Flowers, chocolates, greeting cards — we’ve all seen these gifts before.
Sure, you can say that the gesture of giving is all that matters. But if you believe that your loved one deserves the best, then it’s okay to be a little finicky with what to give.
Without further ado, here are seven unique gift ideas that your loved one will surely appreciate:
1. Online Serenade
If you’re struggling to convey your emotions through words, why not express them with the magic of music?
Serenades — no matter the era — is one of the sweetest gifts you can give someone.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to prepare and deliver a romantic serenade in today’s busy world.
An online serenade, on the other hand, can be planned within a minute. While the company may take a few days to produce the piece, senders themselves only need a computer and an internet connection.
Online serenades are also guaranteed to reach your beloved regardless of where they live. This is perfect for those with loved ones who work or live in distant places.
2. Homemade Dessert
The fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. But rather than giving store-bought chocolates, cakes, or cookies, you should consider making these treats yourself.
Think about it: even if your handmade desserts aren’t as flavorful as the ones from the store, your beloved will appreciate the effort you put into making them.
Besides, it should be easy to find simple and easy-to-follow recipes. A quick search on Pinterest should give you a ton of ideas.
3. Custom Mug
How to make sure your loved one remembers you every day? Give them a personalized mug!
That way, they’ll think of you whenever they enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
Don’t worry if you think you’re not skilled enough to create something giftable. If you’re familiar with oil-paint pens, then all you need is a brilliant idea — or an artistic friend who’s willing to help out.
Alternatively, you can look for a company that creates custom mugs for a price.
4. Sleepover Kit
A sleepover kit is perfect for couples who don’t live together yet. All you need is a basket or a small travel bag that has everything, like the crashing partner’s deodorant, shampoo, bath towel, and so on.
If you want, you can purchase the necessities as a couple and make this gift a bonding experience. Call it a “practice session,” if you will, on how you two can make shopping decisions together.
5. Message in a Bottle
With mobile phones and online communications, a lot of couples missed out on the thrill of receiving and keeping written notes of adoration.
To make sure your partner never loses it, you can put your message inside a decorated, empty wine bottle. Spray the inside with your perfume to enhance the effect.
If you want, you can also add your twist to this gift idea. For example, promise to open the bottle after some years or once they accomplish a significant life goal, like your first anniversary or graduation. You can also ask your partner to write their message.
6. A Holiday Trip
Millennials today fancy the idea of traveling to romantic places, and they like to share it via social media. If you have enough savings, head to your partner’s Facebook timeline and view their likes (More → Likes) to find travel spots or restaurants they’d like to visit. Alternatively, you can look for interesting places in your area.
Just remember that this particular gift requires weeks, if not months, of planning. It’s also something that only makes sense when done once or twice a year.
7. Something from their Pinterest Boards
The final gift in this list requires you to do some research. If your partner uses Pinterest, then they’re likely to create or follow boards that can show you exactly what they want.
Just watch out for the things they already have, unless you’re confident that your gift will be infinitely better. And if they don’t use Pinterest, you can also check the pages they like or follow in other social media networks.
In gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag. Hopefully, your beloved can appreciate one of the gift ideas listed above.
Have an awesome gift idea you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!