Surprise Her With a Gift for No Reason at All

There are plenty of opportunities to give the special women in your life gifts they will love. Christmas, Birthdays, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day probably top your gift giving list. Gifts for these occasions can be a great way to show her how much she means to you but are rarely a surprise since she is expecting a gift. If you really want to surprise her you should give her a gift when she is not expecting it.

If you are giving her a gift for no reason you might as well have some fun and do it in a creative way. As you probably already know, the way a gift is given can be as important as the gift itself. For example, your gift packaging should impress her before she even opens her gift. Instead of wrapping paper, bows, gift bags or cellophane, why not give her a gift in a keepsake pine box with her name engraved in the lid. Beautiful, creative gift packaging should be the rule for all of your gifts, regardless if it is a gift for no reason or a birthday gift for her.

In addition to creative packaging, you will want to come up with a fun theme, activity or event to give her the gift. For those of us who are not as creative this can be a challenge. To help get your creative juices flowing we have listed ten of our favorite ways/occasions to give her a gift that is sure to surprise her.

10 Creative Ways to Give Her a Gift for No Reason

  1. Singing Telegram
  2. Groundhog Day Surprise
  3. The Girlfriend Weekend Getaway
  4. Pi Day
  5. Half Birthday
  6. The Dead Battery
  7. Scavenger Hunt
  8. February 29th
  9. Yard Signs
  10. Wine Day

1) Singing Telegram

Singing Telegram | Shadow Breeze

If you are giving a gift to a woman who you know does not embarrass easy you could send a singing telegram to her office. A quick Google search will take you to singing telegram companies in your area who can be hired to deliver some fun and your gift. Let one of her co-workers know ahead of time so they can record the event for social media, or better yet, come up with a good excuse to be visiting her when they show up and you can film it yourself. This is a great way for you to show her, and her co-workers, how much you love her.

2) Groundhog Day Surprise

Groundhog Day Gifts |

Groundhog day happens on the 2nd of February each year and most of us don't even remember. Regardless of if the groundhog sees his shadow or not, we are all tired of winter by February and are looking forward to spring. Why not give her a "Groundhog Day" gift crate with a new swimsuit, sun glasses, flip flops, sunscreen and other fun items that will get her excited for the warm weather.

3) The Girlfriend Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway |

If you are looking for a fun way to surprise a woman who has a little wander lust, the girlfriend weekend getaway is the perfect idea. Your creativity is only limited by your budget. You will want to coordinate this one well in advance with one or more of her girlfriends. Plan a long weekend trip to a location you know she will love. Contact her boss and ask for a day or two off of work for her but tell her/him to keep it a surprise. On the day of the trip when she wakes up to get ready for work or for whatever she had planned tell her that she needs to pack a bag. Don't tell her where she is going just give her some clues so she can pack accordingly. Let he know that her boss knows she won't be coming in and have one of her friends pick her up to start the trip. This is one that she will remember for a long time.

4) PI Day

Celebrate Pi Day |

March 14 (3.14) is Pi day and no one expects to receive a gift. You could give her a pie but why not be a little more creative. Pi is an infinite number that never ends, just like your love. Why not give her a beautiful infinity jewelry gift that shows her how much you love her. This is a gift she will not be expecting.

5) Half Birthday

Half Birthday Gifts |

Do you ever remember it is your half birthday? Of course not, and neither will she. That is why it is a great day to surprise her. You can have a lot of fun with this theme. Give her half of a birthday cake, one earring (you can give her the other one later), a birthday card that ends mid sentence, one shoe, etc. You might even throw her a surprise half birthday party.

6) The Dead Battery

Surprise Jewelry Gifts |

If you want to surprise her with a jewelry gift, this is a fun way to do it. For this to work both you and she will need to know a little about car batteries. What you want to do is to disconnect the positive (red) cable from her car battery. When she comes out to her car to start her car and finds it won't turn over she will assume that the battery is dead and needs to be jumped. Make sure she has jumper cables available. When she opens the hood she will see a note and a jewelry box sitting on the car battery. The note can read something like this "Your battery doesn't really need a spark but I thought you could use some sparkle." She will immediately go from having a bad day to having a great day. Be sure to include instructions explaining she will need to reconnect the battery cable so she can get where she needs to go.

7) The Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt |

When is the last time you participated in a scavenger hunt? It may have been when you were a kid. You may have forgotten how much fun they can be, especially when a gift is waiting for you at the end. This gift will require a little work ahead of time. You will need to come up with five to seven locations for your scavenger hunt. More than that and she might start to lose interest. Small retail establishments are the best because the employees are often excited to participate. On the day of the hunt you will drop off clues at each of the locations and then you will give her her first clue. She will have to solve each clue which will take her to a location where she will get her next clue. When selecting locations you might want to pick places that are important to her or to the two of you. After she has solved her last clue and she arrives at the destination you can be waiting there for her with the gift. This gift is as much about the experience as it is about the gift itself. Have fun as you plan it. She will love it.

8) February 29th

Leap Day Gifts |

In 2020 we are lucky enough to have a leap year. It comes only once every four years so take advantage of it. This "extra" day can be turned into a fun way to give a gift. Give her "extra" gifts such as:

  • EXTRA long massage
  • EXTRAvagant Dinner
  • EXTRAordinary necklace

Everything should play on the "extra" theme. It will be a day she remembers for at least four years.

9) Yard Signs

Yard Signs |

There are a lot of yard sign companies out there that will rent you yard signs for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, etc. But what about putting up some yard signs for no reason at all. You can make the signs on poster boards or have them made at a print shop. After you decide what you want them to say, coordinate with your neighbors to have them set up on her drive home from work or another location. When she pulls into the neighborhood she might start seeing signs and wondering who they are for. Set the signs up in such an order that as she gets closer to the house she realizes that they are for her. Here is an example to consider:

Sign 1 - "I sure am a lucky man"

Sign 2 - "I have an amazing wife"

Sign 3 - "I Lover her so much"

Sign 4 - "She is a hottie"

Sign 5 "When I married her on (fill in your wedding date) I won the lottery"


She will probably be a little embarrassed but she will also love it. Showing the whole neighborhood how much you love her is a great gift all by itself.

10) Wine Day

Wine Day Gifts |

If you have a wine lover in your life why not surprise her on National Wine Day. In 2020 it falls upon May 25th. You could surprise her with her favorite bottle or if you want to make it even more special get her a personalized wine gift for women. After you give her the gift tell her not only is it "wine day" but it is also "whine day." Tell her that you want to listen to everything that is bothering her. She will love that you want to just sit, listen and be with her. After she is done with her "whine" draw her a bath and tell her you want her to relax and finish her wine.

Best Gifts for Women for No Reason

This list is only is only a start. There are countless other fun and creative ways to give that special woman in your life a gift for no occasion. Know one knows her like you do so think of things that she will like and just go for it. You don't have to spend a lot on the gift. In this case it really is the thought that counts. She will be happy to know that she is loved and that you are thinking of her.

We would love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comments below.

July 21, 2021 — Matt Graham

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