We know, we know. This game is hard. You’ve found dozens of great gifts for your wife over the years. And now the bar is high. And good lord, there are so many holidays, life events, and other “special occasions.” They just never stop. It’s okay: take a deep breath, count to ten, and then scroll down and be a hero. We believe in you.
In truth, we’ve all got a jar of romantic memories in our brains, though they’re not always the most reliable (just ask anyone who’s ever forgotten an anniversary). So it’s always better to make sure you’ve got the hard copy. And in a digital world, real life gifts like this can feel even more special and thoughtful. There’s no limit to what you can scribble down on your memory tickets, so when the jar fills up and you go digging through this thing, expect a few surprises.
Most of the time, we don’t exactly chronicle our relationships. We let the day-to-day fluctuations in our feelings, beliefs, and attitudes recede into the hazy distance of memory. Sometimes this works just fine, because if you need ammo for an argument you can just make things up, and sometimes the other person believes you, and then you win. Sort of. But not really. This journal provides daily questions for both partners to fill out over the course of three years, ranging from simple and straightforward to deeply introspective. A great way to look back and see how your thoughts and feelings have actually changed.
Jewelry is a classic gift, but it can sometimes be hard to know whether you’re getting the right thing. This diamond-accented bracelet watch from Anne Klein is a truly elegant timepiece, and makes a perfect accessory for outfits ranging from business casual to formal. It also won’t break the bank, though you’d never know by looking at it. The single diamond accent on the watch face adds a hint of luxury without being excessive, making this watch a beautiful, luxurious addition to any wardrobe.
Cooking for date night is a whole different ballgame. You can’t just bust out your regular frozen pizza, microwaved tofu burgers, or spaghetti and hot dogs. That’s a one-way ticket to Singlesville. But to do it right, it’s critical to have the right guidance. The delicious recipes in the Date Night Cookbook will make you a kitchen master, and the high-quality photography will ensure you know what it should look like when you’re done. This is the cookbook for people who don’t just want to avoid culinary disaster, but really knock date night dinners out of the park.
A particularly good gift if you live far away and aren’t going to be seeing them in person to hand over that homemade cake you would otherwise have lovingly prepared (read, bought from the store at the last minute). If you’re feeling generous, how about giving them a monthly cupcake subscription?
Who needs photorealism when you can have the charming warmth of skillful human error? There is something undeniably touching about having an artist recreate your image by hand using the old-time tools of long-gone artistic masters. After all, any old fool can press a shutter button and spit out a photo of your homely mug. It really means something that another person was willing to stare at that photo for hours while they painstakingly recreated your form by hand, imbuing it with all the personality and living charisma of your aura. Help someone you love celebrate a cherished moment the old fashioned way.
So you’ve decided to get her a bomb kit? Scour the internet and you’ll find instructions for making the worst kind of gift imaginable. But instead of making one that blows up, why don’t you teach her how to make a bath bomb? No costly medical bills or long, drawn out criminal trials. Just an explosion of peace and relaxation.
Many scientists consider smell to be the strongest of the human senses, tied up so intimately as it is with emotions and memories. It’s also sometimes the most neglected aspect of the home. You know who we’re talking about. Help that person craft a more sensuous and pleasing atmosphere for everyone who steps inside.
Life is becoming almost infinitely customizable, so why should jewelry be any different? Think of this as your iJewelry store. Diamond rings don’t exactly come cheap, so why should you have to choose between one ring that has your favorite setting and one that has your favorite diamond? Now you get to tell them which parts to put together, just like at Burger King. The only way you’re going to get more DIY is if you grab a pickax and head out for the mines. And we all know you don’t have time for that.
Modern technology is great, but it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. I mean seriously, name one famous person you haven’t seen naked by now. The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger harks back to a time when people sent love notes by carrier pigeon, and the only way you could “wire” someone money was by burying it somewhere and sending them a map on horseback. In other words, the good old days. Help someone let go of their text message addiction and add a little old fashioned romance back into their lives.
