Before putting any effort into some romantic birthday ideas it is important to ask yourself one major question – “is this MY idea of romance or is it the other person’s idea of it?” This is an important part of the process because it can help to avoid a huge amount of turmoil and upset. Just consider that one person may believe a night spent snuggling on the sofa and watching a video is wonderfully romantic, while their partner might think that such a thing is the farthest thing from true romance. So, the very first step is to ask yourself what the recipient thinks about romance, and then work from there.
The next thing to consider is if the person would consider “things” as romantic birthday ideas, or if they would prefer “to do” something instead. For instance, someone who has always wanted to learn to fly might greatly appreciate a single, surprise lesson at a local airstrip as a wildly romantic gift as opposed to a realistic flight training program or game for their computer. One gives them a memorable experience that offers a real taste of flying while the other, though wonderful and significant, might become just another thing that they own and do not use.
This illustrates how to do the things versus activities comparison, but there are also some relatively basic romantic birthday ideas that can be easily dressed up with a bit of creativity or thinking outside of the proverbial box.
For instance, a dinner out at a fancy restaurant is always a good idea, but romance means more than just making a phone call for a reservation. Need an example of how to add a bit of creativity and romance to this “no fail” idea? Instead of planning a fancy dinner at a costly local restaurant why not think about a gourmet hamper from a great caterer and a picnic at a place like an outdoor concert or place of personal significance to the birthday boy or girl. This might be something as simple as the local beach or as exotic as table as the top of a hiking trail they tend enjoy visiting on whenever they get the chance.
The general theme here is that the most romantic birthday ideas come from creative thinking and a bit of extra effort. That picnic along the hiking trail might mean that some effort is necessary in advance of the meal, but just imagine how appreciated that little bit of work will be because it shows great love, and that is the heart of romance.