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5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts to Wow Your Loved One

Miranda Trinidad
Miranda Trinidad makes eternal roses that you can purchase from her online shop linked in the article.

It’s about that time again when stores run out of roses and chocolate heart boxes. If you’re trying to make your Valentine feel special and unique this year, here are the five Valentine’s Day gifts to give instead of those tired roses and chocolates.

Book bouquet 

Is your Valentine a bookworm? Then, this is the perfect gift for them! Presentation is one of the biggest factors when gifting to your Valentine. It shows how much you care about them by showing how much work you put into their gift. Instead of handing them a bag or handful of their favorite books, give it a creative twist and turn it into a Bouquet! It’s a simple and easy addition to your gift that will go a long way. 

Eternal roses

Instead of buying your Valentine normal roses that will die in a couple of days if you don’t properly care for them, get them eternal roses. Made from ribbon instead of live flowers, eternal roses are a way to symbolize that your love will never fade. They are easy to make but can be time-consuming. If you don’t have the time to make one yourself, you could buy some from local small businesses that sell eternal roses. Some sellers decorate their flowers with themes like Snoopy, Spider-man, and Hello Kitty!

 Local small businesses: 

Instagram User: mt._flowers

Arts and crafts/ letters

Letters and arts and crafts sound pretty basic, but they don’t have to be. There are thousands of variations and styles to choose from. Write a handwritten love letter to your Valentine on how you feel about them, why you love them, or just something very genuine and from the heart. You could make a cute record player with either love or their favorite songs. Or, put a collection of small sentimental notes in a cute mason jar. Decorate your letter with kiss marks from lipstick. And if you need to learn how to do the letters or arts and crafts, there are various tutorials on either TikTok, Pinterest, or YouTube. 

Gift Baskets 

How many times have you bought a gift from the store already made and packaged, then after a couple of days, your Valentine just forgets about it, or it just stays on a shelf like decoration? That’s why gift baskets are a great alternative! They consist of items your valentines might need or want but don’t just settle for cliches like soap or deodorant. Load the basket with their favorite snacks, self-care items, maybe a new article of clothing, or even that pair of slippers they’ve been wanting for a while! Make sure to decorate the basket with confetti, rose petals, or even small balloons sticking out. 

Quality time 

Gifts and presents are a great way to show your Valentine you care about them, but spending time with them still tops everything else. Take them out to eat, order takeout, play laser tag, or stay inside and watch a movie. Make the day about both of you and spend it together. Make long-lasting memories and make it something to look forward to on this day of love.

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Its Marco's  frenshman year, and he has decided to join the Wingspan. He might seem quiet or shy at first, but once you get to know him, he is amazing and funny. He likes to think a lot in his free time, which can honestly be both a good or bad thing. Even though he might look like he wants to go home half the time--which he does--he has big dreams after high school and is also very interested in the future. He also likes to write and read because it is a way for him to express himself and let his imagination go wild.

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