Now this is a gift that will come in handy fifty years down the road when the mental fog starts to roll in! Make a conscious effort now to solidify those treasured moments that have defined your life together as a pair. Thought provoking and imaginative, this clever card game also doubles as fantasy role play where you and your honey can dream up future scenarios and then try acting them out. The fun is just beginning!
For centuries people have been asking for the key to a happy marriage. It’s a wonder that it took so long for someone to finally make it. Judging by the demand, they’re going to make a killing off of this. And though we have not yet held the product in our own hands, visually it fits the bill: elegant, simple, and to the point, with just a touch of sentimentality. This is the key that opens the most impenetrable of doors, the door to the human heart.
A single red rose is a token gesture when you’re trying to win someone’s heart. Now you have that, it’s time to upgrade your flower game and we think this does the job. This crystal rose is not only beautiful, unlike a living rose it will be just as beautiful next year, and the year after that, so you never have to buy flowers again.
Go ahead and raise the thrill factor in your relationship a few notches. A lightning round of skee ball, a neck-snapping spin on the bumper cars, and a hell-raising run on a roller coaster should do the trick! You’ll both be grinning from ear to ear from the moment you step into the magical land of non-stop diversion. Share a banana split, float to the top of the Ferris wheel and let go of everything but your sweetheart’s hand!
You have made so many memories together and this personalized frame will help you commemorate them all. You can choose which photos to include together, or just the ones you want to include within your own name, which is a great idea unless one of you has a much longer name than the other, in which case we encourage a celeb-style blended moniker. Think, ‘Brangelina’ or, ‘Bennifer’.
There’s not many gifts that scream, ‘I love you’ more than chocolate covered strawberries. They’re an old classic, one of the ultimate recipes for romance and they make a particularly perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth (who deserves to be spoiled but who also wants to stay healthy on the inside, just like these delicious little delicacies themselves).
Take a little field trip to the spot where your two souls first collided. Revisiting the place where your journey together started will mark just how far you’ve come. You may not have known it back then, but this little slice of the universe gave birth to what the two of you share today. Go ahead, see if those butterflies start to flutter again…
You’ve managed to waltz your way through love so far, so make sure you’re keeping to the right rhythm as you foxtrot into your future together. Whether you’re practicing a smooth samba or a sexy salsa, dancing lessons are a fantastic way to make sure you’re in perfect sync and you don’t miss a beat.
Once you’ve been together a while, you’ll probably want to inject a little creativity into your date nights. This is a great way to do that, using the prompts provided, albeit with parameters that you set yourself by filling out your own specific date night activities, instead of leaving it up to someone you’ve never met and whose mental state you can’t realistically vet. You’re in this for the long haul - don’t let date night become another boring ritual.
Is our destiny really written in the stars? It probably felt like the stars aligned on the day you finally found ‘the one’ and this gift will help you to remember that moment forever. Even if you were too busy gazing into each other’s eyes to look up at the night sky, the beautiful image will always remind you of that beautiful day. You supply the date and location, and let math and the laws of physics do the rest.
No matter how much you love each other, you know that sometimes you need a little outside help to keep things running smoothly. The Activity Book for Couples is basically a book of prompts designed to get you and your partner to talk about things you’ve probably never even considered, and have a good laugh while doing it. If your idea of “together time” has turned into watching three hours of Netflix on the same couch, this might be just the thing for you.
Going grocery shopping together on a Friday night doesn’t quite cut it after a while. Hitting up the exotics aisle might feel like a walk on the wild side, but you’re going to have to add in a bit more spice than that! Test the boundaries of the relationship with an impulsive, fearless outing that just might reveal some hidden sides of yourself and your mate and elevate the intimacy factor.
There’s no shame in not always having something new to talk about when you’ve been together for a while. You basically share a brain at this point. This box of provocative questions can help you get out of the rut, and start talking about the big stuff again. A cross between the beloved Newlywed Game and the popular ice breaker “20 questions,” this tantalizing quiz game is just what the doctor ordered.
Work your way through the alphabet describing your love and admiration with 26 prompts, one for each letter. If you’re looking for a way to express your feelings in a heartfelt, personalized gift but need a little push in the right direction, this book is a godsend. The prompts may be prewritten, but this book is sure to be filled with your own personality by the time you complete it.
