, just check out our handy Gift Glossary for an ultra-simple guide to all of the lingerie styles that make great gifts.
The Gift Glossary
Step 3: The Cheat Sheet
Choose something that flatters her figure.
Whatever you buy, make sure that it meets two hyper important criteria:
#1 - She’ll feel comfortable and fabulous wearing it
#2 - It will flatter her figure in every possible way
Pay attention to the details.
This is definitely more difficult to do online, but take notice of the fabric content - cashmere, silk and satin always work.
When in doubt...
Buy a Gift Certificate and let her choose.
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Men's Guide to Buying Lingerie Gifts at Bare Necessities