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Unique Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Updated on May 22, 2014

Its that time of year again!

Birthdays, Valentines Day, anniversaries, make-up presents, surprises and even celebratory gifts. The year is full of occasions that you need to treat him/her and sometimes the idea well may be run dry. When this happens you need to look no further than here. Whether its something for a small occasion or a large one, there is always a solution, there is always something that will bring a smile to someone's face, whether it is something simple or something extravagant and over the top.

This list is going to compile the best gift ideas that can be used on short notice, when you forget or just run short of time.

When procrastination gets the best of you, thus list can be a saviour.

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1- Flash USB Stick Full of Photos and Videos of Your relationship Together

Quick, Simple, Cheap with the Potential for Serious Brownie Points

Most couples these days have some form of smart phone (iPhone,iPad), camera, video camera, or even developed photos. These will be gold for this idea. All you need is a laptop or a computer and a cheap USB that can hold some photos or videos and you are on your way.

The best pictures for this idea are ones from vacations, from lazy days around the house, from family occasions and from personal moments.

These Are Some Examples of the Type Of Photos You Should Use

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Happy Moments In the Relationship Will Work BestImage Courtesy Of Google ImagesHappy Moments In the Relationship Will Work BestImage Courtesy Of Google Images
Happy Moments In the Relationship Will Work BestImage Courtesy Of Google Images
Happy Moments In the Relationship Will Work Best Image Courtesy Of Google Images
Happy Moments In the Relationship Will Work BestImage Courtesy Of Google Images
Happy Moments In the Relationship Will Work Best Image Courtesy Of Google Images

USB Sticks Are Extremely Cheap - This Gift Is Perfect When Short Of Cash

Many households may already have a few of these little USB sticks laying around but if you don't there is no need to panic, there very cheap and can be delivered to your door quickly with ease.

8GB will hold roughly 4000 photos and if your using videos as well it will hold somewhat less.

Making the Perfect List
Making the Perfect List

2- Create A Music CD with the Persons Favourite Songs

In a relationship there are always loads of songs that bring memories of events, funny occasions and good times. This can be the theme tune from her favourite romantic love story to the the Eye of the Tiger out of Rocky and everything in between. Myself personally, I love the Shrek sound track and the sound track from the lion king, among other classic songs like Uncle Kracker and WagonWheel.

Regardless of the type of music he/she likes, the though that goes into this will make him/her feel loved and thought of. In reality the majority of the songs you need may be in the most played section on YouTube, or the most played section on his/her iPhone, the rest is down to you thinking back through your relationship. As I said this is simple, cheap, thoughtful and is way better than buying something for the sake of buying it. Trust me I know.

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Blank CD's Cost Little Or Nothing

This gift is perfect, for the person who hasn't a recordable disk laying around, they can also get them off of Amazon, these are so cheap that the price isn't shown, you can't ask for a simpler more effective gift than that!

If you want to take the gift one step further and possibly use a customized cover then Amazon's got you covered for that, and again the price is so low its not displayed. By using a case you can place a picture of your loved one or a picture of the two of you in it, and add that extra special touch.

Verbatim CD-R 700MB 80 Minute 52x Recordable Disc - 50 Pack Spindle
Verbatim CD-R 700MB 80 Minute 52x Recordable Disc - 50 Pack Spindle

These are so cheap the price is too low to display.

Make the perfect gift for your other half at little or no cost.

 
Verbatim Slim CD and DVD Storage Cases - 50 Pack - 5 Assorted Colors 94178
Verbatim Slim CD and DVD Storage Cases - 50 Pack - 5 Assorted Colors 94178

These are so cheap the price is too low to display.

Use a case for the CD, maybe put a picture as the cover to add a little something extra, the perfect gift.

 
Make her smile everyday, even when your not there!
Make her smile everyday, even when your not there!

3- A Hand Mirror To Let Her Know How Beautiful She Looks Everyday

A cheesy idea that will bring a smile to her face.

This is one of the most simple ideas, but yet will yield one of the best reactions. It is clever, thoughtful and most women love when their man compliments them, this idea ticks all the boxes and needs little effort to do so. She may never actually get use out of the mirror, or she may use it daily putting on her make-up or getting ready for her day, but one thing is for sure, she will never forget the gesture, the mirror will make her smile and think positively of you every time she sees or holds it, and that is a fact

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This idea will make her happy long-term, even though it is so simple!

