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Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

 

A babershop quartet is one memorable way to share your message with the one you love. (Photo: Flickr user danorth1)

Of the many cheesy traditions for Valentine’s Day, gift giving may be the most important of them all.

What you give your loved one on Valentine’s can be a reflection of the bond you have created. Giving your significant other something shiny is a nice gesture, but the question stands as to whether it’s meaningful or not. Buying him a monthly membership to the gym might not come across as the nicest of gestures either.

We’ve thought out of the box to provide you with seven unconventional Valentine’s Day gifts for you guys and girls out there, to make your day just a little more special this upcoming Thursday.

Hire a barbershop quartet

As a shout out to my father, who is king of unconventional Valentine’s gifts, he hired a barbershop quartet to go to my mom’s work and sing romantic songs and present her with flowers. If you are on the more goofy side of Valentines like my Dad is, then a barbershop quartet is an excellent choice for you. If you’re looking for a place to find barbershop quartets, visit www.gigmasters.com for more details.

Buy a cheesy flick and offer to watch it with him/her

In most relationship, you find that guys and girls tend to not agree on each other’s movie choices. Take your loved one to Best Buy and allow them to pick out any movie of their choosing. As a night in, cook up some popcorn, snuggle under some blankets, and try to enjoy the movie that they had picked out. (Pretending is allowed.)

Name a star

Immortalize your romance by naming a star.

What’s more romantic than knowing that up there in that beautiful night sky, there is a star named after you? Yes, it may be nerdy, but this is a really unique romantic gesture, and who knows, maybe thousands of years down the road your star becomes famous worldwide.

Plant a tree

What’s more fitting than to help the environment, brighten up the landscape, and provide many others with a greener landscape by planting a tree together with your sweetheart. Through planting a tree, you can literally watch your love grow over the course of a lifetime, just make sure to give it plenty of water and place it in some direct sunlight. 

Handwrite your story in a journal

This could be one of the most sentimental ideas that you could do for Valentine’s Day, because handwritten items tend to be much more meaningful nowadays. Write a journal of the path your relationship has taken. The beginning, the bumps, the laughs, and what you hope the future brings. Leave spaces to allow your loved one to leave commentary, and leave some blank pages at the end, because you never know what the future may bring.

Buy a cookbook and offer to cook any three-course meal of their choosing

Who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal, especially when someone truly special prepares it? Pick out a cookbook with a lot of personal and memorable recipes that were his favorite dinners growing up, or the meal that she had on your first date. Then, as a bonus, offer your companion the opportunity to pick out a three-course meal of their choosing from the cookbook, prepare it, and have a nice dinner in for your Valentine’s Day.

Make a donation to his/her favorite cause

Maybe your loved one isn’t wild about receiving gifts. Well why don’t you give them the chance to give back? Allow your loved one to give back to the less fortunate this Valentines. Let them pick out a cause of their choosing (The Jimmy Fund, Amnesty International, etc.) and a donation price, and you and your sweetheart will have a more heart warming Valentine’s Day than ever this year. 

 

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