Thoughtful gifts for your partner that are better than roses and chocolates

A handmade gift.

Hold on! We don’t mean that roses and chocolates don’t make for a good gift. After all, how can a lovely rose not brighten up someone’s day! And who here does not like chocolate.

However, as a relationship grows and matures, these gifts become way too predictable and obvious. And how many times will you gift your partner the same thing over and over again! Variety is the spice of life, which is why looking for alternate gifting options is a must. Thoughtful gifts will not only make your partner happy at that specific moment but will also light up his or her day every time that gift is put to good use. And after having spent years and years together, sometimes you need to let your partner know that you truly care; and that the gifts and special moments are not just a thing that you do out of habit.  

So if you have a special occasion coming up and you would like to make your gift really matter this time, worry not! We have a list of some amazing ideas that you can choose from, to surprise and amaze your partner at the same time. Of course, this list is in no way exhaustive, so feel free to seek inspiration and then add your own twist to it. Trust us, you would make your partner happier than you have ever seen. 


Idea #1: Something handmade

Handmade gifts can never go out of fashion. Even a simple handmade card can brighten up someone’s day so much more than any expensive gift out there. You can go as simple or as extra as you want to, and of course, that depends on how artistic you really are.

box of handmade cookies and dessert
A box of handmade cookies and desserts to make your partner happy. 


A handmade greeting card or a bookmark is a good idea, to begin with, and if you really really want to go the extra mile, how about making a full scrapbook with all special events and memories captured in it? And if you can write well, feel free to add a poem or two in it! At the end of the day, the final gift does not matter as much as the efforts that you actually put into thinking something thoughtful and implementing it does. Not all of us are really creative and artistic, but a little effort and lots of love are sure to make your partner happy.  


Idea #2: Something useful

Teddy bears and photo frames are really cute, but more often than not, they end up being placed somewhere and then forgotten. And if you have been together for long, chances are that you have already gifted your partner a lot of this cute and adorable stuff. Instead, this time, give something that is of real utility to your partner.


baking tools, spoons with ribbons
Some baking tools will make the perfect gift for a partner who loves to bake. 

Let us say your partner is really into music and songs. In that case, investing in good quality headphones or Bluetooth speakers would be totally worth it. Or if your partner is a gym enthusiast, gift him or her some really cool gym wear and accessories. Trust us, your partner will think of you every time he or she uses that gift. What else could you ask for! Not only did you manage to make your partner smile, but it also added some meaning in your own little way. 


Idea #3: Something that takes you down memory lane

Amidst the hustle-bustle and stress of our daily lives, we often forget the memorable experiences cherished together. And sometimes remembering these experiences can go a long way in making you feel loved, content and grateful for all that you have. Gift your partner something that takes you down memory lane, so that both of you can sometimes sit and cherish those memories together.

basket with bottles
A memento to take you down memory lane. 


If you can, try to get your hands on a memento or a token from a place that both of you visited together. Customization options online are plenty, so feel free to use them. From customized mugs to customized key rings, the options are truly endless here! Or get those photos printed and make an album. Anything that reminds you of the fun and laughter that you shared, and makes you grateful for being together works.


Idea #4: Something that pampers

After a long and tiring day at work, some pampering is sometimes all that one wants. And unfortunately, no one has the time to visit the spa these days. Luckily, there is an entire range of self-care and pampering products that are available out there, to make life a little more enjoyable and a little less hectic.


lavender beauty products
Self-care products to relax after a tiring day. 


From therapeutic face masks to indulgent body washes and from aromatic oils to soothing massage oils; the choices are endless. Or if you want to keep it a little simple, even good quality grooming products will do the job. But of course, you can go as lavish and fancy as you want here!


Idea #5: An experience

If you have been together for quite some time now, and the above list has been successfully exhausted; maybe try gifting your partner experience. Making all the efforts to plan the perfect experience and then the execution shows how much you truly love and care for your partner.


couple walking by the beach
Sometimes an experience is all that matters. 


Take out your partner to an adventure park if that is what excites them, or plan a lavish candlelight dinner ( You can plan this at home - know more ) if your partner happens to be a die-hard romantic. Or you could book tickets for the two of you for a romantic weekend getaway. Or how about just visiting a great historical monument with your partner, and follow it up with a picnic in the afternoon? The options here are really endless, so put on your thinking cap and start planning!


Gifts are the perfect way to let your partner know that you truly care. And they truly go more than a mere present that you necessarily need to give on birthdays and special occasions. They are a reflection of you, your partner, and the amazing and unique bond that the two of you share. And honestly, all of us love being surprised every now and then. Just imagine the sheer joy of being gifted with something personalized and out of the box! 

So go ahead, think of that perfect gift, take some inspiration from the list above; and let us know how it goes :)