Make Your Sweetheart’s Next Birthday a Special One
Okay, so it’s the time of year again – your significant other’s birthday. This should be an exciting time, but it often ends up being stressful. Instead of bombarding yourself with questions like, “What do they need?” and, “What should I buy them?” Take these things into consideration before freaking yourself out about getting it wrong.
A lot of thought goes into offering gestures and giving gifts catered to the person receiving them, that’s why they end up being so meaningful. Think outside the box when you’re trying to plan a big birthday bash or surprise your partner with the perfect present.
What do they like? Are they into music? Travel? Sports? Consider their hobbies and greatest interests when planning a celebration. Taking someone on a trip or adventure to do something they love or to a place they’ve never been will never be outdated. You could even do something new they’ve always wanted to try, this time together. Besides, as we age we’re more like to remember experiences over things. If you do want to try and create some of the best birthday gifts, you can always aim for a personalized item that’s unique to your relationship.
Get in Touch with Friends
Maybe your partner is a social butterfly who hasn’t had the time to see their social circle. Life gets busy and sometimes it’s difficult to see the people we love as often as we’d like. This gives you the perfect opportunity to surprise them with a party, birthday dinner, or surprise trip to see their old friends.
If you’re not a part of the same group of friends, recruit one of theirs to help navigate contacting everyone. Create a GroupChat or closed Facebook event to include them all in the memo. Choose a flexible date and location that can accommodate the most people, extra points if it’s a place your significant other used to frequent with them or a spot that has sentimental meaning.
Keep it Natural
Whatever you do, resist the urge to overdo it. Basically, don’t try so hard! Your partner is most likely going to love whatever you choose based on the sentiment. It doesn’t serve anyone if you’re completely burned out by the night of the surprise party or totally broke after the NBA box seats you splurged on. You don’t have to change who you are or what you would normally do in order to impress them. Birthday’s are often special because of who we get to spend them with, so put some thought into it and choose from your heart.
Birthdays are supposed to be a wonderful time for celebration. Remember that you’re doing this for your partner because you love them, so it doesn’t have to be a huge production. Good luck!