There’s no such thing as the perfect gift for your girlfriend… Or is there? Frankly, we have no idea. Everyone has heard the saying of men being from Mars and women from Venus but did you know that the distance between the two planets is an incredible 119 million kilometres?
Well, let’s bring that distance a bit closer, shall we? Knowing that Malaysian men have absolutely no clue what to buy their girlfriends, we’ve decided to help you guys out and asked our female readers exactly what they want.
Here are their responses and yes, you’re welcome.
1. Don’t trust girls when they say they don’t like flowers; a bouquet is a must
“My boyfriend is not the typical romantic type. Maybe that’s what attracted me to him in the first place. Our dates are always unconventional such as going grocery shopping and doing random DIY projects together.”
“But I do wish he could be a bit conventional sometimes, so that’s why on special occasions or even from time to time, I hope he surprises me with flowers! In fact, boys, NO GIRL in this world will not like flowers. Some of us might say it’s a waste of money, but deep inside, we will always be touched by the gesture.”
– Lina, 24, Bandar Sunway
If you’re not sure where to get your flowers, try some of these spots.
2. Something to show the public we’re a couple
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“People always assume that I’m a so-called ‘high-maintenance’ girlfriend but I don’t really ask for expensive gifts (although, if he wants to buy me a diamond ring I’m up for it, hehe).”
“I’d want something matching that we both can flaunt to the world together. Maybe an outfit that matches or couple watches… something like that!”
“Girls appreciate being cute together and making sure everyone knows her man right there only belongs to her!”
– Nikkita, 23, Subang Jaya
Here are some suggestions:
3. Something to show that he understands me and knows my needs
“For me, there’s no need for any expensive gifts as long as I can see the effort that he puts into trying to make me happy. Don’t get me wrong, my boyfriend and I are very happy together but sometimes I just feel he doesn’t put enough effort to try and understand me.”
“For example, I’ve always been quite insecure about my skin and always very fussy about the skin products that I use. Every time we go to the mall and I buy my beauty products, instead of browsing the pharmacy with me he’d rather wait outside sigh.”
“Is it really that embarrassing to go buy beauty products with your girlfriend ah?”
– Pavitra, 27, Johor Bahru
If you’re not sure where to start, opt for Clinelle. You sure won’t go wrong one. What’s more, you won’t even have to break the bank to buy them.
They cater to different types of skin and are free from 7 harmful chemicals such as parabens so it’s definitely safe to use for all skin types! Not sure what to buy? Just take a pick from any of their best sellers here below:
- Clinelle Blemish Clear
- Clinelle Caviargold Firming Serum
- Clinelle Age Revive Lifting Cleanser
- Clinelle Purewiss Hydracalm Serum
Visit their website and browse through their comprehensive list of products! Sure will make your girlfriend happy one 🙂
4. That long overdue romantic getaway
“We’ve been together since high school and as we grow older, the less time we get to spend together. What to do right? He’s busy with work and I’m very much occupied with my career too. Our paths diverged to different cities but our hearts remained attached.”
“Some getaway time together always do a couple good. That’s when you can destress and relax, and bond together. We girls don’t need you to buy flight tickets to New York City for us. Just planning for a weekend getaway will already sweep us off our feet!”
– Amanda, 26, Georgetown
If you’re looking for something more affordable but still retains quality and comfort, just browse through the listings available on Airbnb and you’d be pleasantly surprised. Just make sure to go through the reviews before booking your staycation though!
5. A handwritten note to bring her all the feels
“Sure, spending money on things is a great way to show your generosity as a man. However, no gift is complete without a handwritten note. Just take a piece of colour paper and pour your heart out. You just need 30 minutes to do it, and trust me, she’ll love you to the moon and back for it.”
– Michelle, 27, KL
Not sure what to jot down? Here are some tips on how to make your lady swoon. Write down and tell her:
- The very first moment you first laid eyes on her
- When was it that you knew you fell in love with her?
- What are some of the qualities she possess that you love?
- Where do you see the both of you two to three years down the road?
Okay guys, hopefully these answers shared by various Malaysian women can help you decide on what gifts to get your girlfriend – be it her birthday, a special occasion or just a random nice gesture you wanted to do! Good luck and all the best on all of your romantic escapades.
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