So it's that time of year again. Time to go buy gifts for the people in your life. Now, shopping for women is hard, guys, and each woman you know needs or wants something completely different. Many of them would get offended or even mad if you shop for them the same way that you would shop for the other women you know.
On top of that, when a guy asks his wife what she wants for Christmas, her answer may be direct, but too often she'll say something like, "Oh, just surprise me," or "I don't want anything, but go ahead and get me whatever you like." And then she expects you to get her exactly what she wants. She won't tell you what it is, though. You have to guess! Sure, she'll leave hints around house: pages from catalogs with a single item circled on it, or when you're watching TV together, or walking the mall, she'll point at a piece of clothing, jewelry, book, movie, or whatever, and then she'll say, "Oo! I like that." And what she means is, "If you don't get me that exact item, you'll sleep on the couch for a month."
What's a man to do? Well, nothing. It's like walking through a minefield. Men, I can't give you much advice, just get her something you think she wants, or get her a giftcard. If that doesn't work, I don't know you. You're on your own.