Spending time with someone you love is something we take advantage of in the modern world. Hanging out with a best friend is something you can wait months to do when you’re both leading your own busy lives and nothing seems to change between you. On the other hand, missing a date night with the person you share your life with can feel horrendous! So it’s clear spending time with someone always means something different, but it’s always important.
So, whether you’ve got a partner to impress and appreciate, or you want to spend more time with your Mother, why not offer them your time in a setting you know will make it worth it? Here are some ideas for making sure you’re giving the gift of time with love and impact.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to fork out for a gold watch!
Do Something Out of the Ordinary
Having an experience day together with someone will make a huge difference in how much you value each other. After all, new challenges and unusual situations create great bonds. So get the person you love an experience day to try out together, whether that’s going through a vineyard in the South of France or even taking an air ride in a ‘copter from Pennine Helicopters. These are good options for thrill seekers and people with buckets of wanderlust plus there are even some trips out for people who like to stick closer to home.
Or you could simply get in your car, pick a direction, and start driving. You never know when you’re going to come across something fun and friendly, with a good bite to eat to grab and some cocktail combinations you haven’t tried before. Just make sure only one of you is drinking or that you spend the night there before you get back behind the wheel.
Give Out Coupons for Your Time
When it comes to giving someone a present for their birthday or an anniversary, one of the most creative things you can do (without even needing to spend money!) is give the person in question an envelope full of coupons for your time. It’s guaranteed to make them laugh, as well as be something practical and fun in form of a gift.
Get some paper, cut some squares out, write out the amount of time each one is going to get from you, and then seal them in an envelope for the big day. Or you could write down what each coupon can be used for when it comes to spending time together. A 30-second hug, a half hour of snuggling on the sofa, two hours cleaning the house together etc. Whatever it is you know the other person could use from you, give them an excuse to call on you without feeling guilty about it.
Time is a great gift, and when you really love someone, one of the best things you can do is be around!