Each couple’s personality is unique, but there are some ways to say “I love you” that never go out of style. Planning a romantic dinner date. Lots of kisses. Maybe even doing the laundry when your partner doesn’t feel up to it. And, of course, gifts to make your partner’s day. In addition to finding the perfect gift for your significant other, you want to make sure the timing for giving that gift is perfect. While planning a birthday gift for your partner is always thoughtful, some of the best gifts are the ones that are surprises—the ones you give just because you know your partner will love them. If you want to send a gift that will be sure to bring a smile to your partner’s face, consider picking out a gift for these important—and every day—occasions.
Let’s Explore About 5 Occasions
- Special Anniversaries
While it’s a given to celebrate a wedding or relationship anniversary every year, there are plenty of other romantic occasions worth celebrating. Some couples celebrate the date of their first kiss or the first night they met. You could even visit those nostalgic locations—book a dinner at the restaurant where you had your first date, or recreate outfits or activities from the day you had your first kiss. Traditional gifts like chocolate, flowers, and jewelry are ideal for anniversaries, but you could also mix it up depending on your partner’s personality and hobbies.
If they’re an adventure-seeker, consider gifting them an outdoor experience. If they love cooking, send a gift set of their favorite spices and oils. Buy them a ticket to that concert they have been talking about nonstop or that new perfume they’re desperate to get their hands on. The most thoughtful anniversary gifts are the ones that show your partner how much you notice their hobbies and interests.
- A Promotion or Work Opportunity
If your partner recently got that promotion or job opportunity they have been hoping for, why not send a gift to show that you’re proud of their hard work? You could surprise your partner with their favorite flavor of chocolate, cookies, or cake, a bottle of champagne or wine, or maybe even a new outfit or desk accessory that they can use at the office. The gift opportunities are endless to show your partner that you are their number one fan.
- Support Through Stress and Anxiety
On the contrary, if your partner has been really busy at work and is struggling to manage stress or find time to themselves, remind them that you love them and give them a shoulder to lean on. Pick up some extra chores around the house, check errands off their to-do list, or surprise them with a gift. Gifts related to self-care and wellness such as a massage, essential oils, lotion, skincare wipes, hydrating masks, or even a new pillow, blanket, and pajama set can help your significant other feel relaxed and comfortable when their stress levels are running high. Making them a toasty cup of their favorite coffee or tea is another small yet important gesture to encourage self-care.
- Build Intimacy and Trust on a Daily Basis
If you’re in a new relationship or even just looking to rekindle the spark in a steady one, giving your partner a gift can be a great way to build trust. Personalized surprises are a great way to show your partner that you’re paying attention to their hobbies—whether that’s cooking, sports, art, or something else completely unique—as well as their favorite types of music, movies, and books. Choose a gift related to one of their favorite hobbies and, for an extra surprise, time the delivery during a conversation about that topic or product that your partner loves. Imagine the amazement on your partner’s face when you present them with that special something right after they mention it! If you send a gift that captures one of your partner’s interests, this will encourage them to share even more about what’s special to them.
- Improve Quality Time
Quality time is one of the five love languages, and if it’s one of yours, then an experience that you can gift might be perfect for you and your partner. Spending time with your partner can be the best gift of all, and it’s appropriate year-round. That’s why most couples plan dates! So why not send a gift that doubles as a date? Maybe you both love movies. What about a filmmaking class on Skillshare? You might not become master movie directors, but you will get to learn the ins and outs of the process and have a new appreciation for your favorite films.
If you have both always wanted to experience a romantic pottery-making session, you could check out take-home pottery or art kits. A vacation to a location on your bucket list, as well as some fun outfits or accessories to take with you on your trip, could also be a great gift. You can’t go wrong in gifting your partner more quality time with you. You’ll give yourselves more time to laugh together and might even develop a new shared interest.
Whether it’s for a special occasion or just because, sending your partner a considerate gift is one of the most traditional and important ways to say “I love you.” Choosing a gift for your significant other can help you get to know them better and increase the time you spend together—and it shows that you’re attentive to all the ups and downs in your partner’s life. Even if you have been dating or married for years, there’s no time like the present to show your partner how much they still mean to you.