The 3 Best Gift Ideas For Your Partner

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Wine (4.97/5)

Who doesn’t like a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc? That is why wine is always a winner!

The right wine can show your sweetheart how well you know him or her. It can also demonstrate just how special he or she is to you.

The great thing about wine is that it’s always in season. You can give this gift to anyone at any time, regardless of the relationship, occasion, or season. Want to make this gift extra special? Why not spring for a wine gift basket filled with wine, chocolate, cheese, or all three!

Wondering the best places to buy your wine? Check out Firstleaf Wine Club, In Good Taste Wines, and Winebasket.com.


Chocolate (4.93/5)

Isn’t chocolate considered an aphrodisiac? If so, chocolate is one sexy gift – one that can add a little spice to your relationship. Chocolate is also the perfect gift if your partner has been feeling down lately and need a little happiness infused into his or her life.

Plus, chocolate has a ton of amazing qualities – it’s sharable so you and your sweetheart can cuddle up and indulge in this delectable treat together. It’s comforting so it’s the best “pick-me-up,” and it’s super romantic (and sexy).

Dark chocolate is also healthy. Dark chocolate is chocked full of antioxidants that have endorphin-boosting properties. What do endorphins do? They make you feel happy, of course! That is why chocolate is a universal symbol of love.

Want to know another great thing about chocolate? It is classy and sophisticated. It can trigger feelings of love and romance. And, guess what? Researchers suggest that you can train your brain to associate chocolate with love, especially when it is consumed during happy and joyous occasions with loved ones.

Get your chocolate from places you can trust, like Russell Stover and zChocolat!


Jewelry (4.89/5)

You can’t go wrong with jewelry with all of its glorious options. Jewelry does not discriminate. It comes in all shades, shapes, textures, purposes, and price tags.

There is a piece of jewelry for every budget – and for both genders. It’s appropriate for special occasions and “just because” sentiments. And, even though jewelry is typically associated with holidays or special occasions, it doesn’t have to be.
A new wristwatch, some dazzling earrings, a delicate necklace, cufflinks, tie clips, a woven bracelet or a “promise” or keepsake ring can be a symbol of your love for your partner.

This piece of jewelry doesn’t have to “break the bank” either. Sometimes, the least costly items are the ones that mean the most – for instance, a family heirloom that may not be worth a lot in money, but is invaluable in sentiment. The truth is you can’t go wrong with jewelry

Looking for fine jewelry that won’t break the bank? Try Gabriel & Co.

Engagement rings and fine jewelry.

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What is the purpose of gift-giving?

The purpose of this action is to celebrate the love and regard you have for someone else, be it a friend, partner, parent, sibling, spouse, co-worker, acquaintance, child, or stranger.

The purpose of gifts is to show how much you care for someone else, whether you know this person intimately or don’t know him or her well at all. Gifts are normally given during joyous occasions like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries – however, they don’t have to be. 

You can bestow a gift on someone out-of-the-blue, simply because you care and for no other reason.

Those gifts tend to be the most exciting because the other person is not expecting one. There’s nothing better than seeing happiness and excitement radiate from the unexpected recipient of your gift. This is especially true when the recipient is your partner. 

Brightening your partner’s day can boost your mood and make your feel good all-around. It can also draw you closer to each other because the message is that you care – a lot. Every couple needs this which is why gift-giving (at least occasionally) is essential for having a happy and healthy relationship. 

And, while gestures, such as washing the dishes, providing a shoulder to cry on during a particularly rough day, hugs and kisses, preparing dinner, and/or doing the laundry for your partner, are wonderful and highly appreciated, sometimes we all just need something we can hold onto. 

Sometimes, we just need a “gift-gift” like a piece of jewelry or a box of chocolates that highlights all of our adventures together as a couple, etc. Sometimes, we just need a little extra – something tangible. That does not mean that loving gestures are not as powerful as “items,” because they are. 

Rather, it simply means that we need both. We need a helping hand and a gift. Both versions are important and appreciated. The gifts do not have to be grand or expensive, small ones work just as nicely.


Because, when it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts – not how much you paid for it.

Still, it is important to understand that material items cannot buy love or respect, nor should they. These baubles are simply meant to give someone you care about a physical “token” of your love, attachment, endearment, or devotion. That is it.

It is not meant to be a replacement for respect, patience, support, etc. Gifts are especially powerful in a relationship. If you have a hard time articulating how you feel or can’t spend as much quality time as you’d like with your partner, gifts can help. 

However, physical gifts should not dominate the relationship. In other words, they should not be the sole form of communication in a relationship. Relationships involve much more than frequently giving gifts to your partner. More specifically, they involve other facets like respect. Regardless, it does feel nice to receive a gift from the person you love, especially a gift you can hold in your hands. 

So, when was the last time you gave your sweetheart a gift?

If it has been a while, it’s probably time to brighten his or her day with the best gift ideas, like sweet treats or a sentimental piece of jewelry (i.e. ring, necklace, watch, etc.). Of course, there is nothing more romantic than getting a bottle of wine!

Still need help? Ask the coaches!

About the Author

Dr. R. Y. Langham

Dr. R. Y. Langham

Ph.D. in Family Psychology

Ree has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) and a Ph.D. in Family Psychology. She spent over ten years counseling families, couples, individuals, and children on adjustment issues such as blended families, same-sex couples, dysfunctional family relationships, relationship issues, etc. Now she writes for famous health organizations and is a published author.
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