Book Review: The Male Gift Giving Survival Guide
This extraordinary book was recommended to me by a colleague
after he visited my new web site, Gift Ideas For Women. The Male
Gift Giving Survival Guide compliments my website perfectly,
untangling for men the web of gifts for women. It deciphers the
components of the complex female psyche to its most logical
terms. And no, that's not a misprint...I just used the words
"female" and "logical" in the same sentence.
There is but one universal truth about those of the fairer sex:
"Women Love Gifts". So, all women love gifts... a guy doesn't
have to be a genius to grasp that concept. Or does he? Ask your
golf buddy who gave his wife a garden rake for her birthday.
"You just had to remind me" he mumbles dropping his head. Make
certain that you have lined up another friend for next week's
game though...your buddy is going to drop you like a rock.
According to the author, women adore gifts that reflect the love
of the giver and his explicit understanding of her desires and
tastes. As a woman, I must salute this author. His book is the
literal lifeboat of women's gift ideas, without which no
self-respecting man would ever set sail on the sea of
relationships. The author, Tim Connor, is a seasoned and
well-traveled professional speaker who has authored 45 books. He
wrote this book based upon the knowledge he gained in his
personal mission to discover the keys to female happiness. The
result of his quest is this easy-to-read, spiral bound book that
men can refer to routinely. Not only does Tim's book disclose
the keys to a woman's happiness, it is the genuine tool for
unlocking it with an ever-so-easy click.
The book begins with the quote:
"A man who knows what women want rules the world." - Nick
This first quote of many accurately reflects the intention of
this book. Continual studies concur that the happiest
relationships, right or wrong, are those in which the woman is
happy and fulfilled. There are some common guidelines in the
book that apply to every woman regardless of her individual
preferences and needs.
Important chapters include "The 20 Biggest Gift-Giving Mistakes
Men Make", "It's not about the money or the number of gifts, or
is it?" and two chapters detailing in-depth, women's stories
about the worst and best gifts they have ever received. Many of
the best gifts, as pointed out in the book, were not the most
expensive or glittery. They were often romantic gifts that were
well thought out, affordable, considerate and timely.
Many of the collective complaints about gifts from men to women
are that the men often don't remember important dates, don't pay
attention to the nuances of a woman's life and don't know what
she prefers most or cares for the least. The Male Gift Giving
Survival Guide covers all three bases. The book features an
extensive diary prompting men to record important dates, what
makes her happy or feel loved, favorite colors, dress and
jewelry sizes, travel destinations, food, restaurants,
activities, etc. Guys can fill out this diary as their
relationship with a woman progresses and consult it regularly
for help choosing the perfect gift. Other diary sections are for
tracking any gift given to the woman, her reaction and also a
gift log so that the same gift is not given again and again.
Overall, I found this book to be an amusing and accurate
portrayal of the importance of gifts in the life of a woman.
Every male over the age of twelve who reads and follows this
book will certainly reflect the female appreciation of his
genius in the smile he wears on his face.