Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and the time has come to think about gifts and a special evening with that important person in your life. There are plenty of ideas for gifts and activities, so let’s take a look at a few ideas to help you have the best Valentine’s Day you can.
Something very important about any Valentine’s Day celebration is that it should be personal to you and your loved one. It can be very easy to grab any old card and any old box of chocolates and have done with it, but that doesn’t really make your day special, does it?
A suitably personal (and also rather economic) way of giving a great Valentine’s Gift would be to create something by yourself. This could maybe take the shape of a scrapbook of favourite pictures and mementos of your time together, a poem (possibly framed), personalized original artwork, nice pottery or some garment of hand-crafted clothing (knitwear, for example).
Something that has been created by you, especially for that special someone, will be cherished and appreciated for years to come, and serve as a reminder of a lovely Valentine’s Day. How about having a favourite photograph of both of you enlarged and framed? There are even a number of independent photo studios where you are able to get a professional portrait shot and mounted, which would be a Valentine’s gift you could both enjoy.
If your loved one has a particular interest or hobby, then a gift that relates to their interests will go a long way to making this Valentine’s Day special for both of you. If your other half loves a particular film or popular TV series, maybe a DVD box set would be a good idea, or related memorabilia such as art prints, collectibles, statues and the like. How about a nice edition of a book by or about someone involved in their particular hobby?
Books are a great Valentine’s Day gift idea, but bear in mind you must put some thought into your choice. Take into account their tastes and their particular area of interest. How about a biography of a favourite actor, or a coffee-table edition of a ‘Making of’ book from a favourite film?
If your loved one paints or draws, or has a liking for a particular craft, a little covert investigation will help you find the kind of craft materials they prefer. Wool for knitters, pencils or paints or brushes for artists, new utensils for cookery fans, computer peripherals for the geek in your life, you get the idea.
Make the gift and the Valentine’s activities personal to you and your partner, and it will go down a treat. Personalizing your Valentine’s Day celebrations is the key to enjoying something truly special this year.