We’ve seen guys gift a lot of crap to their hookups over the time we’ve spent in the online dating scene, but some of the stuff is just a plain bad idea. While most ladies will be polite about it, there’s a lot of stuff that they really just don’t want, and it’s the kind of thing that you should really learn to stay away from gifting her, no matter how convenient or easy it might be. No matter what, we really think you should avoid giving her this kind of thing, so make sure you keep a list of it and never try to gift her things that are in this article.
Every single woman out there has soap. They buy it for themselves on a regular basis, but unfortunately, a lot of guys out there seem to think that bath and body product gifts means buying her bars of soap. Trust us, that really isn’t the case. It’s just going to make her groan and roll her eyes to receive a bar of soap as a gift, no matter how cute it is. This really doesn’t make a good gift, and we’re surprised that guys out there still seem to think that it really does. It doesn’t, and you should avoid giving her this kind of thing.
Don’t buy her anything that’s going to require upkeep. No matter how much she sat around and cooed at the cute puppy in the pet store window, it’s just a bad idea overall. She probably didn’t want it and she definitely doesn’t want something that’s going to just cost her that much more money down the line. The other thing is that gifting her a pet sends some really clingy signals on her end, and for a casual hookup, this is just a really bad gift idea overall.
If you’re going to gift her lingerie, make sure that you get her the good stuff. While a lot of cheap lingerie might look cute and fun, it’s just going to end up falling apart, and honestly, she’s going to be able to tell the difference. Don’t get her something that’s cheap, flimsy, or scratchy. It doesn’t matter how many ruffles and frills are on it–if it’s cheap, she’s going to be able to tell, and she’s really not going to want to wear it for you, anyway.
If you’re going to buy her food, take her out to dinner. Don’t show up for a hookup with a gift of a sandwich or even a gift of a few cupcakes. These aren’t the kinds of gifts that are going to stick with your hookup; it’s going to be gone once she eats it, and honestly, she probably won’t even remember to take it with her after she leaves for the night. That’s why we really don’t recommend buying her any sort of gift like this, and this includes chocolates. It’s too cliche, and way too romantic for the kind of hookup that you want to have.