If you can't find one of these hand mirrors elsewhere, look no further, once again Amazon has you covered , these are very cheap and will only require you to do the simple task of wrapping it!

Goody Hand Mirror #27847 (Pack of 1), 11 Inch
Goody Hand Mirror #27847 (Pack of 1), 11 Inch

These are quite cheap and will provide the perfect, simple gift that keeps on giving.

 
11 1/4" FULL SIZE HAND MIRROR, Color may vary
11 1/4" FULL SIZE HAND MIRROR, Color may vary

This gift will bring a smile to her face every time she uses it, on top of that its practical and she will get great use out of it everyday!

 

4- Romantic/Love Coupon Booklet

Add some Romance to the Gift

If your other Half Loves romantic gestures, this is the perfect that can quite literally cost you nothing. You can choose to make this from scratch yourself or purchase a pre made template booklet.

To make them yourself you simply need a few sheets of paper, the template and pen, the result is a very happy other half!

You can use ideas like back rubs, foot massages, dinner for two, a movie of their choice or anything you wish, this is perfect if you want to do something with them or bring them somewhere and you haven't the cash at the time.

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These are simple, thoughtful and she will love them

If you don't want to make them yourself and would prefer to get them pre-made, then these clever coupons are available to purchase on-line and little or no cost.

The Romantic Coupon Book
The Romantic Coupon Book

The perfect present for your other half.

 

Some examples of possible templates - Here is a template you could use if you choose to make them yourself

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These coupon books are able to be used for any occasion. They are adaptable.Image Courtesy Of Google ImagesThese coupon books are able to be used for any occasion. They are adaptable.Image Courtesy Of Google Images
These coupon books are able to be used for any occasion. They are adaptable.Image Courtesy Of Google Images
These coupon books are able to be used for any occasion. They are adaptable. Image Courtesy Of Google Images
These coupon books are able to be used for any occasion. They are adaptable.Image Courtesy Of Google Images
These coupon books are able to be used for any occasion. They are adaptable. Image Courtesy Of Google Images
The perfect set-up
The perfect set-up

5- Is he or she a movie lover?

Tailor a gift to their interests

Movies are so cheap these days between used movie stores popping up everywhere, the ability to purchase and download on-line and the ability to purchase hard copies on-line. If like me they love a good flick then that may be your perfect idea.

With almost every movie available at ease you can grab a couple of his/her favourites and make a hamper that he/she will love!

If buying the actual movies isn't the route for you perhaps an accessory to enhance there movie watching experience?

Or maybe that accessory they have been keeping their eye on or saving for?

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If they are a movie enthusiast, then it couldn't be easier!

In today's age there is a movie for everyone, the task is to find an old favourite that he/she has the ability to watch repeatedly and that is the perfect gift!

Rocky: Heavyweight Collection (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa) [Blu-ray]
Rocky: Heavyweight Collection (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa) [Blu-ray]

This timeless classic would definitely be the perfect gift for most men, I know it would be for me anyway!

 
Frozen (Plus Bonus Features)
Frozen (Plus Bonus Features)

The newest Disney animation to take the world by storm, if it isn't his/her favourite yet, then introducing them to it will be the perfect gift!

 

Sneak Peak Of The Perfect Gift - Sneak Peak Thanks to YouTube

Words Can't Explain The Movie, you need to watch the trailer to see what I mean!

The Hit animation of the year! A must Watch!

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Image Courtesy of Google Images

6- Personalised Collage

Like Personal Pictures?

Does he/she love to have personal things around the house? Do they love to take photos and stick them to the wall or frame them? Are you trying to think of the best, most creative idea that he/she will love? Then this is it.

As I have mentioned above, there is no doubt about the fact that most couples have dozens (if not more) photos laying around the house or stored on a computer or camera, these are gold for this idea. All you have to do is simply print a handful or get a handful printed, cut out your favourites and stick them into a nice frame. Its quite a simple and cheap job to carry out, it requires no more than 15 minutes of your time to create this master piece, but trust me, this gift will be loved, and you will be loved for giving it to him/her.

If you have no printer yourself it is quick and easy to order them on-line or to get them printed in any a local Pharmacy or Print shop. There is no work but plenty of reward to this idea. You will feel good giving it, they will feel good receiving it, isn't that what its all about?

