How to surprise a loved one in an extra special way
We truly believe that making others happy also makes you happy. There’s no better way to make your loved ones feel good than by doing so in an extra special, personal way by surprising them! Creating a good, happy surprise is in the little things; remembering a special date, being there when you know they need you. Letting a loved one know you’re thinking of them is never a bad idea.
A special way to show you’re thinking of them
In some cases you will know the recipient very well, in others you will know them less well. Coming up with a fitting surprise for your partner or best friend is often easy. But when it comes to surprising your neighbour or child’s teacher, it can be a bit more of a struggle. Not to worry, as you may have more insight into what they like and enjoy than you initially think! Perhaps your neighbour spends a lot of time in their garden? If so, they more than likely enjoy gardening and you can think of a surprise that has something to do with that. If your child’s teacher often wears purple, chances are she will love a gift that has the same colour. The fact that you’re taking the time to notice these things is a gift in itself, as it will make the recipient feel seen and appreciated.
Planning your surprise
If you’re really looking to surprise someone, it’s important to choose the right moment; the moment they would least expect. A birthday surprise is always great, but you could choose to go for a less expected moment. Perhaps a friend is picking up their new puppy this weekend, for example. If so, you could send them a little surprise for them and their new best friend. If a friend’s relationship has just ended, show them you’re there for them by surprising them with a gift set of things that will offer comfort and distraction, such as chocolate, a comfy blanket and a personalised wine glass; perfect for a night of Netflix.
When choosing your surprise moment, think about which events are impacting the recipient’s life and go from there.
Get your message across
A beautiful personal message is key when it comes to creating a great surprise. Let the recipient know why you’re so grateful for them and why you appreciate your relationship so much. A little thank you, or reason they’re on your mind. You can always choose to surprise someone without a reason, of course, but even then there will be something that has triggered the desire to surprise them at that moment, so tell them! Perhaps it’s just because they’re always there for you when you need them, always up for a laugh, or the best at taking care of your plants or pets if you need to be elsewhere. Whatever the reason, share your feelings!
5 special gifts to surprise someone with
Tip #1: Say it with something sweet!
You can’t go wrong with a tasty treat, especially when a sweet personal message is included. A personalised Milka bar, a tin of sweets, a personalised Toblerone bar or personalised Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate. They’ll love it!
Tip #2: Say it with something cute!
Some moments require a little extra love. If a good friend or family member is going through a rough patch, a cute gift can work wonders. They’re also a great way to show someone they’re more than a little special to you.
Tip #3: Say it with a card!
It may seem like a simple gesture, but who doesn’t love receiving good old-fashioned snail mail? Whether they’ve passed an important exam, been given a promotion or you just wish to let them know you’re thinking of them; there’s a card for that! Add a photo to make it truly personal and a pleasure to display in the recipient’s home.
Tip #4: Say it with something romantic!
We mustn’t forget to celebrate romantic moments, of course. Perhaps you’re looking for a great anniversary gift for your best friend’s 2-year wedding anniversary? Why not go for a pair of champagne flutes, engraved with the names and date, so that the happy couple can say cheers to their love.
Tip #5: Say it with genuine care and attention!
Having someone be attentive is wonderful, as it makes us feel seen. That’s why a surprise that fits in with the recipient’s interests is a fantastic way to show you love them and know what will make them happy. If your bestie is always at the gym, surprise them with their very own personalised water bottle. If your nephew is a bookworm, surprise him with a personalised children’s book. If your neighbour loves to cook, surprise her with a personalised recipe book. Mum loves her daily cuppa? Surprise her with an engraved tea glass.