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Amazing Gift Ideas To Surprise Your Partner With

You only have a few days left before – surprise – your anniversary. The last minute is always tricky when you’re trying to develop a fantastic gift idea for your partner, but don’t panic just yet. Sometimes, creating a personalized gift can be more rewarding than buying something at the store.

1) Favorite Drink Recipes

Trying to come up with unique gift ideas can be difficult, but this one is perfect for anyone who loves cocktails. Put together a beautiful book of drink recipes complete with photos and step-by-step instructions on making them. You can even go the extra mile by creating simple drink paraphernalia like straws, coasters, or glassware. Besides, you can get ultra-smooth premium spiced rums for your home bar here –, which will for sure be a great experience. Some stores are also great places to find inexpensive items you might want to include in your gift set. The best thing about ready-made drinks is that if they already have all the ingredients for your cocktail of choice at home, then they can make their drink whenever they want.

2) Fresh Herbs

Did he mention how much he loves cooking? Did she rave about her favorite herb concoction last night? If so, then this is the perfect gift idea. Grab that basil plant or rosemary bush and use it as part of their anniversary present. This may require some couponing skills if you want to get them multiple plants to put together in one big vase/pot/planter box, but it’s definitely worth the extra effort to create a homemade plant lover’s gift. If you’re not sure where to get herbs inexpensively, check out your local farmers’ market. Fresh herbs are usually pretty cheap at these locations, and it doesn’t take much time or money to put together a nice-looking planter box or pot for them.

3) A Memory Box

Does your partner have an extensive collection of items from your past? Maybe a knickknack from each place you’ve lived. Rather than buying an expensive memory box that they may not have room for in their home, why not just make one yourself. This is easy enough to do by grabbing an old shoebox and decorating it with pictures of the two of you at different stages of your relationship. Next, try filling it with ticket stubs, flower petals from special moments, and anything else that will trigger a memory for them each time they open the box.

4) A Photo Book

Do you two have thousands of pictures on your computer that never see the light of day? Put those memories to use by creating a personalized photo book. This can be done through various websites, such as Snapfish or Shutterfly, and doesn’t take long to put together. You can also add captions or small notes to include some more personal thoughts with the pictures. Just make sure you don’t offend them. If you’re feeling extra creative (and patient), try making one yourself on a site like, which allows you to design your layouts and covers.

5) Personalized Coupons

Who doesn’t love a good coupon? So give them back some of their freedom by creating coupons that they can use during your next date night, just as long as you promise never to use them yourself. These ideas could be anything from being able to have a late-night out with their buddies once a month, an early morning bike ride without anyone else around, or even a foot massage whenever they want. The possibilities are endless, and this gift will keep on giving for a long time.

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6) A Memory Quilt

This is the most personalized gift idea on our list, but it’s probably one of the most special ones. If you two have been together for over five years, then this might be a good option. Unfortunately, the time and money required for this gift idea probably make it better suited for an anniversary or birthday rather than Christmas. You can either work together with your partner to create a quilt full of memories from the past five years – such as ticket stubs, photos, newspaper articles, etc. 

Alternatively, you could both come up with some meaningful symbols that represent different moments in your relationship and have them all added to the quilt by a professional company. This will likely take several days to complete but would be a keepsake they’ll treasure forever.

If you want to spoil your partner this holiday season, putting time and thought into a gift is more than enough. Of course, there isn’t necessarily a “perfect” gift for everyone – just something that they’ll appreciate because of the effort it took to get it. With the gift ideas listed above, you won’t have to worry about that ever again.

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