For those lucky enough to be in a long-term relationship, the art of gift-giving can be stressful and when you’ve been together a while, thinking of fresh ideas can be tricky. While it’s nice to have an opportunity to treat that special someone, you want to make sure you get it right; you want to buy a present that’s thoughtful, personal, and which you feel confident they’ll appreciate.
A personal touch
There are few gifts that say ‘I bought this with you in mind’ quite so well as personalized jewelry. Giving you the opportunity to pick out not only what type of metal and stone you want, but also various design features, you’ll often find that bracelets, necklaces, or rings can be initialed or inscribed with a special message as well. Etsy have a wide range of bespoke pieces and is a great place to pick up this kind of gift, with jewelry makers from around the world selling their handmade, high-quality gifts. There’s something for all tastes and personalities, and you can contact many of the sellers directly, to let them know exactly what you want.
Try something spiritual
If your partner is in touch with their spiritual side, another unique gift is to surprise them with a new activity. Participating in spiritual activities together is not only something a bit differet, but something that could also bring you closer together. There are many accessible spiritual practices, from going on a yoga retreat together, to having a psychic reading. Sites such as TheCircle offer online Readings which can provide insight into any difficult situations and give you some clarity when it comes to making decisions together. Opening up that channel of communication can really help strengthen a relationship and build a solid foundation.
If your other half has a particular creative passion, they why not try an art class together? Many venues now host popup wine and art events, where you can unwind and let your creative side out. It’s a great way to get to know your partner on a deeper level. Alternatively, if your partner appreciates art but doesn’t want to get too hands on, you could commission a painting for them. There are lots of artists for hire on the internet, and a quick Google or Facebook search will turn up plenty of options. Obviously, it’s important to make sure they come highly recommended and that you can see a portfolio of their previous work, so be sure to read their reviews and take a look through their gallery before continuing. If you’re suitably impressed with what you see, get in contact and explain what you want. We guarantee your partner will be thrilled when they see how much effort you’ve gone to, to organize a unique piece of artwork.
When it comes to choosing the perfect present, the most important thing you can do is to put a little extra thought into sourcing something that will hold some special appeal. So why not think outside the box and try somehting a little different for your next anniversary?