Did you know that different people prefer to express love in different ways? Words of encouragement, acts of service, receiving presents, quality time, and physical touch are all ways in which we offer and receive love. These are known as ‘love languages,’ a concept developed by Dr Gary Chapman during his long career as a marriage and couples counsellor.
So, whichever the ‘love languages’ between you and your significant other are, a gift that has been carefully and lovingly curated is certainly appropriate for that important woman in your life that seems to be enthusiastic about anything vintage. Well, this year, for whatever occasion or loving excuse you may think of, surprise her with a gift that is just like her: romantic and sentimental.
Musical Jewellery Box
Music boxes have been used and loved for decades, and they are heartfelt gifts that can never go out of style. They are frequently given to a loved one, a parent, or other family members.
Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and can perfectly fit a vintage-inspired home design scheme, but musical jewellery boxes are super practical items. You can keep valuables in it or give it as a sweet reminder of those who matter the most.
These little, fragile, and wonderfully crafted music boxes can become the ideal family heirloom piece that may be passed down through generations. Depending on the design, certain musical jewellery boxes can also grow in value over time.
A music box is an elegant choice for a one-of-a-kind anniversary gift to honour the date of your marriage. You may also have it engraved with a particular message or your initials to make it even more personal and romantic.
And of course, you can also throw in some precious jewellery into the music jewelry box and surprise her even more. Jewellery is typically given as a present for important events, and it is frequently given to further reinforce the status of the relationship with your significant other.
There are times in a relationship when it is suitable to begin presenting fine jewellery, and other instances (such as the early stage of a relationship) when it may not be the best idea. As your relationship progresses, you’ll reach milestone anniversaries when sentimental presents become increasingly expected. Give the present of rings or necklaces with traditional coloured anniversary gemstones if you’re celebrating a significant anniversary. Every anniversary year has a diamond devoted to it. Sapphires, for example, are regularly gifted to commemorate your fifth wedding anniversary!
Charming Tea (or Coffee) Set
Did someone mention romantic and vintage? Well, if your sweetheart loves to indulge in tea with family and friends, a beautiful tea set is just for her. Get her a set of 4 (or more) cups and a large teapot so she may show it off to their guests. Additionally, do your best to find some unique tea blends so she can have some new flavours to try right away. Not just for when you’re in the mood for tea, but a quality vintage tea set will beautify any kitchen counter or dining table.
Vintage Make-up Box
Depending on where you live, there aren’t the easiest to come by (just like with the musical jewellery box). But, fortunately, you can order some online. If the woman you’re buying for is really into make-up, get one that is an imitation of the old make-up boxes but has all kinds of cool cosmetics inside of it. Or if she is more interested in the decorative aspect of make-up boxes, get authentically outdated ones (second-hand), and remember that for those who are really into collecting vintage items, second-hand is never a problem.
Now, this might be the epitome of what a nostalgic gift means. Not only does a polaroid camera looks and feel great, but it gives you a tangible memory of some of your best moments. The person on the receiving end doesn’t have to be a photographer-extraordinaire to have fun with it but gifting it to someone who is into photography is still your best bet.
The Gift of Time
There are a few ways to show someone how much you value them, and one timeless way is to give them a clock. Gifting a clock is a classic way to show someone you value them in your life, whether it’s for an anniversary, a birthday, or any other key milestone you’re sharing. One of the reasons why a clock is a meaningful present is that it is constantly needed, whether in the style of a hand watch or a wall clock. We live in a world where we must keep track of time. Time helps to guarantee that we are there at important occasions in our life, such as a friend’s birthday, family holidays, and all of our other daily habits and rituals.
Don’t allow your loved one’s special day to pass you by as if it were any other day. Give her a present that will make their day one they will remember for the rest of her life. Giving your loved one a personal painting is a very special act of love you can offer. A portrait is something that a street artist can spontaneously draw out (which can be equally significant), or it may be a deeply emotive experience by selecting a certain moment in time and framing it, forever.
The Ultimate Classic: The Gift of Love
In a conclusion, kindly remember that giving your time, attention, and effort to make someone happy is the greatest proof of love. So, regardless of your budget or gift-selecting skills, you will surely be the winner of her heart by doing your best to pick out something special that she will cherish for days to come!