We’ll avoid any cliché jokes about naughty, nice, and that classic, slightly creepy ‘Santa Baby’ number, and get straight to the point: Lingerie and loungewear make for a personal—and perfectly appropriate—last-minute addition to your wife’s or girlfriend’s holiday haul. A few points to consider:
Finishing Touch—Given that such items fall under the category of ‘win-win situation,’ make sure you’ve already done your homework and compiled a few gifts that are unadulteratedly all about her (think boots, bags, jewelry…see our Top 10 Gifts for Her post if you need ideas). Lingerie should be icing on the cake, not the only gift you give.
Use Discretion—Depending on what you choose (and whether you’re hosting children or grandmothers Xmas morning), you might nestle these presents under her nightstand, rather than under the tree.
That said, scroll down to browse favorites from our Holiday 2012 Lingerie Catalog, conveniently organized into 3 categories to help you choose:
1. Something to Lounge In. Does she love curling up on the couch for all-day movie marathons? Is the robe she wears during her morning ritual of coffee and the NY Times crossword starting to unravel? Does she love wrapping up in your favorite shirt Saturday morning (not that there’s anything wrong with that)? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, this is the category for her.
2. Something for the Boudoir. If she’s ever complained that all she has are frumpy sweats—or occasionally ambles into the bedroom with a glass of champagne in-hand—try something slinky that’s meant for your eyes only. Tip: If she has a tomboy side, boyshorts will make her feel right at home catching up on DVR’d Dexter with you from the comfort of your pillow-top.
3. Something “Functional.” We don’t have to tell you that a high-quality brassiere does more than just look nice. Invest in a beyond-basic bra on her behalf, and she’ll think of you all day every time she wears it. Be sure to check the size on her current favorite for reference—it’s not snooping, it’s research—and keep the receipt handy in case she’d like to switch.