Christmas is a time of giving. But it’s not just about what you buy and wrap up. There are other more important gifts to give, if you want your relationship to be close and fulfilling.
GIVE A SPECIAL VOUCHER
It’s easy to get vouchers for meals out, hot air balloon rides, driving experiences and many other activities. But maybe there is something your partner would like for which there isn’t a formal voucher. Maybe they would like to try wood-turning, dancing, learn to swim – or many other activities.
The best part of this gift is that it shows your partner that you’ve truly listened to what they love. The more obscure and wacky it is, the better, because that means you’ve put in more effort. However, this isn’t a gift to get wrong! Be very sure that your dear one really does dream of this activity. And the most important thing to be watchful of is that you don’t assume they want something that you actually want! Get it right and it’ll be amazing – your dearest may never forget!
AN ADVENT OF COMPLIMENTS
During the run-up to Christmas, pay your lover a sincere compliment each day. Try not to repeat the compliment. Think of all the things you love about them, from the way their eyes crinkle when they smile to how much you value their reliability/kindness/dynamism – whatever! Thinking of all of these compliments will have a wonderful effect on you too, because it will reveal to you how much this wonderful person really means to you.
If you like you could make your compliments into an advent calendar, so they have a lovely window to open each day. Or you could just tell them at different times of the day. You could even keep the fact you’ve planned this a secret and just see how the love an appreciation builds between you as Christmas approaches.
HOW WE CAN HELP
You have six gifts to give your lover if you wish. These include a special love letter, a promise box, time together, their favourite meal, an original voucher and an advent of compliments. All of these will really enhance your relationship. Most of them cost very little and they will mean so much.
PUBLISHED: 17 September 2018