How to Pick a Meaningful Gift for a Significant Other
Martina Vilar
Martina Vilar
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How to Pick a Meaningful Gift for a Significant Other

From personalized products to gifts that come from the heart, it can be challenging to find the right meaningful gift for someone you love. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on your gift list, no matter what the occasion, read on for some ideas of gifts you can give with meaning.

Jigsaw Puzzles and Other Personalized Products


Do you collect photos of special occasions? One of the easiest ways to give a personal gift to someone you love is to start with a favorite photo. A good way to remind someone how much you care about them, that their special event mattered to you, or just to make them smile is to order a coffee mug, jigsaw puzzle, or canvas representation of your time together. Print on-demand custom product sites are a great way to come up with that special one-of-a-kind gift. Shutterfly allows you to create photo books, wall art, photo cards and invitations, personalized gifts, and photo prints for friends and family at

The great thing about a custom photo gift is that it can be given on any occasion. Whether it’s that you’re looking for forgiveness after a disagreement with your partner, have a family member who’s sick, or want to celebrate a birthday, there’s no better way to give a gift that’s personal than to design it yourself with a unique photo.

Shared Pets


When it comes to your significant other, buying the perfect gift can be even easier. Assuming that you and your partner live together, and you know them well, a great gift could be a pet. While you’d want to wait on this in a new relationship, buying your spouse that pup they’ve always talked about or adopting a rabbit could be the best way to bring some joy to your household.

Long-term relationships can use some shaking up from time to time. If you’ve been wondering how to get quality time with your partner or have been searching for things like ‘help my relationship‘ on Google, a pet could be a great way to add something new to the relationship. In teaming up for those behavior training classes, teaching your pooch new tricks, and becoming pet parents together, you and your significant other would have something new to be excited about.

If you’re considering a pet as a meaningful gift for your partner, be sure to do some research on rescues, the right breed for you, and more. You might even want to let your significant other in on your plan, instead of surprising them so that you can make picking out that pet together with a part of the gift and adventure.

Gifts of Expression


Many people make the mistake of thinking that the more money you spend, the better the gift. The reality is that gifts from the heart can be more meaningful than anything store-bought. A great way to show your significant other you care about them is through the use of journals, poetry, and love letters.

Maybe you’re great with the pen or paintbrush. Think about taking that favorite photograph and custom coffee mug and reproducing them in other, creative ways. A mug of your trip to New York City could easily be paired with a poem about how you and your partner fell in love that day. A jigsaw puzzle with a picture of your new pet could be given with a love letter about being in love with your best friend. In combining personalized gifts with personal sentiments, you’ll be taking that extra step to show your partner how much they mean to you.

Giving a meaningful gift to someone you love can be extremely rewarding. In taking the time to consider what would matter most to the person you love, you’ll not only be able to show them how much they mean to you but remind yourself of it, too. Happy gift-giving to you, and don’t forget the personalized note!