This is important for anyone, but it seems moreso when the gifts are being given from husband to wife!It can often seem like a daunting task, knowing what to purchase and where from and this is sometimes why men can fall into the trap of just producing a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine or some flowers, because they cannot think of anything else.When purchasing a gift for your wife, it can be really helpful to think about these few points:The Occasion: What are you buying for? Is it a birthday, for Valentines, Mother's Day or Christmas, or is it a "just because" gift, to show her you love her? Homing in on the specific reason or occasion for the present can have a bearing on what you buy and where from.Think about her likes and interests: If you're bold, you might want to ask her outright what she would like! If the gift is for a surprise, speak to a trusted family member to find out what she might want. Think about what her interests and hobbies are, whether it be reading, gardening, art, history or something else, then tailor the gift to that.Buying online: Very often, buying something for your wife online can offer you much more in the way of choice than if you went into a store or shop. For instance, if you know your wife likes a specific author or is interested in art, you can look at trying to get a signed copy of one of her favourite books, or look at an online auction site to find her a print of her favourite painting or perhaps a signed piece of artwork. Search for websites that offer distinctive and unusual presents that are in line with her hobbies.Keep notes: It can also be worthwhile not only making a note of what you've bought for her so you don't repeat the purchase accidentally, but to also keep the important dates for gift giving in your diary. It may sound like such a simple thing, but it can often make life so much easier in the run up to a birthday or other gift giving occasion, giving you plenty of time to prepare!