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Gifts for your galTEAM GEAR
Pick a secret holiday for your gal and mark it on a calendar. Don't tell her about this date.
* Use this secret holiday as a reminder for when to give your gal a "just because" gift. It's a very loose deadline, since you're the only one who know about it.
You don't have to wait for a special occasion to give your gal a gift. In fact, she really wants you to surprise her once in a while with a "just because" kind of gift. That's why you should create a secret holiday for her.
Whip out a calendar for this. Now mark all of the days on which you're already on the hook for finding her a gift...birthday, anniversary, holidays, special occasions. Then make a note of which stretch of the calendar looks the most empty. In the middle of that stretch, pick a date and mark it as her personal secret holiday.
Don't tell your gal
When this day rolls around each year, you're going to give her a gift as if it was an actual holiday, like Christmas. However, you're not going to tell her about this secret holiday. As far as she's concerned, you're simply giving her a gift because you love her, and that's all she ever needs to know about it.
This secret holiday is really just a way of setting up a schedule to remind yourself to give her a "just because" gift at least once each year. I know...it's another deadline that you're putting on yourself, but these unexpected gifts are important to a gal, so they're worth a little hassle. Plus, since she doesn't know about this holiday, it's actually a flexible deadline...so don't sweat it too much. (And if you want to pencil in an extra secret holiday or two on your calendar, go for it.)
If you've got a different reminder system in mind or if you're already giving your gal occasional "just because" gifts, keep going with that. If not, then give the "secret holiday" a shot, or set up any other reminder system you want...just as long as you follow through.
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Alec, James, Richard
and our army of gals