Love is in the special moments you create together, in the way you know what brings a smile to your sweetheart’s face. It is not in the price tag or the number of gifts you give them. This is important to remember as Valentine’s Day approaches.
You can feel a little sad that you cannot spoil your love on the day of love, but try to remember that they will cherish a gift from your heart much more than an expensive trinket. Low-cost gifts do not have to be mean cheap.
It can mean a trip within the country rather than an international vacation, or a pretty promise ring to indicate what the future will hold, or a hardcover edition of their favorite book. It is about finding a way to communicate to your loved ones that you know them better than anyone else. This knowing, this deep connection, cannot be bought with money.
Does Your Partner Love Tea or Coffee?
If your partner cannot go a day without a coffee or is an avid tea drinker, the gift is simple. Tea and coffee drinkers can never find a large enough mug for their beloved beverage. Get them a huge mug with a cute design or their name on it, and you are sure to delight them.
Does Your Partner Like Candles?
Make them a candle in a mason jar or using a candle mold. Use their favorite colors and scents to make a one-of-a-kind candle that they can cherish for years to come. This is an easy enough craft for a first-timer, the materials are easy to hide around the house, and the result can look very impressive even without much practice.
Does Your Partner Like Funny Sayings?
Is your partner prone to repeating a favorite quote or a joke? Get this joke printed on a t-shirt or a tote bag as a gift. They will love how much it represents them, and you will both get a good laugh out of it. It’s a fun way to show you enjoy their humor and allows them to be expressive about their personality.
Does Your Partner Like Movies?
Make a video that combines pictures and videos of all your most precious moments. This will surely tug on their heartstrings and give them a warm glow. If you watch it together, you will be able to reminisce about all the special memories you share.
Does Your Partner Like to Drink?
Get them a tasting set from a local wine or whiskey brewery. Some breweries make special flavors for Valentine’s day. You and your partner would have a one-time-only experience that will become a heartfelt memory in years to come.
Does Your Partner Love Desserts?
There is so much you can do if your partner has a sweet tooth. You can have a cake made that uses a picture of you two as the topper. Order a cupcake tower in all your partner’s favorite flavors, or even make something yourself.
Your baking may not be professional, but the thoughtfulness you put into making her something delicious will not go unappreciated. Turn up the delight by trying to recreate her favorite childhood dessert or a well-beloved grandparents pie recipe.
Does Your Partner Like Camping?
You may not be able to go out to a camping ground, but you can surprise your partner by setting up the tent in the garden. Pack a picnic basket, light a fire in the barbecue grill, and make smores as you watch the sunset.
Sometimes, all someone needs is a simple and loving activity that brings back all the memories of why they fell in love in the first place.
Does Your Partner Like to Flirt?
Get your partner a saucy gift by buying a set of naughty dice online. These types of dice can be customizable and are a fun way to fan the flames of the romantic spark you share.
Depending on the combination they fall into when thrown, the dice have sweet or sexy or hilarious requests that you and your partner can do for each other. It’s great for a young couple who enjoy variety and an older couple who want to inject more romance into their relationship.
Does Your Partner Reminisce About Your First Date?
Was it a fun date or an awkward one? Either way, recreate your first date meal and the clothes you wore as closely as possible. It will be a sweet way to relive that first spark between you two.
If your first date was awkward, then this can be the lovely do-over to create better memories. You can pretend to be meeting for the first time again and relive the moments that led you to find your way into each other’s lives.
Whatever is it that you decide to do, as long as it comes from the heart, your partner is sure to appreciate it. If you are not sure whether they will like your ideas, then include them and plan together.
Love is about sharing a connection, and sometimes the plan you come up with together maybe even better than an individual surprise. After all, you can still add a mini-surprise gift to the main plan.