Your spouse’s birthday is approaching close. He/She has always been a pillar of strength for you. Your sweetheart had been there to help you when you were battling that awful influenza in hospital, when you had spent days in depression over your mother’s death, when you had finally got that long pending promotion! You want to appreciate his/her companionship and make him/her it a special birthday.
You can easily purchase stuff from a gift shop and present it to your partner but the idea lacks the much needed personal touch! A gift, irrelevant of its price, must give a priceless memory for the giver and receiver.
So, this time, break the routine of traditional gifts with the new-age innovative gifting ideas. Unlike the fat wallet, the main requisite for contemporary gifting is plain creativity! Yes, create tailor-made gift items, which suits not only your spouse’s needs but also agrees with the emotions shared by the both of you!
Here are a few sample ideas:
Pretend that you have not arranged for any special celebration for your spouse’s birthday. Wait till he/she finally accepts that you are not giving any gifts. Then present him/her with the gifts, saying “Good things in life come unexpected, just like you had!”
Mail your spouse’s colleagues and friends and request them to pen a few lines about him/her. Collect these notes and arrange them in a creative manner. Your gift not only has your feelings in it but also ten others’!
If you are on the creative side, you can try your hand at making a tie and dye tee-shirt. Gift him/her a whole range of personalized designer tee-shirts!
Take a trip back in time and write down the hilarious moments in your lives! Make a hand-written collection of these funny memories. Add pictures wherever possible and present it to him/her along with a funny birthday card!
Take the effort to cook all your spouse’s favorite recipes. He/She will be definitely overwhelmed by your endeavor. And if the food turns out beyond human consumption standards, feed it to your dog, pick the phone and order some pizzas and coke!
A perfect gift is one that carries 95% emotions and 5% material and utility value. Adopt this fact to create wonderful gifts for the better 50% (half) of your life!