2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Her

holiday gift guideThey say it’s the thought that counts when you give someone a gift. Whatever — the gift matters. And it especially matters when you’re buying a gift for a woman.

For starters, here are a few rules:

• A fancy dinner does not count as a gift — she’ll expect to be unwrapping a present by dessert.

• Just because it’s something you want, or something you want her to want, doesn’t mean that she wants it too. Which means …

• Don’t buy her any lingerie. (There’s a time and a place for that.)

If all your brilliant ideas went out the door with those tips, don’t sweat it. We’ve got your shopping list covered here. And we’re positive she’ll love any item you pick from it.

Aerie Slouchy Plaid PJ Pants, $20
One way to show that you’re serious about your relationship is to let her keep some stuff at your place. An even better way to do it is to buy her stuff to keep at your place. A toothbrush is a good first step, but this pair of pajama pants will earn you far more points. She’ll look cute in them (in a co-ed dorm room kind-of-way), so it works out for you too.