With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching I thought it would be appropriate to create a list of sentimental gifts to give your significant other. Over the years Mitch and I have exchanged various gifts that could just melt your heart- and so I’ve decided to share a few!
Firsts Canvas: Probably one of my favourite gifts I’ve ever given Mitch is this canvas pictured below. It is 100% customizable so you’re able to insert any memories you’d like. Your significant other will absolutely love it- I promise (Mitch actually started crying when he opened it.. he’s probably going to kill me once he reads this).
Video: For Mitch’s 20th birthday he had asked for a montage of me dancing (in case you didn’t already know, I kind of like to dance). So, by the time his birthday had rolled around, I had prepared a full iMovie document to present him with. Not only did I include pieces of choreography, but I also incorporated various videos of us within the film. To this day he says it’s the best gift he’s ever received (and yes, he cried then too- he’s just a big softy).
“Our Story” Novel: For one Valentine’s Day I gifted Mitch with a story- “our” story to be exact. Within the pages I included the details of how we met and how we came to be us. It’s such a thoughtful gift to give, and what a cute way to share with your future children how your family came to be. The website Love Book Online includes complete customization through covers, images, text, and more. Definitely go check them out!
Basket of His/ Her Favourite Things: This is the perfect gift for those who are difficult to shop for (everyone has that someone in their life). Stock up on your significant other’s favourite candies, chocolates, cologne, books, movies, etc., and place them all in one cute basket with a bow on top! They’ll appreciate the gesture, trust me. And if you want to up your gifting game you can always plan out a scavenger hunt scavenger hunt to lead them to the basket!
Custom Engraved Watch: This wooden engraved watch, purchased online through Cabany Co, was the gift I gave to Mitch this past Christmas. I love the look of the wood as a watch, as well as the option of customization. For Mitch’s watch I chose to engrave “I love you more every second- Red”, which made the gift that more special.
Your Time: Yet another great gift for those who are difficult to shop for is the gift of your time. Plan a whole day for just the two of you with some of their favourite activities. You’ll both have tons of fun and your sweetheart will swoon at how much effort and thought you put into their gift!
Stone Shadow Box: Okay so it was actually my mom that gifted this shadow box to Mitch and I for Christmas 2016, but I still really wanted to include it. I am honestly so in love with this idea as a gift for your significant other. My mom ordered this through Pebble Art by Denise and was able to personalize it to her liking through the entire creation process. I can honestly say that this is one of my favourite gifts to ever have received. It is the perfect statement piece for any home.
“52 Reasons Why I Love You” Cards: For our very first Valentine’s Day together I made Mitch a box full of homemade gifts. As we were in a long distance relationship at the time, a lot of the items were catered towards our memories. For instance, I took a deck of cards and on each card I wrote down one of the reasons I loved him. I did this so that he could look at them when he missed me and when he needed some love. Long distance or not, this is a gift that your significant other will truly appreciate.
A Good Ol’ Fashioned Love Letter: Mitch and I started writing love letters to each other during our time in a long distance relationship, and now it’s become one of my favourite gifts to receive. It’s such a simple and inexpensive gesture of affection that your significant other will appreciate immensely. Don’t be afraid to get mushy gushy!
Couple Photoshoot: Looking for a gift that will last a lifetime? Plan a surprise photoshoot for your love. You’ll have fun being silly and romantic while creating lasting memories! The photos below are courtesy of the very talented Kalina Denault from Kalina Denault Photography.
Custom Pillows/ Towels: Another great gift idea is to personalize some pillows or towels for the both of you. This adds a personal touch of love to your décor- creating a home out of a house. For example, Mitch is obsessed with his Jeep (and Jeeps in general) so, I got him a Jeep inspired pillow. I also got us (okay, mostly myself) these Good Morning Gorgeous/ Hello There Handsome pillow covers for our bed- SO cute. Both of these pillow cases can be found through Etsy! As for the towels, Mitch had these personally engraved for our second anniversary- the traditional second anniversary gift is cotton.
I hope this list of gifts gave you some inspiration for your significant other this Valentine’s Day. I always find that inexpensive gifts from the heart are far more special than expensive gifts (but that’s just my opinion).
Happy Valentine’s Day!