For some reason guys do not have as good of a memory as women, especially for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.  Men often find themselves struggling with a last minute meaningful gift idea.  Here are five easy and last minute suggestions that are sure to please any female in your life.


Perfume is a personal gift to the wearer.  Everyone has different tastes and scent preferences.  If you are clever enough to know what type of perfume she wears you will be recognized as thoughtful and observant while making her feel luxurious.   To gain extra points if you know what brand she likes, pick up their latest scent.  Some suggestions that are sure to be a hit include include Dolce & Gabbana “Light Blue” and Versace “Bright Crystal”.


Technology is more of an expensive option but is often received well.  A new smart phone or tablet is sure to please.  They can perform countless functions and are changing the way we live.  If your budget is a priority, think about buying her an e-reader instead.  Both Kobo and Kindle have great e-readers that start around seventy dollars.


Gold, silver or diamonds, it doesn’t matter, buying jewelry will make your gift an instant hit.  Pandora bracelets have become extremely popular in the past few years.   Even if she already has a bracelet a single hand picked charm can be purchased giving your gift a custom feel.

Automatic Wine Opener

The automatic wine opener is not only cool but also very affordable.  Even if the recipient of the gift is not a wine drinker it is guaranteed to impress friends and family when entertaining.  The wine opener is so inexpensive it can easily be combined with another gift.  Target is a great place to shop for this item.

Throw Blanket

Curling up in a cozy blanket after a long day can be extremely rewarding.  Throw blankets can both be affordable or expensive depending on the quality of material and desired softness.  A good throw blanket can be used to curl up on a couch on a cool night or even just for decoration.  This gift can work well combined with others such as a movie and popcorn maker.  JC Penny, Target and Walmart are stores that stock many of these items with varying quality.

Using any of these last minute gift ideas should bring a smile to any woman’s face, whether it is your girlfriend, wife or mother.  If you are still unsure after reading this article and you have a large budget combine a couple of the gift ideas.  Be sure to take an extra couple minutes wrapping the gift.  Proper presentation will make the gift look more appealing and thoughtful.