It’s the same every year – roses, chocolates and wine… May throw in a card and a heart shaped balloon too.
Let’s get creative, put more effort and thought into our Valentine’s Day gift this year!
Here are 5 creative ideas to make Valentine’s Day more exciting for your loved one.
➀ Say it by Post-It Notes
Create a heart mural using post-it notes/sticky notes on a wall or large spacious window. Write a message of every wonderful quality about your love on each note for them to read. Make use of notes of various colours besides yellow.
If you’re feeling more creative and adventurous, try a more complex post-it notes design – search online for “Valentine’s Day Pixel Art” to get inspired.
➁ Love Meal Message
For those of us blessed with culinary skills, there’s no better way to a person’s heart than through their stomach. Baking goods or making a meal for two is all well and good, but why not have a little fun too?
Make use of that cookie cutter and fry up some heart shaped eggs or heart shaped toast. Write “I ❤️ YOU” on a plate with dipping sauce for their favourite snacks.
There are many fruits you can slice and use a cookie cutter to make heart shapes such as strawberries, cantaloupe, kiwis and bananas. Put them in a bowl to make a colourful fruit salad.
Make hot fruit tea and add heart shaped strawberries, heart shaped lemon slice and add a sprig of mint/edible flower. For cold drinks, try using a heart shaped mould to make ice shaped hearts to go with.
If cooking isn’t your strong suit, you can offer pre-made crepes/pancakes for breakfast and use chocolate sauce to write out your “I LUV U” message, decorate with cut in half strawberries to represent hearts and serve!
If your partner loves to drink tea on the daily, then this is the gift for them!
Send a personalised magic mug with a secret “I Love You” message. The message is hidden until you add hot water into the mug!
Customise your magic mug with your favourite photo of you both together or of their favourite thing and add a personalised message to make it unique to them.
Give your partner a fun challenge with a jigsaw puzzle. Have them assemble it to reveal your secret message to them. Personalise it with photos or a favourite picture. They may like it so much that it would be a good idea to frame it up on a wall once it’s complete.
Like an advent calendar, but with a gifting of one tile per day, from Sunday the 6th until Valentine’s Day. Once your love gets all 9 tiles, they will have to rearrange the tiles to get a complete heartfelt message that they can easily and proudly display on their wall.
If this sounds too complicated or your partner is not one for puzzle solving, then just have the odd tile feature a loving message and the other feature a photo of your favourite memories together.
Got more to say and more to share? Bump it up to 12 tiles!
- Make a gift basket of their favourite things – snacks, a drink, fandom merch, scented candle and a homemade or personalised card.
- A pair of matching keychains that makes a complete picture and message when put together.
- A collage blanket of all your photos together.
These ideas aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, use them for Birthdays and Anniversaries as well.
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