While it is true that a gift for your partner needs to be something personal, there are some occasions in which this is not your only option. For instance, you might have just started dating and while you want to give them something meaningful, you might not know them well enough to figure out exactly what they need. Also, if you’re not in this relationship for long, or if it’s a minor anniversary, chances are that getting them something too valuable might make them uncomfortable or put them in a spot where they feel obliged to return the favor. In order to help you navigate around these scenarios, here are the top five gifts for your partner.
This is that one gift that can be both thoughtful and inexpensive when given in the right way. For instance, if your partner always talks about how they would like to start working out or if they’ve just started going to the gym, you can give them a piece of workout apparel to help them out. However, outside of the context, it’s quite easy to see how this can give birth to some misinterpretation. Nonetheless, in the majority of scenarios, comfortable workout leggings are a great gift, while a skipping rope can be bought for as little as $2.
An online lesson
Chances are that your significant other has a passion that they were never able to pursue. In this scenario, you could pay for an online guitar or photography lesson in order to help them take their first steps on this path. The thing is that this will help them see you as someone who supports them in pursuing their dreams which is simply invaluable. This passion of theirs is also, most likely, something that they will mention early on, which is why you’ll have something to work with.
While a lot of people wouldn’t see this as something too romantic, the truth is that this kind of gift does serve its purpose. First of all, it shows that you did remember the date, which is sometimes all that matters. Second, it shows that although you know they need a specific item, you still don’t have the in-depth knowledge of their taste to get it on your own. Needless to say, this kind of honesty is preferred to the prospect of making the wrong choice. So, get your partner one of the amazing virtual MasterCards and let them make the pick.
A video game
If your partner is a passionate gamer (which is something that you will figure out as soon as you start dating), buying them a video game is a no-brainer. Even if they haven’t mentioned it, chances are that they have a Steam account, which would mean that they also have a wish list. The way in which this works is fairly simple, you make an account, add them and get them something off their wish list. Sure, AAA games cost up to $60 but chances are that you’ll find something for a lot less.
A home-cooked meal
The best thing about this gift is a fact that it’s not about the amount of money but the effort invested in making it happen. Keep in mind, though, that you don’t really have one chance to make this happen. There’s nothing bad in practicing a bit before the actual date of the milestone. Also, with so many great tutorials on YouTube, you just can’t fail. Just make sure to inquire about any allergies beforehand.
As you can see, there’s a number of gifts on this list and each of them belongs to a unique category. What this means is that even if you don’t make up your mind to actually get one of the above-listed items, you might just get inspiration for something similar or related. Now, however, you at least have a direction in which to think.