You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." -Dr. Suess.
Love is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world; limitless, without regard to time and without conditions. People began celebrating our modern idea of Valentine's Day throughout the Middle Ages by giving gifts and sending Valentine's cards to their loved ones. Today, we still celebrate Valentine's Day for the same reasons and in much the same way.
As of publication, Valentine's Day is less than three days away... if you're looking for a thoughtfully unique gift, there are a few alternatives you can consider instead of traditional gifts of roses and chocolates. Sure, we ladies love flowers and candy, but many of us appreciate offbeat gifts for their originality. Thinking outside the box is refreshing, and can be a pleasant surprise.
If you really have no idea what to get your girlfriend or wife this Valentine's Day...don't worry, we've got your back. Check out our "Five Offbeat Valentine's Day Gifts" for your inspiration, or add your own personal touch.
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Personalized jewelry ranks number one for this list because everyone loves having their name on something, especially those of us with unique names. Personalized gifts are thoughtful, and usually require a little planning. Stop by a fine jeweler or Walmart to see what selections are available. Some retailers even complete same day engraving. Check to see which retailers have this option available.
Message lockets are particularly nifty- not only does a picture say a thousand words, but you can add your own, too. Lockets are perfect because they are timeless, universal symbols of romance. Using small font and resized photos, you could probably even create your own message locket.
Jewelry Store Gift Cards
If you're shopping for a crafter- think simple. Most of us love gift cards to our favorite craft outlets. We can pick out exactly what we like, be inspired, and have fun doing it. For one holiday, my fiance gave me a gift card to Michaels Arts and Crafts, and I was just as amused by his inscription: "To you, From me. In the amount of 15 McDoubles."
It doesn't seem like much, but jewelry repair is pretty awesome. We don't always do this for ourselves because it can be difficult to run those types of errands with a busy schedule. This act of kindness is welcomed not only because you just made wearing our favorite gems more convenient, but that our significant other paid that much attention that we weren't wearing our favorite watch because the battery died, or the clasp on our favorite necklace bit the dust. Most local jewelers can do same day jewelry repairs; Priddy Jewelers of Elizabethtown replaces watch batteries within minutes for only $5.00.
If your sweetheart already has an extensive jewelry collection, why not consider getting her a jewelry armoire to store all of her favorite jewelry pieces? A jewelry armoire is great for organizing rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The bonus: they make eye-catching decor!