By Josh Bovington
Buying presents for your other half can be tricky. It’s easy enough at first, you can just get jewellery, or clothes, or maybe some flowers.
But what about after that? Where do you go when the well of obvious presents runs dry? You have a lifetime full of Christmases and birthdays to come and you’ve used up all your ideas at once! What do you do?
Well, one idea is to get creative. Even if you’re not the most creative person, it’s worth a try, and like they say, it’s the thought that counts! So why not put that to the test and give one of these ideas a go this Christmas.
1) A homemade card
Christmas cards are a given when it comes to Christmas.
It’s usually seen as the last thing left to do, with boyfriends frantically running to the nearest petrol station to find a card. Any card.
However, if more effort is made with this small gift, it can actually become one of the best parts of the holiday.
Spend some time on a thoughtful message, try being creative and stick some pictures in. The more creative the better, and even if it looks like rubbish in the end, at least the thought was there!
2) Personalised gifts
You really can’t go wrong with personalised gifts.
If you’re trying to impress your other half and find something they would like then you might as well make it something that only they can have.
Even the smallest thing with their name on it or a personalised message can be good as it shows that only they have it, it can’t just be picked up anywhere, and it also shows that you’ve made the effort of personalising it for them.
3) A poem
Making a poem can be challenging for sure, but if you just give it a go, you’ll probably be surprised what’s in store.
It shows that your present has taken time and care, even if it makes you feel like a square. Just giving it a go will let you put another feather in your cap, even if you think it has turned out crap.
You may be a poet and just not know it!
4) A song
This one may be challenging, especially if you haven’t got any musical ability or are completely tone deaf, but at least it can create a funny moment.
Showing that you have thought enough about your partner to write them a song can be a great way of showing your love, and at the very least, can create a good laugh.
If music isn’t your thing, try making it funny, and if it is, maybe have a go at a romantic song.
This one may be a real test of the “it’s the thought that counts” mentality, but if you give it a shot, it could pay off well.
5) If all else fails?
OK, realistically not everybody is creative. Sure if you are feeling brave then write a song, make a poem, design a card.
At the end of the day however, a good old-fashioned look around the shops or a look online will still do the job. Teddy bears, chocolates, alcohol, even socks can be a good back-up plan if all else fails!