Planning your partner’s birthday is undoubtedly one of the most stressful bits of annual admin you’ll find yourself with every time their special day rolls around. That’s why we’ve come up with some great tips and tricks for planning a memorable birthday for your significant other, that’ll also help you show your love and affection for them and help them have the best day possible.
It’s easy to get caught up in what you think will be the ‘perfect day,’ however, taking out all expectations will help you find planning a lot less stressful. Remember that you’re also planning the day for your partner and not for yourself, so keep reminding yourself of what they would want to do on their special day. If you’re really stuck for ideas, you can also ask your partner how they’d like to spend the day on the run-up to their birthday to make sure you strike the perfect balance of expectation and surprise!
As well as planning the ‘perfect day,’ we often put pressure on ourselves to find the perfect gift. Truth is, the perfect gift is the most thoughtful one! Think about their favourite shows or movies, or anything they’ve mentioned in the past but not bought themselves. For example, a good gift for him might be men’s diamond earrings, while a great gift for her might be an expensive perfume she’s always had her eye on!
Not big into gift-giving? Why not gift an experience? Planning an experience (either just for your partner or for the both of you to share) will give you something amazing to look back on in the years to come, as well as kick off their new age with a bang! Better still, since it’s unlikely they’ll take part in the experience on the same day they receive it, these ideas also work well as last-minute or instant gifts! Just print off the voucher and stick it in their birthday card for instant joy.
Involve loved ones
Sharing your partner’s special day with friends and family is a great way to make sure they know just how much they’re cared for and can help them see those people they may not get to see the rest of the year. Involving your partner’s loved ones is also a great idea if you’re planning a surprise birthday party since they might be able to add another dimension of ideas that you hadn’t thought about!
Planning your partner’s birthday doesn’t have to be stressful. Instead, planning your significant other’s special day can be a doddle with these tips. Just remember, this day is for them and not for you! And hopefully, if you do a good job, they’ll be able to return the favour when your own birthday rolls around…