It can be heartwarming for someone to receive a gift that demonstrates how well you know him or her. Personalized gifts are an excellent way to say “I love you” or “I care.” This coming Valentines, give a sweet and one-of-a-kind gift for your sweetie, friends and relatives.
Quotes and messages written in calligraphy. Do you have the skill to do calligraphy? If not, this can be a new skill you can learn. There are a lot of resources that provide training and materials for those who want to learn the art of calligraphy. For a friend or loved one, you can write down a quote above love or friendship. You can add your friend’s or your loved one’s name to the piece, the make it more personalized. Add to the visual impact by incorporating watercolor inks or write the letters with metallic or bright-colored ink. Place this inside a vintage picture frame, preferably in white.
Personalized phone cover case. For your significant other, make your messages and calls all the sweeter by giving him or her a personalized phone case. You can get a favorite photo of the both of you and have it made into a case. If photos are not your style, you can also design your own case, with elements that have special meaning for you – such as a photo of the bench where you sat on your first date or a meaningful quote. There are companies that make custom cases for phones and other gadgets.
“Ways I love you” jar. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Write down 101 ways (big and small) that you love about your significant other. Write these on small strips of paper and roll them up and place them in a decorative jar. Some examples would be: “I love that you listen to me.”, “I love the way you look at me.” “I love your quirky sense of humor.” He or she can pick one roll each day or when he or she needs a little pick me up.
Personalized silver picture frame. This is a timeless classic that the recipient can enjoy for years to come. Get a quality silver picture frame and have it etched with the recipient’s name. This frame can contain whatever the recipient would like to display – hopefully, a picture of both of you.
Chalkboard frame. For a kiddie valentine’s gift, paint a round picture frame with a bright red color. Leave the glazing out and paint the backing with chalkboard paint. Add a box of colored chalk and a chalkboard eraser, and you will keep your young Valentine busy with his or her chalkboard creations.
Weekly planner. For the busy bee whose days need to be more organized, give a framed weekly planner. Print out a seven-day grid, with the days of the week printed on top of the grid. You can also provide separate rows for major sections of the day such. Place the printout inside a picture frame of your choice. The glazing should stay as is and will serve as the writing surface. You can also tie a whiteboard marker with ribbon and screw one end of the ribbon to the frame.
Photo calendar. Since it’s still early in the year, you can have a photo calendar made, with your most favorite shots of you and the recipient. You can add some quotes or inside jokes. This is a gift that your loved one can enjoy the whole year through.