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Stuck for a present for your wife? Always leave it to the last minute to buy her something? Here are a few tips: Always know her size - clothing is much easier to buy when you know what she likes and what will fit her. When you're both out at the shops and she points out something that she really loves, keep a mental note of it - write down later what it was and what shop it was in. Buy ahead of time - don't wait until the last moment. Put an entry into your diary to start shopping one month before her birthday, Christmas, etc. If you see something you know she will love, buy it there and then - even if her birthday is 6 months away, buy the item and hide it away.