No matter what time of the year your spouse celebrates their birthday, you might be stumped for ideas about what to give them. If their big day happens to be in the fall, however, you might want to take advantage of the season and give them something that’s especially appropriate for the shift to cooler weather.
Shopping for spouses can be a little bit tricky even at the best of times, but throwing together a sweet, intentional surprise that revolves around the time of year can help you narrow down your choices a little bit. For that special person in your life who deserves only the very best, here are five thoughtful ideas they’re sure to appreciate.
Nothing indicates warmth and comfort quite like a soft and cozy men’s or women’s sweater. Choose from a wide range of styles and materials that best suit their lifestyle. If they’re all about luxurious, upscale looks, a cashmere cardigan or pullover may be just the thing — it’s something that they can wear to the office, at home, and everywhere in between.
If they work from home and love to lounge in the coziest clothing imaginable, a lightweight flyaway sweater or button-front cardigan is always a safe choice. She can easily wear hers with anything from women's yoga pants to leggings, and he’ll love wearing his with joggers, sweatpants, or khaki pants.
A Monogrammed Towel
For the spouse who can’t resist something unexpectedly luxurious, a monogrammed towel makes a wonderful choice. With such an extensive range of colors and patterns available, it’s easy to find one that your spouse is sure to love.
If they’re all about simple, neutral color palettes, something in a subtle cream or gray is ideal. The addition of their monogram transforms the towel from an ordinary basic into a stunning gift worthy of any birthday. Consider a brighter hue if they love eye-popping shades. Even an understated color accented with some interesting trim is a suitable option. Either way, they’re sure to love this gift that they’ll use for years to come.
Cooler conditions call for cozier comforts. Fall can be downright uncomfortable for people who don’t tolerate chilly weather very well, and winter is often best spent under the covers with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. With that in mind, consider giving the love of your life a soft fleece blanket to use through the months ahead.
Plush and cozy, fleece is deceptively lightweight — yet never sacrifices a hint of that warmth that’s so necessary to feel comfortable on cold days. You’ll find styles lined with Sherpa for some added plushness, and even styles that you can monogram with their initials for a thoughtful, personalized touch. These blankets are available in numerous colors, making it easy to select a style that you can be sure your spouse will treasure.
Cooler weather also signifies that it’s time to swap those lightweight T-shirts, shorts, and dresses for cozier apparel and accessories. Things like sweaters, jackets, fuzzy socks, coats, and boots are all constant companions during the chilly months. Eye-catching men’s or women’s scarves make the perfect addition to this lineup of cold-weather allies.
You’ll find styles in bright hues and light shades, and even patterned styles that will easily help your spouse express himself or herself in style. Opt for fleece for a classic option that’s great to wear throughout fall and winter, or CashTouch, a cashmere-style material that feels incredibly plush and indulgent to the touch. Monogram it with their initials to add a special finishing touch to this beautiful accessory. Tuck it inside a gift box and they’re sure to be delighted when they first touch the soft material.
The flannel shirt is practically synonymous with cool weather. It’s just as much a core part of the season as crisp leaves, bright yellows and oranges, and pumpkin everything. You’ll spot them everywhere from fall festivals to football games. In short, there’s almost nothing the versatile flannel shirt can’t do for a person’s wardrobe.
That’s because it’s just that comfortable. It feels almost as cozy as a blanket, and it’s easy to pull on over a T-shirt or a tank top as a layering piece. If it warms up, simply take it off and wrap it on or toss it in the trunk. Modern flannel shirts are available in a huge range of colors and patterns. You’ll find the ubiquitous plaid, of course, but there are also solid hues and other prints that are sure to add a little character to your spouse’s off-duty wardrobe.
Birthdays are always a little bit more special when there’s a thoughtful gift involved. Whether it’s something they can wear throughout the season or a cozy home accessory, your spouse is sure to be delighted.