So, your girlfriend’s birthday is coming up, and you have no idea what to get her. You’ve subtly dropped hints, asked her friends and family for ideas, and you still have no clue. You know you want to get her something different, not mainstream, and you’re scouring the internet hoping something will jump out at you. Never fear, we’ve got 10 unique birthday gift ideas for your girlfriend!
1. Give the Gift of Family and Friends
If your girlfriend lives far away from her family and friends, grab a pair of plane or train tickets. Of course, you’ll have to do a little poking around, possibly talking to some of her relatives, so you’ll know when it’s convenient for them to have visitors. And you can get bonus points if you can arrange for her to have time off from work without her knowing about it.
2. Buy Her an Eternity Rose
The Eternity Rose is a fresh-cut rose dipped in precious metals like gold or silver. Giving one of these gifts is easier than ever as the Eternity Rose is now closer to Canadians. This is a gift she’ll treasure forever!
3. Get Her That Book
If your girlfriend is a heavy reader, learn what her favorite book is and find her an old edition. ebay is an excellent place to find old edition books (just be aware of the seller’s location and shipping times so your gift won’t arrive late). Or search through old bookstores in the Toronto area. Add a personalized note on the title page, and earn bonus points if you pair the book with a cozy throw blanket.
4. Give Her a Dedication
If you really want to wow your girlfriend on her birthday, dedicate a star to her. Do an internet search on naming stars. There’s even a company that uses the money toward astronomy research. You can either have the kit sent to you to give, or it can be shipped directly to her. This will guarantee she thinks of you every time she looks into the night sky!
5. Give Her Her Childhood
You’ll need to enlist the help of her friends and family, but buy her a digital photo frame and upload pictures from her childhood. Set the frame up to scroll through the photographs. Make sure you charge the frame before you wrap it! You might want to save this step until right before you give it to her. Bonus points if you get some images of her Canadian hometown.
6. Buy Her That Dress She’s Been Eyeing
Have you seen your girlfriend looking at a dress but not actually purchasing it? Take the plunge and grab it up (make sure you know her size first). It will show her you’ve been paying attention to the things she likes and that you have no problem splurging a little when it comes to her. You can earn bonus points if you tell her to put it on and go out somewhere fancy.
7. Cook Her Favorite Dinner
Even if it means you have to turn to the cooking channel for some lessons, home make her favorite meal. Make sure you know her food allergies, if any, before you begin. You’ll get added points if you put candles on the table, even more if you have (or can borrow) some fine china for the meal. Add a tablecloth and cloth napkins for a more refined experience.
8. Make Her a Mix Playlist
Mix tapes went out with the cassette player, but you can still make her a mix playlist. You can do this by making a list of music videos on YouTube or uploading a favorite playlist to Spotify. Make sure you have some of her favorite songs as well as songs she’s likely to associate with the two of you.
9. Hit Up the Swanky Bars or Clubs
If she’s old enough to drink, take your girlfriend to some of the hottest clubs in town. Make sure you don’t have more than two drinks and arrange for the two of you to have a ride home; bonus points if you hire a limo for the night.
10. Take Her to a Concert
If her favorite band or singer is in town, grab a pair of tickets. If she is a Bieber fan or as they say, a Belieber, then you have a very great opportunity to take her out to one of his concerts. She’ll long remember the experience and associate it with you.