The holidays are a wonderful time of year—don't let the stress of what to get for your significant other dampen the season. If you’re unsure how to approach this present situation, 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 that’ll have your partner giving you nothing but praise during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other celebration you have planned.
Custom Photo Prints or Merch
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.
Could your partner use some pampering? Scheduling him or her 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, this gift can keep his or her passion for you red-hot.
If you’re going to go the clothes route for this year’s present, it’s important to find something that stays true to the special style of your special someone. Is there a designer that he or she loves? A certain color? A particular fit or cut? Instead of giving a generic item of clothing that could’ve been from his or her great-aunt, select something specific that could only come from his or her great boyfriend or girlfriend.
Is your partner an early adopter? If you want to surprise your tech-savvy partner with something snazzy, do some research. Every year, agencies test new tech equipment and give their ratings on what is hot and what is sure to fizzle out before catching on. Is there a certain gadget, device, or accessory that they have had their eye on? The answer is obvious, then. Whether it’s a voice-controlled speaker or a virtual reality headset, the reality of your awesome gift-giving skills will become apparent this holiday season.
Tickets to an Upcoming Event
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 him or her at a concert, show, or sporting event can show just how much you care.
If you’d like to give your partner something that you know he or she'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 only hanging on by a thread? Pay attention to the state of your partner’s particular belongings to help him or her realize how much you belong together.
If you’d like to demonstrate your listening skills as well as your gift-giving skills, 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.
Another gift idea that’s bound to impress is actually one that your partner can’t unwrap. Instead, you can opt to create an enjoyable experience for your partner that he or she’ll never forget. Whether it’s dinner at the hottest restaurant in town, a wine tasting at a vineyard or a couple’s photo shoot 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.
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.
A Handwritten Note
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 messaging, a handwritten note to your significant other can truly make a significant impact this holiday season.