Get Romantic Gifts From Your Man (Yes, It's Possible!)

You know your man loves you, but would it kill him to show it once in a while in the form of a beautiful gift? If you've been asking yourself that very question, you're not alone. Even the most caring, considerate men can be completely incapable of such gestures. But don't lose hope! There are ways to motivate your man to shower you with thoughtful presents. Read these helpful hints from iVillagers, and that diamond bracelet will be yours in no time!

Spell It Out:

This year I gave my husband a list of exactly what I wanted for Christmas, i.e., perfume, name, brand, store where to buy it, which counter to go to, the sales girl's name.... And he got me everything on the list and more! Granted it wasn't really romantic, but I was surprised and pleased. My husband told me afterward that he was grateful for the list -- it kept him from buying something I didn't like or want, and it gave him ideas for the future.
--iVillager Tammie

Give Advanced Notice:

When a holiday is around the corner, I lead my loved one to the calendar, circle the date in red and tell him how important that day is to me. Then I tell him the type of gift I want and that it will "make me the happiest woman on God's green earth." Never fails. In return, I work hard every day to make him know how much I love and appreciate him.
--iVillager kristine

Explain the Results:

Valentine's Day is my favorite day. I am not a high-maintenance material girl, but I must have a dozen roses delivered to my office on Valentine's Day. If I'm dating someone, I let him know how deliriously happy he will make me by sending those flowers. My experience is that men are glad to do something that makes me so happy, and they appreciate not having to guess what I want. --iVillager JROD

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