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Saturday, 26 September 2020

How to surprise your boyfriend, long distance

How to surprise your boyfriend surprise gift ideas

 How to surprise your long distance boyfriend, from sending a long distance relationship care package, to sending him cute formal letters and doodles tied with ribbons, to signing him up to a subscription box he'll love, to setting up a surprise movie night, here are some long distance relationship ideas for him and sweet things to do in a long distance relationship! Here is how to surprise your boyfriend online!

How to surprise your long distance boyfriend with a visit

You could wear a disguise (this is great if he knows you're coming!), arrive with an impressive takeaway for the both of you, bring over some special foods and merch that is exclusive to your area, or ask mutual friends to help you hide and surprise him - just be sure not to scare him or freak him out!

How to surprise your long distance boyfriend on his birthday

Photoshop something funny and adorable and get it printed as a huge card or piece of wall art for him to frame and keep! You could use inside jokes between you as inspiration and photoshop any pets in, or friends you have in common. You could even put together a collage of your future together, so your boyfriend can frame it and feel excited about your future together. Making something yourself is one of the best ways to surprise your long distance boyfriend - it's special, personal and holds sentimental value and is something he'll always want to keep!


1. Make him a long distance care package - ideas could include a themed box pertaining to his favourite pokemon or tv series, you could fill it with cute things like a special character cookie, character keyrings, even a piece of clothing or accessory like a hat, that you adorned and personalised with iron on patches. Themed sweets, themed or personalised socks and a themed mug are also cute and thoughtful ideas and make the most special romantic care package ideas for your boyfriend!


PS Why not send him an adorable personalised colouring page of you and him, plus these hilarious offensive crayons he won't be able to get over!

2. Long distance relationship blanket - one of the best long distance relationship gifts diy ideas! 

3. Make use of inside jokes - and interpret them as creatively as you can to create a super special surprise. You could get crafty and recreate funny things you encountered on your dates, there are so many creative options to explore.

4. Write a romantic letter and include physical pictures - reenact the romantic tradition of sending old fashioned letters   you could even seal it with wax and your own seal! Spray perfume on your letters like Marty in Grease, to make them irresistable.

5. Send him little mementos of you - one of your t shirts or dresses, a little vial of your perfume, kiss a napkin wearing lipstick so he has the imprint of your kiss, a piece of jewellery you wear, a bobble you used, a pair of your socks.

6. Turn up randomly when/where he's not expecting you - be sure it is in the day and not at night. A great example is to randomly stumble in to him in a cafe, out shopping, or a similar public place. Be sure your boyfriend will appreciate the surprise! You could hint to him that you are going shopping that day, but not specify that you will be at the same shopping centre as him.

7. Each of you go to the beach and find a pebble that looks like each others eyes.

8. Send five photos a day - it can be of anything, to tell each other what your day is like.

9. Send a gift every day - so they will receive a treat every day for a week. They don't have to be big gifts, you can even send a letter every day - the fun is receiving something new every day! An amazing and adorable idea is to gift him some 'open when' letters, tons of ideas are here!

10. Send a box of photos - photos of you that you have never put on social media or that no one else has ever seen, photos from times of you together, or special moments you wanted to share. Pictures in physical form, that you can hold, are extra special keepsakes as they are a rarity these days.  

11. Send a disguised message - or a coded message, for him to figure out!

12. Set up a surprise movie night - buy his favourite box set on Amazon - or some films for you both to watch and send an assortment of popcorn and cute snacks through the post, with a letter announcing the movie night. One of the cutest long distance date ideas or long distance relationship activities!

13. Send a small gift in disguise - disguise it as a much bigger gift with multiple layers of packaging, so that when your boyfriend unwraps each layer, there is another layer underneath! He will never be able to guess what you sent him. 

14. Order him a box of unusual foods - or foods from a different culture, edibles he has never tried before! This is such a fun gift idea and you could even order identical foods for both of you to try at the same time and compare via Facetime or Skype. A great way to keep things interesting in a long distance relationship is to try new things - from new activities to brand new foods!

15. Sign him up to a subscription box - he will love, or something he's never tried before! Be sure he'll know it's from you though, there is often an option to leave a note or cute message.

16. Make a special relationship album - of your times together. Glue in little mementos of your dates, such as travel tickets, tissues you used to mop up ice cream, fill it with drawings and doodles, little bits and bobs you bought in shops together, things you bought each other and cute photos of you two together. You can send it to each other in the mail or the post, to each fill in a page for the other.

