7 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Wife

Have a wife who’s hard to buy for? Whether you’ve been with your wife for five years or fifty, it’s often hard to think of a unique birthday gift that she will enjoy. If you wife’s birthday is coming up and you’re stumped on what to get her, don’t panic just yet. Keep reading to learn the 7 best birthday gift ideas for your wife.

Travel. If your wife loves to travel, consider booking a trip to one of her favorite destinations. If you’re on a budget, you don’t have to book a week in the Bahamas. A weekend at a local Bed and Breakfast, or an overnight stay at a local casino would be a fun and unique birthday gift.

Perfume. Perfume, scented lotions and candles are a perfect birthday gift for your wife. Check around the house to find out what her favorite scents are. The ladies at the bath shops are usually very friendly and willing to help you pick out a selection of bath items to make into a cute gift basket.

How-to lessons. If your wife has been begging you to take salsa lessons with her, now is the perfect time. Call the dance studio and arrange for a few private lessons. If she’s been wanting to learn how to crochet, hire a local expert to teach her in your home. Show your wife you listen to her and care about her, by giving her a unique birthday.

iPod. If you want to impress your wife, buy her an iPod and load it with all of her favorite songs. Make a playlist with songs that both of you enjoy and name it something special. Try to include songs like your first dance song from your wedding, songs your kids sang and recorded, and songs that remind you of each other. Now every time she listens to her iPod, she’ll think of her birthday, and what a thoughtful husband you are.

Handmade presents. Homemade, one-of-a kind gifts are special and will be cherished by your wife. If you have wood working skills you should consider making her a special trinket or jewelry box. If you’re a painter you could paint her a portrait of your kids, or the dog. If handiwork isn’t within your skill set, have a special handmade piece commissioned by a local artist.

Massage certificate. If your wife does a lot for you and your family, she’s probably under a lot of stress. Get her a massage or spa gift certificate to help her relax. If you’re on a budget you can find good deals on spa services on your local city’s Groupon page.

Jewelry. Diamond jewelry is a great birthday gift. But don’t stress, if you can’t afford diamonds. Most women like all types of jewelry. Standard jewelry items that all women should have in her jewelry box include, pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, gold hoops, and a birthstone ring. If you don’t know you wife’s birthstone, your jeweler will be able to help you. Make sure that you buy the type of gold your wife likes. Most women prefer either yellow or white gold.