Buying the perfect birthday gift for someone can be a real challenge. You want to pick something thoughtful and original that they will cherish forever. This means it needs to be special and a little unique – God forbid you get them something they already have! So, how do you go about finding the perfect thing that will make them laugh, cry, and fall even more madly in love with you? Well, there are a few sure-fire ways to make your significant other’s birthday the best they’ve ever had.
A Photo Album
This is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give someone for their birthday. Buy a cute album and fill it with photos of the two or you and their friends. If you’re feeling especially creative, write a caption under each photo saying where it was taken and what you were doing at that moment. This is something your other half can keep forever and will undoubtedly put a smile on their face every time they flick through it.
I’m talking chocolate-making, cocktail-making, bungee-jumping – you name it. An experience like this is an incredible present and will cement itself in your partner’s mind forever. Make sure you take plenty of photos on the big day and try to keep it a secret for as long as possible. The look of surprise on their face when they show up to whichever experience you have booked will be priceless. Work out what your other half is interested in and use this to choose an experience for them.
This one requires a little more planning, but it doesn’t need to break the bank and it’s a great gift. Cheap flights are now commonplace thank to budget airlines, such as Ryanair, Flybe and EasyJet. You can also find reasonably priced package deals, which include flights and accommodation. Whether it’s a city break or a week long beach extravaganza, no-one has ever been disappointed by a vacation as a birthday present. Just make sure they remember to take their passport!
A Beauty or Wellness Session
Don’t think that spas are just for women. Massages and facial treatments make great gifts for everyone and can often be done in a couple so you also get a treat on your partner’s birthday. For something a little different, floating pods are becoming increasingly popular. This involves floating on highly salty water, which has been warmed to body temperature. With gentle music in the background (if you want it) and a complete absence of light, this therapy has been proven to be an excellent way to unwind and delve deep into your thoughts.
Dinner Some Place Special
There’s no reason why a fancy dinner for two cannot be a birthday present – especially if your other half is a bit of a foodie. You should already know what kind of food they love. All you need to do is do some research to find the best eatery in that category in the city. Go all out with drinks, food, and dessert and end the evening with a gentle stroll to digest. It will be a magical night that you will both cherish it as a gift forever.