It’s difficult buying gifts for others and can be even more of a challenge when it’s someone especially close to you, such as your partner. There’s an added layer of pressure to do a good job since you’re supposed to be the person who knows them best!
You want to take your time and do your homework before automatically purchasing the first item that you see or idea that enters your mind. There are answers out there for you, but you have to be willing to dig a bit deeper and get creative. Try your hardest and know that your lucky partner will likely be happy with whatever you choose if they know you put forth an extra effort.
Plan a romantic getaway with your other half and surprise them with a truly unique destination you both will enjoy. Work out all the details ahead of time so you can both relax once you’ve arrived. Plan out a few activities and nice dinners you two can participate in together as a couple. Take it a step further and learn more about how you can spice up your experience in the bedroom as well while you’re away. It’s an excellent opportunity for you two to reconnect and get on the same page. It will be a good break away from your everyday schedule and responsibilities for both of you.
A night out with their friends
Give your partner the gift of a night out with their friends so they can relax and spend time with those closest to them. Let your partner know that you’ll take over their usual chores and that they can unwind and be with their friends for the evening. Have a few ideas in mind for them to do, or alternatively, you could work together and let your other half choose the activity and who they want to invite along. Think of this as a way for you to get your own time to yourself or with your friends as well, which will be healthy for you too!
Instead of simply purchasing a few new shirts, think about how you can create new outfits for your partner to wear. Come home with complete sets of clothes that all go together and they can put on and feel good wearing. Include items too like socks, a hat or maybe even a new tie or two for work. They’ll certainly appreciate not having to go shopping and pick the garments out themselves if they don’t usually enjoy this sort of activity. Do you best and remember you can always return or exchange the items that don’t fit or they don’t like.
If your other half is someone who likes to work out and stay fit, then you’ll want to consider buying new gym equipment for the house. Specialist stores sell exercise machines and weights perfect for anyone who enjoys breaking a sweat in the comfort of their own home. Surprise your gym-lover by finding a space big enough where they can exercise in their own time without being disrupted. Find out what their favorite activities are at the gym and try to mimic those at home so they can fit in a quick workout whenever they choose without having to leave the house.
Food & Drink
Any gift that’s food or drink related will typically be a hit with anyone, and there’s never a shortage of new ideas in this category! Pick out their favorite bottle of liquor and a few new drinking glasses. Otherwise, get them a gift certificate to their most beloved restaurant in town and have a romantic date night out. There are also a wide variety of gift baskets and food items online that might spark your interest. If your other half is someone who likes to grill then think about accessories, sauces, and meats they might enjoy using. Your main goal with this gift idea is to make sure you’re purchasing foods or drinks you know they love. Also, make certain your presentation of the gift is nicely thought out!
A Fancy Watch
Buy a fancy watch, so they never have to ask you the time again! It’s also a great accessory for your partner to wear to work or when they go out on the town. It’ll make them feel professional when they put it on, and they’ll be proud to show it off to their friends. Make sure you do some research and figure out what style and size might look best on your partner’s arm and select one they won’t find time-consuming to put on each day. Pick a budget ahead of time and stick to it, so you’re not tempted to splurge and spend more than you intended to on this particular gift.
Find out when their favorite sports teams are playing and pick a game to send them to watch. Either tag along or purchase multiple tickets and tell them to take a few best friends to the game. While tickets to sporting events can be expensive, you won’t regret seeing the smile on their face when they realize what you bought. In addition, you can get them a jersey or t-shirt that they can wear to the game, so they truly look the part. Keep in mind you can always pick a game that’s in a city they have never been to and make a weekend of it.
Gift giving is a challenging task, but it can also be a rewarding and fun experience if you have the right attitude. Start viewing it as a way to show your partner how much you love them and that you truly care about their happiness. Begin the process early so you’re not scrambling at the last minute and you feel confident with your final decision. There aren’t any wrong answers when it comes to giving a gift. However, know that the more effort you put into this task, the more likely it is that your other half will feel special and appreciated.