Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries, or ‘just because! Buying gifts for those you love can be a challenging thing to do. You want to make sure that you find something just right for them, to let them know that you’ve been thinking of them.
While trying to find the perfect and unique gift for your partner, the number one rule is to try and buy something that they wouldn’t want or even think to buy for themselves.
Here are some things to think about when choosing a present for your significant other.
Think About What they Like
Everybody is different, and while some partners may be content with a good book, that may not be the best choice for everyone. Start by paying attention to what they gravitate towards in their spare time, beyond work and house chores.
A key thing is to take their interests and expand upon them. For example, if they have expressed enjoying books written by a particular author, ask at the book store for similar titles that they will be sure to like, to enhance their reading choices.
If they have an interest in taking walks in the countryside and spotting wildlife, a notebook and a good camera to capture what they have seen may be a good choice.
Experience Over Material Items
Life can be incredibly busy at times, so the greatest gift to offer somebody is the gift of time. Quality time is one of the 5 love languages, and how somebody wishes to spend their time with a significant other will differ depending on the person. If your partner wants to go see a movie, be a sport and let them choose, even if their choice may not reflect your favorite.
Choose to spend a romantic evening together and make sure it’s their idea of romance. It is about making them feel loved and valued as your partner. They may well want to return the favor at a later date, so make sure it is thoughtful and imaginative as well.
It doesn’t have to be expensive – even a handwritten note to your love can be an incredibly sweet gift. Or something homemade, like baking their favorite cake for them – just because.
When out and about shopping with your partner, look for clues as to what they are looking at but not buying. We so often don’t buy the things we want for ourselves because of money and opt to buy things we need instead. If you notice they see something that makes them belly laugh when out and about, note it down and look for it later on. They will feel treasured that you took the time to remember what it was they were laughing at. Don’t buy what they “need” as a gift. The idea is to make your significant other feel special for who they are, not just simply what they do for you.
My husband and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary! We are celebrating in Amsterdam. We both love to travel and this is the best gift we can give each other. Have a great week!
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