So many couples struggle to find meaningful and heartfelt romantic gifts for their significant other during the holidays, anniversaries or birthdays. Many men will just buy flowers or take their spouse out for an expensive meal and then go out to a movie or to the theatre. Some couples like to stay practical and just buy kitchen appliances or gardening tools. Often men will buy their wives jewelry and women will buy their husbands a tie.
What are some of the other possibilities for a meaningful anniversary gift that is authentically heartfelt without hurting your wallet? Photos are some of the most personal things a partner can give their significant other as a gift. If the photos are beautifully arranged in a leather-bound album or there is an elegant frame with a stunning photograph in the middle that will probably remain something that is kept and displayed for a long time.
For some people that have plenty of material objects and all the needed household gadgets and appliances, having a memorable experience will be more valued. Ideas for this can range from a weekend getaway at a local bed and breakfast to a day at a winery tasting wines to a ride in a hot air balloon or a horseback riding lesson. This just depends on how adventurous your partner is.
Another idea is instead of getting one big present you can get lots of little gifts. This makes the act of receiving and anticipating what the gift is fun for both partners. Ideas for small gifts can be favorite foods, wines, cocktails or small articles of clothing such as nice lingerie for women or a warm winter hat for men. Think about things you can make such as baked goods or a favorite dish that you only make on special occasions. Some of the presents can be like a gag gift like a roll of toilet paper or ear plugs.
If you are struggling financially and can not afford to buy presents or something experiential for your partner you can also make up your own romantic gift cards for them such as “One Day of House Cleaning” or “30 minute Relaxing Back Massage” or “One Day of No Complaining about Anything” to “Five Hours of Alone Time with No Kids”. Think about what your partner is really craving. Is it relaxation? Is it privacy? Is it a romantic night with you? Is it time to spend with their friends or other relatives without worrying about housework or kids?