I like to take pride in selecting gifts for my wife. It isn’t that I listen all year long at the things she wants and hides a list of it all in Google Drive or anything like that. But it is something that I take a lot of thought into several months leading up to Christmas, her birthday, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day, anniversary, or whatever special occasion we have throughout the year.
I start to think about what the perfect gift would be. Has she been asking for a new living room set (which she is getting for Christmas… and shouldn’t really be a surprise for her), has she been asking for new shoes, maybe a gift card to go shopping (because let’s be honest, I am a good shopper but more than likely anything I would get her would end up being returned), or maybe some new kitchen appliance that will help make her life easy as she cooks?
Notice that there is one area that I didn’t mention.
I’ve tried. It isn’t because I don’t know what she would like, I do and have in the past gifted her with some very nice jewelry. And it isn’t that she has enough either, because she does, unless you ask her and she will tell you differently.
It is because I put more pressure on myself than a pressure cooker on finding the right piece to give her. Think about it for a second, you buy your wife the wrong piece of jewelry, and she will end up returning it… or worse, not wearing it and then you feel like you have just wasted the money.
The former hasn’t happened to me yet, a point I take pride in, but the pressure to find the right piece is what sent me over the edge. I stopped because even though I was picking out the right pieces, I couldn’t take it. I couldn’t take constantly wondering if she was going to like it or not. The anxiety I had, despite a somewhat unwavering confidence, was not worth the months of anticipation that built up inside of me wondering what her reaction would be as she unwrapped her gift.
In a way, I miss that anticipation. That is where the paradox falls with inside me. I fed off that anxiety and it pushed me to find the perfect piece of jewelry for my wife.
What I didn’t realize though is that, it didn’t have to be that difficult. How it took me 10 years to realize it, is beyond me. When I came across James Avery Artisan Jewelry, I thought this might be another one of those experiences that I look over their collection of jewelry with the same anxiety I had when looking at other sets.
James Avery Is Different
As I started to look through their collection of gift sets, I could tell that their pieces of jewelry were meant to reflect the important things in life. James Avery, you can tell, designs jewelry to have special meaning to their customers. Meaning that I am always looking for (notice how I changed my tone from past to present here) when I am searching for the next necklace to clasp around my wife’s neck, or a set of earrings to dawn on a special night out, which is rare as parents.
Realizing that I might not be the only husband (or boyfriend) who puts an immense amount of pressure on himself as he looks for the right gift, James Avery has made it easy for us men to find the right gift set of earrings and a necklace that has a special meaning to our wives (and you don’t have to worry about matching anything, they have done the work for you), and not just because it came from their special someone but because it was crafted with attention to detail and designed thoughtfully.
If you happen to be looking for that perfect gift to give your partner, whether it be for Christmas, Mother’s Day, a birthday, or Valentine’s Day: James Avery has a gift set that will be sure to make her happy, while feeling like is the luckiest woman alive (if she doesn’t feel that way already).
Full Disclosure: I was compensated by James Avery for this post, however the thoughts and opinions are my own.