Do you want to give something more exciting than chocolates or perfume this Valentine's Day? Here are a few great gift ideas that the love of your life will treasure forever.
Finding the perfect gift for that special person in your life can be difficult, especially if you have been together for a long time. Valentine's Day is a special time, so it would seem odd to give the sort of gifts that you would normally choose for Christmas or birthdays. If you're looking for something luxurious and romantic, but a bit of a change from perfume and chocolates, read on for some great gift ideas.
Many people who have been together a long time say that they regret not having enough photos of their time together. Either they didn't take enough pictures, or the ones they took got filed away in old boxes or kitchen drawers and ended up getting lost over the years. Today, digital photography means it's easier than ever to take lots of photos, but also easy to accidentally delete them or lose the memory sticks they're stored on. Make sure this doesn't happen to you and give the gift of a photobook.
Making a photobook can be a lot of fun and it's a great way to get physical copies of the photos that you've taken. Instead of loose bits of paper that will get damaged or lost, you can keep all your pictures in a professional looking, sturdy book.
They say that diamonds are forever, but jewellery doesn't have to be 24 carat gold and covered in precious gemstones and diamonds to be special. A silver charm bracelet or a necklace with a photo-pendant can make a great gift for the special woman in your life. If you're shopping for a man, then an engraved watch (or even an army style dog-tag, for younger men), is something that will be worn and treasured forever. If you have a bigger budget, then white gold or platinum are good looking and attractive alternatives to the traditional gift of gold.
Jewellery is one gift that will last forever and never go out of style. If you choose something understated but attractive, then it will be worn for many years to come and will be an everlasting token of your love.
Dig out all those old videos of your wedding, honeymoon, holidays and other special events and use some free software such as Windows Movie Maker to turn them into a chronicle of the time that you have spent together. Get the video burned onto a professional looking DVD with a printed cover and present it as an extra-special gift. Put a copy on a memory stick so that you don't have to worry about the DVD getting damaged.
If you aren't married yet, but would like to propose, consider recording your marriage proposal and putting it at the end of the DVD to make watching it together for the first time a truly romantic moment.
AUTHOR BIO : Diyana Hall is a freelance journalist and author from the East Midlands. She loves scrapbooking and photography and is constantly working on a photobook or two for her friends and family. She is a prolific lifestyle blogger.
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