Lingerie is a classic Valentine’s Day gift that can be romantic, sexy, and fun for both you and your partner. However, it can also come off as creepy or seem overly cliché. It all depends on which lingerie pieces you buy and how you present them as a gift.
If you want your partner to love the lingerie you buy her, take advantage of these tips that can help you handle the ins and outs of gracefully and pick out sexy styles that your partner will really love.
1. Be Careful with Sizes
There are very few women who live without body insecurities, and giving your partner lingerie in a size that doesn’t fit her can trigger these insecurities. Receiving lingerie in an incorrect size can make her feel bad about herself—which is exactly the opposite of what you want when you give a woman lingerie as a Valentine’s Day gift.
A good way to double check your partner’s size is to take a peek in her lingerie drawer and look at the sizes on the tags of the pieces she already owns. Just keep in mind that sizes are very unpredictable in women’s fashion. A small size from one lingerie brand doesn’t necessarily translate to a small from another brand.
If you’re not certain about her correct size, just ask her. It’s better to ruin or hint at the surprise of what you’re getting her for Valentine’s Day than to buy her lingerie that doesn’t fit her and makes her feel bad about herself and her body.
2. Add Something Else
If you’re concerned about how your partner will feel about receiving only lingerie as a V-Day gift, add a little something else to the gift you give her.
3. Include a Gift Receipt
No matter how well you know your partner, you can’t be certain that she will love the lingerie you give her. Giving your partner a gift receipt along with the lingerie you buy for her helps take the pressure off of both of you. Getting a gift receipt will likely help her feel more comfortable letting you know if she doesn’t feel comfortable in the style you chose for her.
Make it clear to your partner that you won’t feel offended or disappointed if she decides to return or exchange the lingerie you bought her—and mean what you say. Let her know that your primary goal is to help her feel sexier and more confident, and that you would be happy if she were to exchange what you bought her for a different style that makes her feel better about herself and her body.