In the United States, we have many holidays and special occasions for you to shower someone with attention or gifts. There’s Valentine’s Day in the spring, Sweetest Day in the Fall, and, of course, all winter holidays. When one of these holidays isn’t just around the corner, and it’s too early to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, here are some other unique ways to show your loved one you care.
Cook a Multi-Course Dinner
Nothing makes you feel cared for like having a full course meal planned, prepared, and cleaned up for you! You probably already have an idea of your loved one’s favorite meals or what they tend to suggest when you go out to eat. So, start there for some ideas of what you can cook for them. If your partner has more of a sweet tooth, opt for baking some fancy cupcakes or crème brûlée.
Put Together a Care Package
Another unique way to show your loved one you care is to get them a collection of small but meaningful gifts. For example, if they’ve been having a stressful time at work, you can create a gift set that includes a bath bomb or bubbles, a face mask, or a fuzzy pair of socks. On the other hand, if all they need is a laugh, you can fill up their gag bag with items that match their sense of humor. Either way, your loved one will appreciate the thoughtfulness and innocence of a gift that shows you listen and care.
Throw a Themed Party
For some people, throwing a “just because” party is the way to go. Invite a group of friends over for a night of dancing or playing a favorite board game. Although it’s simple, picking out some party favorites like Golden Girls party decorations (or whatever theme they’d enjoy) could turn an ordinary night into a more memorable one.
Plan a Fun, Unexpected Day
Finally, if your loved one is down for an adventure, plan a surprise date for them. Things like going to a new hiking spot, playing laser tag, going to a VR warehouse, or checking out a new museum or bookstore are all excellent options, depending on what your loved one prefers.
When you want to shower your loved ones with affection and appreciation but can’t wait until February or their birthday, you can use these ideas to treat them to a thoughtful surprise celebration.