Women want to receive gifts from their life partners because this is a proof of appreciation for them. Thai women feel the same thing, but as it’s a different culture, what should a Western man offer to impress?
Many Western men already know that a gift is always very appreciated by women, but they aren’t sure if it’s the same thing with Thai women. Yes, Thai ladies also appreciate gifts on a date as they like to be pampered.
Offering a gift in Thailand is less formal than in any other place in Asia, but still there are a few customs that a Western man should consider if he wants to impress. One of the most important things is to also know how to offer a gift. A gift is given and received with the right hand, including almost any type of gift. A Western man should also bow a little, pressing his palms together as in a praying Buddha type stance. Usually, Thai ladies don’t open the gift in the front of the a man, but don’t feel offended. It doesn’t mean that she doesn’t appreciates it, so don’t push her to do that.
Thai girls hate men who show off their wealth, seeing them as insincere. If it’s something very expensive, she may even refuse it. Nonetheless, it’s important the type of gift you offer her, but don’t exaggerate buying something very expensive.
The most appropriate gifts for them are food delicacies, especially dark chocolate, which is now very popular in Thailand. As these women are still young at heart, offering them toys is a good idea. Flowers, obviously, shouldn’t miss, this being a very romantic thing. However, avoid carnations and lady marigolds because these are associated with mourning.
Gifts have to be wrapped in vivid colours, but avoid black, green or blue as these are associated with death. The right colours are red, yellow and don’t forget to add ribbons and bows to make the gift look prettier. Giving her a gift will impress because she won’t expect you to do that from the very beginning. It’s also a proof that she is important to you and that you appreciate her.