A beautiful female friend of mine told me about her recent birthday and how she was surprised to hear that she didn't get a single present to mark the occasion from her male friends. She said that she thought it was just a fluke because she knew all of her male friends very well and yet she wasn't given anything at her birthday.
I told my female friend that not many men would give her a gift when she was so special to them, and she said to me, “That's not fair!” She was just trying to say how special it was to her that her friends went out of their way to get her a gift. It was something she could remember with her friends whenever she would see them, and even though they were all guys, she couldn't help but feel that her friends were trying to get her attention with their gifts.
A male friend of mine had to deal with the same problem with his friend's birthday, and I can tell you that he was absolutely sick and tired of his girlfriend or wife constantly getting him gifts for her birthday. One of the worst parts about it is that his girlfriend's never stopped telling him how much they loved the gifts that he bought for her.
You see, most guys don't know what to get for their girlfriends because they feel like they're somehow being asked to do this by their girlfriend or wife. But in reality, guys are expected to do a lot of things for their girlfriends, so why not give her the kind of gifts that she deserves? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to say to your female friend, “You're the best part of my life!” instead of saying, “I wish you could just die of embarrassment over here right now”?
Another male friend of mine said that the problem was because the guys at work always make sure that they got the female friend's favorite type of gift from the department store. They'd go in and buy all of her favorite stuff like her favorite color, her favorite perfume, her favorite pair of earrings and many other things that she has a lot of, and then they'd leave it sitting around in her closet until her birthday, when her friends all showed up with gifts. They just couldn't wait to get her attention when it came to buying her something.
If you think that your female friend doesn't deserve any gifts, maybe you should start asking yourself what gifts would be really meaningful and romantic on her birthday. Perhaps you can have her send you her favorite gift or maybe you could get her something to make her happy or something nice that she'll really love to use. It's OK to ask her if she's OK with that idea so that you'll be able to surprise her when she's home on her birthday. Happy birthday!