It's wise to give the matter some thought, so that you'll choose a gift that your loved one will also find romantic. A seductive gift might be perfect; or you might be moving too fast, too soon. A traditional gift might be sweetly sentimental; or it might seem a bit ho-hum or even programmed.
Keys to a Romantic Gift Idea may help you to zero in on the types of romantic gifts best suited to your sweetheart and your relationship. Then c'mon back and browse our romantic gift ideas!
Hand-holding mittens are clever and affordable romantic gifts to wear on quiet winter walks or bring to cold-weather sports events. A set consists of two regular mittens plus a third one featuring openings for two hands. "Smittens" are are made from cozy Polartec® to keep the chill from invading.
Give a Star or Planet - there's nothing "official" about the name-a-star gifts found online (but they sure are romantic!). So why not pick a star or planet to "give" your sweetheart, and make up a celestial map and deed certificate yourself? Spend the savings on a bottle of wine to enjoy under that special star! PS: Venus has already been "given" to me (but I'm happy to share)!
A Picnic 'n Wine Set - in basket or backpack form, it's just what you need for a romantic woodsy or seaside picnic, or for tailgating at the game or races. The best picnic sets are well insulated, with plenty of pockets and compartments, and quality dishes and utensils; some include a blanket.
Convert a Photo - Turn a favorite photo into a work of art. Choose a pencil sketch, oil or watercolor painting, romantic fantasy, famous masterpiece or abstract style, photo montage and more. These creative romantic gifts can be customized according your sweetheart's personal style.
Share a New Activity - Broaden your horizons as a couple and you'll kindle/re-kindle that romantic spark. Look for activities that you two can enjoy by yourselves and with others who share the interest.
Back in the day, it was sports car rallying for us: as rallymasters, we two planned and organized rallies, and on rally days enjoyed the fellowship of competitors and checkpoint workers. As a competition team, we improved our skills - becoming the team to beat in our class! - and the fun, satisfaction, and sense of togetherness grew too.
Have you and your sweetheart fantasized about an activity that you can't seem to get around to? "Just Do It!" Some ideas:
Build a website: it's a unique gift idea that's trendy - a super shared project that many couples totally enjoy (and it could earn enough to fund some wonderful romantic getaways!).
On a tight budget? Been there, too! However, filet mignon grilled in the fireplace at home, kids away on sleepovers, candlelight, soft music, and later a great movie... Yeah, getaways at home can be very romantic gifts, and very affordable! Here are some tips for setting a romantic scene at home.
Save Those Memories - We called it a time capsule elsewhere, and it begins with a handsome decorative box. Make it large enough to hold mementos of your special experiences together, or relationship milestones (be selective: "stuff" accumulates fast!). Add something at least once a year, and mark it with the date. Make a romantic anniversary or New Year's Day tradition of opening the box and reminiscing together.
Silk Sensations are an excellent choice in romantic gifts. Silk offers so luxurious a feeling - can romance be far behind? These silk gifts will heighten the romance in an intimate relationship:
your sweetheart AND your relationship
with well-chosen romantic gifts!
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