Under the Mistle-Tee: 6 Tips for Finding the Perfect Gifts for Your Partner

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and if you’ve ever accidentally gifted your significant other something they’d rather trade for a pet rock, you know the struggle is real. But don’t get your flannel pajamas in a bunch, because Threadless is here to rescue you from questionable gifting with a lineup of clever gifts and ideas that’ll have your partner thinking you’re a gift-giving genius.

1. Channel Your Inner Detective

Have you ever wondered if your partner is secretly trying to tell you something with their not-so-subtle hints? Make it a game! Use one of our Notebooks as an interactive journal where you and your partner can exchange hidden messages and prompts that’ll help you narrow down your search. It’s a fun way of testing your sleuthing skills and offers your partner a more direct way to drop clues.

2. Know Thy Partner’s Quirks

The key to finding unforgettable gifts for your partner is to embrace their quirks and unique interests. Here’s an idea: find a Jigsaw Puzzle featuring a design inspired by the things your partner enjoys—like maybe video games. This gift not only shows how much you know and appreciate your partner, but it also gives you a fun and challenging activity to do together.

3. Create a Relaxing Retreat at Home

Give your partner the gift of relaxation and self-care. Include essentials for a cozy night in, like a blanket for snuggling, an oversized hoody for lounging, and a mug for sipping calming tea. Top it off with scented candles and your partner’s favorite bath products. It’s a gift that says, “You deserve to unwind,” and shows your commitment to their well-being.

4. Appeal to Their Funny Bone

Laughter is the universal language of love. Tickling your partner’s funny bone is a surefire way to their heart. If they appreciate a good laugh, Threadless has an infinite supply of knee-slapping designs that’ll speak to their unique sense of humor. Our Artist Community specializes in all forms of funny, from groan-worthy puns to “whoa, that’s dark” dark humor.

5. Plan a Surprise Experience

Sometimes, the best gifts are memories waiting to be made. We recommend pairing your gift with a surprise experience. For example, you could start with nicebleed’s “Space Diving” Fine Art Print and follow it up with a surprise visit to a planetarium or a romantic stargazing night. It’s a date that’s literally out of this world.

6. Nail the Presentation

Presentation matters, people! Don’t just hand over your gift in a crumpled paper bag. Remember, it’s not just about what’s inside, it’s also about the reveal. If your gift-wrapping skills leave something to be desired, our Tote Bags are gifts that double as a quick and easy gift bag. They’re the perfect way to make your present stand out in the crowd. Plus, they’re reusable, so your partner can carry their new Threadless goodies in style.

Now, it’s time to put on your gift-hunting cape and embark on your quest to bring joy and laughter this holiday season. For more guidance on finding thoughtful gifts for your partner and everyone else you love, explore our vast array of Threadless holiday gift guides. Let’s spread holiday cheer together!

The designs featured at the top of this post are “Rainbow Cat” by Popcornpunk and “Eat and Run” by alfbocreative.

Rafael Velez

Copywriter at Threadless. Lover of thin-crust pizza, heavy metal, and B horror movies. Food source for a husky and two cats.