No one who knows me would be surprised to learn my main love language is receiving gifts. That sounds super selfish, but I like to think of it more as gifts in general not just receiving them. I LOVE presents and giving gifts is one of my favorite things to do. I like to really think about the recipient to make sure what I’m giving suits them. And yes, sometimes I’ll resort to gift cards because, come on, who doesn’t love a good gift card – but most of the time I really like to give something meaningful.
I’ve been married for 12 years and gift giving has not always been at the forefront of our minds (or budget). I do always try to come up with something to show I care though. My favorite gifts have been the ones I’ve made and I think he’s been pleased with what he’s received.
Here are 3 gifts that won’t break the bank but the recipient will know that your heart is in the right place:
52 Reasons Why I Love You
– 1 deck of cards
– Snippets with the reasons you love them
– Glue stick or double sided tape
– Ribbon or metal clip
– Hole Punch
Write or type out the 52 reasons why you love your special person, and attach them to each card. I just printed out my reasons and glued them to the cards. Then punch a hole (in the same spot on each card) and connect the cards by ribbon or a metal ring so they can flip through all of them!
Date Night in a Box
What you need depends on what your date will be!
– Movie night at home: DVD or movie rental coupon, popcorn, candy they like, drinks
– Cooking Together: Recipe, dry ingredients, wine, etc
– Game Night: Cards or game you enjoy, snacks, drinks
Take this anywhere you want with whatever your guy/gal will enjoy. The possibilities are endless!
You will need:
Create your coupons and staple them together in booklet-like fashion. The most time challenging part of this is coming up with things that your person would enjoy. Make it a mix between helpful and spicy (or all spicy!).