Surprise Your Loved One – A How-To Guide

Do you want to show your special someone how much they mean to you? Surprising them can be a great way to demonstrate your love and appreciation.

While it may seem like an intimidating task, putting together the perfect surprise doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. With this handy guide, you’ll find some helpful tricks for planning and executing that special surprise for the person in your life.

From bespoke gifts and romantic notes to thoughtful activities that highlight shared memories, we’ll walk you through every step of organizing a one-of-a-kind event tailored specifically for them!

Whether you need help getting started on brainstorming ideas or with details of execution, let us help make sure their response is worth all of your efforts.

Surprise Your Loved One

Prepare a Special Meal

Surprise your loved one with a homemade meal! Take some extra time to personalize your favorite dishes. Following a few simple steps can help save time, and money and impress your special someone.

Start by making a list of all their favorite dishes, both the main course and any sides or desserts they might enjoy. This can allow you to get the most out of your grocery run, saving both money and energy for preparing the meal under pressure.

After going grocery shopping for all the necessary ingredients, decide how much fun it would be to make a whole-themed meal – maybe an Italian-inspired night with an entire caprese salad followed by generous servings of pasta with fresh tomato sauce.

Impress your partner even more by setting a romantic table – don’t forget flowers as well! Finish off the night by serving dessert – tiramisu or perhaps freshly baked fluffy cupcakes?

Get Them a Personalised  Gift

Show that special someone how well you know them by getting them a personalized gift! Give them something unique and custom-made that celebrates their personality.

Whether it’s a daring accessory or an artfully crafted item, you can add initials or even their full name, birth date, or nickname to make the gift special. If you are looking to give something practical, consider buying a long wallet and engraving it with something they always say or an inside joke.

Customized gifts also make a great statement whether it’s simply their name written out in calligraphy or an image of the two of you smiling together.

Put your twist on a commonly-given item and show your loved one just how much thought and care went into this special surprise!

Create a Thoughtful Gift

If you are feeling creative and want to make a thoughtful gift for your loved one, then look no further!

Creating something unique takes time and effort, but it often ends up being much more meaningful than anything that can be found in a store. If you are crafty, why not put together a homemade scrapbook filled with pictures and special notes? If you have musical talents, there’s nothing like writing a personal song.

If you’re an artist, then an original painting or drawing would be perfect. Whatever suits your talents best, taking the time to create something special will surely show your loved one just how much they mean to you.

Make an Occasion-Specific Memory Book

Creating an occasion-specific memory book is one of the best ways to surprise your loved one. You can take a trip down memory lane and recount the times you two have shared.

Get creative by adding photos, hand-drawn illustrations, cards from previous celebrations, sweet notes to each other written throughout your relationship, or even just words describing special moments the two of you have experienced.

This is the perfect way to make your beloved feel extra special and show them that all their happy memories matter to you too.

Plan an Unexpected Activity Together

Who doesn’t love a surprise? Nothing can bring couples closer together than experiencing something unexpected and exciting.

Planning an unanticipated activity allows for expanding horizons and exploring something new. So why not take your loved one for a spontaneous ride – literally? Pick up the car keys and make it a road trip!

Choose somewhere you’ve never gone before, like a charming rural town or distant beachside city, and make some unforgettable memories together. Along with packing snacks, cameras, and your sense of adventure, you and your special someone are ready for an unforgettable journey!

There are plenty of ways to show your loved one how much you care and make them feel special. Whether it’s cooking a romantic dinner, getting them a personalized gift, creating an unforgettable memory book, or planning an unexpected activity together – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Show your special someone that you took the time and effort to come up with the perfect surprise – it will surely be worth it in the end.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.