Gift Idea #5: Personal Gifts
If you like the idea of a monthly surprise (ideas in #4 on the previous page), consider customizing personal gifts that can be more about time than purchasing.
Do a puzzle together. Get one easy enough to complete in one sitting or if there is room to leave it out, work on it over time.
Make a recipe together. Maybe one the person can teach to you or one that is special to her.
Mail a letter/card at the same time each month. You can be as creative as you want to but why not do something for each month that is about you and that person: a shared memory, a funny time in your lives that you can laugh about now, a day in your life. Or keep it to lists: your book list for the year, favorite quotes, things you love at Aldi’s, top restaurants to order from, etc.
Speaking of book lists, you can also gift a book each month — something you love with passages you like marked.
See the next page for Gift Idea #6.