Romantic gifts are staples of many relationships. They are a tangible way of showing affection, and they bring a smile to her face when you give it to her. She opens the gift and gives you a delighted hug or kiss in thanks. At least, that is what is supposed to happen when you give her a romantic gift. If you get the gift right, that might well be her reaction. If you pick the wrong gift, however, you are more likely to be on the receiving end of the same sort of dutiful smile you give your great aunt when she knits you a hideous sweater every Christmas. Your girlfriend or wife recognizes and appreciates the thought behind the gift you are giving her, but the gift itself is of minimal interest to her.
If you want to avoid being the man that gave her a bad gift, you need to forget about what Hollywood continues to insist is romantic. You likely do not kiss like Hollywood actors where you suddenly smash your mouths together and then try to eat the other person’s face. If you do, you or your partner likely need dental work from repeatedly slamming your teeth together. Given that, why would you assume their gift giving ideas are any better? After all, many women are very tired of receiving these seven “romantic” gifts.