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 Marshall

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


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.

About the reviewer:

Bonnie Jo Davis, also known as the Gift Guru, has taken gift

giving to a new level in order to help men stay out of the gift

giving doghouse. Her new website http://www.Gift-Ideas-For- eliminates male shopping jitters by helping men select

the perfect gift for every woman in their life.


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