giftingWhether you’re shopping for a birthday or there’s a special anniversary coming up, finding that perfect present for your partner can be tricky. If you’re fed up with flowers and want to avoid all the usual ideas, why not opt for something a little more personal? Below you will find some great tips for the best gifts for everyone on your list, from foodies and thrill-seekers to travelers and even the hopeless romantic. If you are struggling with ideas, fear not!

A Weekend Break

For keen travelers, a weekend break is the ideal gift – but instead of logging on and picking a place at random, why not choose somewhere that already holds a special meaning? Thinking back to previous birthdays and anniversaries is a great idea, and revisiting a wedding destination is a definite way to fire up the romance. Alternatively, try something completely different and opt for a remote glamping break in a yurt or treehouse; think cozy blankets, open fires, and plenty of delicious food.

The Most Sumptuous Chocolates

Chocolates might seem like an old-fashioned gift, but picking a luxury brand adds a touch of something special. Dallmann fine chocolate offers the most exquisite confectionary in a wide variety of flavors, from classics including vanilla and mocha to more adventurous tastes such as bacon and applewood smoked salt, and coconut curry. Choose from a selection of beautifully wrapped gift boxes, or opt for something a little different and purchase your loved one a hands-on chocolate making class in their beautiful store.

A Memento of your Time Together

For a gift from the heart that will stand the test of time, keep it simple and go handmade. Collect together favorite photographs, personal souvenirs and old letters, and slot them into a beautiful album for a touching keepsake of your time together. Opt for a leather journal or photo album, and add a personal inscription to the cover or a custom title page for that extra sentiment.

An Activity Session

If you’re shopping for an adrenaline junkie or fitness fan, a voucher for an adventure experience for two is the perfect gift. Great American Days offer a wide variety of bookable activities, including everything from cave tours and surfing to snowboarding, zip lining and hiking. For something completely different, why not book a circus experience, and bond over learning to walk the tightrope or swing on the trapeze?

A Personalized Print

For a spot of romance for your walls, opt for a personalized print to record that special moment or occasion. Arty types are sure to love hand drawn portraits, while for something a little more quirky, choose a word shape; think your favorite places typed into the silhouette of a heart or the motif from a favorite hobby. Alternatively, create a special star map; simply select a place, date and time, to create a design showing the sky at that exact point – perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and those special moments that you want to remember forever. 

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