When in Manila, Valentine’s Day isn’t only about expressing your love to your significant other. It’s also the perfect day to remind yourself of your independence:
Much has been said about Valentine’s Day being the perfect time to express your love, and no matter who the recipient of your love is–a parent, a friend, a significant other or an almost lover–here are some thoughtful gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.
10.) Harry Potter-inspired items
Harry Potter pierced through the hearts of its fans not just because of its intelligently-crafted plot, but also because it was ultimately about love. This made everything feel so real, even if we all live in the Muggle world.
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9.) Sweet things in a mason jar
Mason jars have been all the rage lately, and for a good reason. There’s something so classic about how they’re designed, and the best part is you get to give each one a witty twist.
You don’t even have to limit yourself to storing only food inside the mason jars. A man wrote 365 handwritten notes and gave it to his girlfriend, and asked her to pick a note each day for the year to come. Those in yellow are moments and memories; those in green are quotes and lyrics; those in pink are reasons why he loves her.
8.) Something Instagram-inspired
The photos not only highlight your best moments with your loved one—they also make for great designs for his or her room!
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It’s not too late to start building a calendar! This Instagram calendar project is by Jennifer from EarlGreyBlog.com. She decided to stick to neutral colors, so that they would go well with any mood and any room.
If you’re close to that person, you would know what to put in a collage made up of people and places he or she holds most dear. You’re also giving that person something really functional. More details on the DIY here
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7.) Something personalized to wear
Personalized items that you could wear are thoughtful and forever classy. Since they’re always with you, you’re constantly reminded of the things that you hold most dear. Fashion blogger Vern Enciso suggested this personalized necklace as a Valentine’s Day gift:
Fashion and fitness blogger Lissa Kahayon wore a Sweet Charms Manila necklace with a plate engraved with “dream,” a cross dangle, and some charms. She said she chose charms that would best represent her, her dreams, and the things she loves.
Photo from Lissa Kahayon
Instead of getting a necklace, travel and fashion blogger Laureen Uy chose a Sweet Charms Manila bracelet.
Photo from Laureen Uy
6.) Parinig/Sawi Memes to “accidentally” tag your crush
If it seems to sudden to shower him or her with gifts, maybe accidentally tagging her in these memes would help:
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