You have probably heard so much about spicing up your relationship/marriage and finding romantic ways to surprise your partner for no reason.
But some people – even during special occasions – do not see the need to do something from the usual to put a smile on their partner’s face.
I will be blunt and say this is wrong.
If you love someone, then you should definitely celebrate them and your love always but more importantly, on certain occasions or for certain reasons.
However, you will agree with me that sometimes, we just don’t know what to do and so, we just don’t bother.
Well, you don’t have to do that anymore; I have highlighted 24 different romantic ways to surprise your partner to wow them today. Let’s get to it.
Romantic Tips to Surprise Your Partner On Their Birthday
If you want to get your partner feeling all mushy and emotional first thing on their birthday, then this is a perfect gift.
Just make a video of you wishing your partner a happy birthday, you can include video clips of memories you’ve made together and if you want to spice it up the more, you can get some of their family and friends in on it as well.
This is so much effective if it is the first thing they wake up to, so make sure they get it in the morning or you wake them to it.
While your partner is at work, gather pictures of both of you and hang them in different places of the room.
To make it more interesting, you can start with pictures of when you just met, when you started dating, events you’ve been to, together and so on.
You can trust that your partner will have a good walk down memory lane and such a birthday will not be forgotten in a hurry.
Also, you can add a little décor using ribbons and balloons to make the room cheerier but ensure that the hanging pictures stand out.
The 5-Senses Gift Set
Gifts are normal, everyday ways of celebrating a special one on their special day but why not spice it up and make your partner squeal for delight?
You can achieve this by using the 5-senses gift set.
What is a 5-senses gift set, you may ask?
Well, it is simply getting 5 gifts that they can touch (handmade quilt, flower vase or message boards), see (a diary), taste (a food tray, cake, fruit hamper, etc), smell (colognes, body spray, perfume oils, etc) and hear (instruments like violin, saxophone, guitar, etc).
But ensure they are cute things your partner will appreciate or like.
Put them in 5 boxes fitting into each other with cute notes like “Touch me” “see me” “hear me” “taste me” and “smell me”.
Candle-Lit Dinner Date
You can also go the route of the good-old candle-lit dinner date.
Depending on their taste, you can reserve a private or a public dinner date at their favourite restaurant.
You can also do it at home if you know your partner will appreciate that more.
Order in or prepare meals besides the usual and set the environment with candles and romantic music.
It will definitely make your partner fall head in love with you again.
Romantic Ways to Surprise Your Partner On Your Anniversary
An exciting and fun trip is certainly a welcome idea to celebrate your anniversary with your partner outside of the hustle and bustle of your everyday lives.
You can plan a trip to the amusement park, to the zoo, to the mall, to a new city, to a new country, to the park; it can be anywhere apart from the environment y’all are used to.
The aim is to do it differently in a relaxing, warm and exciting environment, to do something fun and relaxing and to have that day with each other.
If you are parents, send them to their grandparents or get a babysitter, so you don’t have to worry about them and you can enjoy your anniversary to the fullest.
Kayaking and Karaoke
They sound like two things that are seemingly not combined but the fact stands that both are fun, exciting and challenging.
You don’t go kayaking or to karaoke every day.
So, get on that boat together and enjoy a great time together on calm waters then hit the karaoke after that to have fun singing your favourite songs together.
You can be tone-deaf and karaoke doesn’t care; all that matters is that you have fun.
Go to the Movies.
Take a trip to see a movie, preferably a movie you both want to see that is showing or even just go and pick a random one.
If you or your partner are not the outdoorsy type, you can have a movie night at home with popcorn and a chilled bottle of wine, alone.
The aim is to chill out together, relax, have fun, and laugh.
Honeymoon/First Meeting Reloaded
Your anniversary is a perfect time to relive and re-enact how your first honeymoon was like if you are married.
If you are not, you can go where you first met, had your first date or somewhere that presents a great memory to you both.
