Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danmoyle/6796366063/sizes/m/in/photostream/Valentines day is here again and although most guys don’t really care about the date, most girls do and it’s a guy’s responsibility to make the girl happy during this day. Now, you can easily buy jewellery and the girl will surely like it. The problem is when you don’t have the money to buy expensive jewellery or if you are sick about giving the usual stuff again.
Below are some DIY valentine gift ideas for her that will surely make an impact without making you spend.
Well, people don’t use tapes anymore but you can still put together all the songs that you like in a CD and all the songs that you dedicate to her. However, you need to pimp it up a bit. Instead of just putting together the songs and giving it to her, writing something about why you like that song or why you think about her when you hear the song would be a good idea. It doesn’t have to be a long one, you can settle for two to three sentences but make each sentence count.
Of course you need to create a really nice cover for the CD case.
365 Days of You
This needs a bit of preparation but it is worth it if you are able to accomplish it. Write a note to her everyday and put that in a scrapbook. After a year, give it to her, that’s 365 days of you thinking about her.
You can use post its and don’t worry about writing long letters, notes will do. You can tell her about that moment when you suddenly thought of her or if you saw something that reminded you of her or a secret you want to tell her or even the silly things that entered your mind.
A Website for Her
Yes, create a website for her. You don’t have to spend since you can go to blogger or wordpress and open an account there. That can be something that you two share. You can write to her and she can write to you. You may keep it private or allow friends to see it or open it to the public.
This is especially nice if the two of you are apart often. It may be a long distance relationship or one or both of you travel a lot. You would really save on your long distance calls since the two of you can just constantly refer back to the site.
Even if you are not an artist, you can still create an artwork for her that she can appreciate. You can get paints and a brush and draw away. You can even put photos of you and her on the canvass and paint around it. The end product could be a blanket or a curtain she can hang in her room.
It doesn’t have to be a painting. You can also pimp her mug or sew something. Just create your version of “artwork”.
Letter from Everyone Important to Her
This needs a bit of work but if you can pull this off, you will earn some major points.
Buy a nice notebook and ask everyone important to her to write her a letter using that notebook. The last page should be yours.
Whenever she feels down and you can’t be there right away, she can always refer to the book. It will be her little book of love. It will contain all the reasons for her to feel happy and all the reasons why she is special according to all the people to whom she matters.
As I’ve said, it will take a lot of work but it’s worth it. Usually, people would have a box which they fill with letters, cards and photos. Your gift will put all those things in a notebook which she can carry anywhere she goes.
A Journey to Your Past
One of the most common complaints of women to their boyfriends or husbands is that men don’t share a lot of things. This is the day when you can truly make her a part of your world.
Bring her to your childhood home, the place where you used to play when you were a kid, the place where you used to hang out in when you were in high school, bring her to your school, introduce her to as many people as you can that’s part of your past, show her photos from way back when and everything else that you can show her about your past.
Showing her your past sends a clear message, you want her to know as much as she can about your because you are preparing for your future.
Guy Things and Girl Things
Another common complaint of girls is that guys don’t let them in the “guy’s world”. Many guys don’t even give their girlfriends a chance to go to the games with them or join them in poker night.
Give her this day. Let her join you in your poker night or your drinking session with your buddies or whatever guy things you do with your friends. You can either bring her instead of your friends or ask her to join you and your friends that day. If you want, you can also suggest to your guy friends to bring their girlfriends that day.
Then tell her you would like to do some of the girl things she does with her friends too... just for today.
Pimped Photo Album
It’s your turn to prove to her that you value all those photos she took, all those movie tickets she kept, all those petals of the flowers you gave her… get them all and make a pimped photo album or scrap book. Compile all of them including those that are not photos like, as mentioned, movie tickets and others.
Key to Your Place
This is a huge step forward but this will send her to the moon if you do it. Give her a key to your place. Needless to say, you two will have to be in that part of your relationship when you are ready to make her a bigger part of your life.
If you have any more suggestions, leave me a comment so I can build the list. Also, if you are going to go for any of the gifts above, do tell us what the result is.
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