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We all know that February the 14th is a hallmark for love and romance, but why make it just for lovers? It’s also a great reminder to show gratitude towards those closest to us. Sometimes we forget to say thank you, so here are a few ways to show your loved ones they are truly appreciated.
Create a Personal Gift Box
Create little mementos to remind that special person how great they are. Decorate a shoe box and fill it with little things they love, like a particular book, photos, or a reminder of an inside joke you share. It’s a great way to explore your creative side and shows you actually put time and effort into your gift. you can even include a handwritten letter.
Send Them Flowers
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A big, beautiful bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to show someone you care. There are even online florists that offer an international flower delivery service. Pick out their favourite florals and mix and match for the perfect blend. Remember to include a heartfelt message to add that personal touch.
Make a Playlist
Think of all the songs you two have shared over the years – each one with a unique memory. Putting them all together in one incredible mixtape is one of the most personal and thoughtful gifts you can give someone. You can even create one quickly and easily with music apps like Spotify. It’s a great way to spark some good old reminiscing and nostalgia.
Satisfy their Sweet Tooth
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Everyone loves fresh baked goods, whether it’s a batch of cookies or a full on layered cake. Share it with family, or dish it out to friends for a fun night in. Experiment with their favourite toppings, from chocolate chips to hundreds and thousands. There are so many recipes and inspirational ideas online, so it’s easy to get creative. You can even customize cupcakes with words and names written in icing.
Brighten Their Day
Whether it’s helping your nieces with homework, or offering to cook for someone, it’s always nice to make someone’s day. It could be a small gestures like babysitting their dog, or generous gestures like helping with flat pack furniture. It’s the little things that go a long, long way. You don’t even have to know someone to show love. Small random acts of kindness like donating old clothes, or buying someone a coffee is guaranteed to put a smile on some lucky person’s face.
Pick Up the Phone
It can be as simple as a phone call to show someone you care. It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives and sometime this means neglecting the people we are closest to. Actually picking up the phone and taking half an hour out of your schedule to catch up with an old friend is important for maintaining that closeness. Now with smart phone technology handy, we can even leave a little voice note.