Romantic Tips to Surprise Your Partner On Valentine’s Day
Chocolates and Teddy Bear
This is like a combo of chocolates and a teddy bear is a go-to gift, especially for women, during Valentine.
Therefore, if you’re thinking of what to get your partner, don’t stress it; a box of chocolate with a big teddy bear will do the trick easily.
Shows and Shopping
Valentine day is a perfect day to hit the cinema and watch a movie with your partner, rest assured there will be plenty of lovers doing the same thing so you don’t have to bother about others giving you side glances when you decide to publicly display your affection or love for one another.
Right after that, you can grab something to eat and go shopping together, it is always a fun and exciting experience where you both get to gift each other your time, feelings and resources.
Engage in a Cause
Nothing is as perfect as contributing to a cause your partner is passionate about on Valentine’s Day.
It conveys thoughtfulness and support.
Plus, Valentine’s Day is not just about romantic love. So, you can use it as an opportunity to love and give back to others.
Visit a Local Show or Art Gallery
If your partner is the creative type, this is the best time to share their interest.
For instance, if your partner loves art or music, supporting a local show or going to an art gallery might just be the best way ever to spend Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Tips to Surprise Your Partner for Christmas
Gift of Time
The best gift you can ever give your partner during this festive period is the gift of your time.
It is not enough to buy wrapped gifts and put them under the Christmas tree, you also have to ensure that you’re present and not distracted and also participate actively in all activities to ensure that it is a remarkable day.
This may demand that you turn off your phone or laptop, cancel or reschedule meetings and help out with the preparations.
A cute and thoughtful gift to your partner during this festive time is a photo album of how the past year has evolved; thoughtful notes should accompany your photo album.
Take time to go through it together, it will be a good walk down memory lane.
Buy Meaningful Gifts
What’s Christmas without gifts?
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to gift your partner something meaningful and thoughtful.
At a loss for what to buy? Tell your partner to make a wish list some days before Christmas and see those you can strike off.
The perfect ending to a beautiful Christmas day is to enjoy each other’s company with some games to make it fun especially if you’re spending Christmas indoors.
Monopoly, Scrabble, Card games, Dice games, Chess and even video games are some game ideas.
Ensure it is a game that your partner enjoys playing and you can have your family and close friends join to make a night out of it.
Romantic Ways to Surprise Your Partner in an LDR
This is a no-brainer.
If you are in a long-distance relationship, the most important thing for the both of you will probably be seeing each other.
So, imagine the joy on their face when you visit them when they weren’t expecting to see you.
Now, remember that some people don’t like to be visited unannounced. If your partner is like that; you should inform them.
Telling them you are visiting when they least expect is a surprise in itself.
Send a Gift
You can hardly go wrong with a gift, especially if you are gifting them something they like or will enjoy.
So, go online, find something they will like and send it to them or put it in their address so it is shipped directly to them.
What makes this even more beautiful is that you are in different places.
It will mean a lot to them that you found a restaurant in their city or town and got them to send them lunch.
Write a Letter
A little old-fashion but still effective.
The effort it takes to write a letter and mail it when you could send it via email or SMS or WhatsApp and the various messaging platforms available today will be meaningful to your partner.
And it is even more special if it is handwritten.
Romantic Ways to Surprise Your Partner for No Reason
Put Love Notes in Their Pocket
Put a note in their pocket or office bag or wallet containing a poem or a message of love.
Make sure to put it somewhere they will easily see it, so it is not a wasted effort.
Send Random “I Love You”
You can send them “I love you” just because you love your partner, especially when they are least expecting it and at the most random times.
Buy A Gift Just Because
Many people gift their partners on special occasions.
But how about just because it makes you think of them or they will look good in it?
You don’t have to wait for special occasions to buy a gift for your partner; gift them just because.
Send Good Night/Good Morning Text
I would want to be sent off to bed or wake up to a beautiful text message from my lover.
And I’m sure you do too.
It is beautiful; show you are in their mind and you are special to them.