When a special occasion comes up, you might start to wonder and worry about what you should get your partner as a gift that they will really love and that will mean something important. If you want to really impress and, more importantly, make them happy, which is what we all try to do as often as possible, it can take a long time and lead to stress when you’re looking for the perfect gift.
This doesn’t have to happen. You can give your partner some great gifts that will mean a lot to them and make them very happy, and many of them won’t even cost you very much (if anything at all). Here are a few of those ideas to get you started on that very important gift shopping.
Offering your partner quality time is one of the best gifts you can give them. If you’re like a lot of other couples, it seems like you never have enough time to do anything together, even if you’ve been together for a long time. There could be things like running a home, taking care of kids, going to work or school or taking care of friends and family.
If you want to give the gift of bonding time, you have to plan ahead. You may need to talk to your partner’s coworkers or boss to get them some time off, make sure there is a childminder available, or cancel other plans, but it is important to get it done. You can go to a film and then talk about it while you’re eating. You might stay home and read a book or play a board game. You might go for a walk in the park nearby. Choose what works best for you, whether it’s a whole weekend away or just a half-hour outside your front door.
Know Them Well
You need to know your partner well if you want to give them a gift that will make them happy. Listening is the most important thing you can do. If you pay attention to what they say throughout the year, you’ll already have a good idea of what they want. They may have mentioned the wide selection of gold nose rings they saw online. They’ll be amazed that you remembered and went to the trouble of getting it for them. Maybe they really wanted to go to an art show but couldn’t get tickets. A print by that artist will be a good replacement.
It could be anything. The fact that you listened to them and thought about what would make them happiest is almost more important than the gift itself. This is the most important thing and what makes any gift good.
Just as it’s important to spend time together, it’s also important to spend time apart, and the gift of time alone could be another lovely present. For example, you could offer to watch the children so that your partner can go to a class. Or, you could give them a bath with essential oils, their favourite drink, some relaxing music, and a good book. Maybe they think that the best way to spend time alone is to meditate. If that’s the case, keep the place quiet and let them do it on their own.
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