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

How to surprise your wife

How to surprise your wife surprise gift ideas

Here's how to surprise your wife on a budget - it can be the small, every day things that mean the most! Make your better half a special themed lunch, hide little gifts and surprises around the house, dress the house up all nice, frame a beautiful photo of her - these are all great wife surprise ideas that will make your wife feel special!




How do I make my wife feel special?

Take photos of her, make her your homescreen on your phone, keep her picture close to you. It's such a romantic gesture and she'll be sure to feel extra special. When you go on a date, snap some beautiful photos of her, put a flower in her hair and tell her how lovely she looks. 

How can I surprise my wife with a gift?

Go all out on beautiful wrapping and presentation, make it extra luxurious. It will make your wife feel extra special and show her how much love and thought went in to choosing the gift for her. 

What romantic things can I do for my wife?

Show her how well you know her with lovely little surprises, offering to treat her to items she admires, buying her favourite ice cream, ordering her flowers when she's not expecting it, making her a lovely lunch, recreating special moments from your dates, attaching a cute keyring to her keys, fetching her strawberries.

How do I spoil my wife?

Take her out on a mystery date - a day date can be the most romantic! Take her to the museum, to cafes and restaurants you've never been to before, recreate the cute formalities of dates you used to go on earlier in your relationship, hold her hand on a stroll to the park, buy her an ice cream! Treat her to all of life's little pleasures.

How to surprise your wife in lockdown 

 Be creative and unexpected by hiding her favourite sweets all around the house! You could even hide cute and romantic doodles or little gifts, or makeover a room in the house for her. You could also order flowers from a 'secret admirer', one of the best ways to surprise your wife on her birthday during lockdown! It can be difficult to think of ways to surprise your loved one when you see them all the time - or when you are not allowed to see them - the key is to get creative and think out of the box!


1. Make the bed - as simple as it sounds, this is such a romantic gesture. For extra points, choose a brand new duvet set, a couple of extra firm pillows and throw and deck out the bed like a hotel!

2. Next time on her birthday/Christmas - don't ask what she'd like this time but go out on a limb and surprise her yourself! Be totally unexpected in your choice of gift, a great tip is to listen carefully and be observant of what she most often browses online.

3. Paint her portrait - or take a beautiful picture of her and frame it in your living room. She will feel so flattered and it will be sure to make her smile, how to surprise your wife on your anniversary 101!

4. Give her a surprise hot water bottle - when the weather is cooler

5. Play with and braid her hair - if your wife enjoys this sensation. It can be so relaxing and soothing.

6. Make use of gift wrapping - a gorgeously wrapped gift will go so far, one of the best ways to surprise your wife on her birthday!

7. Write a funny poem - this will mean so much and you will bond over laughing about it together! This would make such a special gift requiring no cost, and one she'll be inclined to keep that will never get old!

8. Photoshop a funny image and frame it - without her noticing! You could work in lots of photos from cute memories - feature a pet that you both love - and work in inside jokes to make it extra special.

9. Put your jacket on her - or bundle her up in your scarf to keep warm, cute nice things to do for your wife to bring back memories of previous dates.

10. Do the ironing - this is such a helpful and romantic chore to take on to surprise your wife, so she will have extra time to relax.

11. Hide her favourite sweets all around the house - so she will come across them spontaneously! For an extra romantic touch, tie a bow around each one to make the surprise extra special.

12. Make her a special themed lunch - with her favourite foods, arrange them in a cute way, to spell out cute messages or adhere to a special theme, such as a franchise or tv series she loves! There are so many ways to make it funny too - take a picture of the finished result for you both to always remember.


Saturday, 19 September 2020

How do I give a surprise gift?



How to surprise someone with a gift, ideas such as disguising your present, writing clues for a surprise treaure hunt, hiding the gift in plain sight and adding hidden surprises to your gift are some creative ways to give a gift to your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your loved one - creative ways to surprise someone on their birthday or 'just because'!


1. Disguise the gift - disguise the shape of the gift to keep them guessing! You could even encase the gift in multiple layers of cardboard boxes to make a small gift look huge or a completely different size - your recepient will never be able to guess! Using lots and lots of different layers of paper and tissue paper - make them recyclable where possible! - will provide additional interest and entertainment as it will keep your recepient busy for ages, while they try to work out what you have gifted them! This is one of the best creative ways to wrap car keys or creative ways to give gift cards for a birthday - just be careful to pop any breakables or anything that could get ripped by accident - like money, gift cards or concert tickets - in a special protective coating like a protective wallet.

