It's that time of the year again and you're getting tensed. No, it's not your boss writing your annual confidential report, but it's something more serious. It's your wife's birthday and her birthday gift is what?s getting you all tensed up. Remember, how you got it all wrong the last time, when you presented her with a fishing rod and tackle. Even though you?d gift-wrapped it beautifully, with colorful ribbon bows and all, she got so mad at your choice, she remained cross for a whole week and still rakes up the issue at the slightest provocation!

So, if you?re still confused on what to gift your wife or girlfriend for her birthday, you?d do well to gather some gift ideas and go for them.

Get those gift ideas

Birthday gifts are just a way of showing how much your partner means to you. However, anniversarygifts ideas for women can tie men in knots. And, it seems the most difficult thing is to choose a gift that?s not only special for her, but unique too. Most women love the traditional romantic gifts, like chocolates, flowers, jewelry, lingerie, perfume, candles, soft toys and clothes. But, since women pay attention to little things, your gift must mean something special to them or, at least, have their favorite colors. Remember, it's not only the physical aspect of the gift that?ll delight her; it's your romantic gestures too, like poetry, love letter, romantic music and candlelight dinner.

So, if you really want to show how much you care for your beloved through a gift, know her first! That's how you'll

know what she wants and how she wants it. Remember, the care you take in choosing the gift means more to her, than the gift itself. So, if you make generalizations like, women like flowers or chocolates, you are in trouble; she may want you to gift her a garden set or a new painting set.

Be unique

In case you?re all at sea regarding the inner desires of your woman, despair not. The best gift is the one that she cannot even imagine in her dreams! You can delight her with your originality by gifting her something unique. To give such a gift, you?ll have to give it some thought or you?ll again end up gifting her something unsuitable. For this take the temperament and taste of your partner into account. Unique gifts have the power to evoke favorable emotions from anyone, simply because it lets them know the pains you took in visualizing it and the care you took in searching for it. Your gift, irrespective of its price, will automatically become important and memorable for her. It?s even better, if you can personalize the gift to make her feel special.

There are umpteen unique things that can become befitting gifts for your partner. You may decide on a bouquet. No, not the flower kind; rather a bouquet of multicolored balloons or candies, accompanied with something more tangible. You can also present a caricature or a portrait made from her photo or gift a speaking toy that speaks in her voice. Real far out ideas may include a piece of plot on Moon or Mars! However, don?t overdo the uniqueness bit. Trust your judgment and follow your heart, the idea for a perfect unique gift will come from within.

Jewelry?a timeless favorite

If you?ve neither the time nor the imagination to even consider a unique gift for your partner, then go in for the traditional ones. And amongst them, jewelry remains a timeless favorite. This most popular gift from ancient times still ranks amongst the top gift items, particularly pearls and birthstones. The beauty of this expensive gift both charms and delights, and makes the recipient feel special. However, it's not the price, it's the style that matters most to women. Select a compatible style and your gift is certain to stand out.

a. Pearls: Pearls are elegant, timeless and suitable for most occasions. No wonder most mature women love to sport a fine strand of these gifts of nature. Natural pearls, a rarity sometime ago, have got slowly overtaken by cultured pearls. The beauty of cultured pearls is that their size and shape can be controlled inside the oyster shell. It, therefore, guarantees greater quality control. You'll find pearls in many hues ranging from white South Sea pearls to black Tahitian pearls, not to mention pink, green, blue and ivory colored pearls found all over the world. A good choice is the freshwater pearls, found in the rivers of China. These have interesting shapes and hues not usually found in saltwater varieties. They?re usually less expensive than their saltwater counterparts, but no less elegant.

b. Birthstones: Almost everyone appreciates a birthstone, as it shows you actually put some thought into the gift. The fashion of giving precious and semi-precious gems as birthday gifts is old and can be traced back to the fifteenth century. These gemstones were not gifted arbitrarily, but were linked to the calendar months. Many people believe that wearing their birthstone protects them and brings them good luck. Such, was the importance of these sparklers that in 1912, the National Association of Jewelers had even drawn up a list of official modern birthstones.

If your beloved is January born, garnet is her birthstone. This stone is associated with blood. It bestows

health, brings stability, provides victory and protects against injury. For a February born, amethyst is the one that was once worn by St. Valentine. It signifies spirituality and sincerity. Those born in March can be gifted aquamarine, the stone of serenity and courage, also associated with water. For April born there?s nothing less than a glittering diamond, the most precious gem of them all. It banishes evil, promotes goodness and improves financial situation. It also signifies pure and eternal love, and innocence. May born can be presented emerald to bring in harmony in their lives. This is a stone of life and renewal, love and success. Those born in June have pearls as their ideal gift. These signify purity, chastity, modesty, health and longevity. For the July born, ruby is the gemstone, depicting devotion, integrity, success and contentment. Peridot is the stone for the August born. It signifies dignity, success, fame and marital happiness. Sapphire is the birthstone for the September born. It bestows mental clarity and prosperity. Opal, the birthstone for the October born, brings happiness, beauty, love, magic and hope. If your partner is November born, gift her topaz. It brings wisdom, mental strength and fidelity. Turquoise is the ideal birthstone for the December born and it ushers in good fortune and prosperity.

However, don?t just gift these birthstones in a ring. Use your

imagination and think beyond. Why not get these stones set in those exquisite bracelets, pendants, earrings, pins and chokers! Your girl?s is going to love you for it. However, even though she may know her birthstone, she surely won?t know its significance. So, always enclose a card along with the gift explaining the meaning of the birthstone.

AnniversaryGift ideas are infinite; it?s up to you to find out an appropriate one for your sweetheart. So, choose how you want to woo your ladylove, but choose well, because it?s certainly going to make a lasting impression on her!