Surely you’ve got plenty of memories to mark the passage of time together, but it’s good to have some numbers to back up your feelings. And it’ll be interesting to see the look on your spouse/partner’s face when they’re confronted with the irrefutable evidence that yes, you really have been together for an absurdly large number of days. But even more than that, a Days Together mug serves as a reminder of the substantial investment you’ve both made. In economics they refer to it as “sunk cost,” and it’s a healthy motivator.
Giving the gift of roses to your love is pretty traditional, but since roses just wilt and die shortly after they’re received, they’re really not a good symbol for ever-lasting and growing commitment. These beautifully preserved roses will never wilt and require no care or water. What better way to express your eternal adoration for the love of your life?
Conventional cookbooks are a longstanding staple of old time kitchens. But accepted as they are, they have a fatal flaw: they were written by total strangers, and therefore deserve to be regarded cynically by sophisticated modern users. The Family Recipes cookbook solves this problem, giving the owner a template that can be filled in with delicious instructions for cookery straight from the hands and minds of trusted kinfolk. Don’t let someone you care about fall prey to the demented culinary whims of some deranged outsider.
Going to bed angry is not an option with these adorable cushions cradling you and your sweetheart’s heads. Even the most adrenaline-filled pillow fight won’t be able to squash the honey goodness that flows between you two lovebirds. Make a spirited, endearing statement in the bedroom and promote nothing but the sweetest gumdrop lollypop dreams every night for the remainder of your precious union.
Every now and then, you may get the urge to ship your mate off to Siberia. It’s a much better idea to redirect those frustrations and draft an itinerary for a joint excursion that the two of you can enjoy … together! Whether it’s a grand adventure to a distant continent or a simpler road trip perusing local haunts and treasured nooks, embarking on a commemorative journey will breathe new life into your relationship and help remind you why you’re together!
Playfulness is an essential ingredient to any successful union. Don’t starve your marriage of the joy and laughter that can sustain it for many years to come! Carve out some time for a little card game action with your favorite partner in crime and feel the buzz that you get from a little homegrown rivalry. Challenge your spouse to a game that lasts all week long, as you earn points and reap rewards by performing tasks. We bet neither of you thought that you’d be battling to do the dishes.
We all know that diamonds are a girl's best friend. We also know they're insanely expensive. But a savvy shopper like you understands there are ways around the hefty price tags, like cat burglary or clearance and liquidation sales. When a big retailer like Helzerg Diamonds needs to make room for updated inventory they clear out last year's stock at steep discounts. These clearance sales are a literal gold mine of amazing gifts at "prices so good they're almost a crime", with items marked down thousands of dollars. You get to look like you broke the bank, without actually doing so. And really, who cares if that diamond ring is last year's model. Diamonds are forever right? To make things more tempting, Helzerg offers financing plans as long as 36 months. Click if you dare.
If you’ve got one tiny little romantic bone in your body, there has to be a place in your heart for the old fashioned love letter, even if it’s the kind that makes you circle yes or no. Because really, it’s the thought that counts, and anyone who takes the time to put their feelings down on paper has to be a keeper. But paper gets lost, is easily damaged, and isn’t very convenient to carry around with you. A gold or silver love letter necklace takes that old tradition and makes it last.
You know that your romantic history is of epic significance. If only you had the hardware to prove it. Now you can immortalize your love story in the form of a big, fat, campy adventure romance novel. The world always has a gross shortage of heroes, and if somebody has to fill the void, it might as well be you. Here is your chance to fill it with style and sexiness. Enter yourself in the great pantheon of timeless erotic literature, where you’ve always known you belong.
When was the last time you slow danced in the aisles with your loved one? Maybe a high-octane jam session with your favorite cover band will get the old pitter-patter going again. Whatever the affair, this glorious occasion calls for some extended handholding even if it all goes down in the best nosebleed seats in the house. Don your finest threads for a show-stopping evening of unforgettable merrymaking. Love is about to take center stage!
