Did you screw up in 2022? Have you been in the doghouse due to some careless comment or perhaps because your choice of anniversary gift left a lot to be desired? Your Christmas gifts were clearly ones that showed you phoned it in. If so, we feel your pain and understand precisely what you are going through.
The good news? It’s 2023, a whole new year, and it’s your chance to make up for any poor choices you made before January 1st.
If you want to make up for past failures, then the key is to plan ahead and really put some genuine thought into the process. Too many leave things until the last minute, and that’s when the panic sets in and truly generic ideas come to the forefront.
Buying presents for your husband, wife, or partner’s birthday or your anniversary should, in theory, be made easier by the fact that the key dates are the same every year. However, this doesn’t stop a considerable percentage of us from simply forgetting or failing to adequately prepare for these special days.
In order to assist you in your endeavors, we’ve selected a few possible options to consider for 2023.
If you want to give a gift that is almost guaranteed to hit the spot, then jewelry is the way to go. The impact of such a gift can be felt even before it’s apparent. When the wrapping is removed, and a jewelry box is revealed, the gift is already working its magic. Then when the box is opened, and the item is on full display, the look on the recipient’s face will be one of sheer delight.
You can look to up your game by making the gift itself more personal. Consider, for instance, the idea of gifting a custom name necklace. It could be a special nickname for your wife, husband, or partner; it could spell the name of your child or might be their name.
Personalized jewellery is really in right now, and that means that the gift is also something of a trendsetting one, perfect for those who like to be ahead of the fashion curve.
Classic Designer Leather Bag
For those with expensive tastes, you can splash out on an elegant Mini Jodie bag from Bottega Veneta. Featuring a blingy gold chain-link strap, this will set you back quite a sum but would certainly impress the recipient and is perhaps perfect for those who are set to hit a milestone anniversary in 2023.
Though designer bags are ones that cost a great deal, they are also items that last for years, and therefore the associated costs aren’t as high as they may at first feel.
An Anniversary Wine Box
Do you and your partner enjoy a nice glass of wine? If so, this might be the ideal bespoke gift to consider. An anniversary wine box includes several bottles, usually three to five, and will come in a stylish wooden box engraved with the key date and both your names.
These are carved into the wood, and each compartment includes a different wine that may remind you both of a special moment in your relationship. This is a very evocative present that could be the perfect start ahead of a romantic anniversary meal and has a certain simplicity to it.
His and Hers Engraved Time Pieces
Why not give your loved one the gift of time this year? There’s something priceless, timeless, and chic about the idea of giving your partner a delightful watch with an ornate design and leather strap.
You’d get the pair, both engraved with a simple message, and the matching appeal provides an additional kick to the gift. Watches have become a classic accessory in the cellphone age, and what used to be a commonly worn item has now become far more niche, adding a layer of panache to this type of gift.
New York Times Custom Birthday Book
For an upcoming birthday, think outside the box and gift a New York Times customer birthday book. This coffee table tome includes front pages for every year since the recipient’s birth and comes bound and marked with their names and date of birth.
This is a great gift for those who love history, and it’s a nice original idea to consider and one that has that personalized nature that you can’t beat.
Want to give your partner a gift that promotes a soothing and relaxing vibe, especially after a Christmas period, then consider a simple but effective choice of a plush, soft and luxuriant bathrobe.
You can look to partner this gift with some scented candles and essential oils and offer a firm and loving massage for extra brownie points. Also, consider monogramming the bathrobe for that personal bespoke touch.
A Portable Projector
For those who love gadgets, this idea is sure to be a winner. This capsule projector can be set down on any surface and directed to a clear wall. Connect it to your mobile device and play whatever you wish, maybe a romantic comedy, while enjoying a great takeaway meal and a glass of wine from your anniversary box.
The best models here offer projection to as large as 100 inches and offer surround sound, making your front room feel like a cozy cinema.