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Give Thoughtful Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Unless you have had your head under a rock for the last few weeks, you are very much aware that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  I see tons of adds for expensive diamond rings or huge bouquets of flowers but where are the ads for the thoughtful gifts?  The romantic little gifts that have special meaning for only you and your partner?  I love to get thoughtful gifts for Valentine’s Day that remind me of a special time in my husband and I’s life together.  As the years go by, things get more and more hectic in our lives and every once in a while I want to be reminded of why we fell in love in the first place. If you are looking for thoughtful gifts for your own significant other this Valentine’s Day,  here are a few suggestions.  Remember, Valentines Day should be more about the romance than about the price tag!

Thoughtful Gifts for Valentine’s Day

1.  Make it Memorable:  While we sometimes thing that Valentine’s Day gifts need to be flashy, there are a lot of ideas that are simple to create that would make thoughtful gifts for your significant others.  You could buy a pretty frame and put in the menu from your first restaurant date.  Buy a digital photo frame and fill it with photos of your family together.  Another thoughtful gift idea that I love is to make your own photo coasters.  All you need is some tiles from Home Depot, pictures of your family, and a few craft supplies.  It’s a great way to help you remember those special moments every single day.

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2.  Make it Tasty:  My husband and I’s favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is through food.  Usually, this does NOT involve a fancy meal at an exotic restaurant that we have to wait 3 hours to get into.  I do not have the patience for that at all!  We either cook a meal together or sit down to enjoy a special treat together like fruit with chocolate fondue.  Other foodie ideas that make thoughtful gifts for  Valentine’s Day are special homemade spice rubs for the grilling enthusiast, a batch of homemade beef jerky for the camping or hiking enthusiast, or homemade candy for those with a serious sweet tooth.  You can also bake some delicious cupcakes and wrap them in special cupcake sleeves like I found on the Personal Creations website.  Cupcakes are all the rage nowadays and they can be quite a beautiful dessert after a homemade meal.  I seriously wish I knew how people got their icing to look so pretty…I have tried and just can’t quite get it!

 

thought gift romantic mug

3.  Make it Functional:  While romance is nice on Valentine’s Day, I prefer gifts that will get used every day of the year.  While a sexy red scrap of lace might be pretty, how much use is it really going to get?  Okay, maybe I don’t really want to know that but there are gifts that can be romantic AND get used every single day!  A coffee mug, for example, is a nice thoughtful gift if you put your own unique spin on it!  Get a mug that is painted with your names and fill it with your significant other’s favorite treat.  My husband LOVES chocolate covered coffee beans, which would be a delicious treat to fill a mug up with.

 

The most important thing to keep in mind this Valentine’s Day is that some of the most thoughtful gifts you could ever give a person cost very little!  There is no reason for you to shell out a lot of money just because the TV ads tell you to buy diamonds and pearls!  Another thing to remember is that even when you are buying small items, you can save money by shopping online with coupon codes for shops like Personal Creations.  They have a great selection of products that would make thoughtful gifts this Valentine’s Day!

It’s all about the romance, NOT the price tag!

 

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About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. I totally agree! I’d much rather have a well thought out gift than something someone just bought because it was expensive!

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