The 21st-century culture has turned almost every holiday into a materialistic phenomenon. Christmas has completely lost its family spirit, and Valentine’s day has lost its focus on love and turned to the day of getting expensive gifts. To love and to be loved are two most important and most beautiful things, and love is supposed to be shown every single day, not just on holidays, and giving gifts should be about showing affection and adding that special touch of yours. It’s about showing your individuality and your emotions – not the size of your wallet.
Here’s the list of super cool personalized gifts which will definitely put a smile on the face of your loved one.
Make a cute montage
If you are creative and in the same time good with computers, here’s the idea: Take all pictures of you two, every cute message screenshot you have, all the memories you can find and sort them in the order. Find your songs and make one adorable long slideshow/presentation which will symbolize your story that is still developing. Put it on a disc or a USB and watch it together with your partner. Just a small warning: there will definitely be tears. Trust me.
Basically, this is similar to montage, except that this one is on paper, and it will cost you a little bit because you will have to print out a lot of photos. After you’ve printed them out, glue them in the album and write a bunch of personal messages or memories under. A perfect gift which will last a lifetime.
Write a poem
Wake your inner Jacques Prevert and put all your feelings on a paper. All that is left is to somehow make it all rhyme and fit and you are good to go.
Getting something unusual but attractive is a surefire way to make someone smile. So, if your partner doesn’t like to follow patterns, fun and unusual quirky gifts are your best friends. You know, something like a silver elephant ring holder, pet tent, weirdly shaped jewelry box etc. If your partner’s not into material things, the best way to their heart is through their stomach. Send them a Valentine’s gift basket filled with treats like heart shaped cookies or pink cupcakes.
A dinner under the stars
If you live in a building, there’s nothing more romantic than setting a dinner table on the roof. You know, like they do in movies and TV shows. Of course, if you live in a country where is super cold during this holiday, then you should probably set it inside. Consider hiring a butler, which will make everything easier for you and much more romantic.
It may seem crazy, but believe it or not, there are many New Yorkers who haven’t seen the Statue of Liberty, and many Sydneysiders who haven’t seen the Opera House. Now, if you really think about it, you will realize that you probably never visited tourist sites in your town. This could be a fun adventure for you two.
Of course, there is a catch, though – you have to stay in a hotel, hostel or a guest house, after all, you are a pair of tourists today. Make sure that you visit your local tourism office where you will get city tourism passes. With them, you will see a lot of attractions for smaller prices, or even free. The city is waiting, honey!
Get them a dog or a cat
If your partner is an animal lover, the best gift you can give is an animal. That is an excellent way to show your humanity since you can visit a local animal shelter and get a dog or a cat from there.
Are you two love birds a little bit on a hedonistic side? If you are, the best thing you can give to your partner is a spa day for you two. Many spas are offering special couple deals where the two of you can practically have an entire spa (with champagne, food, and massage included) all for yourselves. Take your bathing suits, your good mood and you’re good to go.
That would be it. I hope I helped you with my ideas. Do you have some more? Let me know in the comments.
P.S. Have a beautiful Valentine’s day.