Valentine’s day is just around the corner. A special day for anyone who is in love, a day to put that little extra effort to prove your feelings towards your partner. Some of the most popular tokens of love are red roses, a box of chocolates or dinner at a fancy restaurant.
If you’re one of those people who’ s looking for a Valentine’s Day gift but wants to stay away from standard or cliché options, take a look at some of the ideas that will give a more creative touch to your present.
Letters for Future Days
A romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea is to write letters that your loved one can open in the future, even when you’re not around.
Think of a number of different difficult occasions and arguments you and your other half will face in the future. For instance, it could be a bad day at work, an argument you just had, when he/she misses you and so on. After you’ve thought this through, gather as many pieces of paper as needed and prepare to write a special letter for whenever each of these occasions takes place.
On the back of each envelope write the day the letter is supposed to be opened. For example, “Open when we’ve had a big argument,” or “Open when you miss me.” Inside each envelope, express your feelings and remind him/her why you love each other so much or some of your favorite memories together.
The markers will come in handy in case you’re feeling artistic. After you write your letter, feel free to decorate it and/or the envelope with markers to make it fun and colorful.
Valentine’s Day Wreath
If your other half is a person who gets sad when having to take down the Christmas decorations, this next Valentine’s Day gift idea will be perfect. A Valentine’s wreath can replace your Christmas wreath and give that festive feeling your Valentine loves. Yes, Valentine’s Day wreaths are a thing. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are also really easy to make.
1. Heart-shaped twig wreath base
2. Flowers (your choice)
3. Hot glue and glue sticks
Start with taking the flowers off the stem. If you’re using roses, make sure the bottom green bud remains attached, otherwise they will fall apart. Next, you’ll need the hot glue gun to glue the flowers onto the twig wreath base; a nice touch would be a card on the wreath with a nice small message to your spouse. And that’s it!
This Valentine’s Day gift can be placed anywhere in your house as a symbol of your love!
Looking at old photos we’ve taken together with our partners can make us re-experience those same fond feelings we were experiencing at the moment. Feelings of total bliss and love. Rekindle these feelings by creating a photo collage. Gather all the photos you like and start creating a collage of memories.
4. Cardboard backing
A cute addition would be to write quotes you remember from those days on pieces of paper and insert them between the photos; this will add visual impact, as well.
DIY Teddy Bear With A Heart
Everyone likes a stuffed animal, especially if it’s a cute, soft teddy bear holding a red heart with flowers. It is an adorable Valentine’s Day gift.
1. A teddy bear
2. Three of your lover’s favorite flowers
3. Floral tape
4. Decorative heart
5. Decorative mesh ribbon
First, prepare the flowers. Prick the pedicel of the flower with a piece of floral wire. Be careful not to damage the flower itself. Put a small, damp piece of cotton wool on the place of the flower cut and wrap a part of the pedicel and wire with floral tape.
Second, cut off a piece of decorative mesh. Tie a big heart to the toy, placing it between the front paws of the bear and finish with a big, beautiful ribbon.
Finally, decorate the heart with the flowers. Make sure the wire stems are no longer than 4 inches (10 cm). Carefully thread the wire stems under the ribbon. If necessary, cut the ends of the wire. After the glue completely dries, your touching teddy is ready to tell your partner about your love. This teddy bear will be a great gift for those who have a soft spot for plush toys.
If you can’t decide which Valentine’s Day gift to choose, why don’t you pick all of them? Put together a box with fun, small gifts and messages of love for your Valentine. You can either buy a Valentine’s Day love box or create one yourself.
1. A box
2. Markers to draw decorations and write your message on the box
4. Any gifts you want to include
Start drawing on the box – whatever you feel is going to make it more fabulous. Use some glue to secure the ribbon to the top or on the side of the box. Once you’re done, start writing your message on the box. Give it your all – Valentine’s Day is only once every year!
Inside the box, you can put small items that your Valentine will adore, such as chocolate, favorite flowers, cards or love letters. Put in as many presents as possible, so that the gifts last way after St. Valentine’s, so every time your loved one want a kick of joy, there is a small gift of love waiting in the box to be picked. This is the perfect Valentine’s gift for long-distance relationships, too.
Hopefully, the ideas above will help you on your quest to find the perfect Valentine’s gift for your loved one.