With Valentine’s day just around the corner I know there is this expectation in the air. what will he/she buy me? Will they like my gift? What will we have for dinner? Will everything go perfectly? I am truly so excited for those who celebrate this season.
And for those that don’t, well I am there with you. You don’t need a holiday to show that you love someone. I have a real love hate relationship with Valentine’s day. It should be called single awareness day instead. Because for the rest of the year I pay no mind to the fact I am single. But around valentines day it becomes a regular thought in my mind.
In the past I have celebrated valentine’s day with friends and it was such a great idea. We got each other gifts and used it as a time to celebrate our friendship. Because this year due to the covid rules, valentines day is very different for alot of us. And because I’m blogging this year I thought I’d share some great valentines gift ideas!
Whether you are in a relationship or not, gifting someone custom illustrations is such a great sentimental gift idea. If you’re unfamiliar with custom illustrations its when you purchase a digital/physical print of a drawing or painting of a photo of your choice! Custom illustrations are one of the most special, and thoughtful ideas you can gift someone. Whether thats for valentines day or any other special occasion.
If you didn’t know, I create and customise illustrations! I have a really quick turnaround for designs and can usually get them back within one business day. I can do any design you want, as long as I have an image for reference. See some of my designs below.
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You’ve heard me talk about subscription boxes on my blog before and how much I love them. But did you know that subscription boxes make for great gifts? What would be better than receiving a gift box full of surprises each month? Alot of subscription box companies can tailor the boxes to suit your needs and will probably have Valentines editions for February. Each month I receive a Degusta box and it seriously is something I have looked forward to each month being in lockdown here in the UK. Its like a little gift from me, to me.
Some of my favourite subscription boxes include:
A Simply Beautiful Life
CUSTOM PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
With Covid still very much present in our world, it has forced alot of businesses to get creative and think of ways of doing things differently this year. Although this idea isn’t just specifically for Valentine’s Day, it can be used anytime of the year. Recently I ordered from a small business on Etsy called onthenicelistdesigns and was able to have a custom mug created for a friend filled with hot chocolate packets and bars of chocolate. It was such a great idea and my friend loved the surprise when it arrived at her door.
Doing something like that is just a small reminder to someone of how much you care for them. And as I have said previously, it helps out a small business in this crazy year were living.
What are some different Valentine’s Day gift ideas you have?
How are you having to do things differently this year?
Just a short and quick post sharing some ideas I had this year for gifting to friends or loved ones around Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed!
Tbh Valentine day talk has been quiet this year due to being in a pandemic. It’s in a weeks time 👀👀👀. I might look for a singles online event that is happening. And peoples finances has taken a massive hit, due to loss of income because of the virus too. I just hope we can have a good summer this year.
Yes me too🤗! Holding all hope that this summer will be good
I really like the tradition of ‘White Day’in Japan. It’s a month after Valentines day and the girls give thoughtful gifts to the boys. I, personally, made my husbands year by telling to just get me books every holiday. 😂
That sounds like such a lovely idea! Changes it doesnt it!
I think it’d be nice, at least, to have a day that celebrates reciprocation.
Just stay indoor safely and sanitazesd
I honestly forgot about valentines day! 😂 but these are all great ideas!
What wonderful gift ideas. You are right, we do not need a specific day to show our love to others.
I love personalized gifts, they are more special! I loved your idea of customized mug with chocolate *.* That is amazing.
Unapologetic Hot Mess
My friend’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day and I ordered them a custom birthday box off of Etsy!
A few years ago I took one of my wedding photos and put it in a signature frame, then I wrote out the important dates of our relationship and gave it to my hubby.
This could also work for someone you’ve been friends with for awhile. If you don’t remember dates you can just write some of the significant things you’ve done together, inside jokes, or quotes that are special to you both.
That sounds like such a great idea! I am writing that down!