Matching t-shirts and twin bracelets are cute, but they don’t send quite the same message of togetherness that a committed couple should be aiming for. Take yourself off the market definitively with some appearance-altering skin ink. The latest in relationship branding, these companion tattoos add a whole new degree of permanence to the relationship. Be brave and go bold, but make hay while the sun shines, lovebirds—body art looks best on young, supple skin!
We have been informed that there couples in existence out there who met each other in beautiful, romantic places and not in the dingy back hallway of the local dive bar while waiting to pee. If you're lucky enough to be in the first group then you should memorialize that special place with this custom made puzzle.
It’s time to make some f@*!ng art! After all, you don’t just want a bunch of creative works by total strangers populating your walls. This kit redefines the idea of visceral art…or you could say it takes a new approach to building a body of work…or that it’s a labor of love… But one thing we know for sure is that no matter how much of an art lover you are, you’ve never had this much fun painting.
Couples that have been together a while have a tendency to let themselves go a bit. Why fight it? Behold the undisputed King of the Gummy Bears. Give your sweetheart this 5 pound calorific treat and watch as they slowly devour him, one body part at a time, in a kind of perverse, reverse Build-A-Bear scenario.
Serenade your partner with this set of musical wine glasses and then get completely sloshed. The glasses need to have liquid in them to work, so, what are you going to do, just throw all that wine away? No, instead you will make beautiful music together until all the "inspiration" is gone.
A picnic basket is a promise. You can’t just let it sit around collecting dust. No. You’ve gotta fill it with food on a regular basis and take it places. It doesn’t always have to be wine and risotto. Sandwiches and soft drinks are fine, too. But you’ve got to use it.
There’s no “beating” around the bush with this one-of-a-kind charm. Sincere and straight to the point, this revealing design couldn’t be any more forthright about your unequivocal commitment to your one and only. Why waste time and money on cryptic gifts that obscure how you really feel. This level of transparency brings everything to the surface so there will be absolutely no question where your beloved’s heart lies.
You’ve done so many amazing things together that you might be hard pressed for an novel idea on the next date night. Don’t panic, we’ve found the perfect solution with this gift. 52 new ideas that are sure to keep things interesting. The best part? They’ll love it so much they won’t even realize that you may have bought it with yourself in mind. We won’t tell if you won’t…
Celebrating with a gourmet dinner is always a solid plan, but things can get rather awkward in a crowded restaurant when the happy couple starts playing footsie and getting handsy. No need to “get a room!” if the chef comes to you, however.
These personalized wedding posters done up in a classic art style are unique, eye catching, and full of charm. A wedding is a one of a kind event, so why commemorate it the same way everyone else does? Hark to the past and celebrate the present at the same time.
Roses are red, usually. But not chocolate roses. Pleasing to the eye and your beloved’s sweet tooth, this delectable gift may be challenging to perfect, but they’ll earn you some brownie points that will take your relationship standings off the charts. If you can pull off these confectionery delicacies, you’ll be walking the Julia Childs hall of fame for decades to come.
Extend the celebration of your love for weeks, months even, with these personalized devotion vouchers. Your soul mate will revel in the chance to squeeze as much attention out of you as they possibly can—they might even try to double or triple their bounty if the rules allow for it—and you can earn extended reward points for being such a generous partner. Send your sweetheart on a shopping spree through the romance department where expiration dates never apply!
You know what you love about them, but be honest - without a few prompts you would have a hard time remembering on the spot. Thanks to the geniuses behind this fill-in-the-blank devotional book, you can say everything you want without having to be Shakespeare. In all honesty, half of the work is done for you, but you still get to do the important half as well as take all the credit. It’s sort of like Mad Libs, but with love instead of ridicule.
Celebrate your love by getting plastered, but do it the classy way! This lovely keepsake box made from Aspen and Baltic birch wood fits three bottles of your choice of wine in separate compartments. Theoretically, you would drink these on three different occasions, but… well. You know how things go. Just replenish and repeat—this little chest of drawers will support the cause for years to come!
This delightful gift isn’t just for the happy couple who has some scandalous dirt to bury. It's a fun activity now, and will be twice as meaningful in a couple decades. They'll fill it with romantic keepsakes and cherished reminders of time spent together, then bury it in the ground. If they can remember where they put it, they can come back when they're old and gray to dig it up. What could be more romantic than that?
