1. Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt turns the gift-giving occasion into a memorable activity, with the option to include special locations to make an even bigger impact. This presentation idea does take a little more prep work because you have to decide on the various stopping points and make up clues for each location. When planning a scavenger hunt, decide between a small-scale scavenger hunt around the house or a larger hunt that takes the recipient around a particular neighborhood or city. Home scavenger hunts are typically easier to coordinate and don’t take as long, but city-wide events let you highlight several important places.
2. Hidden Gift
A different take on the scavenger hunt idea is to hide the gift and have the recipient find it. You might give verbal clues or give a general location. For example, announce that something special is hidden in the Christmas tree area or somewhere in the kitchen. Add a high-tech twist by texting written or picture clues to the recipient. Another option is to play the hot-cold game to let the recipient know when they are close. Finding the gift is entertaining on its own, but seeing what’s inside makes the game even more fun.
3. Surprise Timing
When you have a prime gift-giving occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary or holiday, your significant other probably knows a gift is coming. To throw off that expectation, change up the timing of the gift giving. For example, if you normally exchange gifts with your spouse at a special dinner on your anniversary, present them with their anniversary jewelry gift first thing in the morning. The timing of the surprise present catches them off guard and makes the gift more exciting.Another option is to give your significant other the jewelry the day before a special event. They probably won’t be expecting the gift early, and they can actually wear the jewelry for the special celebration.
4. Misleading Packaging
Jewelry boxes are usually easy to recognize when presented in wrapping paper. A misleading package presentation keeps the recipient in suspense a little longer. If the recipient has a good sense of humor, try wrapping the jewelry inside a larger box for a mundane item, such as a new toaster or a pair of shoes. It’s okay if the initial reaction is one of disappointment. Once the box comes open and the real gift is revealed, their disappointment will quickly be replaced with joy and excitement. A similar idea is to use a plain gift box that is much larger than the jewelry packaging. Build suspense even more by using four or five boxes that get gradually larger. Wrap the jewelry in the smallest box, place it in the next size box, and wrap that. Continue with the remaining boxes.
5. Special Location
Make the jewelry presentation more meaningful by taking the recipient to a location that has special meaning. This could be the recipient’s favorite spot, such as a scenic overlook or a favorite coffee shop. Another option is to choose a location where you previously shared a special memory. You might go back to the place where you had your first date or the place where you got married. Make the presentation even more memorable by talking first about why the place is special. When the moment is right, pull out the new piece of jewelry you selected. Now the location has even more significance to both of you.