Relationship Tips For A Happy Marriage Part 61: The Art Of Gift Giving
Gift giving is one of the most favored romantic ideas for married couples. Finding the right gift for your loved one and delivering it to them with just the right amount of surprise is an art to be learned. It is also one of the five languages of love.
The best thing about being married is that gift giving takes on a whole new meaning. After several years of giving the usual flowers, chocolates and expensive trinkets, couples begin to develop their own gift-giving rituals. They also learn to communicate their wants better and are not afraid to flat out ask for what they want.
All married couples should strive to find compatibility in the area of gift giving. While some people adore gifts and surprises, others just don’t care for them. If you and your partner are on opposite sides of this coin, you must find common ground.
Gift Giving for Married Couples
The ideal gift should be something that the recipient wants. Note that there is a distinct difference between wants and needs and gifts should strictly address the former. This means that buying your partner a gift because you think they will look great in it isn’t always the best decision. You need to consider their tastes and desires. Sometimes, the right gift can be as simple as giving your loved one the budget to pursue an expensive hobby that they have been dying get into.
Picking you a gift should never be done in a hurry. If you are very busy, wait until you have some time to find that special gift for you loved one. In marriage, a few well-throughout romantic ideas are better than several hurriedly bought gifts.
When you give a gift, expect nothing in return. This may sound cliché but you wouldn’t believe just how many couples will give flowers in search of forgiveness or chocolates in search of intimacy. Expecting something in return just makes it difficult for the other person to enjoy their gift as they are busy worrying about what they should get you.
Sometimes, handmade gifts are the right way to go. They don’t have to be crafts or hand-made cards if you are not into that sort of thing. It can be a home cooked meal, a massage and other such gifts which can be given throughout your marriage at no extra cost. Also, don’t forget to spend quality time with your spouse since no material gift can fill that void.
If you have been wondering how to be romantic with your wife or husband or how to surprise your girlfriend or boyfriend, worry no more. With these tips on the art of gift giving, you can bring your romantic ideas to life.