Love cannot be bought. It is those tiny little moments you spend and the small things you do to sparkle up your partner’s face, which really matters. Surprises leave a strong, emotional impression making you both feel incredible. There are several ways you can surprise your partner that’ll make the other person believe that you’re glad to have him/her as a part of your life. Here are 10 brilliant surprises you can plan for your loved one to put a smile on his/her face on any random day.
1. PLAN A DATE
You must have already gone on several dates but a surprise date where you plan everything beforehand can sweep the other off his/her feet. Pick out an outfit from your partner’s closet along with shoes and accessories and leave a note mentioning a time and a place. Ask your loved one to be ready and that you’ll come and pick him/her up. Make sure you reserve a table beforehand. What a great way to put a smile across your lover’s face.
2. BUY VACATION TICKETS
Who doesn’t love travelling and that too if it comes as a surprise! Plan a vacation for your loved one right from selecting the place, hotels to booking tickets and watch him/her go crazy when you hand over the surprise. Make sure your partner has no important appointments on the scheduled dates otherwise the plan might fail. A good vacation is the best way to spend some quality time with your loved one away from the hustle-bustle of the city.
3. THROW A PARTY WITH ALL HIS/HER CLOSE PEOPLE
Surprise parties may sound clichéd but the person you are throwing it for loves it anyway. Talk to his/her friends and siblings, order your partner’s favorite food, and decorate the area and wait for your lover to return. Turn off lights and hide. You can stick a lot of balloons on the back side of the main door so when your partner opens it and the balloons hit the wall behind they pop! And then surprise! Seeing that you have brought all the people who matter, together, he/she will love you so much more.
4. SEND HANDWRITTEN LETTERS
Money can’t buy real happiness. No matter how expensive your gifts are, a heartfelt handwritten letter brings unadulterated happiness. Surprise your loved one with a letter written by you on a casual day without any special occasion. Write your heart out, about how much you love him/her and what he/she means to you and watch your lover get teary eyed, rewarding you with the tightest hug thereafter.
5. PLAN A TREASURE HUNT
Surprise him with an ordinary gift presented in an interesting way. And what’s so great about this little surprise is the fact that it mostly demands only your time and creativity, and no additional expenses. You don’t necessarily have to plan something overly complicated. Plan two or three thresholds with easy and cheesy challenging clues and lead your partner on to the final gift. If you want to be extra cheesy, instead of a gift, it can be you who would wait for him after the final clue.
6. CHANGE THEIR ALARM TEXT TO SOMETHING ADORABLE FOR AN INSTANTANEOUS MORNING TEXT.
Everyone despises alarm clocks but when it comes with a loveable message from your loved one, you might not hate it that much. Surprise your partner by slyly changing the alarm texts to an adorable text to bring a smile on his/her face. Give a call to his/her post the surprise and be ready to be showered with ‘I Love Yous’. Win-win.
7. BREAKFAST IN BED
This is one of the most classic romantic ideas to surprise your boyfriend, and it definitely works every time. A way to a person’s heart is through his/her stomach. No one can deny a delicious breakfast prepared by the loved one. Try knowing the other person’s favorite dishes so that you score more brownie points.
8. SHOW UP DURING LUNCH TIME AT OFFICE WITH HOME COOKED LUNCH
Although planned dates are romantic and thrilling but it is those unplanned visits that give us the best kind of happiness. Surprise your loved one by cooking lunch for him/her and show up outside the apartment or office during lunch hours. You can call and make some innovative excuse to get him/her out of the building. And there you will be, standing with his/her favorite food wearing your best smile. Also, carry a box of cupcakes along for desserts.
9. SEND FLOWERS
This quintessential surprise can never go old. Send in your partner’s favorite flowers at the doorstep when he/she is having a bad day or just generally. Don’t forget to leave a personal note in between the flowers to instantly light up his/her beautiful face.
10. PUT A RECORDED CD IN THE CAR/ AT HOME
Everyone loves things with a personal touch. And sometimes, partner’s voice is all one needs to hear to set the mood right for the whole day. You can either record a lovely voice note or sing a song for her and play it in her car or her work bag sneakily in the morning. You can ask her colleagues to capture the moment for you when your voice fills her with joy.
Action speaks louder the words. Go, make your lover’s day bright!
- SHRAMONA PODDAR