Holiday Gifts: The Personal Touch

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Holiday dinner invitations have been confirmed, outfits have been chosen. The closet is stocked with beautiful wrapping paper, and all your cards have been addressed and sent. Yet you’re still having a tough time coming up with a present for the special someone in your life. When in doubt, turn inwards! There’s nothing like a personal gift that comes from the heart to let someone know how much you care. Luckily, you’ve still got a few days to whip something up.

  • Budding photographer? Hunt through your smartphone photos to choose several shots that capture moments from the past year that encapsulate your relationship. Print them out, find a chic frame, and include a note that details your personal thoughts about what each special image means to you.
  • Musically inclined? Write and record a song that expresses your feelings for your partner. You don’t need to put together a fancy music video with complicated choreography or special effects – a simple set up paired with beautiful singing can yield charming results, such as this version Harriet did of “Picture Perfect.”

  • Bake your way into his heart! If you’ve got culinary skills, recreate a dessert from a key dinner from your past, such as your first date or when you officially committed to becoming a couple. He’ll be touched that you remembered the details of the event, as well as the elbow grease you’ve put into making him a sweet treat.

The most important thing about a gift like this is that it truly comes from the heart. The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to let someone know how you really feel about them, so don’t hold back!