Valentine’s Day gifts are not always the easiest gifts to come up with, especially if you want to be creative and not rely on the typical present options. The following are some creative gift ideas that will make your loved one feel special, and like you really care.
The first gift is a gift that almost any couple could benefit from. This year, put a sign on your chest that says, “BEFORE” and wrap yourself in a bow. Then present yourself to your loved one with a set of passes to the local gym. Commit to them that you will work on your body, and a healthier lifestyle. Let them know that you want to spend this time together. The gift of you having a great body is a gift no significant other will reject. In fact, they will probably be thrilled.
Valentine’s Day gifts should be personalized and creative. Consider making your loved one a photobook. You can make professionally bound photo books using great templates provided by companies such as ShutterFly and MyPublisher. They are usually cost effective, however, they do require some forethought, and planning, as they need to be completed in time to be shipped and arrive by Valentine’s Day. This is great because it is a personalized gift, and something women especially will love. Other fun personalized gifts are things like candy with messages on them. The conversation heart is not a popular Valentine’s Day candy without reason. They are not the tastiest treat, but the idea of telling someone you love them on a treat is one people love. So, why not personalize some M&M’s (which can be done through their website), or order a cake with a love message, or a pizza? Personalized gifts are usually creative, and appreciated.
Another creative Valentine’s Day gift is that of a themed night in. Sometimes getting reservations, and paying extreme prices to eat out or go out on Valentine’s Day can take some of the fun out of it. So, instead, plan a fantastic evening at home. However, give it a theme. If your loved one has always wanted to go to Europe, but has yet to make it, create a French bistro style scene in your home, play Italian Opera, eat Swiss chocolate, and talk in British accents. You get the idea. Create their dream at your home. Most people don’t have the money to whisk their loved one off to Paris for the weekend, so bring Paris to you, at least the best you can.
Coupon books are the ultimate in creative, personal, and fun for Valentine’s Day. Make a homemade coupon book with things that your loved one will appreciate most. If you are on a budget, including things like personal massages, home cooked dinners, and other favors. If you have some money to spend, you could have a coupon that says, “A night at your favorite restaurant” and then include a gift card to that restaurant. Or, “A one hour massage” with a gift card for a massage salon. Make it yourself, and put some thought into what they would appreciate most, and they will love it!