Since every relationship and every person is unique, getting the perfect gift for your partner, no matter the gender, is not easy. This gets even harder if you’ve been together for a long time or if you have enough money to satisfy all your needs right away. So what can you get for your significant other who has everything? Be personal and thoughtful and understand that your anniversary gift matters, but so does the thought behind it. So check out these gift-buying tips and use them as inspiration for a perfect present for your partner.
Something they long wished for
Even the wealthiest of people have a wish-list they’ve kept for some time with things they want to buy but just haven’t got a chance to yet. Your anniversary is the perfect occasion to help them complete the list. Has your partner not stopped talking about new golf clubs or an adorable rose ring they saw at the jeweler’s? These are options you must consider. If you listen well in your relationship, something they long wished for will definitely pop into your head. Your thoughtful gift will make the day of your anniversary memorable for both of you.
Take a traditional route
Something elegant and traditional never fails to impress any gift receiver. Or you can even take a more personal route and opt for something that holds legacy for you and your family (like a family ring, granddad’s pocket watch, grandma’s recipes, vintage clothing and such). These gifts are usually very thoughtful as they probably belonged to your parents or grandparents or date even older. Also, another traditional present is to gift something that reminds you of an event that marked your relationship. Or maybe your partner collects something like stamps, rocks or toys? Get them one of the rarest of these—this will blow their mind (just make sure to do your research).
If you can figure out a beautiful yet useful gift for your partner, you’ve struck gold. And you don’t even have to go big with your useful present—whatever it is, it will show that you care about your SO’s needs and want to make their life easier, more pleasant and more elegant. Is your husband an aspiring entrepreneur? Subtle yet elegant money clips might be the greatest present for him and his hard-earned money. These are also perfect for holding business cards, so he’ll always be ready to make effective business connections. Or is your girlfriend big on sports and fitness? A personalized jersey will always come in handy for those grueling practices and long gym sessions.
Ditch physical gifts and opt for experiences
Unfortunately, many of us lead a lifestyle that leaves little time for yourself and your loved ones. In many cases, time is the most precious gift you can present to someone, so if you have a special occasion in front of you like an anniversary, plan an outing with your partner and spend some quality time together. A simple dinner and movies date will do, but you can also plan a picnic beside a river and a chill bike ride.
Actively plan a day filled with fun activities you both love to do. Your partner will forget all about their worries and their busy life for at least for a few hours—isn’t that a great present! If you don’t know how to plan a surprise day, check that bucket list you two created a long time ago and tick off at least one experience you know your partner is looking forward to.
Make something yourself
If you’re not big with words, a gift that you made yourself will speak for itself. And your personalized gift can be very cheap and small yet leave a huge impression. For instance, a handmade card with a handwritten message from you will be so much more meaningful than a purchased one. Also, since the days of letters are long gone, you can revive that art and write a few words to your loved one. They are sure to keep the letter for the rest of their life. A scrapbook with your photos and important moments is also an incredible first-minute idea.
Found something that you know your partner will love and appreciate? Great! Now go shopping and roll up your sleeves and get ready to craft because your big day is just around the corner.