Forget giving practical gifts like hand tools or domestic appliances or clichéd gifts like chocolates, flowers and perfume – a romantic Christmas gift should be tailored to the recipient, a little whimsical, self indulgent and maybe even a touch naughty. Here are five romantic gift ideas to inspire even the most unromantic and unimaginative of partners.
Romantic getaways are a gift that couples can enjoy. Relaxing on the beach, pampering yourself in the spa, or going out to dinner and sampling the local cuisine has all the makings of an idyllic, romantic Christmas gift. Read our article on ‘Five romantic getaways’ for romantic holiday destination ideas.
A once in a life experience is always a great Christmas gift idea. Experiences can be tailored to your partner’s interests and can be anything from having plane lessons, driving a high powered sports car or having cooking lessons from a top chef. If you tailor the gift to their unique tastes, you can get extra points for being thoughtfulness and originality.
A gift that is inscribed whether it be jewellery, a limited edition of a book or even an electronic gadget like an iPod automatically elevates the sentimental value to the receiver. You’re putting in writing that you’re in the relationship for the long haul and there is nothing more romantic than a partner who is not afraid of commitment.
Tickets are always a great gift idea whether they are tickets to the theatre, sporting event, concert or a cultural event. Combine the tickets with an evening in a romantic hotel or watch the event in another state for added romance points.
A subscription is the gift that keeps on giving … well, at least for the duration of the subscription anyway and it’s a monthly reminder of your love for your partner. Buy your partner a subscription to their favourite magazine, the wine of the month club or a season’s pass for their favourite sporting team or the ballet. With a bit of research into your partner’s interests and hobbies, you can’t really go wrong with this romantic gift.
It’s a clique but when it comes to romantic gifts and true love, it’s really the thought that counts and buying a romantic gift takes a little bit of time, effort and planning. Romance cannot easily be found in a 7 Eleven store at midnight on Christmas Eve so don’t wait until the last minute rush. Buy your romantic present at least a few weeks before Christmas to avoid disappointment on your partner’s face come Christmas day.