Good gifts to purchase for your spouse include fun socks, drinking glasses for a favorite beverage, favorite custom candies and pillows with flirty messages. Great intangible gifts for a significant other include time, understanding, compliments and words of affirmation. Acts of service, such as making dinner or running errands and physical touches, such as back rubs, also make good partner gifts.
Many husbands enjoy surprise gifts as well as practical gifts such as socks or underwear. Wives also enjoy practical gifts, such as cookware and plant watering systems. Individuals should use their spouses' interests to select meaningful, appropriate gifts, such as a camera for a gadget lover, an e-reader for the bibliophile or a digital writing tablet for the to-do list writer.
Some good gifts for a spouse can include refraining from certain behaviors, such as using harsh language or complaining about one another. Free gifts that only cost time include listening, spending quality time together by dancing, reading a book aloud, strolling through a park and expressing gratitude. Homemade coupon books to exchange for chores, date nights or alone time are another free gift to give a spouse. Couples with young children also often enjoy alone time or adults-only time as a gift.