Looking at the time and running around the shops like a crazy person when you’re looking for the perfect gift to give someone special. Ahh, the sacrifices we make! However, as we’re currently living in a digital age, materialistic things are becoming more and more appreciated. Whichever big or small, keeping tangible objects around your room as memories is something that will never fade. And it will mean so much more than a tagged photo accompanied with a paragraph filled with how you feel about the person on social media.
While getting a proper gift is always the gateway option for some, chocolates and flowers are so 2005. Actually making the gift yourself and relating it to that person will not only give you a lot more room for creativity but will also show how much care and love you share with your significant other. Here’s some DIY gifts that you can make for him and her and will definitely help make this year’s Valentine’s day a lot more memorable.
Documenting the stages of your love story will bring you flash back memories of the best of times. You can complete the map and your relationship excels to the next level!
Crochet Mug Holder
If you’re into crochet (or your mom is), you can make a crochet mug holder for your loved one and add something that will reflect their personality. It will not only be a daily reminder of your love, but also a helpful hack when they’re holding their hot cup of coffee.
Picture In A Mason Jar
Rather than going with the traditional method of buying a frame, put your photographic memories in a cute mason jar that can be stored anywhere. You can even add some chocolates for the occasion or some notes on why you love your significant other.
Customized Sharpie Mugs
If your loved one loves coffee (or tea), rather than going on for the endless hunt for a mug that might reflect his or her personality. Just buy a plain colored mug, and using permanent marker you can scribble down whatever message you want. This gift adds a much more personal and genuine feel. It would definitely be their favorite mug to wake up in the morning for.
If your loved one was crazed Pokemon, one of the hottest games of 2016, then a simple card with the ‘I choose You’ catch phrase will definitely make their day.
From The Moon And Back Card
As the saying goes, ‘I love you to the moon and back’ is truly a heartwarming quote. Making this simple art and craft card will add a nice touch to your gift.
Customized Chocolate Bars
It may not win him a ticket to see Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but it will win you a port to his or her heart (and stomach!)
You can hand-write a personal note or a memory around a photo of you together. It adds a personified touch and a reminder to the good old days (and for more to come!).
Romantic Rubik's Cube
This will take a lot of patience, but when it’s done it’ll be a masterpiece! Gather some photos you share with your loved one. Get an ordinary Rubik’s cube. Cut the photos accordingly to each square, and glue them in place. You can make all 6 sides filled with memories, or you can add your own theme to it. Either way, it’s an awesome gift!
Bake Bake Bake
If you love baking then this will definitely be a gift already set in mind. However, if you don’t or don’t know how, well there’s readymade boxes you’ll just need to add the ingredients together. Whether it’s cookies, cupcakes or a whole cake! It’s a fun and tasty gift, especially when you add in red food coloring and write messages with frosting on top.