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S0 I polled the readers of my website because I just had to know- is it ever ok to give lingerie as a gift?
The results were surprisingly balanced. About 60% said no way- it is NEVER ok to give lingerie as a gift. The other 40% said it was a great gift, even a treat, if someone bought you lingerie you might have never bought for yourself.
I could not even answer my own question even though I have been given lingerie before. Did I love that gift? No way.
The reason may be because the giver had absolutely no clue what size I wore. He wandered into a local shop and did the ever popular “guess and check.” He knew I loved a good push up bra and ran with it. Padding for miles, cutesy bows that would show through even the loosest shirt and the color- hot pink!
But how could he have known? I keep my sizes and measurements close to the breast (literally). Moral to the story? If you think that your significant other may buy you lingerie- jot your sizes on a little note. Save both of yourselves the trouble and embarrassment of giving/getting something that might not even fit on your forearm.
True story. THAT’S how small my gift was. He obviously would have benefited from knowing my Universal Cup Size™.
Heather Tallman is an Indiana-based food writer, blogger and creator of Basilmomma.com a cooking and family life website.