What gifts to get your minimalist SO?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
2670 posts
Sugar bee

Why not do an experience gift? Tickets to a show/concert/amusement park? Overnight stay in a romantic hotel? Day trip to somewhere close by?

Post # 3
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

beegirl1989 :  a Movado watch. I’m not sure why it just came to my mind.

Post # 5
122 posts
Blushing bee

You could do one of those like star maps or coordinates of somewhere that was important to you. There’s a bunch of companies and people on etsy that do this. You just send them coordinates of a spot and they’ll find what the sky looked like when you were there that day

Post # 7
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Home brewing kit?

Lego set to build?

A favorite picture turned into a puzzle to put together?

Post # 8
3405 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

How about a custom puzzle of a picture from a vacation? That can give you hours of entertainment, and then you can hang it up on the wall.

Post # 9
2486 posts
Buzzing bee

I second experience gift – just go for a different/more creative type of experience than you normally would. What about signing you guys up for a cooking or dance class, buying him a flying lesson or helicopter ride, designing a scavenger hunt, or doing an escape room? Or take him on a spontaneous trip to someplace within a 1-2 hour plane or train ride for an overnight trip more out of the ordinary? I think there’s a lot you can do within the “experience” category that would be more creative than your past bday gifts. 

Post # 10
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

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Post # 11
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Bongos or Ukelele, or some other easy-to-learn instrument. Or, a journal with writing prompts. Or a subscription to XM radio or Spotify.

Post # 12
728 posts
Busy bee

make an scavenger hunt that he needs to solve to get to his actual gift. To make it bigger, make the hunt happen across the town of the places you like to date. You can also start dropping/hiding riddle like several days before birthday. The gift can be another adventure.

Post # 13
875 posts
Busy bee

Give him a month off one or two of his regular chores (if you live together) home made coupons are always fun.

Post # 14
685 posts
Busy bee

What about some sort of project/craft/puzzle? There are so many interesting kits and crafts. Also, maybe a robot, especially one he could program himself.

Post # 15
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

Seconding scavenger hunt… just do a normal experience gift, but make him hunt to figure out what it is! E.g. if you got concert tickets, guide him into what to wear, where to be and when it will be but don’t tell him what it is.

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