There’s nothing like celebrating the day the person you love was born. And if you can’t imagine your life without this person, then you should show them just how much their existence means to you by getting them a thoughtful, sentimental gift.

The desire to find the perfect gift might feel a lot of pressure, but it’s the thought and emotion that counts. Here are some amazing birthday gift ideas to inspire you when shopping for that special someone in your life.

Flower Subscription

Flowers are a timeless romantic gift that symbolize romance, devotion, and friendship. For many people, there’s no better feeling than receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers. While buying your special someone a nice floral arrangement for their birthday is a lovely gift idea, you can take it to the next level with a flower subscription.

Flower subscriptions are a service that delivers a new bouquet every month or season. These arrangements often reflect the time of year and look unique and different every time. Furthermore, you can often save on your bouquets by subscribing to a longer delivery term. If the special someone in your life is a flower enthusiast, get more information about flower subscription options in your area and give the gift that keeps giving all year.

A Year of Dates

For many couples, experiences together will always resonate more than getting things. One of the best gifts you can give your significant other is a year of dates. You can customize this gift to suit your schedule, lifestyle, and budget by choosing your own activities and taking a DIY approach. You can also mix and match so that there are seasonal activities and some more formal, costly experiences included.

Some great ideas for a year of dates include:

  • Hiking and watching the sunrise
  • Going out to a fancy restaurant
  • Stargazing in the forest
  • An at-home movie date night
  • Backyard glamping
  • A picnic in the park
  • Dinner and a movie
  • Couples massage

The options for a year of dates are endless. Be sure to incorporate activities you both love and new experiences to try together.

Specialty Classes or Lessons

As an alternative experience-based gift, sign up for some specialty lessons or classes that you can enjoy together. This gift is a great way to spend time together without having to ask, “What do you want to do this weekend?” Furthermore, you’ll learn a new skill to use for future date nights.

One of the best specialty classes you can take is a shared cooking lesson. Learn to create some delicious foods and create your own fine dining experience at home. You can even take virtual cooking classes to respect social distancing during the pandemic and skip the commute.

Another fantastic skill to learn is dancing. This is a fun way to get exercise and learn some new moves to show off at the next family wedding or night out with friends.

Don’t hesitate to get sensual with the help of a romance coach or couples massage lesson. This is another experience gift that keeps on giving, indeed.

Custom Art Display

There’s nothing more special and unique than a piece of custom artwork that depicts something important in your relationship or shared life. Work with an artist to create a bespoke piece that suits your significant other’s style and interests.

You could work with an artist to create a custom oil painting of the beach where you got engaged as a centerpiece for your shared home. Perhaps you can have an artist create a lightbox silhouette of your wedding day. For a fun, lighthearted gift that still resonates emotionally, you could even have an artist create a comic book of your adventures together or depict you and your partner as superheroes. The options are endless.

A “Reasons Why I Love You” Book

Sometimes in a relationship, you need a reminder of why you matter so much to the other person. Show your special someone how much you care by putting together a “Reasons Why I Love You” book.

There are various options for creating a Reasons Why I Love You book. There are numerous companies that can print a customized book for you, incorporating simple animations for a one-of-a-kind keepsake. Alternatively, you can create a photo book yourself and incorporate your favorite memories along with your chosen reasons. There are also simple journal-style books that you can fill in as you please.

A Surprise Trip

Give your loved one the gift of a surprise trip. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate, luxury vacation if that’s not feasible; it can be a simple night away where you can relax and unwind together.

If you want the trip to be a surprise, you’ll have to be careful with your planning. Get your significant other to commit to something important that weekend so that they don’t make other plans!

A Special Locket

Lockets are a token of love from a bygone era. This special gift is perfect for someone who loves vintage collectibles and has an old soul. Of course, it’s not just about the locket itself, but what you put in it. Enclose a special photo or written note to remind your special someone what they mean to you.

If the traditional locket necklace isn’t ideal, you can also get a locket-style pocket watch keepsake or bracelet charm.

A Breakfast-in-Bed Kit

The only thing more romantic than getting served breakfast in bed on your birthday is turning it into a tradition. Get your special someone a breakfast-in-bed kit, complete with a bamboo serving tray and everything they need to enjoy a meal on a lazy Sunday morning. You can even make it extra special for future birthdays and anniversaries by printing a simple menu selection card.

Don’t forget to add the finishing touches, like a new coffee mug or book holder to make the gift more personal. Add a fresh flower or candle each time, and you’ve got a gift that will last for years.

Use these simple, yet sentimental gift ideas as inspiration when planning your special someone’s birthday surprise.