Whether you've been together for decades or just a few months, it's rewarding to express your love for your partner with a romantic gift. No matter the occasion, you can give a give that shows how special you think he or she is. Start by taking some time to consider what would make him or her feel loved. The perfect gift should be thoughtful and a bit flirtatious.
Designer accessories: Luxury and romance go together beautifully, and if your loved one has a taste for the finer things in life, give a designer gift. Whether you give a designer handbag, pair of shoes, or scarf, it's sure to make a big impression.
Everyday jewelry: It may be tempting to give a statement piece as a gift, but it's a bit more romantic to give a piece of jewelry that he or she can wear every day. A bold necklace may spend most of the time stored in a drawer, but a delicate gold chain will be around your loved one's neck constantly.
Quality bedding: You share a bed with each other, so it should be the best spot in the house. A bedding upgrade -- including Egyptian cotton sheets, a down (or down alternative) comforter, and a faux fur throw blanket -- is also an invitation to spend more time there together.
A weekend getaway: Show how much you care with the gift of rest and relaxation. Take a few days to get away from it all -- together. Few things will bring you closer to each other than some one-on-one time. Take your partner somewhere you've gone before, if you share good memories of the place, or try someplace new that has a reputation for romance.
Perfume or cologne: Fragrances are a very personal thing, and this isn't a gift you would give to someone you don't know very well. After all, it's worn right on your bare skin. If you're not sure how to choose a fragrance to give, read our guide on giving perfume and cologne as gifts.
Intimates: If you want your gift to send the message that you'd like to get up close and personal, then you may want to give intimates or underwear. Make sure to choose something that your partner will be comfortable wearing, otherwise this gift will be anything but romantic.
Spa products: Products that pamper your partner are an excellent way to show that you care. Just remember: If you give massage oils, you need to be prepared to give a massage with them.
Romantic art: If you want to publicly display your affection, or at least express it on the walls of your house, then give romantic art. Prints of classic images featuring lovers embracing, kissing, or dancing will add a feeling of romance to the room where they hang.
Liquor and glassware: A toast to your relationship is better when you have a bottle of something special as well as the appropriate glassware. If your partner's libation of choice is wine, give a bottle of a favorite vintage, maybe from a winery you've visited together, along with a set of wine glasses. For a scotch drinker, give a single malt that's at least ten years old plus a glass decanter to store it in.
Record player: A classic record player is romantic in its own way. It's a tactile way to share your favorite music with each other: sliding the records out of the sleeves, placing the needle, and hearing the crackling sound. Give your partner this gift along with a few favorite albums (yours and theirs) on vinyl, if you don't have them already; then spend a weekend afternoon playing them for each other.