When date night comes around and both of you have empty pockets, an argument is bound to start about where all the money is going. With this beautiful date night savings bank, you’ll always have a pile of cash on hand, so you don’t have to scour the credit card statements and make accusations. Isn’t household harmony worth a few dollars here and there?
If you’ve got all kinds of questions that you’ve always wanted to ask but couldn’t, then let this game ask them for you. And ask it will. You may feel like you know each other pretty well, but there are still plenty of dark corners left to explore. Add some racy questions and some NSFW dares to the equation and see what happens. Who knows, you might even surprise each other. Definitely a game for the adventurous at heart.
If you’re considering going with gift as common as flowers, you might consider stepping it up a few dozen notches by dipping them in 24k gold. Just gather up all your extra gold, melt it in your crucible, and toss in your plants. Or just buy this Eternity Rose instead. Actually, it’s probably electro-plated not really dipped in molten metal, but you get the point.
In our crazy modern world, who has the patience to wait more than a day for their online purchases, or to watch one episode a week of their favorite series, instead of a 10-hour binge? If they don’t already have a subscription to Amazon Prime, it’s your duty to bring them out of the dark ages. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, and you can get it for them right now. They’ll get free shipping on tons of great stuff from Amazon as well as access to a bizillion movies for free. Whatever their addiction, they can feed it on Amazon. Help them feed it faster and better.
There’s no better way to wash off the stress and anxiety of a long day than with a bath bomb. Turns out they’re great for healing too. Like aromatherapy and hydrotherapy all rolled into one, bath bombs help soothe and relax aching joints and muscles while infusing the air with the calming, rejuvenating fragrance of essential oils. It's a little gift that will help her unwind in a big way.
It’s official - the sky’s the limit. No more artificial limitations or imaginary stopping points, and no excuses. If someone on your gift list needs a little encouragement to go out and kick @$$, this is a subtle reminder she can wear around her neck at all times. And it’s a lot easier than carrying around one of those big posters with someone climbing a mountain in front of a sunset or skydiving through a rainbow. The world is her oyster, and don’t let her forget it.
Nothing beats the comfort of lounging around the house, enveloped in something much larger than yourself, unless that something is a giant snake, the crushing anxiety of an ever-uncertain future, or a sense of guilt for that awful thing you said at last year’s family picnic. A giant knit blanket helps to smother any of these undesirable feelings, leaving one with a sense of warmth and security.
If you’re following the same sequences every day, sometimes yoga practice can be a little repetitive. But making up your own sequence as you go can involve too much thinking, which messes up your flow. Every once in a while it’s nice to have some randomized guidance. Just roll these wooden yoga dice and let the universe decide which way you should bend yourself. The perfect gift for the yoga enthusiast (or beginner) who’s looking for a way to shake up their practice.
Renaissance thinkers saw humans as a microcosm, a miniature version of the universe. These handcrafted wood and resin rings represent an idealized sanctuary, a miniature model of a beautiful and peaceful place to escape from the not so awesome realities of everyday life. Peace of mind they can carry wherever they go.
As your parents get older, they start forgetting things. Good memories start getting pushed out in favor of petty grievances like who forgot to take out the garbage. Enforcing positive memories through some physical, ritualized system like this can sometimes be the only way to keep them from each other’s throats. This kit comes with everything they need to record all the happy things that occur from day to day and collect them in a safe place to be relived again in the future. And it’s so much cheaper than therapy.
Everyone used to have that one weird friend who would set up a portable swimming pool in the middle of the living room just so they could take a bath and watch TV at the same time. Now technology allows them to bring the TV to the bathtub, not the other way around, in the form of a small tablet. But electronics and water still don’t really mix that well, so you need something like this. Provides space for food, beverages, soap, aromatherapy candles, entertainment, and whatever else they might want within arm’s reach while soaking away their worries.