2. Gift riddles - a great way to build anticipation around giving a gift and making the whole occasion so much more fun and memorable! You could devise a special riddle for your loved one to figure out. This is a great way to give hints about a gift, while increasing the anticipation and excitement around the whole exchange. For creative surprise riddles ideas, look to inside jokes between you and your loved one to make it extra special! 

3. How to give clues to a surprise - you could use inside jokes to think of clues, so only your loved one will be able to figure out what they mean. 

4. Treasure hunt - one of the best hiding gift ideas! Simply hide a trail of clues all around the room or house, each leading on to the next one! You could make them rhyme or make them extra personal. Whether you're trying to think of ideas hidden birthday gift clues or are hiding Christmas presents clues for the kids, this activity makes giving a gift extra fun!

5. What to say when presenting a gift - presenting a gift speech can make your gift extra special and memorable! Ideas can include a poem, a riddle, a song or even a rap! It gives the gift extra sentimental value as it will always remind your loved one of the poem, song or speech you wrote for them. It makes your gift extra special. You could even have it stand in place of a non physical gift - a surprise trip reveal poem, or you could write a poem for a gift that hasn't arrived yet!

6. Little things to add to a gift - you could wrap the gift in multiple layers of paper and sneak in little extras for added enjoyment. These can be the recepient's favourite sweets, joke gifts to prank your recepient or even funny doodles!

7. Gifts with hidden surprises - one gift could contain another gift, such as a box of chocolates containing a piece of jewellery in its case hidden inside. As a funny twist you could even make miniature versions of the gift getting smaller and smaller as it is unravelled - inside the jewellery case there could be a tinier box of chocolates, which contains an even tinier jewellery case - like a russian doll set! You could use Fimo or solid drying modelling clay for this.

8. Pretend that you forgot - and then surprise them with your gift! Be apologetic and super convincing here - the better you convince your recepient, the more surprised they will be.

9. Balloon notes - one of the most unique ways to give a gift! Write or stick a clue or letter to each balloon, fill the whole room with them and then your loved one will have to arrange them to figure out the message leading to the surprise gift! This is a great idea for a surprise trip reveal.

10. Put it in an every day place - they won't expect to find it! Then wait for them to discover it. This could be in the bathroom, in front of the tv, inside their desk drawer... so many every day, unexpected places!

11. A gift in disguise - like a trojan horse, the main gift can be contained inside something ordinary, or less exciting to the recepient, such as a plain pair of socks, a cereal box or packet of crisps and you can claim you 'didn't know what to get them'! Your recepient will be even more surprised and excited on finding your real gift inside, just be sure it is easily visible once your loved one looks inside, so that they don't throw it away by accident. You could selotape it to a packet of crisps/the cereal packet so it doesn't get thrown out by mistake. 

12. Ask if a waiter or member of staff can present the gift - if you are in a restaurant setting this can be so exciting and special. Be sure your loved one will appreciate the sentiment before you arrange this, that it won't make them feel uncomfortable!  

13. Gift them a surprise Santa sack of gifts - one of the most fun ways to present Christmas gifts, to make your loved one feel like a child again! 

14. Decorate the room! To give the occasion more of a party atmosphere - or to make it feel like your recepient's favourite place/places. You could get really crafty with this - it would be a perfect way to surprise your loved one or loved ones with a surprise trip as you could transform the room to look just like the place of the trip you are surprising them with.

15. Wrap it in a unique and special way - make the wrapping beautiful and unique, so your recepient won't want to throw it away! They might even want to keep a piece of your beautiful wrapping to remember the gift by - or take a picture of it first before they open it, to be able to treasure it always! A beautifully or uniquely wrapped gift can dramatically increase anticipation about the gift itself. A great tip is to personalise the wrapping, order wrapping paper with their name, face or favourite pet on it - or even make your own! 

How to give a gift that hasn't arrived

Give your gift by printing a photo of the item and popping it in place of the belated gift. Your loved one will still get a surprise and can look forward to receiving the gift when it arrives. You could even photoshop together a funny image of your loved one receiving the gift and get really creative with this! These are all fun ways to surprise someone, to show extra thought and love when giving a gift that is late to arrive. I hope you liked these gift surprise ideas, unique ways to give someone a gift!