The cynics amongst us would say that Valentine’s Day was introduced as a halfway point between Christmas and Easter for the gift and card industries to have something to focus upon. Funnily enough, there are various claims to the true history of Valentine’s Day dating as far back as the third century, with tales of decapitation, mating birds and latterly the exchanging of love-related gifts.
Whichever tale you choose to believe, if you are lucky enough to have love in your life, why not show them that you care with a little something on 14th February. Here are some cost effective ideas:
I love you this much
A truly personal idea to show the one you love, just why you love them. You can buy this sort of gift from various suppliers or if you’re on a budget, you could very easily make this yourself with a small box and some handwritten notes.
Available as cards, engraved hearts, sticks and books from £8 upwards from the following suppliers:
Book of Romance
This supplier, with their range of personalised books is a big favourite of mine. Their ‘Romance’ version, takes your loved one through a selection of facts, figures and memories that will make you look like the most romantic person out there. Using just a small amount of information from you, the book will score you major points in the thoughtfulness stakes.
Available from https://thebookofeveryone.com from £24
Message in a Bottle
Presented in a cute wooden box, the love of your life will find a glass bottle containing a special message just for them. Whether a famous poem, something you have written yourself or a blank page for you to add a picture, you have 800 characters worth of space to create your special message.
Available https://www.findmeagift.co.uk from £14
Book of Don’ts
One for her and one for him! Originally written in 1913, these books will give you a giggle at the various antiquated suggestions. Perfect if you’re on a budget at £4 each.
Available from https://www.prezzybox.com £4
Swarovski Champagne Flutes
For those with a bigger budget, this gorgeous pair of Champagne flutes with Swarovski diamantes are a lovely gift. Add your names, special dates etc with free engraving – all packaged in a branded gift box. And if you really want to push the boat out, why not add a bottle of bubbly to the celebration?
Available from £40 from https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk (Champagne extra)