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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and love being celebrated across the globe, I bring you a list that can save you the stress of thinking about a gift for your spouse’s big day.
There’s a lot of pressure that might come when your significant other’s birthday is close by. You’re not the only one who has the feeling of being at a loss as the day draws near. So I know you can relate to that hot-cocoa-on-a-winter-morning feeling from getting the slightest hint that helps you nail down the perfect gift item.
Here are just a few of those I decided to put together.
1. Bring Back an Old Gift
One great idea for your spouse’s birthday gift is to reintroduce an idea that you once put to use. This should be an idea that must have kept your partner blushing throughout their birthday and even days after. Try to think deeply about that one thing that you did for them, that one that meant a million things to them — and plan to do it again.
Maybe this time, you might want to make it grander because some time has passed and you might have some more money. Our advice is to go for it again. It is usually about the memories that you create. It is okay to flood their minds with memories from the past.
2. Give In to Their Love Languages
Everyone has a key to the tiny little door that leads to their hearts and we will like to think that they are called love languages. These are gestures, words, actions, and time spent that make our loved ones tick.
- What is your spouse’s love language?
- How do they respond to gifts?
- What words make their face turn hot red, blushing?
You don’t really know? Ask them what it is and go all out doing that for them on their special day. Good luck.
3. Buy Them Cake
Except you have proof, we have never heard of anything going wrong with cake. Well, except you bought the wrong flavor or visited the worst-reviewed bakery in the entire universe.
It’s your spouse’s birthday? Then buy them a cake. Buy one that comes in their favorite flavor. Let the inscription be wild and loving. Deliver it to them in the office without them having a clue about what’s coming. If it’s going to be delivered at home, add flowers and balloons. Go loud about it. Well, except if they aren’t the loud type. It’s really essential knowing how to present gifts to them.
4. Ask Them
Yes, sometimes, going the old-fashioned route is a good way to pull things off. Ask her, ask him what he wants for his birthday. Especially if the year they would be clocking is a milestone year -- If it’s their golden jubilee, their 30th birthday, etc. They might want it to be special in a particular way, they might have a particular activity in mind. Just ask, really.
5. Volunteer to Do Their Chores for the Entire Day
It is even better if they do not have to go to work. You could bring them food in bed if they are stay-at-homes. If they have to go to work, you can make their food, order their lunch to be delivered at work, and cook dinner before they get back.
Let the day really count as their birthday, let them do as little work as possible. If they work from home, allow them to rest as much as they can. Take care of the kids, Just make sure they can really look back to that day and see it as a day of rest. It’s the little things that matter.
6. Do Something Original
You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write a heartfelt poem, nor do you have to be John Smith to write a love song. As they say, it’s the intention that truly matters. Your significant other knows you enough to tell when you are being honest, so just go for it.
Have the kids deliver the letter, if you have kids. You can even collect short videos or voice calls from family and friends and compile them. There are loads of apps out there, including YouTube tutorials that can help with that.
7. A Picture Book
A picture book helps you create a collection of all the special memories, experiences, and fond moments you’ve had together. These days, it’s easy to revisit old special memories via your phone gallery. Or you could even have them up on Facebook and Instagram.
However, there is just something magical and extra special about a tangible photo book that you can flip through. It’s similar to the feeling you get when you’re given a handwritten note or letter. What’s more? On your spouse’s special day, you could decide to leave some of these pictures around the house as a reminder of all the good times you’ve had.