Flowers are a classic gift, but they’ve got one fatal flaw: no matter how beautiful, they tend to wilt too soon. But you’re smarter than that - you like to play the long game. The Flower of the Month Club lets you automatically replenish those flowers at regular intervals so that there’s always a fresh collection in the recipient’s house. Even if you’re not a hippy, you can always employ a little “flower power” to make someone feel loved and appreciated.
Progress can be harder to track when you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck anymore. Here is a solution for the retiree who doesn’t want to spend all their time feeding birds. After all, the hardest part of staying busy is coming up with the ideas. But give the old champ a set of challenges, and watch them spring to life with a renewed vigor. All it takes is a little encouragement, and maybe a slight disregard for personal safety.
Anyone who tells you that you can’t look classy drinking straight out of the bottle simply lacks imagination. And they clearly haven’t seen one of these. The best thing about using the Guzzle Buddy is the total lack of pretension. This is the perfect gift for that person who always talks about having ONE glass but never seems to achieve that level of self-control. This is a great way to say, “You don’t have to pretend. We want you to be who you are. We just want you to look better doing it.”
The good life is all about quality over quantity. Or maybe it’s about quality and quantity. We’re not here to argue. If they still want to swill down cheap rotgut wine by the box, nobody’s going to stop them. It’s their life, not yours. But here’s a great way to broaden their horizons once a month by introducing them to the stuff that’s popular with the people who don’t mix their chardonnay with diet sprite.
In a couple of generations, nobody’s even going to know what the hell a book is. Have you seen a teenager try to figure out how to use one of their parents’ audio cassettes? But for those of us in the know, books are the real source of pure knowledge and wisdom, untainted by the runoff of digital culture. Like a cold, clear mountain stream, but with words.
Your anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to stop fighting for a whole day and express your love anew (unless one of you forgets, and then it’s World War III). But as sweet as anniversaries are, they only take up one three-hundred-sixty-fifth of your time together. Imagine if you could extend that for a whole month. Well, now you can. This romantic jar contains 31 love-soaked messages, so the good feelings just keep on coming. Choose from ready-made sets with messages already included, blank cards that you can fill in yourself, or Kindnotes will custom print your personalized set and jar.
With any normal chocolate bar, even the generously-sized original Toblerone, one’s enjoyment is always tarnished by the sad thought that the experience will soon be over. Candy bars simply don’t last long enough. In contrast, candy lovers look upon this giant Toblerone bar the same way that a mountaineer gazes up at a lofty peak. In their mind, they understand that one day the expedition will be over, and the mammoth before them will have been conquered. Yet in the moment they can’t quite believe it.
Knowledge is the lifeblood of commerce, and sharing knowledge is how the human race continues its noble march toward destruction. But these days, people would just as soon carry a stone tablet as a paperback. An Amazon Kindle is the best way to look smart in public without seeming like a relic.
Mainstream wine snobbery has never taken hold in the New World like it did in Europe, so we use coffee and beer as vehicles to look down on each other in its place. Your grandpa may have been more than happy with a cup of Maxwell House every day for 70 years, but that was a different time. The masses have developed a palate, and there’s no looking back. But with all the thousands of artisan roasters out there, anyone trying to keep up on their own is likely to go insane. Luckily, some already insane person has taken on the job of curating, so the rest of us can pretend we’re experts.
Generally speaking, the last person in the room who needs more wine is the person who’s already gone feet up. But as long as that posture signals relaxation and not unconsciousness, it’s probably fine. There may be a moral grey area, but that’s not your problem. This is the perfect gift for the most shameless wino you know.
In our computer-crazy culture, one of the most overworked parts of many people’s bodies is their eyes. It’s enough of a problem that some people would probably consider hiring a full-time eye massager if they could afford it, and if those people actually existed. But once again, here comes technology to save us from the damage created by other technology. This may look like a virtual reality headset, but there’s nothing virtual about it. Real heat, real massage, and real soothing music make it an invaluable tool for recovering from a hard day of sitting there and staring at the abyssal depths of the internet.
Here’s some art that really grows on you. A hanging garden that can be placed on any wall in the house, it can add a bit of unexpected life to an interior space. The frame comes decked out with easy-to-care-for succulents, so you don’t have to worry about giving this to someone with a brown thumb.