How to Nail the Perfect Surprise

A timeless tale, an endless lie, a test that has been carried out across men all over the world! “I hate surprises!” she says, and of course, as a man, you believe her. Now… listen to these words very carefully… There is an 80 per cent chance that she is lying! I am one who falls under that 80% and am guilty of convincing my partner that I am not fond of surprises. Over the years, however, he has discovered that it is not at all true.

Every woman I have ever encountered is always extremely curious and inquisitive. On the occasion that she does find out there is a surprise (99 per cent of the time this will be the case) she will not rest until she uncovers the nature of it. There are a couple of things to remember when planning a surprise whether it is a surprise getaway or an enormous flower arrangement.

Keep the surprise a surprise!

Like I said above, if women have a suspicion I assure you they will follow through in its discovery. Do not tell her there is a surprise because you, my friend, are setting yourself up to be asked nine thousand other questions. Carry on as normal – no hinting, no clues…NOTHING! Trust me on this one guys.

Think about her!

What is it that she loves?  She may love hanging out with your friends, but if your idea of a surprise is inviting the boys to crash date night with cards and pizza then please, please, please seek help! Do not mistake her selfless love for you with a love of boy’s night.

No-go zone!

Make sure the surprise is not part of a get-over-your-fear plan. If she is scared of planes do not organise to have her jump out of one, if she is scared of birds do not take her to an aviary… I know it sounds like common sense to some of you, if this is the case then im proud you understand the difference. For those of you who are shocked by this point, please re-read this point until it is embedded into your mind the way the functions of the buttons on a ps3 controller are.

Keep it simple!

Have you ever heard of the saying “less is more”? It applies very heavily to this! Women are definitely confusing creatures, there is no doubting that, however the fact that you took the initiative to surprise her will mean more to her than the extravagance of the gesture. Whether the surprise is the biggest of the biggest, or the smallest of the smallest make sure to leave a note/text message/email reminding her that you love her. 3 words. 8 letters. That’s all it will take to make your surprise seem like the most majestic one in the world.

Below you will find some suggestions for surprises for all price ranges!


1. Nothing says surprise like a pair of red soles. Christian Louboutins timeless Pigalle’s are the perfect, patent pump for any classy lady! Made in both a nude and a black this shoe is a go-to for every outfit and is worth every single dollar of the $625 spent.
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2. Sydney’s Shangri-La is home to one of the most renowned day spa’s in Sydney. Chi offers an incredible couples massage that consists of an invigorating salt scrub, a full body massage, and a cleansing facial leaving both you and your loved one in a relaxed and serene state of mind. This package is carried out over the course of 2 hours and is priced at $550 from Monday to Friday and $590 on weekends and public holidays. See the link below for other services at Chi The Spa.
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3. The Little Blue Box has become a poplar symbol of affection over the years and it is evident why! Tiffany and Co.’s intricate craftsmanship has earned the heart of almost every woman on the planet. The Return To Tiffany medium heart pendant and key is a beautiful little gesture to show the woman you love that she has the key to your heart…literally!! Its $270 that will bring the most priceless smile to her face.
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4. Finally, my favourite surprise idea in the history of surprises!! THE BOX OF FAVOURITES! This surprise provides you with so much financial flexibility – you can spend anything from $20 to $1000 dollars and it is still the most breath taking, heart stopping surprise! Buy a beautiful box (the Reject shop have a wide range) and fill it with all her favourites! Her favourite chocolates, lollies, movies, books, alcohol, potato chips, jewelry, stationary, candles, magazines…anything that you know is her favourite!! The thought, and the enormous effort will make this surprise one she will never forget!



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