Give your better half a very special gift this year. You can make absolutely anything under the sun for them as long as its coming from the heart. These gifts need time and dedication, and therefore you putting in all that effort into making a gift would show exactly how much you care. Come up with crazy ideas that you can do for them. Though, just to give you an idea as to what all you can make for them, here are some suggestions on homemade anniversary gifts.
Make a Personalized Rack
This idea will need a lot of creativity but the end results would be amazing. The idea is to create a personalized rack for keeping Cd's, books, beauty products or trinkets. Make one which can be either hung on the wall or which can be placed properly. If you know a bit of carpentry, this will be an easy job. Although it is far easier to make, one using moldable metal. Paint this rack with a suitable color such as silver or golden. Place your boyfriend's or girlfriend's favorite Cd's, or books in the rack. Surprise them when they come home.
This one is really easy to make, all you would need is a lot of beads. Purchase several different colored beads and long translucent synthetic threads. Now make a curtain with several strings of beads so that when they hang down, these beads glisten in the light. Add small bells at the tip of the strings so as to give it the gypsy feel. You may even add small mirrors, or bigger beads in between, so as to give it a unique look.
Go hunting for a big glass bowl, which you can use as a centerpiece. Now purchase some translucent and colorful glass pebbles as well as some natural river pebbles which have smooth surfaces. Decorate the bowl with these pebbles so as to give a pattern from inside. Fill up the bowl with water and then add floating candles on them. The second alternative would be to add sand, so that placing the pebbles will become easier. Now place one big fragrant candle in the center or instead place 3-4 candles in a pattern within the bowl. This centerpiece will look beautiful when its lit during evenings, and can be a romantic alternative to a candle light moment.
Add aphrodisiacs to your daily bath accessories. Fill up a basket or a glass bowl with an assortment of aroma oils and liquid bath soaps that have exotic fragrance. Fill this basket with natural handmade soaps which you need not make. Instead, buy them from a natural cosmetic store. Add in the facial masks, natural loofah, massage oils and exfoliants. Let your better half feel pampered and beautiful with this gesture.
You can paint wine glasses or beer mugs with appropriate designs. You can add funny sayings on the mugs along with the designs or images. This can be a very nice gift for boyfriends as well as girlfriends. These make a good gift idea and can be repeated for giving one to friends as well.
Buy new bathrobes for both of you, and you can either stitch the initials of your better half on your own using silver or golden thread. You could also get them done on order. These make really cute and personal gifts.
You'd be surprised to know how easy it is to make wine at home. Though you will probably not be able to keep the whole process a secret for long. Nonetheless, it would still come as a huge surprise when they taste your wine and realize how good it actually is. The wine will take a few days to be completely ready.
You can get a wall sized print out of a photograph with you two posing together. Get this photo fixed on the wall. If not, you could get a portrait of you two painted on the entire wall. This is a crazy idea but has been done by people who are madly in love. If this is too much, get a big photograph framed and place it on the wall.
A Few Poems
You can either choose tow write a few romantic poems for your spouse or you could download some really fuzzy ones, so as to convey your feelings. If you're not into poems, you could write a romantic letter for your spouse and let him/her know how much you care.
Homemade Gifts for Parents
Depending on your age, you can give a suitable gift. Kids can make a handmade card on which they can make drawings and write a sweet thank you.
- They can bake cookies for their parents with the help of the babysitter or other adults.
- They can bring small flowers, or save a bit of their pocket-money so as to buy their mom and dad separate gifts.
- They can make items such as wallets or flip-flops using colorful duct tape!
- Older kids can serve their parents breakfast in bed with some fresh juice or coffee.
- They could clean the car, mow the lawn, and clear out the garbage for their parents. Clean the house, do a bit of dusting.
- They can make it a point to clean their own room, so that for once, parents won't feel like they have stepped into a war zone.
- Children can get their parents to go out on a dinner date, to a fancy restaurant by using advance booking or coupons or by saving up for a few months.
Of course with a little more imagination, you can come up with even better ideas. The reason being that you know your loved ones' better than any one else, ever can. The entire objective is to let the other person know how much you care about them. So go ahead and do just that.