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Some Helpful Tools

Malden International Designs Array Puzzle Collage Picture Frame, 9 Option, 2-4x4 & 6-4x6 &1-5x7, Black
Malden International Designs Array Puzzle Collage Picture Frame, 9 Option, 2-4x4 & 6-4x6 &1-5x7, Black

For those that want to add a bit more to their gift, try one of these frames, they are unique and stylish and will look good on and mantle or wall.

 
Fiskars Recycled 8 Inch Straight Scissors
Fiskars Recycled 8 Inch Straight Scissors

Just In case you have never needed a scissors before, I have you covered, you will never know when you will need them again.

 
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Image Courtesy Of Google Images

7- The Ultimate Hamper

Does He or She love to relax?

After a long day of hard work most people want nothing more than to take off their uniform pop on something comfy and put their feet up in front of the box, am I right? I myself love nothing more than a cup of tea a few biscuits and a good movie. It is a well earned reward at the end of a hard day. So getting to the point, how can you use this to make a gift? Well that is the easy bit. Get a box, wrap it like a gift box and place inside the things your other half uses to unwind.

For example if the have baths put body wash, bath bombs, incense , shower caps, shampoo , body scrubs and whatever else you can think of, there are countless opportunities.

Similarly if they like to unwind like I do, place a bottle of beer in(put the rest in the fridge), a movie and some snacks.

Other possible things you could use are slippers,dressing gowns , back rub vouchers and anything else that pops to mind, it can be as simple or extravagant as you would like it to be.

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New Five Star FS8812 10-Motor Vibration Massage Seat Cushion with Heat - Neck - Shoulder - Back & Thigh Massager with Heat (Black)
New Five Star FS8812 10-Motor Vibration Massage Seat Cushion with Heat - Neck - Shoulder - Back & Thigh Massager with Heat (Black)

Do they Love a good massage? Then they will love you for this, this will have your muscles feel like there was a pro massaging them!

 
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8- Race Car Ride

Need I say more?

I myself , like most men would love this gift. I love to watch Nascar, Formula 1 and rally racing, But you know what I would love more? I would love to actually drive the car, the feeling of the power, the scenery rushing buy while the engine roars at your control, sounds great doesn't it? That's because it is! Imagine the excitement on their face when you tell them that they have the chance to drive at 130 mph around the race track, imagine that look of excitement and then you will know just how good an idea this gift is!

The majority of countries have facilities for this, its just the matter of a simple search. On top of this due to increase in demand for this sort of gift, there are often special deals and reductions which just makes this gift all the more desirable.

This is the sort of gift that somebody will look forward to for weeks then tell everybody else about it for the weeks after, don't you want to be the person who gave them that gift?

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NASCAR '14 - Xbox 360
NASCAR '14 - Xbox 360

Maybe The Hands On experience is too much or too expensive, this may be the solution.

 

Tempting?

This looks fun doesn't it? Definitely the best gift ever .

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Images Courtesy Of Google Images

9- Date Jar

If You Think There Is Nothing To Do, Think Again

Some days you just feel like you have everything done, there's nothing on the TV , you have watched all your DVDs and there's nothing going on that you know of, know what I mean?

Well this creative gift is the solution to that problem, never more will you feel like there is nothing to pass the time with.

The solution is simple, get a jar of any sorts, or even a container will suffice. You can decorate it if you please, maybe label it. Then you can research some ideas, think up some of your own or even use ones that he or she consistently mentions. You can use things like: a trip to the theatre/movies, a walk in the park, a swim, a Chinese, bowling or even random things that you usually wouldn't do!

Its such a simple idea, but is very creative and thoughtful, this gift will make such a good impression that even the most expensive gifts will not be able to stand up to it!

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Some Tools

Lollipop sticks 100 count 6 inch
Lollipop sticks 100 count 6 inch

These lolly pop sticks will add a nice element to your date jar, just write each individual idea on the stick and pop them in, as easy as that.

 
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10- Personalised Card

There is no doubt this one has crossed every bodies mind, making a personal, home made gift card for that special some one. It is a simple idea of sorts and just required a pencil, colouring pencils and a card, everything after that is optional .

The ideas of how to make this even more special are countless, you can add pictures, little sentences and reminders of moments. One little card can do more than any gift ever could, it is just down to the content you put into it.

As you can see from the picture they can be as standard as you like and still look great, how far you go with it is your choice.

