In a Hurry? Here Are 5 Gift Ideas Your Spouse Will Love

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Forgetting an important milestone in a relationship seems to be one of the most common and most perilous landmines in couple’s life. But sometimes, life gets in the way of making preparations for buying gifts. Maybe you had planned on gifting a lovely diamond ring but ran out of time to get your partner’s ring measurements. Or perhaps you intended to splurge on a cushy Nectar mattress, but you know it won’t be delivered in time for the special occasion. Not being able to offer the gift you wanted can be frustrating. That being said, getting last-minute gifts is not necessarily a sin, and the gifts you do get last-minute can very well be of high quality and thoughtful. 

Here are 5 great ideas for gifts you can pick up on the fly but still garner your spouse’s love and appreciation.
  • Trendy Gadgets
There is any number of trendy gadgets out there now that are not only the best in technology but also thoughtful and can make a difference in your partner’s everyday life. To find the best gadget for your loved one, think about their daily needs as well as their passions.

Maybe your boyfriend or husband has been using the same, ragged old trimmer, and it’s time he was upgraded to a beard trimmer that lives up to his needs and reflects the high regard you hold for him. Or maybe the old watch that he uses is just a piece of junk from a bygone era, and he could use a top-of-the-line Invicta watch. If your partner works at a computer all day long, maybe she or he could use a pair of anti-glare computer glasses to protect their eyes from straining. Sometimes the best gifts are ones that your partner will use on a daily basis.

Of course, if your loved one has all the bases covered, then it might be time to give them something more luxurious, like a back massager to help unwind at the end of the day. Or if they’re really into music, maybe it’s time to help them follow their passion to be a music producer with the latest music production gadgets. Whatever the gift ends up being, the important point is that it comes from the heart and will be meaningful on a personal level.

  • A Special Outing
If you have kids, try your best to arrange for them to be taken care of by someone else for the day. If you don’t, then the rest of the plan can commence immediately without delay!

Take your spouse out for a special date that means something to the both of you. You can recreate your very first date, do all those activities that you did that day, eat the same food at the same place, and perhaps even try having that first kiss all over again.

Alternatively, you could simply do something together that you haven’t done in a while. As time passes by, some things tend to get pushed aside or ignored or forgotten. This is a great chance to rediscover old hobbies and learn to appreciate them together.

You could also join a certain activity or class as a couple. Whether it’s going to the gym, signing up for a baking lesson, or joining a paintball match, spending more time together is arguably one of the best gifts you could give.

  • Coffee Machine

Who doesn’t like coffee? Well, having a coffee machine in the house will make getting to your morning cup a whole lot easier for both you and your partner.

As an extra treat, you could always wake your spouse up on the morning of whatever you’re celebrating with the delicious aroma of brewing coffee. Do remember to follow that up with bringing them that cup of coffee too!

  • Mix-Tape
This one might be a bit of an old-fashioned idea. Then again, old is gold, and going back to more classic ideas might just earn you some extra points. In any case, it’s a sure-fire romantic gesture that won’t take much time to whip up at all.

There are so many ways you can make this work and personalize the gift.

One way is to compile all the songs that ‘belong’ to you and your spouse. All your couple songs, the ones played at your wedding, can all be put into one playlist for you both to reminisce over.

You could also put together a collection of songs that remind you of your spouse or of your relationship in general. Or if you know your beloved’s music taste like the back of your hand, try amassing songs that you just know they’ll love to hear.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you could come up with a list of songs they’ve mostly never heard before but might like. That way, they can discover new music and you can share what you like, too.
  • Home-Cooked Dinner

This idea may need a little bit more time and planning, and if you’re not that good of a cook, it might also require a whole lot of help. That’s all right, though, because the effort and thought put into this will be worth all the trouble when you get to share the meal with your grateful partner.

You don’t really have to be a master chef to get this done. The meal can be as simple as mac and cheese or ramen noodles. What matters the most is that you are the one who’s thrown on an apron and tried your best to surprise your beau.

If you’re culinarily inclined, try cooking your partner’s favorite meal. You could also recreate your first meal together. Nothing’s more romantic than that.

Or, if you really think you can’t make this idea work, just preparing a special dessert should work fine.

Gifts don’t have to be expensive. The most important aspect of a good present for anyone is that it came from the heart.

Hopefully, this list of ideas helps you get something just right for your spouse on your special day.

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