Giving gifts is just one of the many small pleasures in life, especially when they’re for the people we love and care about most.
However, finding the perfect gift for your partner isn’t always easy when there are so many options from which to choose. It can be overwhelming, but with a little guidance and some help from friends or family, you can find the gift that will make anyone’s heart smile.
Here are five gift ideas for that special someone in your life.
1. A Bag or Purse
If you’re shopping for a woman, you can’t go wrong with a new bag or purse. Has she been eyeing one or dropping hints to you that she’d love a new bag or purse? Then go for it and get your sweetie exactly what she wants, whether it’s a shoulder bag, clutch, hobo bag or wristlet. If you’re not sure what kind of bag she would like, consider her personal style and arsenal of bags or ask one of her friends to help you pick one out. Try for a style or color that she doesn’t already own and don’t be afraid to go all out if you have the budget.
2. A Nice Piece of Jewelry
You’ve heard the saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Really, jewelry of any kind — especially when it’s custom-made or engraved with a special message. Springing for a nice piece of jewelry that shows your partner exactly what you mean to them is a great way to express your love and appreciation for who they are and what they do.
There are several ways to go with this, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings. Keep your budget in mind as you shop for the right kind of jewelry for your partner and consider what types of pieces she already owns, so you can keep in line with her personal taste.
3. A Little Black Dress
Every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe, and you can never really own too many. If you’re shopping for a gift that you can both enjoy, a little black dress is the way to go. Find one that will accentuate her every curve and make you salivate at the sight of her walking into the room. You can find a little black dress in a variety of styles and fits, from mini dresses and halter dresses to tube dresses and midi dresses. Start shopping for a dress you think she’ll like in a style that matches hers by browsing a selection of dresses in different types, sizes and fabrics.
4. Perfume Gift Basket or Gift Set
Replenishing your partner’s favorite perfume is a great way to tell your special someone you love the way they smell. Grab an empty bottle of their favorite perfume and buy them another one. Or, you could test out a few samples and put them on to something completely new.
Head to your favorite department store if you’re not quite sure what you want to get, or shop online for their favorite scent. You could even splurge and get a perfume set that comes with several bottles of perfume or a gift basket that comes with lotion, body wash, bath bombs, bubble bath, body spray and bath salt.
5. Instant Digital Camera
Polaroids seem to be making a comeback, but in a cooler, more modern way. Instead of getting a fuzzy still of a photo you just took, you can now get clear snaps of your favorite people, places and things. And the best part is that you can customize the picture before you print it by adding text, filters, borders and drawings.
In a society where people want what they want when they want it (which is usually right away), who wouldn’t love the ability to get their pictures immediately after taking them (without having to pay for them)? These new (yet old) cameras make the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.
Starting Your Gift Shopping
With these ideas in mind, you should have a good starting point when it comes to shopping for a gift your partner will love. Whether you decide to keep it simple with a cute little black dress or a brand new bag or go all out with an instant digital camera or a new piece of jewelry, make sure whatever you decide on is both thoughtful and unique.