Non Basic V-Day Gift List

Februrary is here and it’s that time of the year again.  Valentine’s Day can mean a big deal for some people, whether you are in a new relationship or have been together and married for years.  If you are running out of ideas, we got some tips to help you survive this romantic holiday and impress your loved one.  This is not your typical gift guide, but some ideas for you to gift more thoughtfully.

Tip 1: Customization and Personalization

Nothing sounds better than receiving a gift that is customized for you.  Imagine something that is one of a kind. It will definitely a gift that will be remembered forever. 

A custom designed tie or bowtie (credit: Tytan Ties http://tytanties.com/)

You can choose the style and pick the fabric that caters to your style.  Isn’t it cute to have a matching tie?

Custom design watch band and phone case.  Everyone is so connected to their phones in this year and age.   Having a good looking case reflects your personality and style.  Check out Caseapp or Castify to see how you customize your device and accessories.  Whether it is a special photo, a pattern, an initial or a quote that you live by.

Tip 2: Personalization

A very simple gift can turn special with a personal touch.  Whether you want to do it yourself or hire someone professional to do it.  Think calligraphy, hand letter or engraving.

Love Lettering by Doris Wai https://www.lovelettering.ca/

Hand letter a quote, a nickname to make a simple extra special.

Tip 3: Dress up your gift to make it too beautiful to open

Gifts don’t have to be anything big.  Something little and thoughtful with pretty packaging can make a big impact.

Gift boxing - Taking inspiration of the in-trend gift boxes idea. This is the easiest way to dress up your gift even if you don’t know how to wrap with wrapping paper.  Purchase a beautiful box and fill it up with colour coordinated shredded paper.  Lay your gift in the box and complete it with matching ribbons.  

Hiding your gift in the cutest Pinata.  Who says Pinatas are for kids only? A pinata is a figure or box in any sort of shape covered with paper mache and decorated with colored tissue paper. It could be customized to anything that you like and is can be filled with candies and goodies.  There are so many ways that you can reveal the present.  Whether trying to hit the pinata open with a blindfold or simply pulling the string to open it.  Not only it looks cute on the outside, it also makes the who gift opening experience so much more exciting.  

 Credit https://www.wantapinata.com/

Credit https://www.wantapinata.com/

Gifts don’t have to be anything big.  GIft experience or something thoughtful with a personal touch will be remembered for a long time.  

Stay real, 

Carmen