Disclosure: This is an article from a previous blog I owned, edited for Fashion Beyond Forty.
No matter how you celebrate the holidays, no matter what your faith, offer something to your loved ones that will truly be remembered.
Gift giving does not necessarily need to be about how much you spend, or the name brand on the label. There are so many wonderful things you can do to celebrate the person you care about during the holiday season. Here is a list of 10 creative and romantic gifts you can give your loved one this year.
Create a Scrapbook of precious keepsakes from your time together. Some goodies you can incorporate into your scrapbook include:
Photos of special moments together.
Yes its common, but stands the test of time. A lot of women say they don’t need flashy jewelry to be happy but I have never seen a woman cry over getting something shiny and sparkly for the holidays! Its in our genes and we can’t honestly deny the desire to slide a new ring on our finger, or the feel of that chain around our neck. Before buying jewelry however, especially for the men, take note of if your loved one tends to wear silver, or gold, and if her style is simple or flashy. You want to be sure you have her style down and if all else fails get something with both silver and gold in it that is basic. Ladies, don’t forget many men also enjoy a little pizazz and men’s jewelry is in style more than ever now.
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Yes I know it seems almost too simple, but if you live in a cold climate nothing is better than the feel of a quality sweater against one’s skin when its cold outside. Every time there is a rush of cold air they will think of you and thank you for giving them something so cozy and love should make one feel cozy and warm. Of course you want a sweater that is made well and will stand the test of time, just like your love. Try to stay away from busy patterns and outlandish colors unless of course that is what your loved one is into. Neutral tones, and solid patterns usually will be worn more often and match more of their other clothing. If sweaters are not your style consider the same idea with cozy pajamas or a very thick comforting robe. Onesies are great for your nephew or college aged student, but your loved one deserves something a bit more lavish.
A DVD of the first movie you saw together or a CD that has the first song you danced to as a couple on it.
You can of course add more to this idea if you want to make it even more special but you would need to be a little creative. Attach a handwritten letter to your loved one on nice paper telling them all the thoughts and emotions that were going on inside of you on that date, or at that time. Tell them how nervous you were, or how you could not even keep your mind on the movie, or how you thought it cute when he slyly put his arm behind you at the theatre, or how stunning she looked on the dance floor. Whatever comes to mind just say it – as long as it is from the heart!
A Love Letter
What ever happened to the art of writing? A handwritten letter from you to your loved one is a gift that simply can’t be beat anytime of the year. With cell phones and computers written communication has become a thing of the past but in almost every classic romance it is the love letter that is a cherished item, an item one keeps forever.
You can write about a specific time spent together, a vacation you took, something you want to experience with him or her, write about what makes them so wonderful to you. You can write about all the things you want to give them or do for them in life, or you can write about their beauty. The possibilities are endless. I find one of the main reasons people do not write more love letters is because they just don’t know where to begin. So pick a topic, that will help you figure out what to put on paper and remember there are no rules, you can say whatever is in your heart.
A Photo Blanket
Many online and retail stores offer speciality items in their photography section. Simply do a google search of Personalized Photo Blanket to find sources. A blanket will keep your loved one warm all season long but also remind them of the special person who gifted it to them! The photo you choose for the blanket can be one of the two of you, your family, your loved one with their children or pet, or you can make a custom collage of things special to that person. Maybe they love a special orchard you had your first picnic at or maybe they love super heroes. You could put a picture of Captain America on it with a message that they are your super hero. Be creative and consider your loved one and have something special made just for them!
A Top 10 List of what you love about him or her.
There is nothing sweeter than reminding your loved one what it is you love about them. As humans need to know what makes our loved one’s heart melt! We want to know what traits we have that make them care for us because we not only need that ego boost but even more so because we want to continue those characteristics on for them. Let your loved one know what you love most about them for the holidays.
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