Picking out a gift for your boyfriend or husband can be tough. Naturally, you want it to be something he’ll absolutely love, but you also want something that will be appropriate for the present stage of your relationship. Some techy gifts can be too much early on in your relationship, whereas chocolates for your fifth anniversary will leave him a bit underwhelmed. A gift for your partner should always offer one of the following – spark joy or elevate his style while showing what is to be expected of his gifts in the future.
Here’s a list of suggestions regarding the best gift ideas for your partner for every stage of your relationship, from the very beginnings to the mature phases. Whether you’re going for a personalized gift or a last-minute gift, you’ll find some inspiration.
The beginning of your relationship
At the beginning of your relationship, a gift for your boyfriend should be something personal and inexpensive. You could consider handwritten cards, sweets, or small things that show your attention to the details. For instance, if he loves adding hot sauce to his meals, gift him an artisanal flavour. If he’s got a sweet tooth, there’s nothing more adorable than a Hershey’s Kiss. If you love trying out the newest coffee flavours, gift him a luxe package of dark roast beans with subtle notes of cherry or chocolate.
You’ve noticed his phone case is cracking at the corners? Give him a trendy, stylish and durable new one. Socks are also a great gift – a pair of ribbed socks in his favourite colour will show you care he stays toasty warm.
After the initial three months of your relationship, new gifting options present themselves, but you should still stay at a medium-low price point. You can opt for hats, sleep masks, and game sets. A great bathrobe is a winter must, a wool and fleece-lined beanie will keep his head warm on chilly days. A stylish silicone air pod case that clips on the keyring will make sure he never loses them and unique JDM car stickers will make sure he rides with style.
Dating for six months
The half-year mark is a special time in your relationship so, at this point, you can demonstrate how well you know your partner. For instance, if he still loves a bite of chocolate after dinner, opt for a Godiva gift. If there’s a trip in your plans, an instant camera will help you take photos in an exciting new way. It’s a cute and affordable gift and gives you the opportunity to use the photos next year and make an adorable custom scrapbook of your travel memories.
Whether he’s still studying or goes to the office every day, a stylish bag will let him do it in style. Choose the one with adjustable padded straps, exterior zip pockets, and an interior sleeve for the laptop.
Dating for a year and more
The first anniversary is an important milestone and time to up your game. With a full year under your belt, move on to pricier options without risking scaring off your loved one. Now, you can go for more tech items, cosmetics, and more.
Audiobook gift memberships with all the perks of a subscription are a great option for an avid reader. It will offer access to audiobooks of thousands of bestsellers, plus podcasts, sleep tracks and meditation programs depending on what application you find. Gift membership can stretch between one month and one year, and it’s a perfect gift for any bookworm. If he prefers reading, the Kindle Paperwhite includes a battery charge that lasts for weeks and a glare-free display with 8 GB of space to download all of his favourite books.
To ensure all his devices stay charged, you can get a three-in-one charging station that accommodates an iPhone, Apple Watch, and Air Pods. With its sleek, compact design, this will look stylish on his nightstand and help him get charged up for the day. You might also gift him the latest do-it-all Apple alarm clock. New models feature a sunrise alarm, a sound machine, meditations, and a smart light. It also features a sleep tracker, activity tracker, Apple Pay tool, and more giving him an opportunity to optimize his life in lots of different ways.
If your partner leads an active lifestyle and hits the gym regularly, make sure he stays healthy and hydrated with a gift of a reusable, self-cleaning water bottle with a special option that activates a purifying UV light every couple of hours. Another cosy little gift is a coffee mug with a warmer set that will ensure your man never has to drink a cold cup. And if he likes a nice glass of spirits after a hard day’s work, a four-piece shaker set is the right gift that comes with a shaker, jigger, strainer and mudder.
And to finish off, an ideal gift would be a watch, but don’t worry about having to break the bank! There are many great classic and timeless options with a very affordable price tag.
Hopefully, the suggestions listed here will help you choose an ideal gift for your partner that will express your dedication and affection in the best way possible!
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