Whether you’re the kind of person who can’t stand how early the “Christmas season” starts, or you’ve been ready to wrap yourself in tinsel from the moment the weather started to turn cold, there’s no denying that it’s a good idea to start thinking about presents as early as you can in order to avoid all of the typical stress of trying to find the perfect gifts in the mid-December rush. Of course, not everyone is going to be quite as responsible as you, and it can sometimes feel as though you’re putting in far more effort into finding the perfect gift than your partner. Of course, you don’t just have to put up with a lacklustre gift. If you really want the right present, now is the time to start dropping those all important hints. With that in mind, here are a few simple ways to let your partner know what you want from them this holiday season.
Talk about things you like
Here’s the thing, a lot of the time people are a lot more subtle about dropping hints that they need to be. You might think that if you’re too obvious then your partner is going to guess that you’re doing it on purpose but the reality is that most people simply aren’t that switched on when it comes to paying close attention to that kind of thing. Dropping hints about a certain item of clothing or jewellery that you want is probably going to go right over your partner’s head unless you’re surprisingly direct. Even things as obvious as pointing out a specific dress or pair of pearl earrings that have caught your eye can be plenty subtle. Of course, there is a limit to how blunt you can be before it gets obvious.
Go window shopping
One of the best things about window shopping is that it kills a whole bunch of birds with one stone. It gives you the chance to point out things that you like, or at least stores that you enjoy shopping at so that your partner knows where you start, but it also gives your partner the chance to do the same for you. Not only that but it can also just be a nice time for the both of you to spend together which can be tricky in the stress of work and everything else that you have to deal with in life.
Just tell them
Of course, if there’s something that you’ve really got your heart set on then the best thing that you can do is to just to come out and tell them that you want it. Sure, it’s not really going to be a surprise but at least that way you can be absolutely sure that you’re going to get what you want!
Of course, you shouldn’t be too dictatorial when it comes to gift giving. After all, half the fun of Christmas is getting to open a gift and discover a lovely surprise inside that you might never have even considered getting for yourself!