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With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s that time of year where everyone starts scrambling for inspiration for gifts for their loved ones. It’s only when we’re under pressure to get them the best present that we realize: this person really does have everything!
How are we meant to buy them an outstanding gift when they get themselves everything they could ever need? The answer is simple – you make it personal. From scrapbooks to hot air balloon rides, there’s something for every budget here.
Go for Something Nostalgic
When you’re planning a gift for a loved one, the best place to start is with a list of everything you enjoy doing together. Every holiday you’ve loved, every day trip you still reminisce about, and every movie you’ve ever enjoyed together is fair game.
If you’re still stuck for ideas, why not recreate your first date, return to the place you first met, or rewatch the movie from your first date? Sometimes, thoughtfulness is more romantic than money spent.
If either of you is keen writers of love letters, enjoy long-distance friendships, or just have a love for good stationery, why not go for something personal? Beautiful, monogrammed stationery can be a really romantic gift, especially if the first sheet in the box contains a thoughtful love note from yours truly.
A Framed Photograph
Sometimes all it takes is a beautiful picture in an exquisite frame to show your love and appreciation. Maybe it’s a photograph from your wedding day, a selfie from a much-loved holiday, or a photo of the whole family – it doesn’t have to be much. It just shows you’ve taken the time to choose a photograph you both love, and a frame that supplements it perfectly.
A Personal Gift Scrapbook of Your Memories
Opening a new scrapbook on a blank page can be really daunting, but you’ll be surprised how much you’ve probably got lying around to fill it. If you’re really organized, you could create a book a year, each year for Valentine’s Day. Otherwise, a book full of all your shared memories since you met is a thoughtful gift. Photographs of dates, concert and movie ticket stubs, leaflets for days out, leaves from romantic fall walks – anything that reminds you of great times together is perfect.
If you don’t have any great photos, your scrapbook would look rather measly, and neither of you is fans or writing, or if you just want to give a bit more, an experience can be a great gift.
As mentioned previously, recreating your first date can be a cute way to celebrate how far you’ve come as a couple. Otherwise, why not go for a romantic hot air balloon ride over your local area, sharing a bottle of champagne and taking in the scenery? An evening in the theater with dinner can be a great way to spend time together, especially if you lead hectic lives, or just a date night at home or a walk in the park with the dogs – the priority is spending time together and enjoying each other’s’ company.
Even the person who has everything will love any of these romantic, personal Valentine’s gifts.
What type of gift are you hoping to receive this Valentine’s Day?