8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the S.O. You've Been With Forever

Gifts for Long-Term Partner

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When you've been in a relationship long enough, gifts can begin to feel trivial or even unnecessary. However, even if your S.O. already knows how much you care, there's nothing wrong with splurging on them every once in a while when a special occasion like a birthday warrants a bit of gift-giving.

Don't fret over finding the perfect material item to get your partner. As always, it really is the thought that counts. You can start by thinking about their passions and interests. From there, try finding a way to experience something special together that you know they'll love. Whether it's a cooking class, a spa day, or a staycation, the important thing is that you're spending time and making memories together.

Keep reading for eight gifts ideas that your S.O. will love, even if you've been together forever.

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If They Love Music...

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A concert is a great gift for anyone who loves music. Do a little bit of research and find out if a band or artist that your S.O. likes is coming to town and snag a pair of tickets for the two of you. You can make a night of it and go out to dinner and show.

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It They Enjoy Wine...


There are so many ways to support your significant other's love of wine. You could splurge on a nice bottle for the two of you share over dinner or even book a wine tasting at a local winery or wine shop. If you really want to do something special, you could plan a trip to a major wine destination like Napa Valley or Sonoma for some serious tasting.

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If They Like Getting Away...

Couple on Vacation

Plan a weekend getaway to a nearby town, a vacation to a tropical location, or even a staycation at a swanky hotel in your own city. Many travel sites offer last minute deals and specials, as well as combination travel plans to take care of your entire excursion so you can enjoy the gift giving process, and not have to worry about the little details.

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If They're a Foodie...

Cooking Date

Whether they already love to cook or have expressed that they want to learn some more skills, you might consider booking the two of you a cooking class. It's also a great gift if your partner does most of the cooking and you want to show them that you're ready to do more in the kitchen.

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If They Love Shopping...

Couple Shopping
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Take your partner on a shopping spree and let them pick out anything they want. Although they'll be taking home material gifts, the best part of this idea is that the two of you will spend the whole day together and your S.O. will feel so special.

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If They Make Time for Self-Care...

Bubble Bath

If your S.O. loves a little me-time, give them their dream spa day right at home. Surprise them by drawing a bubble bath or planning a special massage just for them. Take it one step further and give them a few professional spa treatments at a luxe retreat.

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If They're Not Afraid to Try Something New...

Couple Holding Hands
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Have a little fun and buy you or your partner some sexy undergarments. Lingerie pieces range from mild to wild for both men and women. Plus, you could always buy yourself something nice, and then wrap yourself as the gift. It's a win-win.

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If They're a Budding Artist...


Sign you and your partner up for a painting class. Many come with the option to sip wine while you try your hand at the creative process. It will be a fun memory to make together, whether you discover a hidden talent for painting or come home with a messy work of art.

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