It's hard to find the perfect gift for that special someone this time of year. Whether it's a loved one, significant other, or loving friend, everyone wants to give that someone a special gift, unique to them. This Valentine's Day might be different, but it should be memorable nonetheless. With Valentine's Day close, here are 5 great Valentine's Day gift ideas for that special valentine.
1. Fruit Arrangements
Fruit arrangements are the perfect way to say to someone how much you care and appreciate them. What I love about this idea is that it can be sent to a loving friend or passionate partner. You don't have to send the holiday's famous fruit, chocolate covered strawberries; you could also send their favorite types of other fruits. Fruit arrangements are the perfect way to say “I'm thinking about you” while still maintaining your distance.
2. Goodie Box
Another way to show your valentine that you're thinking about them is with a goody box. Lately, I've been seeing many videos of people creating these care packages to their partner, and I think it's a great idea. These goody boxes are a great way to show someone how much you care, while also keeping it budget friendly. They're really easy to make, and you don't have to buy any expensive supplies to make it fancy or extravagant.
Goody boxes aren't only great for food, it's also great for memories. If you're having a hard time coming up with ideas on what to put in the goody box, you could put things that remind you of them, pictures, notes, even little knickknacks filled with inside jokes. What I like about these goody boxes is that each one is specialized and personalized for that person. Not all goody boxes are the same, and that's okay. The main point of a goody box is to show that other person how much you love them.
I realize this is a very vague topic idea, but hear me out. There are many ways to give someone your memories of them. Here are a few...
1. Memory Book/Scrapbook
Memory scrapbooks are a great way to remind that special someone all the great, wonderful times you guys shared. What I like about these memory scrapbooks is that you can personalize it however you want. Scrapbooks aren't meant to be perfect, and they don't follow a set of rules or skills. You can put little mementos of your friendship/relationship, add notes and stickers, pictures, really whatever your heart desires. Scrapbooks are a great way to keep all rare moments in one place, sharing it with someone you truly care about.
2. Memory Jar/Box
This idea can be for anyone who's more passionate about putting their feelings on paper. Sometimes, a picture doesn't do the memory justice. For me, I actually have to write out my feelings on paper. I like this idea because you can write out memories that can't be replicated with pictures. By actually writing out memories, the other person will remember how much fun you guys had together. With memory boxes/jars you can write a special memory, something that reminded you of them, how they got you through a rough time, a song lyric, or even an inside joke. Giving your valentine, whether it be a significant other or friend, expresses how you honestly feel about them. It can be a great thing to share this year.
4. Spotify playlist
Spotify has become very popular, and maybe it's time to use it as a Valentine's Day gift. Creating a spotify playlist for that special someone is great because it's all the songs that defines the friendship/relationship. Creating a playlist is also good because in some ways, music brings people together.
Another idea that goes with the Spotify topic is creating a clear glass Spotify cover. This idea is super popular on all the social media platforms, and it's really easy to make. You can include a favorite picture of a great memory as the music cover, and paint on a song that reminds you of them or that is their favorite. Another great idea that is Spotify related, is creating a book filled with Spotify codes. In the book you can write down your favorite verse or lyric of that song, a memory that the song reminds you of, maybe even a picture. What I absolutely love about this idea is that you can include many aspects of a scrapbook, while also adding Spotify codes.
5. Movie Night
A movie night is a perfect way to spend Valentine's Day, especially during quarantine. Not many places are open like movie theaters, and reservations are limited for fancy, romantic restaurants. Having a movie night with a friend or significant other can turn into a great night. What I like about this idea is that most streaming services, like Hulu, Disney Plus, and Netflix, have an option to start a watch party. So even when you and your valentine are apart from each other, you can still enjoy watching the same movie and sharing that experience.
All ideas for Valentine's Day gifts are budget-friendly and can be done still maintaining distance. This Valentine's Day may be different, but it should still hold that same value. Valentine's Day is a day to show love and how much you appreciate those around you, and also those who care for you.