Style-Delights: Best Gift For Valentine's Day: The Gift Of Togetherness! #LoveOurVDay

February 4, 2015

Best Gift For Valentine's Day: The Gift Of Togetherness! #LoveOurVDay

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I had heard my husband before I had seen him. We were the early prototypes of 'online dating', more than a decade ago, way before Facebook or even Gmail! Our first 'date' was a phone conversation, across continents, that lasted almost 3 hours. I know it sounds super cliché, but he literally had me at hello! We both felt that we had an instant chemistry between us, but over the years we have discovered that we have a deep connection that somehow feels eternal and anew at the same time!  We both were in our early 20s when we married. Entering the real world with our youthful ideas and our first jobs. We both were at the 'similar' places in our lives and when I look back, I feel that as a married couple we embarked on a journey that was akin to exploring our Universes side by side, together! From our first ever trip to Vegas, to our first road trip to Key West, from buying our first house to welcoming our daughter to going back to school as young parents with student loans- we have shared some crazy, fun and really profound moments together.  As we grow 'old' together, every day adds another layer of trust and togetherness.  For me, this trust and bond makes our relationship not old but rather new every day! When I look back at all the events, moments, realizations,  I have come to believe that we mean home to each other! If I try to really sum up this relation in one word, I have to say the togetherness comes right at top! So, this Valentine's day I decided to celebrate this feeling of togetherness with a simple DIY gift for my husband! A photo frame that reminds him that he is my home. And all we need to be happy is to simply be together!Valentine's Day DIY gifts ideas, Valentine's day gift ideas for him, Home is where heart is map DIY, #LoveOurVDay #CollectiveBias

For this 'heartfelt' frame DIY, you will need
 - A dual photo frame (mine has two 4"x6" photo spaces, and I got it from Target)
- A map of USA (or any country you live in)
- white card stock paper
- Marker pen

First, print out the map on a photo paper matching your frame's dimensions. Mine got cut at the West Coast, but that is OK - imperfection is the perfect 'handmade' touch!
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Then mark  all the places you have lived with your significant other with a little heart! This is the first half of my frame!
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For the bottom half, write a heart felt note that has a special meaning for your relationship!
For me, my journey started in a new country, away from the rest of my family. Over the years we changed states, we changed towns, we changed houses, but he is the one who makes me feel 'rooted'! In him, I always find my home.Valentine's Day DIY gifts ideas, Valentine's day gift ideas for him, Home is where heart is map DIY, #LoveOurVDay #CollectiveBias



Valentine's Day DIY gifts ideas, Valentine's day gift ideas for him, Home is where heart is map DIY, #LoveOurVDay #CollectiveBias

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To make make this Valentine day extra special, I assembled a little gift basket for him. BTW, my husband loves dark chocolate and I found small little boxes at Target that are perfect to add special sweetness in your Valentine's Day gifts!

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Well, he knows how much I love shoes, so I am sure he appreciates the sentiment! :-)

I rounded up my gift basket with fun things that bring love, passion, closeness and intimacy in our relationship! Really, this gift basket is partly a 'gift' for me too!:-) Like these K-Y® Love products (K-Y® Love PassionK-Y® Love Sensuality) exclusively available at Target for Valentine's day.  For limited time, you can get 10% off on new K-Y® Love products via Target Cartwheel coupon! Hurry, the coupon expires 2/14! YOu can find  K-Y® products right in the feminine care aisle. 
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 After all, the best gift is love and togetherness! Always.
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Do you do DIY gifts for your significant other?  I'd love to hear your V-day DIY gift ideas!
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13 comments :

  1. Such a sweet idea! Love it! :)

    Richa
    www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the map! Such a cute idea!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  3. This is a really cute idea! I love that map idea!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  4. These look so cool!! Love the map love idea


    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  5. Ouh, very nice!! The map idea is gooorgeous and wonderful made!!
    I am sooo impressed!

    xoxo Colli // tobeyoutiful

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  6. Amazing gift idea!
    I would be happy if I would receive such a gift :)

    Caro x

    http://nilooorac.blogspot.de

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  7. Aw, this is such a sweet story...and what a cute idea for a gift!

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  8. That is such an incredibly cool and thoughtful gift. I absolutely adore it - and I bet he will, too. #client

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  9. what an adorable meaningful little gift idea x
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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