Unique Gift Ideas That Will Leave Your Partner Swooning
Let’s face it. Getting a gift for your partner can be quite difficult, especially when you factor in the fact that the best gifts are those that one wants rather than needs. In other words, the perfect gift creates its own demand, without you realizing it. While focusing on the necessities when it comes to giving a gift to that special someone in your life is all fine and dandy, we have combed the internet to find some of the most unique, special, exceptional gifts you can give your partner. Forget lame ties and gift cards, these are the gifts that will win you some serious brownie points with your partner. We’ve done all the heavy lifting so this way, you don’t have to so, without further ado, let’s begin with our list.
Who’s Your Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Daddy??
It’s amazing how much time we spend reading about famous people’s dirty laundry on gossip websites such as Gawker, TMZ or Yahoo! OMG! and so on. But, have you ever wondered how awesome our own lives can be? Sadly, this is something that’s either never considered.If it is considered, it usually involves a visit to grandma’s house and going through old family albums. California-based 23andMe is looking to change all that.
Enter the 23andMeDNA Ancestry and Health Test Kit. The box kit comes with a saliva collection tube and specimen bag. You get the picture. Once you’ve mailed it back to 23andMe, they send you a report that tells you everything you need to know about your ancestry, and the different continents your ancestors came from, and that’s not all.
Ever wondered why you ended up with a bald spot but your brother didn’t? Well, the 23andMe DNA report has health interpretations of hundreds of diseases and conditions, and it can provide you with an approximation of your odds of getting them based on your family history and DNA. The whole process usually takes 6 to 8 weeks and is definitely worth the wait.
What’s awesome about using the 23andMe DNA Ancestry and Health Test Kit is that it doesn’t just provide you with some amazing insights into your own family’s past, but is also a great way to bond and connect with your partner as you discover something new about each other.
Name a Binary Star
Looking for something a bit more romantic? Why not give your partner the gift of a binary star. Of course, you can’t go there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t name a binary star now does it? For those of you who are unaware, star naming is a thing these days, with many couples naming a pair of stars to signify their love.
So, what’s a binary star?
A binary star basically means two stars that share a similar orbit around what is referred to as a “center of mass” by astronomers. Binary star systems differ from other stars in that they appear close together, and closely affect each other, much like a romantic couple.
Naming a binary star after your partner puts a nice creative twist to the gift-giving tradition between couples, regardless of the occasion. What makes naming a binary star a great gift idea is that the next time you and your partner look up at the sky, you will be reminded of the bond you share with each other.
You can learn more about them and how you can get you and your partner’s name in the stars by going online. It is important to note that naming the star isn’t scientific but rather, symbolic, making it the perfect gift for your partner for Valentine’s Day, birthday or anniversary.
A Book on…
If you’ve caught your partner with their nose buried in a book on more than one occasion, then chances are that you have a bookworm on your hands. This eliminates a few other gift ideas, but you still stand a chance of getting them a book they have already read. Lucky for you, there’s a good chance they haven’t read this one, even if they are into yoga.
While “The Toilet Yoga Book”has not been written by yoga professionals, but makes for a fun read nonetheless. Even if the book does not teach you how to namastay in the bathroom, it will certainly generate a few laughs.
Speaking on books, if your partner happens to be interested in learning new languages then why not give them “How to Swear Around the World” by Jason Sacher and Toby Triumph. The book features dozens of languages and will quickly become one of your favorite go-to books whether you want to have a laugh together or want to speak in a language that those %$$#% telemarketers will understand.
There are plenty of online sources where you will find the kind of books and novels that are hard to explain but totally worth reading, such as, “No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain’t Never Coming Home Again; A Symphonic Novel” by Edgardo Vega Yunqué or “Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems” by David Rakoff.
Sign Up for a Subscription Box
Few things can generate the rush of emotions as receiving a monthly subscription box. Initially, there’s the jammy feeling of excitement, anticipation, curiosity, followed by toasty surprise, and then either disappointment or jubilation (we’re rooting for the latter).
For those who do not know about it, a subscription box is a recurring delivery of products or items that have been grouped according to a particular theme or genre. An estimated 5.7 million Americans open their subscription boxes each month, which is a significant number of people who want to know what’s in the box.
Some see subscription boxes as an emotional rollercoaster ride,while for others, it is an efficient way of making sure they get their monthly supply of essentials, whether they’ve signed up for a subscription box of razor blades, undies or something cough, cough, educational perhaps!