Tips for Buying Lingerie as a Gift

Nov 27 2018 0 Comments holiday shopping lingerie lingerie gift giving

As holiday shopping gets into full swing, a lot of us are scrambling for gift ideas. Sure, when it comes to your significant other, you may have toyed with the idea of buying lingerie as a gift, but you might be surprised to hear that lingerie doesn’t just have to be for that special someone. It can be incredibly empowering to swap lingerie gifts with your sisters and closest gal pals, for instance. Mothers often love buying beautiful lingerie pieces for their daughters.

There’s no question, however, that buying lingerie as a gift can feel intimidating. After all, it’s an intimate purchase with so many sizes and varieties. But, with our suggestions, you’ll gift a loved one with a beautiful box of lingerie as quickly and easily as you’d purchase a candle.


Style & Size

Before you go any further in your gift hunt, you’ll want to ensure that you know both her personal style and size. Style is incredibly important as, for example, if she only ever wears cotton briefs, she may not exactly feel comfortable in a satin thong. If you’re her significant other, moving her slightly out of her comfort zone could be fun for both of you, but if you push her too far, she may end up feeling uncomfortable which could ruin the experience all around. Size is important for similar reasons: the better something fits, the more comfortable she’ll feel. The more comfortable she feels, the better the experience will be.

This is why the first thing that you’re going to want to do if you’re thinking of gifting lingerie is to pay close attention. To figure out her style, you need to watch what she wears and when she wears it. Do her bras typically have underwire? What material is the lingerie that she wears the most often? Does she mostly wear cotton? Silk? Leather? Does she mix things up or stick to one or two favorite types? Does she mostly wear black or does she wear a lot of bright colors or patterns? All of these can be important to determining her personal style, including her style beyond underwear.

Once you think you have her style figured out, you’ll need to move on to size. For a significant other, this can be easy enough to figure out just by looking at the sizes of the lingerie already in her drawers. However, you’ll need to ensure that you’re looking at the size of the style that you plan to get for her. If you’re looking at the size of the cotton panties that she wears to lounge around the house on lazy days, instead of the sets that are reserved for date night, you might not be getting the correct size for the set that you’re planning to purchase.


Quality Over Quantity

It might be tempting to simply buy a multi-pack of underwear that you’ve seen her wear, but this really isn’t the way to go. First, these packs are typically not the best quality. Second, lingerie is meant to be a beautiful gift, and that beauty is somewhat lost in a package of basics. It’s kind of like deciding between fast food and a five-star meal. Weeks, months, or years from now, which are you more likely to have enjoyed and remembered?

The higher quality fabric of well-made lingerie will look and feel amazing, as well as last much longer.


Not Shopping for a Significant Other?

Seriously, don’t be shy about chatting with your friends and sisters about lingerie. Maybe consider a gift card so that they can have their own experience, including a bra fitting, something incredibly important, but so often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of life. Also, don’t forget about the man in your life! Men deserve their own confidence-boosting underwear pieces. It often isn’t something they think to buy for themselves.


Still Just Not Sure?

Hourglass Lingerie has a dedicated team of lingerie experts available to help you find the right gift. Come tell us about your loved one and we’ll help you find perfect, stunning pieces of lingerie to really wow them this holiday season. You’ll find us in the warehouse district of Baltimore (look for the blue door!), just a 15-minute drive from the annual German Christmas Village, giving you a full day of exciting holiday shopping for all of the people in your life (and, of course, a little something for yourself, too).


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