With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you’ve likely been thinking about what meaningful gift you can get your special someone. While cards, teddy bears, roses, and candy are always enjoyable presents, and certainly line the aisles of every store this time of year, so many of us want to buy something different for our loved one.
If you’ve been on the hunt for something just a little more personable this Valentine’s Day, here are six unique gift ideas for you to consider just in time for the day of cupid.
Work on a Keepsake Journal Together
There are so many different styles of memory books for couples, from Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People to the What I Love About You or What I Love About Us collections from Knock Knock. Take a stroll through your local bookstore or browse online and you’ll come across activity pads for couples, fun list and quiz games, and even Mad Libs in Love! Wrap the gifts in seasonal reds and pinks, and maybe even note the year on the inside of the book to refresh you and your partner’s memories for years to come.
Track Your Travels
If you’re a globe trotting pair, your partner would likely love a travel map to hang on the wall and chart all of those adventures. Many versions of travel maps exist, including corkboard maps that let you pin the locations traveled, scratch-off travel maps, and DIY varieties where you paste photos of the two of you in each locale. Etsy is a great place to browse and explore the various travel map options, while Pinterest provides a ton of fun DIY map ideas. Take your pick!
There are so many incredible personalization options available online and in stores. Personalized cutting boards seem to be all the rage these days, and provide a warm, personal touch to your kitchen. You can also get engraved signs, art prints, wine racks, and even vow books in preparation for the big day. There’s just something so special about a personalized gift. This is another area where scrolling through Etsy can easily bring up a wealth of ideas.
Handmade gifts will delight your partner and, like the keepsake journals, be something that you can look back on to remember the holiday in a way that you can’t always do with more generic gifts. Consider taking a mason jar or another similar item and putting together a “date night” jar with strips of paper listing exciting date ideas, or a sweet coupon book with vouchers that your partner can redeem for a movie night, dinner of their choice, etc. You could also make a special photo collage for your partner, or take a deck of playing cards and write things you love about your partner on each card. You can loop the cards together with twine or string and label the front with the holiday and the year.
Share an Experience
Experiences can make the best gifts. Check out the events going on in your area, and get tickets to a show, register for a culinary course, or plan to take an art class together. Afterall, quality time makes for the best Valentine’s Day of all.
A Themed Plant
Are you wanting to get your partner something other than flowers or roses this year? You might be surprised at how easy it is to find heart-shaped bamboo in stores. Another trend for 2019? A magic bean plant that sprouts the message, “I love you.” You can’t get more unique than that!
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