DIY Valentines With Printiki (+ free shipping!)

Valentines

Its the first of February and that can only mean one thing. Valentines is only a fortnight away!
I’m someone who has always been a huge sucker for sentimental gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I’d never turn my nose up at the traditional Valentines roses, champagne truffles or jewellery. There’s something so sweet about Valentines gifts that have really been thought out though. I’m thinking DIY gifts: handwritten poems, or anything that has been inspired by the best parts of your relationship. Photo-albums or scrapbooks of the relationship are the sweetest idea. I sometimes find it difficult with what to gift my partner. Valentines gifts are so often tacky things designed for men to gift women and not the other way around! My boyfriend is just not going to appreciate flowers in the same way as I would. There are also only so many watches one guy needs.

Printiki Valentines

The Perfect Gifts

Scrapbooks, photo albums and memory boxes are very gender neutral. What romantic doesn’t want to spend their Valentines day looking back at all of their relationship highlights with their partner? Photos, old cinema tickets, holiday wristbands, the list goes on. Anything that is sentimental to you as a couple can be stuck in! I decided to make a scrapbook for my partner, and also found this gorgeous Emma Bridgewater photo album which is perfect for Valentines!

Printiki Valentines

Printiki kindly gifted me a code to order 30 prints*, and I had so much fun looking through pictures of me and my partner, choosing my favourites, and reminiscing about all the amazing holidays we’ve had and fun times together! I chose to print mine as square prints in size medium, they’re almost a polaroid style which looks great in the scrapbook that I bought from Paperchase. 20 photo prints is only £5.50 (use code 9C87Z9QM for free delivery on me!) and I paid £8.50 for the classic looking scrapbook. What other sentimental gifts can you get for £14 that you and your partner can love and cherish forever!

Printiki Valentines

The best thing about photos is that they can be sentimental without being romantic. I believe that Valentine’s day doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic and that it can be a day to treat any loved one. Gifting family and friends on Valentines day with a framed photo of a memory is the perfect little gesture! The more photos you order, the cheaper they work out per print. I got some great prints of memories with my god-daughter and some pet images to give to family members too! If you want any more inspiration on what to do with your prints then check out Printiki’s Instagram page where they have tonnes of great ideas!

Head over to Printiki and have a look at what they offer, there are some great ideas on their site and don’t forget to use voucher code 9C87Z9QM for free delivery too! Happy Valentines!

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43 Comments

  1. February 1, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I LOVE this idea ! Such a wonderful personal gift that I’m sure will be appreciated much more than your run of the mill Valentine’s presents . Thanks for sharing 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

  2. February 3, 2018 / 9:57 am

    This is such a lovely idea! It’s always so much fun looking through old photographs and memories 💕

  3. February 4, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    This is such a good idea! I did a Valentine’s gift guide which was full of alternative ideas like this instead of just buying gifts, I’d much rather make memories with my partner than just buy him a new top because I feel I’ve got to buy something! I’ve made him a scrapbook before and he loved it!

    Jess xx

    • February 4, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      I totally agree, everyone loves presents but there’s something so much more special about someone putting time and effort into something sentimental! x

      • February 4, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        There definitely is! You can have presents for your birthday and Christmas I’d much rather do something together for Valentines or make something sentimental!x

  4. February 4, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    This is such a cool idea! It makes the gift so much more personal and beautiful.

  5. February 4, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    This looks awesome! Thoughtful gifts are the best! ☺️💕

  6. February 4, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Such a lovely idea! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this this year too❤

    • February 4, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Aw thank you! Printiki are so good if you do chose to!

  7. February 4, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Aw this is SUCH a cute idea, I love it!! I’m always looking for different ways to create memories and look back on them so this is perfect!

  8. February 4, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I totally agree! Definitely prefer personal and even handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day, something you can keep forever! Such a good idea 💖
    Pip J Duma
    xxx

  9. February 4, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    These look great! And I agree the thoughtful gifts are usually the best. Although who doesn’t love champagne and chocolate strawberries? Guys are so hard to buy for!! Valentine’s, Christmas…always so much harder choosing a gift for a man. x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • February 5, 2018 / 8:26 am

      This is true, you can’t go wrong with traditional gifts either. I totally agree, women are so much easier to buy for x

  10. February 5, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    I really loved this post Sophie. I absolutly love printing out my pictures – all year round. I also love making yearly scrapbooks so this has given me some motivation to do some more. Great post!

    • February 5, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! I love looking through old pictures x

  11. February 5, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    I definitely agree about a lot of Valentine’s gifts being designed for men to gift to women, but us ladies need to treat the men in our lives too, right?! Personalized DIY gifts always mean the most to me as well, they really show that thought and love has gone into them! These prints from Printiki are perfect, I sure would love to receive them!

    abbey x

    • February 5, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      I totally agree! I’d love to receive something this personal and thought out too! x

  12. Creative Nails
    February 5, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Looove this idea! I bought a scrapbook a few years ago and was putting it together back then but sadly didn’t have time to finish it – I really should! I’d love to see him open the present and look back at the pictures of our holiday etc together and see his face! It’s such a wonderful gift 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  13. February 5, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    This is such a great idea for Valentines. I have been struggling to come up with ideas which are a little different than the usual gifts I get haha. Thanks for the idea! Xx

  14. Bexa
    February 5, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Such a beautiful scrapbook Sophie! 💖 I’ve ordered Printiki photos for scrapbooking before and have been really impressed with the quick service and good quality. Lovely post and great idea for Valentines Day 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • February 5, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you! I was so impressed with them too, so glad you liked the post!x

    • February 5, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      They’re so good! I’ll definitely be using them for any prints in the future! x

  15. Lisa's Notebook
    February 5, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    What a lovely idea. The personal touch makes a world of difference, it really shows the time and thought that someone has taken over their gift. And your photos are fab, so nice to see the work in progress. I hope he appreciates it (I’m sure he will!) X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  16. February 6, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Thanks Sophie for the idea !

  17. February 6, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I’ve recently just got myself some photos from Printiki as well and am absolutely loving them!! Such a great gift idea for any occasion but a lovely idea for Valentines Day xx

    • February 6, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      They’re so nice aren’t they! I’m so impressed with mine… Thank you lovely! x

  18. akjmusicblog
    February 10, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Those photos look great and it’s such a nice to way to help preserve memories.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

    • February 11, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      They’re such good quality, and I totally agree! x

  19. February 14, 2018 / 1:56 am

    Any idea for fresh couples? 3 months in.

  20. March 10, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    Aw gifting someone with prints sounds like such a lovely Valentines Day gift!

  21. April 14, 2018 / 3:15 am

    Love this idea! It looks so cute.. this reminds me of a photo book I had made for my hubby for our first anniversary. Thanks for sharing!

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