Whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary, big occasions can be a very stressful date in the calendar for couples. The pressure to get the perfect gift, even if your significant other isn’t too fussed about what they receive, can be unbearable. The truth is that you’re likely the only one worrying about this, and you likely aren’t too bothered about the gifts your significant other buys for you whenever your birthday crops up.
Still, everyone wants to do something nice for their loved one when a big event such as a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or any other kind of holiday is just around the corner. You feel as if you’ve exhausted every possible gift idea over the years, and you don’t want to just repeat the same presents over and over again. If that’s the case then here are some intriguing ideas for romantic gifts with a twist.
Always add the personal touch.
It’s not a bad idea to buy more jewellery for your partner or even another mug to join their growing collection in the kitchen, but the best way to add your own twist to a commercialized product is to add your own personal mark. You could get your name and your partner’s name engraved onto a beautiful necklace, or you could print a funny inside joke onto a quirky little gift for your loved one. It’s all up to you because it should be your idea.
A day out.
Perhaps a day out doesn’t sound like the most romantic gift idea on the surface, as the need to have a meal at a nice restaurant surely goes without saying when it comes to a birthday or any other kind of celebration. However, this could be an opportunity to let your loved one do something they’ve only ever dreamed of being able to do. You could buy tickets for their favourite musician or book a holiday to a place they’ve never visited but always rambled on about wanting to visit.
You could even look into sports car hire and spend the day cruising around your local city (or even the countryside if you’re feeling brave) in a beautiful piece of machinery. The point is that “a day out” doesn’t have to induce heavy sighs; a day out could open up boundless opportunities to make memories with your loved one which will last forever, and that’s a gift which can’t be matched.
A heartfelt gesture.
A present is supposed to be a symbol of what somebody means to you. It might be rather stereotypical to say “it’s the thought that counts”, but there’s really no simpler way of looking at it. All any of us really want from a present is a sign that the person who bought the gift put thought into making the occasion special for us. That’s why a heartfelt gesture is one of the most romantic gifts you can give to your partner. Surprise them with a handmade card with photos that they’d forgotten all about, or bowl them over by baking a cake when you’ve never tried your hand at baking anything in your life. Put in some effort, and you’ll blow your loved one away.