“Uh, I'm looking for a gift for my wife.”
You're looking at some items in a boutique. The salesperson asks if you need any help. You explain what you're shopping for.
Uh, I'm looking for a gift for my wife.
English speakers use the sound "uh" when they're not exactly sure what to say next. You can use it in many different locations in a sentence:
Uh, yeah, I think that's right.
You, uh, soak the beans overnight, and then you cook them for, uh, for about two hours.
It was, uh, uh, last December, I think.
People don't usually say "uh" on purpose. It's a habit which can be annoying if someone over-uses it. If someone wants to sound very intelligent, they may try to train themselves not to use "uh" as much.
You can use the phrase "looking for ___" when someone is shopping and wants to find something that fits their needs or tastes.
I'm looking for a new pair of boots.
A: Are you looking for anything in particular?
B: No, I'm just looking around.
In English, we use both "gift" and "present" to talk about something special that you give to another person to show your care for them.
I got you a present!
We should get him a gift.
The word "gift" is a little more formal, while you might use "present" when talking to a child.