"Just because" gifts are nothing new. Many people do some digging and search for something meaningful for their significant others for a whole slew of holidays. From birthdays and wedding anniversaries to Valentine's Day and Christmas, many romantics use this time to search for the perfect thoughtful gifts for their family or their loved ones.
But you know what's truly romantic?
Showing that you can express gratitude for your wife or girlfriend with a surprise gift when there's no reason or excuse to do so.
Anyone can be "sweet" or "romantic" when it's expected, but sometimes it's nice (and even better) to give them a little something to surprise them, make their day, and make them feel special.
Below, we've gathered some gift ideas suitable for any occasion and for a variety of budgets and styles. From cozy socks and fun games to candles and romantic gestures, keep reading for the top "just because" gifts that are sure to put a smile on your lover's face.
What are "Just Because" Gifts?
So what exactly is a "just because" gift?
Well, it's a great gift that shows your love and appreciation for no reason at all or "just because."
"Just because" gifts also go by a variety of other names, such as:
I Love You Gifts
15 Spontaneous Gift Ideas for Her That She'll Absolutely Adore
Whatever you want to call it, let's take a look at our fifteen unique and super cute "just because" gifts for your special someone.
Is your wife or girlfriend a bibliophile?
Show her you pay attention by gifting this thoughtful book club soy candle from Homesick instead of the standard (and predictable) flowers that typically function as a surprise gift.
This candle burns for 60-80 hours and is perfect for curling up with her favorite rainy-day read and evoking inspiration.
It also happens to work as a conversation starter for intimate get-togethers by placing it on your coffee table.
What better item to accompany her home décor candles than these geode crystal candle holders?
Earth meets fire with these uniquely formed natural crystals that make for a one-of-a-kind "just because" gift that shows your loved one that you care.
The best part?
These handmade concrete holders have multiple uses and also make for excellent air plant holders.
The Amethyst stone inside also contains healing properties that are known for clarity, calmness, and transformation.
How cool is that?
Seeking some adventure with your special someone?
Nothing says "I love you" like a spontaneous and unexpected adventure.
Well, you're in luck because Airbnb's unique experiences cater to adventurers everywhere.
Whether you're far from home or ready to explore your local city, surprise your partner with an unforgettable experience hosted by locals.
The range of options is endless. From goat yoga to an exclusive yacht tour to a romantic wine and design creative art class, there's something for everyone!
Looking for a great gift to capture a memorable moment in time?
There's no better option than a 3D photo crystal.
What's a 3D photo crystal, I hear you asking.
It's simply the best way to capture a moment in time by placing an eventful or noteworthy photo inside a 3D crystal.
Step 1: Choose a shape, size & personalized message
Step 2: Upload your favorite high-quality photo
Step 3: Our 3D photo artists will render & engrave your crystal using cutting-edge technology
Step 4: Quality assurance to ensure your gift is perfect
Step 5: Your order will be shipped within 24 hours
Shopping for the best "just because gifts" just got easier. Here are four options to choose from:
3D Crystal Necklace. A Lovely piece of jewelry for cherished memories on the go.
3D Crystal Wine Stopper. The perfect surprise gift for wine lovers (engraved with your message).
3D Crystal (Light-Up) Keychain. An excellent choice for an inexpensive portable gift that celebrates your love for any occasion (or no occasion at all).
Is your S.O. a proud plant mama?
Why not get this funny flower pot as a hilarious gift to show her your support?
It comes in a variety of sizes and you can choose to order with or without seeds included.
Don't like the original message? No problem, you can customize it to whatever saying you want and can also create a custom gift message.
Pretty sweet, right?
Yeah, we thought so too!
They say fashion is a form of expression. So why not help your partner express herself with these funky yet fun themed socks?
There are a number of themed choices to choose from. Whether it's your favorite snacks, furry creatures, or a variety of other crazy sock options, help your wife or girlfriend celebrate her personality while giving her a pair of soft socks to feel comfortable.
This cute and thoughtful gift from Sockologie will brighten up her day when she least expects it.
Looking for a sweet gift for your sweet tooth companion?
We've got you covered.
This delectable gift box of premium cakes, brownies, muffins, and rugelach is the perfect gift to surprise your partner with a treat that'll warm her heart as well as her taste buds.
