- What to give for Valentine’s Day?
- What if you are not in a relationship at this time?
- How much to spend?
- How to avoid a cliche?
Valentine’s Day gifts are tricky. As much as we are not willing to give a gift that is corny or a cliche, best things in life that we all desire are quite ordinary. So many people either overdo it with gifts or are lost not knowing what to do or what to give. To me Valentine’s Day is not about expensive gifts. Let humor be your friend. Part of being romantic is to make someone smile. It can be a day as simple as time spent together, nice dinner at home or a small home project put away for a long time. Maybe even all of the above. If you choose a painting as a Valentine’s Day gift or a beautiful wall art piece, chances are they are going to stick, literally. Because so many people prefer dinner parties, let’s start right there
For romantic dinner at home
Set up the table. It does not have to be in the dining room. Use clues, such as door signs and stickers leading to the decorated dinner table. Use table scattered hearts to decorate your table. Bring more romance with wine glasses with candles. Get ready for desert with colorful cake cases and toppers. Finish it up with a picture to remember.
1. Picture frame “My only true love” (1) $3. For more information click here
2. Table scatter. Small adorable hearts to decorate the table (6) $4. For more information click here
3. Wineglass lampshades. Use them for candles (6) $10. For more information click here
4. Love hunt. Clues and stickers. (6)$12. Get them here
5. Cake cases and toppers (12) $10. For more information click here
If you can’t say it, write it
If you want to say something and words are difficult for you, you are blessed- this is the right day for you to put it on paper. I like blank cards or better yet, something that has personal, custom vibe.
It’s fair to say, if you can, make something yourself. We live in a highly disposable time, so your gift will have more chances to be remembered if you put an effort making it. What if you are not good at making things?
6. Little Vintage Hearts $72-$90
Unique pictures with hearts and personalized words within each vary in size and colors. It can be free standing or wall mounted. The handwritten message can be written underneath the hearts as well. The picture is signed and dated in bottom right corner and gift wrapped. It has a white or black deep box style frame and it could be freestanding or wall mount.Price varies from $72-$160. For more information click here.
If the walls could talk
Choose a gift for home such as wall decorations that are beautiful and unique. You can make it into a fun and easy project to do together with little effort of using hammer and nails. It can be a painting, a wall brooch or even a cabinet knob. They are going to stick. Literally.
7. Rose Wall Brooch
This wall decoration will make a statement for any room or a bathroom. It works with many colors or over light or white background. The set of three roses with each having the hole in the back for hanging. for more information click here
Keep it simple
In this complicated world, nothing makes people smile more than a reference to something familiar and nostalgic, such as childhood years. Warm their heart with a naive and primitive gift. Don’t be afraid to express yourself with your gift. It can be silly, goofy or childish just to remind your loved one (or yourself) that life should not be taken so seriously.
8. For MY Darling $60
Naive and charming, this gift could be for anyone with a big heart or a great sense of humor. It reminds of the nostalgic younger times. For more information click here
Choose romantic art
9. Love Autumn Rain
Painterly and truly romantic. This is original watercolor, painted using the very best materials. (Daniel Smith watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord.) Layers and layers of transparent colors are used creating a gorgeous finished piece. The web never does it justice, it really is lovely in person. For more information click here.
Add Illuminating Surprise
10. Dance and Embrace Spirit $24
Hidden inside these inconspicuous-looking white pillar candles is a bronze sculpture that’s only revealed as the wax burns away. While it may be tempting to hold a marathon candle burning session for a more immediate reveal, the candles’ mysterious charm revolves around not being antsy: slowing down to reflect and to savor each moment as the candle burns gradually and the figure, slowly but surely, emerges from its waxy encasement. For more information click here
If you are not in the relationship at this time
You are born to love. This is how people are wired. It is in your power to share your love with others even if you do not have a partner at this time that you have feelings for. You might have children, parents, friends, neighbors or total strangers to open your heart to. Make random gifts, for no reason whatsoever. You will see how much happier you will be!
Do you have a friend that does not know what to give for Valentines Day? Share this with him (her) and save them and their loved ones trouble figuring it out.
What do you think?
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