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Thoughtful & Unique Anniversary Gift Ideas For Your Special Someone

August 14, 2023 6 min read

Thoughtful & Unique Anniversary Gift Ideas For Your Special Someone

So, you've found yourself head over heels in love and you're ready to show that special someone just how much they mean to you. Whether it’s a romantic surprise for her, your first gift to your new girlfriend, a birthday gift for your boyfriend who seemingly has everything, or a thoughtful token for that long-term love, we’ve got you covered with ideas that will make their heart skip a beat.

Buying Your First Gift for Your Girlfriend: A Moment to Remember

Remember the butterflies in your stomach when you first started dating? Yes okay, cheesy as that sounds, you can’t tell us those butterflies don’t exist! The excitement of discovering shared interests and the thrill of getting to know each other? Now, it's time to take those feelings and translate them into a thoughtful gift that'll leave a lasting impression. Here are some ideas we’ve put together:

  1. Personalised Jewellery: Nothing says ‘You're special to me’ quite like personalised jewellery.  Consider a delicate necklace with her initials or a bracelet engraved with a special date or quote that holds significance to both of you.
  1. Memory Scrapbook:Capture your journey together in a beautifully crafted scrapbook - this is probably one of the easiest gits to put together and still stands the test of time. Fill it with pictures, ticket stubs, polaroids and little mementos that mark the milestones of your relationship. It's a gift that shows you cherish every memory and a great keepsake for them. 

  1. Experience-based Gift:Plan an experience you can share together. It could be a cooking class, a hot air balloon ride, or a weekend getaway. LVLY have experiences bundled together with gorgeous flowers. With the convenience of same-day delivery, you can send an Endota spa voucher or movie tickets for Classic Cinemas with seasonal fresh blooms or hearty Aussie natives. And you can even personalise the flower jar for a special touch. They can continue to use the jar as a keepsake long after the fresh flowers have dried and fill it with pens or lollies. 
  1. Custom Illustration:Hire an artist to create a custom illustration of a moment you've shared – your first date, a memorable vacation, or even a scene from your favorite movie. It's a unique and artistic way to capture your special connection.

Romantic Gifts for Your Girlfriend: Keeping the Spark Alive

Now that you've set the foundation, it's time to keep the romance and passion alive. Surprise her with gifts that continue to have that ‘wow factor’ and remind her that the love can still be ignited beyond those first few weeks! 

  1. Flower subscription:It’s the gift that keeps on giving. LVLY have fresh seasonal flower subscriptions and the best part is you can pause or cancel the subscription at any time after two deliveries. Imagine fresh flowers turning up at her office or home every week, fortnight or month - you choose the frequency and you can easily change the delivery address. It’s a great present and rarely do people buy fresh flowers for themselves. Trust us, this one is a winner! 

  2. Star Map: Gift her a star map that shows what the night sky looked like on a significant date – your first meeting, your anniversary, or any other memorable occasion. It's a unique way to capture the magic of those moments.
  1. Customised puzzle:Find a custom-made puzzle that, when completed, reveals a special picture of the two of you. As you put the pieces together, you're metaphorically piecing together your love story. 
  1. Poetry: For those of you who can write poetry, congrats because it’s really not easy. For the rest of you, choose a gorgeous poetry book that you can give them and bookmark the poem that describes how you feel about them or one that you think they’ll love. International best-selling author Beau Taplin has two gorgeous books filled with beautiful poems; Bloom and Versus that are beautiful gifts to give your loved one. 

Birthday Gift for Your Boyfriend Who Has Everything: Navigating the Gift Dilemma

Buying a birthday gift for someone who seems to have everything can be challenging, but it's the thought that counts. Focus on finding something unique and meaningful.

1.Get him a plant!Okay hear us out on this one. A living gift symbolises growth and a blossoming relationship. A plant is a unique and calming present that he can nurture. They’re also a great way to send good energy and look stunning in your home - especially if you’ve just moved in together. We have a new range of indoor plant gifts that come with a handy drainage pot making them easy to care for - even for plant killers! 

  1. Custom Whiskey or Wine Set:If he's a fan of spirits or wine, consider getting a custom set with his name or a special message engraved on the bottles and glasses. It adds a personal touch to his favorite beverages.
  1. Adventure Experience: For the thrill-seeker, gift him an adventure he'll never forget – skydiving, white water rafting, race car driving or even swimming with sharks. It's an unexpected way to make his birthday unforgettable.
  1. Vintage Map of a Meaningful Location:Find a vintage map of a place that holds significance in his life – where he grew up, a favorite vacation spot, or the city where you first met and frame it! It's a nostalgic and unique gift.

First Gift for Your Boyfriend: Creating a Lasting Impression

Just as you melted when he gave you your first gift, now it's your turn to make him swoon with a thoughtful token that symbolises your budding romance.

  1. Personalised iPhone case:Get his initials on a quality leather iPhone case. It’s the one thing we use multiple times a day. There are lots of practical options with card holders, available in stylish and on-trend colours.

  2. Book of dates:Compile a book featuring things you both enjoy – from recipes and travel tips to trivia and jokes and then create a ‘date book’ where you have to take each other out on a date night. Create a budget that you can both meet and stick to that budget for as many dates as you can.

  3. A love candle:Choose a candle that you can both choose to light when you’re in the mood. It's a playful way to keep that spark alive, literally. 
  1. Crocs: Not joking. Crocs are practical, can be worn all year around and are super practical in the garden, for fishing or at the beach. 

Surprise Gifts for Your Boyfriend: Keeping the Spark Alive

The best relationships are those where surprises are a regular occurrence. Keep the spark alive with unexpected tokens of your affection.

  1. Secret Getaway:Plan a surprise weekend getaway to a place he's mentioned wanting to visit. The element of surprise adds an extra layer of excitement.
  1. Custom Portrait:If he's a Star Wars fan, consider gifting him a custom portrait featuring both of you as characters from the universe. This can be extended to anything, from cartoons, to other favourite movies. It's a fun and imaginative present.
  1. Puzzle Mystery Date: Create a puzzle scavenger hunt that leads him to a surprise date. Leave clues around his home or city, and enjoy the adventure together.
  1. A really good esky: There’s nothing better than being the one at the beach party with the best esky to keep yours and your mates drinks ice cold. There’s many different options to suit a range of budgets and tastes. Fill it with their fave beverages and we guarantee this one will be an absolute hit! 

In the end, it's the thought and effort you put into selecting a gift that truly matters. From the initial stages of your relationship to celebrating milestones and special occasions, each gift serves as a way to express your love and appreciation. 

Whether it's a personalised piece of jewellery, a romantic experience, or a surprise adventure, the key is to choose something that resonates with your partner's personality and the unique bond you share. So, go ahead and let your heart guide you in finding that perfect gift that will undoubtedly bring a smile to your loved one's face. Happy gifting!