Personalised gifts to make for Valentine’s Day

Marianne Stenger
7th January 2021

As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples everywhere will be looking for new and creative ways to express their love for each other. Unique gifts come in many different forms, but the most memorable gifts tend to be the ones you’ve made yourself. 

Incorporating photos into your Valentine’s Day gift is a beautiful way to celebrate your cherished memories and create something long-lasting. So if you’d like to surprise your significant other with something more than the usual flowers and chocolate this year, we’ve lined up these ideas for personalised gifts that you can make using the Bob Designer software and some of your favourite photos.

1. Memorable moments photo calendar

Creating a memorable moments photo calendar allows you to look back on a different happy memory each month. Just select twelve of your favourite couple’s photos, from your most romantic photoshoots to the silliest selfies, and then choose your preferred layout and format.

Since the year will already be well underway by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around, you may even want to consider designing a perpetual wall calendar. Leaving a specific year off of your couple’s wall calendar allows you to enjoy it year after year while still adding in the events that are most important to you, such as birthdays or anniversaries.

2. Love story photo book

Are you hopeless romantic at heart? Designing a personalised photo book can be a fun way to tell your love story while also creating a keepsake that can be passed from one generation to the next.

Your first step will be to gather up all the best photos that take you on a journey from your early carefree days of dating to the most significant moments in your relationship so far. This could include everything from the first trip you took together as a couple to your engagement, wedding or the birth of your child. You’ll also be able to add your own text and include funny captions or meaningful quotes and poems.

3. Romantic wall art

Another great idea for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift is to turn one of your favourite couple’s photos into an eye-catching piece of wall art for your home. Bob Books wall art is quick and easy to make, and allows you to turn your photos into framed posters, canvases, foam boards or gallery mounts. If you’re finding it difficult to settle on just one photo, you can also get a little more creative and put together a collage or even gallery wall to transform one of the walls in your bedroom or living room.

4. Coffee table photo book

Maybe telling your love story through photos isn’t really your style, but if you still want to do something meaningful for your significant other, why not put together a coffee table photo book dedicated to something they love? Depending on your partner’s interests, this could be anything from a travel photo book to a personalised cookbook filled with their favourite recipes.

Bob Books lay-flat bound books make perfect coffee table photo books, as they allow images to flow seamlessly across double page spreads. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve lined up no less than 50 creative photo book ideas to inspire you.

5. Personalised Valentine’s Day card

Don’t panic if you’ve left things a little late and lack the necessary time to create unique gifts like photo books or wall calendars. Designing your own personalised Valentine’s Day photo card can still be a great way to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

With Bob Books you can design and order your card in minutes by adding your own text and photos to all four sides of the card. Have some fun with it and get creative with funny photos, inside jokes, cute quotes and anything else that will put a smile on your loved one’s face.

Haven’t got time to create a personalised Valentine’s Day present or just can’t decide what to get? A Bob Books gift voucher is a great way to give your loved one a unique gift that’s guaranteed to be more memorable than a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates.