THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, SO NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO START PLANNING THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
If you’re stuck, don’t worry! We are here to help! You want your gift to be something thoughtful and unique, and you ultimately want it to scream “I KNOW YOU” and “I LOVE YOU” all at once. Here are some festive ideas to help you out!
1. Take Lessons or a Class Together
What is a better present than spending time making memories with you while also learning something new? A great gift is to surprise the one you love by signing up to take a class together! There are so many options out there, but here are a few to consider: Dance, Cooking, Mixology, Guitar, Stain Glass, Crafting, Art, Acting/Improv, Rock-Climbing, A New Language, Parenting, Tennis, Golf, Pottery, or even Sewing!
2. Surprise Them With a Pre-Paid/Pre-Planned Getaway
If you want to take your experience and kick it up a notch, gift a getaway and handle all the details! And to make it even better than that, make it a surprise by arranging for the time off with your fiancé’s boss, and even booking the tickets and budgeting beforehand! Think anything from an over night bed-&-breakfast to a whole week at a beautiful resort! Do all the work so that all your sweetheart has to do is pack their bags and enjoy time with you!
3. Set Them Up to Start Something New
My husband has been telling me for months that he would really love to get into painting mini-figurines. So, this Christmas you can bet I’m going to set him up and he will find a figurine and a set of special paints/brushes under our Christmas tree! Why? Because I pay attention to him and the best gift I can think to give him is the knowledge that I believe he is worth investing in. So ask yourself: What has my fiancé been wanting to start, but has been hesitant on doing? Is it a new hobby? Is it starting a trade school? Whatever it is, take notice and invest in them!
4. Consider Alternative Wedding Rings
If your fiancé leads a very active lifestyle, or works with their hands for a living, then you know traditional metal bands and unique wedding rings can get in the way. Enso Rings are some of the safest, most versatile silicone wedding bands on the planet. (Casey and Meygan love theirs!)
4. Give a Gift That’ll Last All Year
Did you know that we recently released a book aimed to not only prepare you for marriage, but also get to know your fiancé better with every day of the year? Our book 365 Connecting Questions for Engaged Couples will help you connect with your partner on a new level and spark conversations about things you never knew you could ever talk about.
5. Invest In Your Relationship
Last, but certainly not least, invest in your relationship! Pick out a marriage book to read together (like the one we just mentioned above!), become a member to MyMarriage365, commit to pre-marital counseling by signing up for our Happily Ever After course, take away dinner time stress by gifting a year of Hello Fresh. Anything that shows your partner that you care more about them than the wedding is the best Christmas gift you can buy!
Written by Anna Collins
Anna Collins lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and two children. She is passionate about her marriage, staying at home with her kids, writing, coffee, good conversation, and game night. Her life dream is to someday write a book and see it published.