Does your loved one add another year to his or her age soon and you have no idea what to surprise your partner with? There are many more gifts than those nice, but still somewhat cliché gifts like a dinner, a weekend away, or a new watch. A good gift is something that the giftee wouldn’t buy for themselves online using apps like the Shopmatey app. It should be something that isn’t necessarily need-based, but rather, are something fun or exciting that may bring them joy.
But don’t worry. We collected 10 original gifts for your partner with which you can pleasantly surprise him or her!
By the way, don’t forget to decorate the living room, for example with our birthday decorations for adults!
1. Molecular cooking workshop
Does your partner like to be in the kitchen? Then a molecular cooking workshop is a nice idea. During this workshop, science will be involved in cooking and you will let go of the classic cooking techniques and ideas. For example, you might cook with nitrogen, cook each piece of meat at its temperature, and discover that you can even cook an egg with molecular precision.
2. Original gift: adopt a vine!
A delicious bottle of wine is a nice gift to give, but for the true wine lover, there is the vine to adopt! Your partner then becomes the owner of one or more vines for 1 or 2 years and receives several bottles of wine every year. With some providers of vines, you can even come and look at the vine!
3. Personalized weekend bag
Are you looking for an original birthday gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend and you don’t live together yet? Then a personalized weekend bag is a gift that helps him or her. For example, buy a nice leather bag and have your partner’s initials or name put in it. Several more luxurious brands also have their service for printing initials.
4. Visit a factory as a birthday present to your loved one
Your partner, apart from you, probably has something he or she loves. For his or her birthday, pay a visit to the factory where this is made! For example, go to a beer brewery, visit the car factory of his or her favorite brand or go and see how ice cream or candy are made in large numbers. Many brands open their factory to the public, so you can take a look behind the scenes.
5. Own a vegetable garden or piece of land to grow
Does your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend always have the desire to grow your vegetables and herbs? As a partner, take the step in the right direction and give a vegetable garden as a gift! For example, give a vegetable garden container for the garden with some vegetable garden seeds and soil. You can also take it even more seriously with your piece of land. You usually rent this from an allotment garden association or your municipality.
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6. a Photobook of your most beautiful trip together
Other original gifts for your partner are those with a personal note. For example, if you have made a beautiful trip together, it is, of course, nice to relive it now and then. Therefore, collect all your photos of your most beautiful trip together and make a photo book of it! This way your partner can always return to that place or a specific moment.
7. Homemade board game
Does your partner love games and do you happen to be quite handy? Then make a board game for his or her birthday. For example, choose Who am I? with photos of your friends and family, or make your Monopoly or Goose Board. And if you are good with wood, you can also make a pinball machine yourself with some instructions from YouTube.
8. Trial lesson for a sport or hobby
Giving a trial lesson as a gift is the way to finally let your partner carry out that hobby that he or she always talks about. Maybe your wife wants to learn to ride a motorcycle or play the piano or golf or diving is something your friend has always wanted to do. With a trial lesson, the step is suddenly much smaller to do it.
9. Illustration or painting of your house
Are you looking for a personal birthday present for your girlfriend or husband and do you live in your dream house? Then have an illustration or painting made of your house, so that it is immortalized on the wall. This special gift can forever be a reminder of your nice place. Through the webshop Etsy.com, you will find different providers who can record your home.
10. Birthday gift for your friend or husband: electric longboard
If your friend or husband always wants the best gadgets, an electric longboard is an original birthday gift. With an electric longboard, he easily rushes to family and friends or does a quick errand. This gift is not only fun for men, because many women also love gadgets!
With one of these ideas, you can be sure that you will give a very original gift to your partner this year. Just remember, it’s the thought that counts.