Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away! For those of you out there that like to celebrate this day with your significant other but have no idea what you would like to do or get for them, I’ve put together a few ideas in this Valentines Gift Guide to help you out.

While some of the valentines gift guide idea’s below cost more than others, you really don’t have to spend a fortune to do something thoughtful for your other half.


Ok, so this might sound a little too simple but that’s one of the reason’s I love it. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors which means you will find one to your loved ones personal taste. It’s a lovely gift to get as you can pop in your favorite photo and proudly put it on display. Go one step further and print out some of your favorite photos together, pop them into the frames and wrap. Sorted!

Check out my Pinterest board for some ideas.


We all have photos on our phones, but how many of us print them? Not so long ago, we bought a photo album and started to print out our camera snaps. We had photos from family occasions, birthdays, holidays, walks in the park and so on. We popped the photos into the album and wrote little notes along with the date, to document what we had done for the year. It has now become a yearly tradition and it is such a treat to look back through them.

There are photo albums available to buy everywhere, here are a few favourites…..

There are loads of apps out there where you can print your photos straight from your phone and get them delivered to your door…check out Snapfish and FreePrints…both do monthly offers for free prints.


Ok, so this one is a bit obvious and you might think I haven’t put much thought into it but bear with me! You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I buy flowers most weeks when I’m grocery shopping in Aldi. My favorites at the moment are the bunch of tulips for €2.99….yep €2.99! You could buy a few bunches of these, take the wrappings off and arrange them into a simple glass vase…they will look beautiful and no one will be any the wiser as to where you got them!

Quick tip: if you do buy some tulips, pierce the stem of each tulip just under the head of the flower with a thin needle. You’ll see a little droplet form here once you’ve got them all done. Doing this will stop the flowers drooping. Mine are still standing tall, 5 days later!


A shared experience is probably my favourite type of gift to receive. You get to spend quality time together, create memories and have some fun. You could take the family on a trip to the zoo, head away somewhere for the weekend (I’m a big fan of Airbnb, & Ryanair), take a cookery class, go kayaking, have afternoon tea in front of the fire at a lovely hotel, take a tour of a sports stadium or distillery, have a day out at the races, be pampered in a spa, and the old reliable dinner & drinks at your favourite restaurant! The list is endless.


Last but not least, you could give the gift of a family photo session, which will provide memories and photos that you will cherish for life. If you are expecting a new baby, then how about a newborn photo session in the comfort of your own home? Or for the family, a fun photoshoot in the park, at the beach or in the mountains?

By the way, you don’t need to wait for someone else to treat you to any of these gifts, you could always treat yourself.

Go on, you deserve it!

As always, thank you for reading my valentines gift guide & have a great day!

Lorraine x




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