Romantic ideas for saying i'm sorry

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Romantic ideas for saying i'm sorry
The gift does not have to be huge; it is just a token. (sorry image by Aleksandr Lobanov from

Anyone in a relationship finds it necessary at one point or another to apologise to a partner. Whether it was a misunderstanding, a disagreement or one of you was simply out of sorts and snappy, an apology can be made extra special with a gift. A gift is not expected, and as long as it is given with an apology, and not instead of, the unexpectedness of a small gift shows how sorry you are.

Flowers and Chocolates

Flowers and chocolates are more traditional gift options. Either choose a flower you know is a favourite of your partner, or look into the actual meanings behind flowers. For example, a hyacinth means "I'm sorry" and "please forgive me," lavender symbolises devotion and a red rose means "I love you." Have flowers delivered to your partner with a card attached saying you are sorry or with a gift of heart-shaped chocolates. There is also chocolate available that says "sorry" on it, that you can give with an attached note or card.

Romantic ideas for saying i'm sorry
Flowers and chocolates are a traditional romantic gift. (Chocolate candy and roses image by Susanne Karlsson from

Personalised Gifts

Consider a gift that you can have personalised with your own words. For example, items such as mugs, key rings, fridge magnets, teddy bears and t-shits can all be personalised, with many companies offering an online service so you can choose your own words. Items ready made with words such as "I am sorry" and "please forgive me" are also available to buy in shops.

Romantic ideas for saying i'm sorry
Many gifts such as teddy bears can be personalised. (teddy bear image by Yury Shirokov from

Homemade Gifts

If your budget is tight, then consider cooking your partner their favourite meal, and light some candles and share a bottle of wine. If your partner has a certain dessert that they enjoy, try making it for them -- even if it goes wrong your partner should appreciate the effort. Bake a cake and ice on the words "I'm sorry" or bake some heart-shaped cookies. If cooking isn't your thing, then fill a small photo album with pictures of you and your partner and wrap in a red ribbon. Remember it is the gesture rather than the amount of money you spend that counts.

Romantic ideas for saying i'm sorry
Bake your partner an edible "sorry" gift. (hearts image by Renata Osinska from

Say It With Words

Write your partner a poem, apologising and confirming your love. This can either be slipped inside a card, rolled up and wrapped in a ribbon, framed or popped inside a small glass bottle. If you're not much of a poet, then look online or in an anthology to find a suitable existing poem. You can then either hand write or print the poem to give to your partner.

Romantic ideas for saying i'm sorry
Give your partner their own "message in a bottle." (message in a bottle image by William Berry from

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