The most wonderful time of the year has arrived, and that means drinking hot cocoa, dancing to holiday music, and finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones. You’ve braved the crowds of holiday shoppers and hunted for deals online. And now it’s time to buy a gift for that special someone. Even if you say you love that person every day of the year, the holidays are the perfect time to show some extra appreciation.
If you are having trouble deciding on the perfect gift, this guide will provide some simple, yet super romantic, gift ideas. These thoughtful presents and experiences are sure to make your love’s year.
A surprise adventure
Feeling adventurous? If your partner dreams of climbing mountains and exploring faraway places, this is the gift to get. Buy your love a new pair of hiking boots for a surprise weekend at a national park. Wrap up a pair of plane tickets to a beach vacation. And remember that some adventures can happen in your own city. Plan a fun day full of museums, exotic food, and a romantic walk at night. You can also find tickets for a boat ride, ski lessons, or a zipline. No matter what you plan, the experience is sure to bring you closer.
Tickets to a show
As another meaningful experience, give your partner tickets to a concert, play, or musical. Whether the show is in your area or a train ride away, you can make a special night out of it. Get dressed up and take your partner out to a special dinner before the show. Write down a full itinerary for the night or weekend of the show, presenting it as the big gift. He or she can then look forward to the event in appreciation of your thoughtful gift.
A custom painting
A thoughtful painting can be a visual reminder of your love, and it can hang on your wall for years to come. Have a photo that meaningful to the two of you? Find an artist who converts photos to paintings to make this image even more special. Whether they paint a photo of you both or a landscape of a meaningful place, this completely unique gift will be invaluable to your partner.
A timeless DIY holiday gift, romantic coupons are the perfect way to give a gift that keeps on giving. If you choose to make these coupons yourself, get creative as you come up with fun ways to treat your partner. Giving a shoulder massage, cooking a special dinner, or even doing the dishes for a week are just some of the simple gestures to put on the coupons. You can also buy these gifts premade if you are having trouble coming up with ideas.
You can never go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewelry. This is a gift that your partner will carry around, thinking of you all the time. Take the time to select a watch, ring, necklace, or bracelet that perfectly suits your love’s taste. If classic jewelry isn’t your partner’s style, purchase a piece from a local artist. These makers will have plenty of unique jewelry to choose from.
Remember that the perfect gift is not about the money you spend. It’s about the heart you put into it. Whether your partner opens a box of earrings or tickets to see a favorite band, he or she will know that you picked them out with care. By being thoughtful and knowing your partner, you can find a meaningful present, create memories, and celebrate this season together.