With a plethora of gourmet flavors from chocolate to blueberry to old-fashioned crumb cakes, this gift box from Dulcet is sure to please.
Looking for some romantic after-dinner fun with your partner?
Try out this old-school classic of Truth or Dare for Couples with a twist.
This adult version of the game comes with 50 naughty truths and 50 risqué dares.
Some example prompts are:
Truth: “If you were going to buy something provocative for your partner, what would it be?”
Dare: “Let your partner remove one piece of clothing from you—their choice”
The tiny tin box makes it easily portable and one of the greatest "just because" gifts to spruce up your love life.
One of the best surprise gift ideas is something that can add to your home décor as a conversation starter.
That's where this hilarious coffee table book comes in. It's titled: You've Goat This: Wisdom to Get You Through the Good, the Baaad, and Everything in Between.
Coffee table books are great because they serve as a topic of interest and can give you (or your guests) some entertainment from time to time.
This particular book serves as a sense of inspiration with a comedic spin from a once-famous viral video sensation from social media. Ahh, yes the screaming goats!
Grab a copy for your wife or girlfriend who has her sense of humor fully intact.
This spontaneous gift for your wife or girlfriend comes with a sweet message and has over 1100 rave reviews on Amazon.
Perfect if your companion is a wanderer or globetrotter.
This cute and quality compass necklace comes with the following message:
You are my compass.
Life takes you to unexpected places.
I'm so glad it did.
It took me to you.
This touching and heartfelt message is an excellent way to celebrate what your relationship with your significant other means to you.
Do you miss the romance that was present when you and your partner first started dating? What if there was a way to refocus on the intimacy of the relationship and spend your time where it really matters: with your significant other?
Well, now there is.
This 100 Date Ideas scratch-off poster is like a game of bingo or a scavenger hunt for romantic couples.
It allows you to plan your dates, figure out your next trip, and even get your friends involved. Change it up and keep the adventures going.
This can even be the start of your own unique bucket list as you continue to grow closer to your loved one.
12. Hug in a Box
Are you missing someone close to you yet you're miles apart from them?
No worries: Hug in a Box to the rescue!
What is a hug in a box?
It's a literal gift of love to show someone that you love them, miss them, can't wait to see them, or just that they're on your mind and in your thoughts.
You have a choice of sending your handmade "little hug" with one of four standard messages, your choice of color, and the option to add a personalized message to the back.
This is such a smart "just because" gift to surprise someone and say "I love you." Particularly, if there is some physical distance between you at the moment.
Does your loved one need a daily dose of motivation and self-love?
Great! Now you can gift it to her so she can take a little inspiration with her everywhere she goes.
It features an uplifting message on one side with the option for a custom message on the other side.
This thoughtful gift is sure to brighten anyone's spirits and make their day, every day!
Give your wife or girlfriend the gift of self-care just because everyone needs a little rest and relaxation now and again.
This Luxury CDB Bath Bomb is a perfect addition to her daily wellness ritual. It comes with a mixture of vitamins, nutrients, and non-toxic natural ingredients to help calm the mind and soothe the soul.
An excellent gift for those who spend their days on to go or in front of the computer.
This transformative bath ritual will help your significant other alleviate burnout. Simply, light a candle and soak your worries away.
Want to show your spouse how much you truly know them?
This fill-in-the-blank no-fail gift is a perfect way to showcase your feelings and demonstrate the intimate knowledge you've acquired about their uniqueness.
It's like a love note on steroids (and even better than flowers).
All you have to do is go through it, answer the prompts, and deliver your "just because" gift to your significant other.
It's creative and silly but touching nonetheless. It also happens to be inexpensive. What more can you ask for in a surprise gift for your girlfriend or wife?
Final Thoughts On Surprise Gifts for Her "Just Because"
So there you have it! That's all she wrote (we wrote?) on the topic of spontaneous gift-giving for your wife or girlfriend.
Truth be told, not many people follow through and give gifts to show their affection, appreciation, and gratitude without having a reason to do so, like a holiday (or an apology).
3D Photo Gifts hopes to change that by making the world a more connected, loving, and memorable place.