When you are dating someone, you always want to give the best of gifts to that person. You want to pamper that person and literally try to get the world’s happiness for him. However, with so many gifting options available in gift stores these days, most things have now started to seem either too done or too clichéd. Ideally, you should be looking for unique gifts that make your loved one feel even more special.If you are short of ideas, then here are a few suggestions that you can make use of to plan the next romantic gift for your partner.
1.A Portrait: If you can sketch or paint one yourself, then nothing like it. Or you can simply get one made by an artist, and can add a small personalized message with it to surprise your loved one.
2.A Photo Collage: How about making a photo collage with pictures of all the times that you have spent together? You can also collect tickets of movies that you watched together, and bills from places where you’ve eaten together or other receipts from amusement parks etc. to add to the collage. Of course, it takes some time to collect all these things to make the collage really big and nice. So maybe if you start collecting stuff now, you can gift this on the next anniversary or Valentine’s Day.
3.A Customized Game: We’ve all played Monopoly. Now you can customize that to ‘Loveoply’ and make your own board game. Add your own memorable places to it with your pictures and have a fun game date to surprise your loved one. You can even do that to a chessboard or a Snakes & Ladders game board.
4.A Personalized Story: If someone had to pen down the story of how you both met and fell in love with each other, what would it read like? Stop imagining, and write one! Gift this personalized story in the form of a novel to your loved one with romantic details and pictures.
5.A Photo Puzzle: Pick out the best picture of both of you together, and get a puzzle made out of it. Of course, it’ll take some time for your loved one to figure it out in the first go, but later on, it’ll be the best activity both of you would love to indulge in when having a cuddling and cozy time on rainy evenings or late nights.
6.The Couple Calendar: An easy way of recreating love and magic every month of the coming year is to make a customized calendar, with the cover photo of every month being that of an activity or outing that you did that month in the previous year. For instance, for March 2015, you put a picture and a small note from the holiday you took together in March 2014. This way, you both can remember all that you did together in the previous year and cherish it. And of course, you can add the current year’s details on it too.
7.The Alphabet Flip-Book: Use each letter of the alphabet to create a flipbook page. Each letter can have a keyword next to it, something that you can extend to a one-liner and express your thoughts. For instance, A can be “Alfredos – the restaurant we ate together at. It was the best date of my life!”, while B could be “Batman – We both love this superhero!” and so on. You can add as many romantic details and memories in this flipbook as you want and make a completely personalized gift for your loved one.
8.A Customized List of Reasons For Loving Your Partner: Make a sweet handmade book for your loved one, with 101 reasons on why you love him. You can make this as personalized as you want with a lot of pictures and memorable notes in it. Add cute illustrations and other memorabilia or little decorative things to make it more interesting.
9.Make A Music Mix CD: Sometimes, when you are not so good with words, then songs help you to express your feelings for your lover. So make a music mix CD for your loved one with all the meaningful and beautiful songs that you’d like him to listen to. And you can add small voice notes in that mix before or after every song to make it more personalized.
So go ahead and get started on your romantic gift. Remember, all the best gifts in the world are not necessarily the ones that are the most lavish or expensive. Perfect and romantic gifts are those that bring a smile to your loved one’s face and make him feel special.
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