Most people like receiving gifts, especially in a relationship. But, there’s a difference between getting someone presents and giving them meaningful gifts.
When it comes to a relationship, that difference is essential to understand so your partner can truly feel loved, understood, and appreciated.
What is a meaningful gift, exactly? In short, it’s something with more than monetary value and something with more than just a practical use.
By giving your loved one meaningful gifts, you’re giving them something that is a reflection of who they are and what they love. It’s typically something they’d genuinely appreciate and unique to them.
Let’s take a look at how you can give more meaningful gifts to your partner.
Focus on Their Passions
The idea behind meaningful gifts is to give something to your partner that is meant just for them—no one else. One of the best and more natural ways to do that is to understand what they genuinely love.
Are they coffee addicts? Put together a unique gift basket with bags of coffee, gift cards to their favorite cafe, and a customized mug.
If they love animals, you might even surprise them by taking them to your local shelter to adopt a dog or cat. A little bit of extra thought in a gift can go a long way.
Gifting an experience rather than a tangible item is almost always meaningful. It forces you to think about something your partner would truly enjoy doing.
If they’re an adventure enthusiast, book a ziplining trip or hit the west coast to go surfing. If they love nature and local culture, book a trip to Vermont in the fall.
The experience you choose to give doesn’t necessarily need to be something massive or elaborate. It can be something as simple as taking a class for something they’d enjoy, such as cooking, baking, horticulture, etc.
By gifting an experience, you give your partner something you can do together to create memories as a couple.
Looking Back on Memories
Speaking of creating memories together, the ones you already have made can be a great gift. Did you go somewhere special as a couple? Have a map framed of that particular place. Give it to your partner as a reminder of the experience you had there.
You can also create a gift that reflects on your memories, including a scrapbook or photo album. Reminiscing will not only stir up happy memories of what you’ve been through but reviewing those memories together can help to strengthen you as a couple.
The best part? Things like photos can be enjoyed for years to come. They can also be shared with children, grandchildren, friends, and family. That way, memories of your relationship can be passed down through generations.
Giving meaningful gifts can be incredibly impacting in a relationship. If you’re not sure of what your partner might like or what you can do to create something meaningful for them, don’t be afraid to ask! They’ll appreciate the fact that you’re putting in the effort and taking the time to get them something special.
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When you commit to meaningfulness, such as gift-giving, you can end up learning more about your partner, yourself, and your relationship. It’s a great way to bring you both closer and to make your partner feel appreciated.