Quick Gift Ideas for My Girlfriend's Birthday

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Quick Gift Ideas for My Girlfriend's Birthday
Take her out to dinner. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Maybe you've been too busy with work or school to pick out a birthday gift for your girlfriend. Maybe you've just been procrastinating buying a gift because you don't know what to get her. Or worse, you forgot about her birthday all together. Either way, you need a quick gift that she will love. Pick a gift that's readily available and easy to find but thoughtful.

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Flowers

If you need a quick gift for your girlfriend, pick up a bouquet of flowers on the way to her house. You can find flowers at a florist shop, greenhouse, many grocery stores and even some gas stations. Choose classic red roses, whatever flowers are currently in season or a bouquet of her favourite flowers. She will find the present romantic and sweet, never knowing it was a last-minute gift idea. If you've remembered her favourite type of flowers, she'll be particularly impressed.

Gift Cards

While gift cards may not be the most romantic gift idea, they are quick. You don't have to figure her clothing or ring size or worry if she already owns this or that book, CD or DVD. Gift cards can even be thoughtful gifts. Instead of picking her up a gift card at the nearest retailer, purchase one from her favourite clothing store or bookstore. If she loves music, give her an iTunes or Zune gift card. Maybe she has to get her Starbucks fix every morning. Get her a Starbucks gift card. You can also give gift cards for services such as salon and spa services.

Sweets

The old adage says that a way to a man's heart is throw his stomach. Well, women love food too, especially sweets. At your local grocery store, pick up a box of assorted chocolates or chocolate-covered cherries. You can also stop by a gourmet sweetshop and pick out some truly decadent sweets for her. Or give her a collection of her favourite treats. Maybe she always gets Milk Duds at the movies, M&Ms from the vending machine and has a mad love for Twizzlers. You can easily pick all these types of candy up at a grocery store or petrol station, and she will be flattered that you know all her favourite sweets.

Candles

Candles make simple and romantic birthday gifts. They look pretty on display, smell nice and change the ambience of a room. But you can't just pick up any old candle. Make sure it has a pleasant scent that she'll like -- so you will have to take the time to sniff the candles at the grocery store or mall before purchasing them. Also consider giving her a soy candle that doesn't produce soot. Since candle holders and plates are generally located right next to the candles, pick her up one of these too.

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