Holiday gift giving can be awkward. Whether you’re in a long distance relationship, you’re on a budget, or your partner is someone already has everything, trying to find the perfect gift can be challenging. If you’re meeting your partner’s family, the stress of trying to win over parents or relatives you’ve never even met can be even more difficult. Finding the perfect holiday gift seems overwhelming!
When I was invited to meet my last boyfriend’s family for Christmas a few years ago, I was terrified. His mother had always warned him to please never bring home a white woman. But he had told me two things that helped me in my quest for a gift for her. I knew that she loved egg nog and cheescake. And, every time we had really fun dates, especially when we tried things he’d never done like ice skating, horseback riding, and rooftop swimming at Spa Castle, I took tons of pictures and he would laugh and tell me his mother had never been able to get him to allow her to take any of him, ever.
So, I secretly created a collage of all of the photo I’d taken since we met, including a beautiful one of him in a tuxedo. His mother’s stoic expression melted the minute she opened my gift, and there were tears in her eyes. I don’t know that she would have ever wanted me as a daughter-in-law, but he told me he loved me for the first time that day,
Making a collage takes time, but I found an amazing gift idea on Groupon today.
You can create your own daily planners by using photos of trips you’ve been on as a couple, or from dates you’ve had, or even add pictures of the favorite places you’ve been to together. Your photos will be on the front cover as well as scattered throughut the pages inside. The Printerpix site is pretty easy to navigate, plus they have hundreds of other custom gift ideas, including personalized photo blankets or pillows (so you can “cuddle up” with your honey when they’re not there), mugs, and a photo puzzle.
Do you have any ideas for the perfect gift for your partner? What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten? What about suggestions on what to never give a lover?