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Image Courtesy Of Google Images

11- Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers Can be adapted to all occasions, it doesn't matter whether the recipient is male or female, it doesn't matter what the occasion is, gift cards can adapt to suit anybody and make any occasion a special and memorable one.

Whether its a gift voucher for a day paint-balling or a day in the spa, there's something for everybody, it can be simple and inexpensive or extravagant and expensive, the options are endless and it all depends on your budgets, desires and ideas.

Most businesses and service providers offer gift vouchers and certificates these days and its quite simple to obtain them in store or online, being thoughtful has never been so easy.

On top of this , if you want to get really creative , you can design your own gift voucher, this opens you up to endless ideas. There are countless templates you can use and you can personalize it with anything that pops into your head.

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A Taster Of The Endless Possibilities

Amazon eGift Card
Amazon eGift Card

Almost everything you can imagine is available on amazon, making this gift card a perfect idea for those avid internet shoppers.

 
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Image Courtesy Of Google Images

12- The Giving Plate

This idea is perfect to compliment a cake or food dish that serves as your gift. The idea is simple, clever and will not be forgotten by the recipient.

The way to make this is quite simple. First get a white plate and a ceramic marker. Then write your message on it. You can use some combination of the words "this plate shall have no owner and its journey shall never end..."

The idea behind this is that when you gift what's is on the plate, the plate becomes part of the gift, the plate can then be used by the recipient when they gift somebody food and it then passes on and on, and might even eventually return home. Clever aye?

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Image Courtesy Of Google Images
Image Courtesy Of Google Images

13- Gifts In A Jar

One Of My Personal Favourites

If Your like me and you love the plain and simple but thoughtful ideas, then you are going to love this one. Most households either have plenty of jars laying around or have easy access to some. Every person has something that can be gifted in side of one of these. For example some mornings when I had a late night and have to be up in the early hours I'm quite tired and energy-less as I an sure most of you can relate. You can make this gift the solution to this problem!

Here is how it works. Keeping with the energy-less example, you can place high energy items in the jar and label in "Gifts In Jar" . Items you could use are chocolate, jellies, energy bars and sachets of sugar for their tea/coffee. Simple, humorous and relevant. What more could someone want in a gift?

This can be altered for many situations such as "Munchies in a Jar", if it pops into your head, it will work.

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Image Courtesy Of Google Images

14- Completed Chore List

This idea is very cliché and cheesy, but will bring a smile to the recipient's face and also free up some time for them to enjoy themselves. On top of this the chores get done too!

Say the gift is for your girlfriend and they have a routine day of doing the washing, ironing and walking the dog or say its for your boyfriend and he has to mow the lawn or walk the dog or bring the kids to soccer. Make a list of these , then tick them off and give the completed list as a gift to him/her. You can pre-date it to the date you are going to complete the chores for him/her or you can have the chores done on giving him the list.It's your choice.

The bonus of this gift is firstly the chores get done and secondly they have free time to spend doing another part of their gift, or just to spend relaxing. It is a win win .

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15- Lover Of Unique Things?

If they love unique things then this idea is perfect for them. A liquor bottle lamp. This is a simple DIY present that you can make out of their favourite liquor bottle. It can be a bedside lamp or a living room lamp, but regardless of where it is located they are amazing to look at and add a sense of uniqueness to any home.

I made one of these for my own girlfriend and she loved it, I used a Malibu bottle, the light reflecting off of the bottle makes it look amazing.

This is an amazingly simple idea and is a gift that keeps on giving. They will love when visitors/guests compliment them on their unique lamp, when they ask where they got it they will be able to say you made it for them, talk about brownie points.

If you want more information on how to make one of these check out my how to guide.

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      CoolFool83 3 years ago

      These are some outstanding gift ideas.

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      joe-obrien-7186 3 years ago

      Great Lens, thanks for sharing.

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      snowy12 3 years ago

      Some of the gifts are really special and thoughtful. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      astevn816 lm 3 years ago

      great lens, thanks for the ideas

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      biorra2 3 years ago

      Thank you :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Nice selection of gift ideas!

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      bpratt lm 3 years ago

      Great lens! You are getting the hang of it here on Squidoo! Can't wait to see what you share with us next :)

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      TommyPotter 3 years ago

      Well done biorra2, an elegant design of your lens!

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      jossefs 3 years ago

      wow really amazing i like this lens

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I love personalized gifts, so my favorites would be the coupon book and the music CD.