For my wife’s birthday, our anniversary, and Valentine’s day, I try to take some time off work. It gives her a break from parenting all day and it gives us some extra time together. It always makes her happier than whatever I buy her that year.
If your significant other is tough to shop for, try giving them the gift of taking time off.
(On a related note, I’m on PTO all week. So expect some especially terrible blog posts this week.)