Romance is all about being in tune with your partner, and this means you have to be a good listener. But if you’re reading this article, it means you haven’t picked up on all the hints your girlfriend has been dropping about what she’d like for a present, and you have no idea what to get her.
That’s ok. It can get very cryptic. As a general rule, you should stay away from practical gifts because a set of cookware will probably not get the reaction you were hoping for. You want to be romantic but romantic can turn cheesy very quickly, so we’ve made a list of ten romantic gift ideas to help you impress your girlfriend.
1. A Day at the Spa
Who doesn’t like going to the spa? Maybe you don’t, but that’s because you don’t know what you’re missing. We’re pretty sure your girlfriend will love it. Getting pampered all day, soaking in the jacuzzi, swimming in the pool, getting a massage and spa treatments – maybe even a manicure and pedicure. It’s like a mini-vacation. If you go with her, you’ll get to spend time together, and most spas have romantic offers for couples. You can look online for vouchers, call, and the staff will help you make a schedule for the day.
2. Bring the Spa at Home with a Bath Gift Set
To get a good deal on a day at the spa you usually have to make an appointment a few weeks before, so if you’re running out of time, you can do the next best thing which is to bring the spa at home. A bath gift set usually has bath bombs, body wash, face mask, body lotion, essential oils and hair products. We suggest you make a gift basket. If you live with your girlfriend, you can just go in the bathroom and see what products she uses. Then you go online and order them. You’ll receive suggestions with similar products. Add a few luxury items, and you can decorate the basket yourself with florist ribbon from Colour Ribbons. It’s really not that difficult, there are video tutorials on the internet, and it takes just a few minutes.
3. Bathtub Caddy Tray
If she doesn’t have one already, you can get her a bathtub caddy tray. It will really boost her bathing experience. There’s a book holder, a spot for your glass of wine and plenty of space for other necessities such as a face mask or scented candle. After a stressful day at work, it’s just what you need to feel like yourself again.
4. A Cashmere Pullover
Cashmere is one of the most coveted fibres in the world because it’s so soft and light but still keep you warm since it’s three times more insulating than wool. To get an idea of the size and design, you can look in her closet and take measurements. You’ll also see what her favourite patterns and colours are. You’ll again have to search for special offers because cashmere can be quite expensive and the price also depends on the brand you buy from.
5. Perfume Gift Set
If your girlfriend has just two or three perfumes that she loves and she keeps buying them, you can just get her one or all as a present. However, if she tends to change them a lot, then your best bet is a perfume gift set. The set will contain several fragrances from top brands but in smaller quantities than a typical bottle of perfume. This will help her decide on her new favourite, or if she likes variety, she’ll love being able to change them according to her mood and occasion.
6. Personalized Star Map
A personalized star map is a poster or a print that you can frame and put on your wall. It shows the alignment of the stars at a particular moment. You can choose the day you met or your first kiss. It’s romantic without having to use a lot of little hearts and baby angels to create the effect. Underneath the circle that shows the star map, you can write a message which can be the date, the moment you want to celebrate and a romantic quote or love poem that expresses how you feel about her.
7. A Monthly Book Subscription
If your girlfriend likes to read a lot, you can get her a book, but it’s kind of a gamble. You don’t know if she’s read that book before or if she’s fond of that particular genre or author. With a monthly book subscription, she can choose what she likes to read, and there are even services that can predict it similarly to movies. You enter 10 or 15 titles of books she’s read, and you know she enjoyed and it will give you recommendations.
8. Customized Pendant
Does your girlfriend like subtle jewellery and you’ve noticed she has just a few pieces that have sentimental value? Then you can get her a customized pendant with the date and a message. She can attach it to a necklace or bracelet, and whenever she looks at it, she’ll be reminded that you’re always there for her. What could be more romantic than that?
9. Silk Pyjamas
Silk pyjamas look and feel amazing! You can choose how sexy they are yourself, but we suggest you don’t go overboard. In the end, they’re a gift for her, and if they look great, but they’re uncomfortable, it will seem like a present you’ll enjoy more than her. Silk is a good fabric for pyjamas because it keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot, plus it gives your daily routine an air of opulence.
10. Personalized Pillow Cases
Another bedtime-themed present idea is a set of personalized pillowcases. You can buy a set of pillowcases and have them printed with reasons why you love her. It can be a few reasons for every pillowcase. It will make her smile every time she goes to bed or wakes up in the morning, and it will be especially helpful for those times when you go to bed angry at each other.