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As human beings, we’re all prone to making poor choices. And sometimes, depending on the severity of the mistake, it might be best to go the extra mile to prove how much you understand you’ve hurt someone else. That’s where an apology gift can help. While you certainly don’t want to give a significant other a gift every time you make a mistake, they can be a good way to show the person you’ve injured that you have remorse and intentions of changing your behavior in the future.
No one apology gift can serve to be a cure-all for relationship problems, but we do have some ideas that can serve as a springboard for a more personalized gift for your partner. At the end of the day, it’s a delicate balance, but we trust you to know how to handle it right. Here are eight of our selections.
1. Knock Knock Apology Nifty Notes
BEST FOR MINOR FAUX PAS
If your partner has a good sense of humor, or you just want a clever way to apologize for minor quibbles, this set of apology gift notes from Knock Knock allow you to quickly signify — through a long list of checklist options — to a partner why you may have acted in a given way that resulted in a fight or disagreement. It’s a cute and clever way to move past an annoyance over forgetting to take the trash out.
2. Gem Stone King Blue Sapphire and Diamond Pendant Necklace
BEST FOR MAJOR SCREW UPS
More often than not, jewelry seems to be a to-go apology gift for when big mistakes have been made. This blue sapphire and diamond necklace from Gem Stone King is tasteful, yet stunning to behold. And while buying jewelry from Amazon seems a bit atypical, it’s confirmed to be authentic 14k white gold.
3. Create Your Own Reel Viewer
BEST APOLOGY GIFT FOR FRIENDS
If you want to highlight memories of the past that you cherish and hold, this Create Your Own Reel Viewer is great to remind a partner of better times. Inherently nostalgic, you’ll assemble photos together to include in the reel, which is made-to-order. Once you receive it, it works in the same way as any old school viewfinder you may have owned as a kid. That time and attention will go a long way in showing how serious you are about making amends.
4. GlobalRose 100 Fresh Cut Dark Red Roses
BEST FOR PARTNERS
Who doesn’t love flowers? Let me be more specific: Who doesn’t love roses? Show your partner the 100 different ways you’re going to do better with 100 different red roses from GlobalRose. These fresh flowers can be purchased and sent through Amazon, which saves you the time and hassle of having to use other flower delivery services.
5. Providence Cookie Company “I’m Sorry” Gourmet Cookie Gift Set
BEST FOR ONGOING PENNANCE
If you want to provide a constant and consistent reminder of how sorry you are about a given situation, this cookie gift set from the Providence Cookie Company has you covered. Each cookie is individually gift-wrapped with a label that speaks to how sad you are about the situation. The set includes an assortment of different tasty cookie options including Snickers, M&M Cookie, Chocolate Chip Cookie and many more.
6. ZJchao 24K Gold Rose
BEST FOR NEW RELATIONSHIPS
Essentially combining flowers and jewelry together, the 24K gold rose from ZJchao is a nice way of getting them something beautiful that will last forever. The rose itself is, in fact, a real rose that’s been dipped in gold to preserve its beauty and to make a one-of-a-kind art piece. But if the pure gold color isn’t what you think your partner would like, ZJchao offers a variety of different hues.
7. Sunflower Aromatherapy Necklace
BEST FOR SIBLINGS
Essentially a portable defuser, this Sunflower Aromatherapy Necklace from Catherine Weitzman at Uncommon Goods hits both the jewelry angle as well as the flower angle (including the smell). By adding a small bit of essential oil, your partner will be able to breathe in their favorite scent when they’re stressed, while also having a stylish necklace to boot.
8. David’s Cookies Chocolate Covered Brownie Bites
BEST FOR MAJOR BROWNIE POINTS
If cookies aren’t your partner’s preferred snack of choice, perhaps a different kind of sugary bite might be the right move? These chocolate covered brownie bites from David’s Cookies combine both the sweetness of chocolate with the rich flavor and texture of a brownie. In short: They’re a sweet treat that shows you’ll be sweeter moving forward.