Finding the Perfect Gift for Your Nearest and Dearest


The most valuable present you can buy someone doesn’t come from a shop, it comes from the heart and is a reflection of the care and appreciation you feel for your loved ones. At the beginning of a relationship, tokens of affection help build up a sense of connection. But those random acts can quite often fade as the relationship matures and even finding the perfect gift for birthdays and Christmas can seem difficult.

Since it’s the time of year where presents are on everyone’s mind, it’s the perfect opportunity to transform your relationship from good to great, by giving your partner the perfect gift. Here’s how…

Actively listen and start paying attention

It’s likely your partner has been dropping subtle, or perhaps, not so subtle hints about what they actually want. Take note of everything they talk about running up to that special occasion. Keep a running tab of everything in the notes section on your phone – they might just give you an idea.

Make a list of what they like

If you’re really stuck for ideas, make a list of all the things they really like. Brainstorm something to go with every item on the list, whether it’s big or small. You don’t have to give them all of these gifts but it will help you find something.

Think outside of the box

Think about things that could be relevant, for example, is your girlfriend, fiancée or wife a big tennis player? Chances are they already have the full kit, but think outside the box and be creative and buy them a tennis bracelet.

The term ‘tennis bracelet’ was coined after Chris Evert, a women’s tennis champion lost a diamond bracelet during a match in 1987 US Open. While we don’t suggest placing this gift on your loved one before a sports match, it’s a thoughtful present that shows you’ve thought hard about what matters to her. Take a look at the Diamonds Factory website for a gorgeous selection to choose from.

If you’re looking for something a little more sentimental, perhaps you can check out their birthstone as these can give you an overview of someone’s personality depending on the month of their birthdays. All you need is the to know the birthstone of the celebrate, the meaning behind it, and find jewellery or gifts featuring it.

Buy something they wouldn’t buy themselves

A great gift is something they would never think to buy themselves or something they would only buy as an occasional treat. This usually applies to accessories, stationery or perfume – those little things they want but can’t justify spending money on.

Plan a trip

A gift doesn’t always have to be something they can unwrap, planning a short trip away to spend some time quality time together. Fill your trip with all the things they love to do and cover their travel and accommodation as part of the gift.

Feeling inspired? Take these tips and find the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest this year. If you’re thinking of making them something, then check out my guide to making candles yourself here