Monday, December 27, 2010

Make Your Valentines Day Special With Personalized Gifts

Personalized Gifts always renders a sense of belonging to the person to whom it is gifted to, and it would hence become all the more special on Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is all about expressing your love for your beloved and it would become all the more special if done with unique gifts. Personalizing gifts adds that extra touch of love, as it portrays that the gift has not just been brought from the store and wrapped up in a pretty paper. There are various ways in which you can personalize the gift, and you can be sure that your beloved is just going to adore it.
Monograms: The use of monograms, that is inscribing or etching, is one of the most used methods of personalizing gift items. You can etch the name of your beloved, or his or her initials on the backside of the gift. It can also have an intricate design. Many also inscribe quotes and notes on the gift. So items like watches, jewelry caskets and mirrors are good items to be monogrammed as the lid or the backside provides the adequate space for the inscription. Moreover, the costs of monogramming are very affordable and some stores even provide the services free of costs.
Inclusion of Handmade Items: What can be more personal or intimate than making something for your beloved yourself. Those who are good at handiwork, sometimes make the gifts with their own hands, like wall hangings, embroidered kerchiefs or scarves, candles, handmade jewelry with pretty beads etc. If you do not feel that much confident then you can decorate the hamper or the gift box yourself or make a lovely card with a romantic message. All it takes is few hours of work and lots of love, which there is surely no dearth of.
Love Messages: Romantic notes are always special, not just on Valentine's Day. But on this day, you feel like expressing your love like never before. So pour your heart out and tell him or her everything that you have ever wanted to say. It does not have to be poetic or does not require any flowing ornamented words either. Speak straight form the heart. If you want to use quotes, do it at the end. Simple words, simply spoken, has a greater impact than planned poetry which may not come naturally to you.
Personalizing the gift will make the gift just for whom it is gifted to, as if it was made for him or her alone and no one else. And it would also show that how much important he or she is to you for you to go out of the way and put that extra effort.

Gifts For Special Friends on Valentine's Day

Although generally considered a day for lovers, Valentine's Day is also a time to remember those special friends in your life; those people whose love and support keep you going all year around. And if you don't happen to have a romantic "Valentine," a good friend will do just fine.For myself, I send small gifts for Vaelntine's day to my special friends.
So, what kind of gifts you can send a friend on Valentine's day?
Most good pals appreciate a gift that caters to their sweet tooth. Both of you can celebrate your loyal friendship on valentines day with your chocolate box. The aptly named Chocolate Delights: Gourmet Chocolate Gift Basket, created by GreatArrivals Gift Baskets, could be the ideal Valentine's Day gift for a good pal. Enclosed in a beautiful-but not too frilly or romantic-dark cherry-stained oval willow gift basket, this set includes a Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel Premium Square, Lindt White Chocolate Truffles, Fine Belgian Truffles, Kettle Fresh Chocolate Fudge, Monbana French Dark Chocolate Squares, Malto Bella Cappuccino Toffee Malt Balls, Dolcetto Chocolate Filled Wafer Cookies, Primo Dolce Chocolate Truffle Cookies, Sweet Butter Cookies, Brent & Sam's White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Almond Roca Buttercrunch Candy, and Butter Toffee Pretzels.
Also to appeal to the "foodie friend," Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets offers the All Sweets and Treats Gift Tower - Gourmet Food Gift Basket. This luxurious gift set includes three beautifully detailed stacked boxes in tone-on-tone gold with velvet red tops, tied with an elegant ribbon and complete with a personalized gift message from you to your friend. Ensconced in these luxurious boxes are delicacies that include Malto Bello Raspberry Truffles, Strawberry Bonbon Candy, Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Crunchy Toffee Gourmet Popcorn, buttery Shortbread Cookies, Almond Roca Candy and of course Chocolate Chip Cookies.
For pals who appreciate scented gifts, the vanilla scented friendship poem dried flower candle is ideal for a friendly Valentine's Day gift. Imprinted with a touching poem about the meaning of friendship, this candle comes complete with a design of genuine dried flowers and a pure, crisp vanilla scent.
If you have a special female pal in your life, you could lead to a fun-filled Valentine's afternoon, shared among good friends. Most female cronies love a good chick flick, and the Chick Flick Blu-ray 3-Pack includes the recent female-friendly favorites Juno, 27 Dresses, and the The Devil Wears Prada; all in the revolutionary new Blu-ray format. For more chick flick fun, the Ultimate Chick Flick Collection-also available through Amazon-offers additional femme-friendly titles that will remind many of us of our girlhood, where a 'movie day' with friends provided the ultimate fun and entertainment. This collection features touching, witty films such as The Banger Sisters, Ever After, Moulin Rouge, Say Anything, Someone Like You, and Where the Heart Is. Pop some popcorn, let your hair down, and enjoy a few good flicks among friends.
Although traditionally known as a holiday for lovers, Valentine's Day is also a time to celebrate the strong, binding love that exists between good friends. So, remember to send at least small gift for Valentine's day for your loyal friends.