I remember the butterflies and embarrassment when I first started buying my own panties, but the buzz after purchasing them as I walked out of the shop door was intoxicating and very adicative. Choose a large shop with a lot of space showing many brands of lingerie. Although you will be very nervous try to look confident and relaxed, especially if the assist approaches you and asks what you are looking for. After all you are shopping for your girlfriend, not yourself!! Know in advance what size you want and what material you desire. The most exciting time is when you actually go to the cashier and pay for them. As you pick up your package and walk out of the shop you will be floating on air.