It’s that time of year again. The stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones has you crawled up in a corner praying for Santa to perform a Christmas miracle. Here are friendly and romantic surprises that can make your loved one truly happy.
1. Take Them Camping
Borrow a tent so you will only spend on the food, gas, and the camping fee. You can enjoy pitching the tent together, build the fire, and roast hotdogs and marshmallows.
2. Make a Photo Calendar
Make a meaningful gift by taking out your photos taken from the day that you started going out together until the present, and create an artful photo calendar out of them.
3. Invite Them for a Picnic
Pick your partner’s favourite foods and beverages and put them in a picnic basket with a mat, plates, and other utensils. You can go to the nearby lake, park, or beach and spend the whole day together.
4. Put Them on a Sweet Treat Treasure Hunt
Bring more fun in your anniversary day by putting your partner on a treasure hunt. Write ten things that you love about him on pieces of paper – one reason per piece of paper – and hide them in different parts of the house together with a chocolate or candy bar. The end of the hunt will be the activity that you have planned for the day.
5. Take Them for a Day Trip
Spend time away from your children and take a trip to the zoo, to the carnival, or to the nearest activity parks.
6. Create a Unique Piggy Bank
Decorate a cleaned, empty jar with ribbons, stickers, or pictures and wrap it as a gift together with your note on where you wish to spend your next anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or birthday.
7. Have a Candlelight Pizza Dinner
Put a twist to your anniversary dinner by not cooking the food but ordering a pizza instead. Eat it together with a chilled wine or champagne and candlelight out in your porch.
8. Do Your Own Message in a Bottle
Decorate a cleaned wine bottle with colourful ribbons or strings. Write your message on a piece of paper, spray it with your perfume, roll it up, and put it inside the bottle, then close with the flask with a cork.
9. Pamper Them with a Foot Spa at Home
Treat your spouse with your own homemade foot spa of Epsom salt, body wash, and essential oil. Then amaze him with the effect of your own foot scrub made of 1/8 cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1/4 cup of sugar.
10. Surprise Them with a Romantic Scrapbook
Let your inner artist come out by making a scrapbook project using your pictures. Choose photos that help you to create stories by adding old cards, notes, fabrics, dried flowers, and other materials that are meaningful to both of you.
11. Bake Their Favourite Cookies
If you are not good at baking, you can download cookie recipes from the Internet to follow. Cut your cookie dough with a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make them look more special.
12. Write Them a Poem
Like a love letter, a poem is also a beautiful way of expressing your love for your partner. Create a romantic poem from scratch then print it on board paper and place it in a frame.
13. Dance with Them at Sunset
Drive to the nearest beach in the late afternoon and walk together holding hands on the sandy shore. When the sun sets, put your arms around each other and dance to the sound of the waves.
14. Bake An Anniversary Cake
Display your baking skills by preparing a special anniversary cake. Find great recipes online and add a personal touch by making your own topping design out of candles, decorative figure, and a card.
15. Treat Them to a Romantic Breakfast in Bed
This romantic idea never fails. Feed your partner with a tasty and healthy breakfast that you prepared especially for the big day. It’s the perfect way to start your day.