Spending your life with someone special is a gift in itself. But over the course of a relationship, you have ups and downs and rounds and rounds, with a little bit of sideways. And with work and family commitments, it’s easy to forget about your special someone and take each other for granted. So here are some gifts that keep on giving when you present them with love.
1. Expertly Produced and Designed Jewelry
Jewelry is a timeless gift that both men and women adore. Diamonds for your wedding, birthstones for your blessed day, and sapphires because, who doesn’t love sapphires? But not all jewelry is made equal, and you can really state how much you love someone with an exquisite piece from a reputable maker. For example, consider a superbly crafted and cut garnet ring for your partner’s January birthday or a diamond-studded watch as an anniversary gift. In addition to being treasured, expertly-crafted jewelry gets better with age as the value increases.
2. A Home Away from Home
Taking a break together is an excellent way to get away from it all and bonding with some quality time. Romantic getaways are popular these days. And it doesn’t matter where you go. In fact, due to economic woes and COVID-19, the staycation is more popular than ever. But even then, the costs can add up. It is less expensive in the long run to invest in a home away from home, so the both of you always have somewhere special to retreat. A chalet in the Alps, a log cabin, or a beach villa are great investments, and you can monetize them when not in use.
3. Gifts that Keep on Giving include Investments
Further to investments, you could, of course, make financial investments such as real estate and the stock market. It’s easier than ever these days, demonstrated by the fact over half of Americans own stock investments. Apps like eToro and Robinhood make playing the stock markets easier than ever. And you can get expert advice for free. An investment as a gift means your partner always has something of their own. And it could end up being worth a substantial amount of money. Good to have if things go wrong, such as job loss or a break-up.
4. Digital TV, Video Game, or Streaming Subscriptions
Something as a service is the new business model for most things these days. You probably already have a subscription to an entertainment streaming service like Netflix. But you can get all kinds of additional services such as video gaming and TV packages. So if your partner loves pwning noobs every night after work but doesn’t have an uber gaming PC, a Google Stadia subscription isn’t a bad idea. Or perhaps Netflix doesn’t offer as much content in your preferred niche. In that case, there are many additional channels you can add to Amazon Prime.
5. Luxury Designer Items that Aren’t Clothing
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy designer clothing. And as great as luxury brands are, there is much more to their products than garments, jackets, and shoes to wear on occasion. Some of the best luxury designer gifts you can buy for someone include:
- Investment watches
- High-end jewelry
- Cosmetic treatments
- Limited edition fragrances
- Collector luggage items
All of these are expensive, yet they are guaranteed to last. What’s more, they will have your beloved grinning from ear to ear because they know they are getting a quality item they can be proud of. And if you look after certain things, like watches, they could appreciate in value.
6. Cooking for Your Beloved on a Special Day
It is said that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Yet most couples rarely cook for each other, and takeaways are increasingly popular. This is a shame, because cooking not only shows someone you appreciate them with the gift of food and time, but it’s a skill for life. When you know how to cook the basics, you can develop your skills. And then you will always be able to cook for your beloved, not just on special days but always and forever. However, special days will suffice for the most part. Valentine’s Day and anniversaries are most common.
7. Making Time for Each Other
You might think the most valuable thing in life is money and assets. While they certainly help, they can be lost and regained. The one thing you can never get back is time. Charles Darwin once stated, “a man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” A beautiful phrase with tons of meaning. While it’s essential to spend your time working for financial security and a better future, is it not for nothing if you don’t spend as much as you can together? So by its very nature, time spent with someone you love is never wasted time.
8. Gifts that Keep on Giving aren’t Always Items
Mental health problems are vast and common. In the UK alone, a survey conducted by Mind.org found that 80% of people experience anxiety and depression. In a world where almost everyone has stresses like these, something is wrong. However, many psychologists agree that simple human interaction is enough to alleviate all but the most severe conditions. Therefore, a simple and powerful gift you can give to someone you care about is to sit down and listen. Just talking things through every now and then helps strengthen the bonds between you and your beloved.
9. Love, Respect, and Commitment to Each Other
Of course, being with someone means much more than buying gifts and making love. The foundation of a solid relationship is respect and commitment to each other as an expression of love. Care in a relationship means helping each other through bad times and not playing the blame game when things get tough. It also means respecting the sexual and intimate boundaries of each other. While at the same time not cheating because things are bad at home. If you truly love someone, you can always talk it over or get professional help if needed.
Whether you are in a long-term relationship or just embarking on the journey of love, you can keep things more “amore” with gifts and gestures. Of course, expensive gifts are welcome, such as rings and jewelry. Yet you can make more of a statement with financial security and investment in stocks or vacation property. But above all, give the gift of love and respect.