if it’s not too obvious yet, i love pampering my wife. 🙂 this season for giving, it took me some time to decide on what to give her. you see, i do not believe in asking would-be-recipients kung ano gusto nilang matanggap na regalo. i think that defeats the purpose of gift-giving. para kasi ang dating eh nagpabili na lang sya sa iyo. part of giving gifts is thinking and deciding on what to give. it can be difficult but that’s part of the beauty of it.
so how does one go about it? there are several ways.
spying is one way. 😀 observing and picking up clues on what the person needs/wants at the moment. one can use close friends of the recipient as accomplices. they are the ones who spend the most time with the recipient hence are the most qualified to give suggestions.
fishing is another way. talk to the person. use indirect queries and questions. simple-han lang. wag yung diretsong, “anong gusto mong matanggap na regalo?” that’s taking the easy way out. 😛
i had to resort to these tactics whenever i feel like giving my wife something… more so this Christmas. initially, i really wanted to give her a wallet because hers need replacing already. then i noticed that she needed a new bag kasi minsan hindi na kasya sa bag nya mga gamit nya. 🙂 since she’s a bag person (and a shoes person… and an accessories person… 😉), i said to myself, “bag it is.”
just a couple of weeks ago, i did get her an extremely chic nine west bag already. we got it from her sister’s friend who got it straight from the usa (kaya relatively mura lang). selle was so excited with her new bag but her excitement quickly died down because, as we got home, we noticed that one the zippers ain’t working right. we decided to return the bag. no new bag. gone is the surprise factor of getting her a bag. we’re back to square one.
just today, we were scouting for exchange gift items for selle. we had no intention of buying anything else as we were devoid of time. while in the mall, we passed by the guess boutique and, like we always do, just had to go in. even if we usually do not buy anything, we do like to window shop… lalo na dito. favorite brand kasi ni selle ang guess, eh, as proven by our cabinet filled of guess items. 😉 (ok, that was a bit of an exaggeration but you get the picture. 🙂)
we wandered around and checked out some bags and some clothes. while doing so, we did notice one extremely swank bag and just had to return to it. selle did like it but was somehow a bit hesitant to voice out her opinion. siguro kasi wala naman sa plano namin ang mamili talaga (or nahihiya lang 😛). since i have learned to read her already, i knew she loved it and this was the bag for her. i decided then to buy it for her right then and there. 🙂
nagulat at tuwang-tuwa si selle. like i said, this was not part of our itinerary for the day. to increase the surprise level even further, i went straight to the wallet section and lo-and-behold the bag we chose had a matching wallet. without hesitation, i decided to give that one to my wife too. 🙂
selle was an extremely happy wife that moment… and i couldn’t be happier. 🙂 that’s two more to her ever expanding guess collection. 😀
merry Christmas, favy… 🙂
a closer look at the details of the bag and the wallet.
before the bag and the wallet, we bought this just a couple of weeks ago. 🙂
my wife’s favorite brand… lomofied 🙂
expanding the collection
December 16, 2007 by selleanddyoks