Let’s be honest here. Can we do that? I want to share a little insight into Valentine’s Day at the Ware House. You see, we are what they called seasoned veterans at the day of love after celebrating more than a decade together. We’ve reached the point where the whole hoopla of getting each other the perfect gift has subsided. Typically David and I agree that we just won’t get each other gifts, but every year I’m always looking for a last minute idea for Valentine’s Day.
This year is no different and I’ve been scrambling to figure out what you get the simplest guy on the planet. As I searched the ends of the internet, I finally decided that maybe the focus doesn’t need to be on just him. We’ve been doing this thing called life for so long that maybe we should start celebrating our love as a couple.
This year I’ve decided to focus on gifts that celebrate the pride I have in being such a strong couple that continues to grow the longer we are together. In the last decade that we’ve been together David and I have celebrated educational milestones, moved across the country, and built a home that reflects our own eclectic style.
Since we are still in that new homeowners phase and continuously working on projects within our home, I opted to focus on a variety of gift ideas that would be suitable for where we are in our lives.
Our sanctuary is our living room where at the end of the day we find ourselves together and discussing how our days played out, having a comforting space that reflects our style and adds a serene feel is key (1). Which is why the custom family name pillow would be a sweet addition to any household. In addition to a few good throw pillows, David and I typically cuddle up and watch a show or two and I’m always a little chilly (5). A perfect sized throw blanket with a shout out to your special bond with your lover is the gift that keeps on giving.
In addition to the comfy space, I’m a big fan of displaying all things about the history of our lives together. The love, the smiles, and memories of enjoying each other. Every couple has rich history that deserves to be put on display and Uncommon Goods offers a variety of different ways to capture those memories. For example, David and I were both born and raised here in Dallas. After 4 years of David being in the Marine Corps, moving back to our favorite city was a must (2). The Dallas skyline is our favorite and the perfect reminder that this city is where we fell in love and plan to start a family in. This gift is a great way to commemorate where you and your significant other met, fell in love, or so much more. Not much into your city, you can easily bring the best of your worlds together by intersecting your love (4). This fun print is a great way to stay connected to your past (funny story our print would say David/Ware – my maiden name is David and I married a David), but at the same time move forward with your future.
With all of these great ideas, I opted to go for something a little more outside of the box for this Valentine’s Day (3). This retro DIY cinema light box is the perfect way to display sentimental messages for the special one in your life all year around. It’s going to be a perfect addition to our eclectic living room and will make for some fun messages to share with each other.
All of these fun last minute options with Uncommon Goods just prove that Valentine’s Day can be more than flowers, chocolate, and sappy love notes.