Good gift ideas for a wife include an antique locket, pearl earrings, a cashmere sweater or tickets to a concert or play. Buying a wife purses, shoes or clothing is always a good idea, but the husband must know her favorite designers and sizes.
Antique lockets are available on websites such as eBay at different price levels. Wrapping the locket is just as important as choosing the locket itself. A nice box, ribbon and tissue paper brings the gift together. These types of materials are available at stores such as Hallmark, Target and The Paper Source.
Pearl earrings are classic and typically less expensive than a pair of diamond studs. Most women recognize that pearls are a timeless gift. Even if a husband can afford diamond earrings, pearls are often a better choice unless he's buying the earrings as an anniversary gift.
Cashmere sweaters are another classic gift that husbands can give to their wives. When choosing the perfect cashmere sweater, it's important for the husband to pay attention to the style of sweater his wife prefers. Different styles include button downs, crew necks and v-necks. Cashmere sweaters are often expensive, even on the low end of the quality scale, but they make a perfect gift no matter the time of year.