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 but 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.
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 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!
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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