Shopping for Your Spouse

Getting it right!

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  1. Prepare in advance.
    Don’t leave it to the last minute to do your shopping. This causes extra stress and makes your decision making poor. Good planning also means you do not have to pay a premium price for the gifts you buy.

  2. Listen to your spouse.
    As you listen to each other make a mental note of the things they say they would like to buy or like to do. You can return to the shop later to keep the gift as a surprise.

  3. Remember the gifts don’t need to be expensive but they do need to be thoughtful.

  4. Don’t buy what you like, buy what they would like!
    It might seem obvious but your spouse will not appreciate the latest gadget if they are not interested in technology!

  5. Shop outside your zone.
    This follows on from the point above if your wife is into crafts you will not find the perfect gift in a hardware store. Wives if your husband likes gadgets he may not appreciate a fluffy toy.
     
  6. Get a second opinion.
    It can be useful to get a second opinion on the gift you are thinking of buying but the sales assistants aren’t usually the ones to ask. They have another agenda and that is to get a sale!

  7. Don’t buy something for their “job”.
    This is not a universal rule but it may apply to a number of people. Let me explain, a number of years ago my husband decided he would buy me a food processor for Christmas I had mentioned a number... More>>

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