We work so hard to be skilled at work and to get ahead in life, but we should strive just as hard at impressing our partners. But whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, or anniversaries, couples far and wide often find themselves wondering what to buy for each other, no matter how hard we work at it!
It’s easy to feel lost when trying to decide what to get them, especially if you don’t feel all that creative in the first place. So, here’s a few ideas outside the box to steal or at least get you heading in the right direction. Besides, there are only so many times you can just buy a box of chocolates, right?
Go “all in” with this gift. Buy a deck of cards and on each card write or tape a small note with a word or description of something you appreciate about your significant other. Then, with a hole puncher, punch two holes in each card along the side of the card.
After you’ve got 52 cards with a note on each one, take two binder rings and clip all the cards together. Now you’ve got a little book of cards that he/she can look through whenever they need to be reminded how much you love them!
Buy a puzzle related to something your lover is interested in. Maybe it’s a special place, a certain type of food, a sport, a favorite movie, favorite dessert, but you get the point. Build that puzzle somewhere they won’t notice or discover it.
After the puzzle is put together, buy some puzzle glue and apply it to both sides. You may have to apply more than one coat of glue. Then frame the puzzle and put a little note inside just for your loved one that says “I love you more than you love (whatever the puzzle is)”.
You should regularly say “I love you” to the special ones in your life as much as you can. That said, there is more than one way to say it. Nowadays, many places offer to take the recording of your voice saying those three magic words (or anything else) and put the graphic of the audio wave file on any number of items.
You can choose to put it on shirts, mugs, hats, even tattoos. This gift is a great reminder of affection every time they see it and an incredibly cute and creative way to *say* the most important words in a relationship.
There are more artists on sites like Etsy or Fiverr than you can shake a stick at. Most of them are very reasonably priced, too. With that in mind, find a cute picture of the two of you and then find an artist that does great caricature art. Frame the artwork in whatever way you’d like and watch your loved one go all smiles when they see the cuteness on display.
Video technology is as user-friendly as ever. Even if you’re not a tech-savvy person, you can easily put together a fun slideshow with music in the background for your honey. You don’t need any special software or supplies except a computer or iPhone, in fact.
Upload your favorite pictures of the two of you into iMovie or whichever app comes on your device, upload the songs you want, and then save! All of a sudden you’ve made movie magic history with a story of your undying love.