Even if your partner already knows that you love them, it never hurts to go above and beyond to express that love every once in a while. From married couples to ones who’ve just started dating, it’s always the right time for romantic gestures. If you want to make your significant other feel special and spoiled, you’re in luck – the gifts described below will do exactly that.
Some people like the classics, such as flowers or chocolate (or flowers and chocolate!). Others like more creative gift ideas, such as customized first dance songs that will make the big day even more memorable. Whatever your partner would happen to prefer, there’s a little something for everyone here.
#1: A gift basket
Here’s the thing about gift baskets – they can hold all kinds of fun stuff. You could put together an assortment of luxury chocolates, a snack stash, all the ingredients for a perfect movie night, or anything else that comes to mind.
The important thing here is to personalize whatever is in the basket. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a ready-made gift basket, but nothing says “I love you” like something that’s customized just for your significant other.
It could be their favorite brand of chocolate, some hard-to-find snacks that they can never get enough of, or a collection of movie-night munchies that would make any theater jealous. Even better, you could include a reference to good times spent together, whether it’s a small figurine, a framed photo, or anything else that comes to mind.
#2: Customized jewelry
Jewelry is something that both men and women enjoy wearing; it’s always a popular option. If you’re talking about customized jewelry, though, you’ll be taking the romance factor to a whole new level.
A lot of people hear “customized jewelry” and think of someone’s name or initials. That’s just one of many options; the point is that your partner ends up with a piece that’s totally unique, and made just for them.
Most cities have local jewelers who will customize a jewelry piece for you. Typically the process starts with picking out a general design, and then putting together add-ons or flourishes that will make it totally unique. Another choice is to look on Etsy, where boutique jewelry makers offer a variety of customizable designs for every taste.
#3: Concert tickets
For many couples, one of the most romantic gestures is a shared experience, like a concert or a show. If you don’t live in a city with many options, you probably live within driving distance of one that does. It could be a rock concert, and stand-up comedy show, a classical music concert, or a Broadway musical – the choices are endless.
Some concerts or events are pretty pricey, while others cost less than dinner at a nice restaurant. Your preferred price point will depend on how big you want the gift to be, and it will also probably determine how much of a show-stealer (no pun intended) the event will be. Do you want to surprise your partner with a casual evening at a local comedy show, or do you want to take them to see a rock band they’ve dreamed of hearing perform live for years? Will this be a pleasant evening’s entertainment, or the highlight of the season? It’s up to you, but just keep in mind – not all concert tickets are created equal.
One of the tried-and-true romantic gifts, this is a great way for you to show your partner that you care. Flowers can mean simply “you’re the best and I love you”, or they can mean “I’m sorry you’ve had a rough week, here’s something to make you feel better”.
Flower arrangements also come in all shapes and sizes, so you can mix it up whenever you feel like it. A dozen red roses is the classic Valentine’s day bouquet, while carnations are another popular romantic option for flower arrangements. There are also tulips, daisies, lilies, sunflowers, orchids, and any number of other flowers to choose from. Bonus points if you already know what your partner’s favorite type of flower is!
#5: A surprise road trip or getaway
Just like several other gift ideas on this list, this one can be scaled up or down with ease. For example, you could take your partner on a spontaneous road trip, where you pick up your favorite snacks and take in some local scenery for a couple of hours. On the other end of the scale, you could book a quick break in Paris, Venice, or some other iconic city that’s known for its romantic atmosphere.
Other ideas include a cottage getaway in the country, a 5-star hotel that’s surrounded by cool tourist hotspots, a camping trip amid breathtaking views, and a quick beach vacation. Airbnb is a great place to find quirky getaway spots that are full of personality; this is especially handy if your main goal is to simply spend time together, rather than exploring a new destination.
#6: Lessons, courses, or a workshop
Many people want to learn more about one of their hobbies, but simply never get around to it. Well, with the gift of a learning course or workshop, you can help your significant other get closer to mastering the skill they’ve always wanted to get better at.
It could be a guitar masterclass, lessons with a sommelier, a wood-turning workshop, or literally anything else. There should be options available locally, and even more choices online. They could come in the form of a weekend-long course, weekly lessons, or pre-recorded webinars that can be accessed at any time. Not only will you be able to show your partner how much you care, but you’ll also help them advance their skills with an awesome bonding activity.
Hopefully you’ve seen something here that’s captured your interest – and even better, will capture your partner’s interest too! Actions speak louder than words, so if you want to get the message across loud and clear, you can’t go wrong with one of these romantic gift ideas.