10 Cute Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Significant Other

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Don't let the stress of what to get your significant other dampen the holiday season. If you're unsure how to approach it, keep in mind that the key to successful holiday gift-giving is to tune in to your partner's wants, interests, and passions.

That way, your partner will find your gift priceless, no matter the price tag. Here are 10 gift ideas for your significant other that'll make your partner feel so loved during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other celebration. 

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Custom Photo Prints or Merch

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Have you been wondering what to do with all those adorable selfies you took together? Is your phone’s storage at an all-time high because of pictures from your romantic weekend getaway? If you want your partner to get the picture of just how much you care, look no further than a personalized photo gift. Whether you create a photo album, calendar, mug, or even a pillow with your faces on it, you’re bound to see a smile on your partner’s face with this custom-made gift. 

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Spa Day

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Could your partner use some pampering? Scheduling them for a massage, facial, mud bath, or entire day at a spa can be just what your partner needs to relax, rejuvenate, and refresh for the New Year. While your partner’s troubles are melting away in the sauna, their passion for you will grow red-hot.

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If you’re going to go the clothes route for this year’s present, it’s important to find something that stays true to your special someone's unique style. Is there a designer that they love? A certain color? A particular fit or cut? Instead of giving a generic item of clothing that could’ve been from a great-aunt, select something specific that could only come from you. 

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Is your partner a tech-lover? If you want to surprise your tech-savvy partner with something snazzy, do some research to find the latest innovations. Is there a particular gadget, device, or accessory that they have had their eye on? Whether it’s a voice-controlled speaker or a virtual reality headset, the reality of your awesome gift-giving skills will be apparent. 

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Tickets to an Upcoming Event

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Is your boyfriend’s favorite comedian touring in your area? Is there a musical that your girlfriend would love to see? The ticket to a great holiday gift is to invest in some passes to an event that your partner would love. If you want to make your partner’s gift truly eventful in every respect, spending time with them at a concert, show, or sporting event can show just how much you care. 

If you can, check out their music streaming app to get a sense of what they've been listening to recently. That way, you can make an educated purchase when it comes to your gift.

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Thoughtful Replacements

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If you'd like to give your partner something that you know they'll like, replacing or upgrading certain items is always a good option. Did your girlfriend leave her jacket at the movies? Is your boyfriend's wallet hanging on by a thread? Pay attention to the state of your partner's particular belongings to help them realize how much you belong together. 

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Something Needed

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If you’d like to demonstrate your listening skills and your gift-giving ones, selecting an item that your partner needs is a step in the right direction. Does your boyfriend constantly misplace his keys? Is your girlfriend always cold? By finding solutions to your partner’s common issues and concerns, your gift will be greatly appreciated and frequently used.  

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Surprise Experiences

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Another gift idea that’s bound to impress is actually one that your partner can’t unwrap. Instead, opt to create an enjoyable experience for your partner that they will never forget. Whether it’s dinner at the hottest restaurant in town, a wine tasting at a vineyard, or a couple’s photoshoot with a professional photographer, surprising your partner with an unexpected experience and/or outing can be a fun play on a typical and tangible holiday gift.

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Something Sentimental

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Remember where you had your first date? Your first kiss? The first time you said, “I love you?” Taking your honey down memory lane and back to the places of meaning in your relationship can be a sweet holiday present that lets your partner know just how far you’ve come together, as well as how excited you are about the future.

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A Handwritten Note

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If you’re looking to add something special to your gift, no matter its kind or contents, a handwritten note can be the perfect way to give an even more personal touch to your present. In today’s world of texts, emails, and Facebook messages, a handwritten note to your significant other can truly make a significant impact this holiday season.  

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