Oh the drama! So many men are in doubt over these two possible Christmas presents, and so many think they’re taking the safe choice by going for jewelery. They think: “Hey, buying lingerie might make me look like a pervert, I don’t want her to think I just want to see her in close to no clothes!”. Right, that’s not what you want, but is that really the message you’re getting through to your girlfriend by getting her lingerie? I’m not too sureâ€¦ 😉
First off, buying jewelry isn’t the safe choice. If you’re thinking: “Is this relationship ready for lingerie?” you should ask the same question when it comes to jewelery. That’s not a big one though, because I’m sure almost any woman would ‘forgive’ their man for buying her expensive presents ‘too early’. What I’m trying to say is: don’t be too scared!
The main reason for this post however is the whole “what message does lingerie send to my girlfriend?” question. It’s an important question to ask because it’s true some women tend to ‘read’ presents. You can’t give us girls a gigantic diamond ring and expect us to believe we’re just having casual sex. Does lingerie send the opposite message? Does it say: “Hey babe, I love the way you look naked and I’m buying something I can enjoy looking at before we do it!”?
Not at all, but you do have to watch out! The key is buying the right kind of lingerie, and presenting it on Christmas day accompanied with the right message. Don’t buy an open-crotch fishnet babydoll, but buy a romantic laced-up bra/thong/garter combination in romantic ‘bordeaux red’ (we’re referring to the red wine colour here ;-)). Don’t buy a $25 set but spend a little more on a true high-end brand that’ll feel so much better on her body. Buy something you like, something you think will look absolutely stunning on her. And on Christmas day, present it to her on a romantic moment, explaining why you bought it (be honest, unless you do just want to see her naked ;-)). Feel free to talk her through the whole process of selecting, shopping, and doubting. She’ll be positively surprised about the work you put in to finding the right set. Once you’ve got her there, there’s no way she’ll be unhappy with her present. Oh, and praise her beauty, we girls love that, oh ‘quel surprise’! Forget about jewellery, lingerie is the ultimate intimate Christmas present!
More from our series on Christmas shopping can be found in our dedicated category. Enjoy!
Beverley Markle says
What a pity it is that Figleaves decided last year to force Canadian customers to shop at its UK site. Not only does this double, triple and, and quadruple the price of lingerie for *Canadians, but it’s an insult to our country since Figleaves’ warehouse for all apparel it sells to US customers from its US website, is located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. How ridiculous it is that while I live just 500 miles from this warehouse, I’m not allowed to purchase from the US website and must instead wait 4 weeks for over-priced goods to be sent to Canada 7,000 miles from the UK!
And when you consider that most online orders from the US coming from the US to Canada enter Canada duty-free whereas goods are generally dutiable @ 18% from Europe, it’s a complete slap in the face to the country that is providing Figleaves cheap warehouse storage in Canada.
On the one occasion I bought from Figleaves, I managed to order from their US site – just before they made Canadians buy from the UK. Included in my order was one Betsey Johnson chemise selling on the US site for about $38. (Canadian currency), on sale. On the UK site, the same item was selling at 60 pounds stirling. Had I bought it from the UK, it would have cost me $135.CDN, plus 18% duties = $160, which is more than 4 times the price to buy it on the US site.
So, I can’t shop at Figleaves again.
Everone knows how high-priced goods are in England, and everyone knows that Canada has a free trade agreement with the US (ie, no duties on NAFTA-produced goods). It’s infuriating that a company from a third and unconnected country is financially destroying the benefits that the Canada/US trade agreement provides Canadian and US consumers.
Tried contacting Figleaves? Sounds like bad for their business as well…