Men buy things for women as a symbol of their love, but most men go wrong by thinking it's the thing that counts. Women are after the love, attention, and thought behind the item. This means that the item itself is irrelevant. This has led me to the conclusion that men that brag about how expensive the gift they gave their wife/girlfriend is not about the wife, but about showing off their masculinity.
Women are after the love, attention, and thought behind the item. Therefore, why not just give her love and attention. Most women are not after men for their money, and this is becoming more true in an age of women's equality in the work force (If a woman does just want you for what she can get, then you might not want her) Why not just cut to the chase and give her the attention she is after? Write her a poem to show you're thinking about her when she does not expect it instead of when you're in trouble.