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7 thoughtful gifts your girlfriend will appreciate

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Men can sometimes be clueless on what to give to their girlfriends on special occasions. No offense! Commonly, you give us chocolates, flowers, and balloons, which is okay – it’s the thought that counts! But in case you’ve already given a dozen bouquets and you’re looking for simple but thoughtful presents, here’s a list of gifts for girlfriend that can help you out.


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Graze box 

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via Grazeful PH on Facebook

Don’t just give her chocolates; give her all kinds of snacks in a box and she will thank you later. A graze box is a whole new level of a fancy treat for your girlfriend, which is usually composed of fruits, cold cuts, wine, bread, chocolates, donuts, jam, cheese, and more. Don’t fret, though, there’s no need to buy these items all by yourself in the supermarket. You can just order a graze box from online shops like Grazeful PH and have it delivered to your doors.

Personalized phone case

Almost anyone always uses their phone every day and it’s nice to give your girlfriend a personalized phone case that she’ll really appreciate. I mean, who doesn’t like personalized gifts – it’s thoughtful and sentimental. Besides, it could be one of those things she’ll flex to her friends because “it’s a gift from my boyfriend.” The design depends on your preference. There’s actually a lot of Shopee stores that offer this service for an affordable price.

Inspirational pen holder

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via Papemelroti

If your girl is working in an office or working from home, you might want to inspire her a little with this wooden pen holder. Printed with artsy fonts, Pinterest-worthy designs, and motivational quotes, this pen holder from Papemelroti is ideal for organizing pens, pencils, rulers, highlighters that will tidy up her workspace. There are many designs to choose from in their online shop so you can pick what’s best for your loved one.

Related: How to speak your partner’s love language

Canvas prints

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via Photobook

This can be one of your meaningful gifts for your girlfriend. If you both love taking pictures during your travels or even on your simple dates, then it deserves more to be put on canvas than being uploaded on Facebook. Although it can be more expensive than framed pictures, canvas prints can last longer so your girlfriend can display it on her bedside table or as home wall decor. Photobook offers this service and all you have to do is choose a canvas size, upload your picture, and pay.

If you want to get creative and have a thematic canvas design, try thousands of cute templates from Canva where you can easily edit pictures.

Customized couple pillows

I am not a fan of couple items like couple shirts, shoes, etc., but couple pillows are an exception. You can put your names, pictures. or anything you prefer. This is good if you live together so you can use the customized pillows on the bed you share together, but it’s also great for couples who live away from each other. You know, at least she can hug the pillow while missing you. Photobook also has this service so make sure to check them out!

Related: How to manage your partner with relationship anxiety

Trendy earrings

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via on IG

Is your girlfriend into fashion? Does she like accessories? Then try giving her something that will go well with her OOTD. From minimalist studs to pastel danglings, a set of earrings will definitely put a smile on her face. If you don’t know where to purchase these cute little ones, you can actually search on Instagram and there’s a lot of stores that sell but I also recommend as they really have nice designs!

Your presence

Cliche as it may sound but nothing beats our boyfriend’s presence when it comes to any occasions! Not every girl is into receiving gifts and not every girlfriend gets bothered when you do not give her something. Your presence would be enough and I think it’s thoughtful to be on their side with or without anything to celebrate.

Do you have other recommendations? Comment below!

(28) Comments

  1. I might have to ‘accidentally’ forward this on to my Fiancé! This year I got money and some little bits I bought myself that he gave me the money for!

    These are lovely ideas x x

    1. Nice post. I totally agree with you on the gifts but nothing can beat his presence.

  2. These are all super cute gift ideas! I really like the pen holder especially xx

    1. Lovely! Thanks for these ideas. Definitely forwarding it to my hubby 😉

  3. I absolutely love graze boxes / care packages ! I love giving them to my loved ones and also receiving them. I am someone who appreciates the little things so someone remembering all my favourite things and snacks and getting that for me is so much more meaningful than a super expensive and extravagant gift (but I also like those too, lol)
    Great post !

  4. I loved all your suggestions and communicated to many of my pals! Thanks for sharing 😊

    1. Abbeygailjanexo says:

      Such lovely ideas! X

  5. As a wife I can confirm these would be great for a wife too! I especially like the graze box!

  6. Love the ideas, this is so creative!

    Anika |

  7. What lovely ideas! I may have to forward this to my boyfriend to give him some ideas haha xx

    Hannah |

  8. Serena says:

    I love these suggestions – they’re all so meaningful! I love personalised gifts and graze boxes are so much fun!

  9. Great ideas. Food boxes always work for me. 😊 At this moment I would like to get canva prints.

  10. Great ideas! I love buying little gifts for my friends! It’s such a. great way to say how much they mean to me.

  11. I think I’m just going to leave my laptop open on this page. Perhaps the hubby will take the hint! 😉

    1. Lol, that’s a great idea 🤣

      1. I think the couple pillows would be lovely. But I always like a home cook meal. Hehehe.

  12. Abundance of Flavor says:

    Quality time is definitely my number one, but I never have enough canvas prints!! I love having fun keepsakes made out of our pictures. Also, graze is amazing and who doesn’t want more yummy snacks!

  13. I may have to pass this on to my boyfriend, haha. These are all great gift ideas! x

  14. I think couple pillows would be lovely. But I always like a home cook meal from a man. Hehehe.

  15. These are some pretty unique idea’s. I esp like the first and third one! If only men would listen to when we say we want a certain thing and not something random lol

  16. kalliopechasing says:

    These are some great suggestions!
    I’ve always wanted a graze box! They’re so cute and so yummy. I’ll have to show my husband. Haha

  17. Gemmaa Jayne says:

    Lovely post! It is hard sometimes! I will have to admit my boyfriend loves getting me surprises and he always tends to get me something different and I love! He is pretty good at presents 😊

  18. Some good suggestions! I like the canvas prints one and the pen holder idea. I think just any gift that is spur of the moment, no occasion required, is lovely. Im not picky! It’s just nice to know someone is thinking of you.

  19. loveemblogger says:

    These are great ideas! My favourite is time – I can’t get enough of my boyfriends time and I wish we had more of it. Covid has made date nights hard, especially as we can’t see each other that much, but I hope for Christmas we can spend more time together!

    Em x

  20. These are some super cute gift ideas, especially the earrings!
    Jewelry is a girl’s best friend they say 😉

    INXSKY | Gold Stackable Rings

  21. Aundra says:

    I told my boyfriend to buy me a custom made pillow so I am happy to see that on your list. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  22. Oooh these are some amazing ideas!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  23. I absolutely love these ideas and definitely would appreciate them more than flowers or chocolate. Although chocolate is always a good idea. I love my other halfs time and his presence more than any gift. This list is fab!

    Kerry-Ann |

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