No matter how long you’ve been together with your significant other, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget to do from time to time. That is, gift-giving. It just comes naturally at the start of every relationship. A guy especially thinks of ways on how he can court that one special girl in his life. He wants to show her how much she thinks of her every time. So, he gives her gifts he thought she’d like. Of course, the same goes for the girl who loves and appreciates his man so much. She thinks of sweet ways to make him happy.
As time goes through, a couple might fall into the daily routine of their busy lives that they forget to show how much they still think about and appreciate each other. They forget the value of gift-giving.
Tell you what, friends, gift-giving isn’t something you should forget no matter how long you’ve been together. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. You don’t even have to wait for a special occasion. Because, hey, who isn’t compelled to give gifts on those days? Your significant other is half-expecting, or even fully expecting to receive something special from you on that date. So, a few surprises every time will surely give you those tightest hugs and sweetest kisses.
Here are a couple of things to recap every time you run out of gift ideas.
- List down things he currently need or will need in the future.
How do you feel when you receive something as a gift the moment you need it the most? Or when you receive something that you know will be very useful to you in the future? Surely, you’ll be so grateful to the sender. Therefore, you can set this as a general rule when choosing gifts, not just for your significant other, but even for friends and other family members. Prioritize needs when choosing gifts.
It could be:
- A well-deserved full body massage after a stressful week
- A weekend date away from home to improve your communication and strengthen your bond
- A new pair of work shoes
- A new pair of running shoes
- A new piece of gadget that can make his work easier either at home or in his professional career.
Every person has individual needs. You can have a clue about what your loved one needs by paying attention to what he tells you about—his worries, his problems, what irks him, or what will make his life easier. When you give gifts that are actually needed at that moment, your dear one will surely feel how much you care about him. And that’s very precious.
- Write a witty, sweet, and thoughtful message to include in your gift.
Because who wouldn’t want to read well-thought, handwritten cards and love notes from time to time? We may express our feelings face-to-face. There’s totally nothing wrong with sweet text messages. But hey, when you put in some effort on handmade cards and love notes, it’s something priceless. It is such a thoughtful gesture that would make anyone feel loved and valued.
So, before giving any of those Diesel watches to your hubby or boyfriend, why not write something like this: “May this remind you that no matter how busy life gets, I’ll always give you a generous portion of my life that I cannot bring back. And I’ll make the most of it.” Of course, you’d want to write something original and not a copy-paste of this sample.
We should never underestimate the power of gift-giving. It makes relationships lovelier, healthier, and happier. Need to improve in this area? Start now. Remember, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Just pour your heart out!