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Gifts for your creative valentine <3

Gifts for your creative valentine <3

I know we’ve just finished the holiday season, but I’m here to remind you that there’s another important holiday coming up soon! In about a month, the most romantic day of the year will be upon us and we need to be ready! Planning the special day can sometimes be a hassle, so I’m here to help with some gift ideas for your creative valentine!

Misprint.co repurposed paper notebooks - photo from http://misprint.co/pages/our-story

Misprint.co repurposed paper notebooks - photo from http://misprint.co/pages/our-story

FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS

We should all do what we can for the environment, and if we can get something beautiful out of it too, that’s a bonus! If your loved one cares for our planet and has an equal love for stationary, then you’re in the right place! Who doesn’t love a brand new notebook? And especially one that comes with in-built good-guy points for recycling! These beautiful books are filled with repurposed waste paper that not only looks great but helps give paper a second life instead of just wasting it! Get them here at misprint.co

Kikki K to do list pad - photo from http://www.kikki-k.com/a5-to-do-list-pad-minimalist

Kikki K to do list pad - photo from http://www.kikki-k.com/a5-to-do-list-pad-minimalist

FOR THE ORGANISED

Maybe your other half is like me, and already loves to do lists and being super organised; or maybe they’re not so organised and might need some help with bringing some order to that incredible creative mind. If either of these situations apply, something like this is bound to be well received. These to do list notepads from Kikki K are the perfect way to organise your tasks, and they look pretty cool too! I use mine all the time and it’s a great way to keep track of what you need to get done! Plus it’s always satisfying to then see what you’ve achieved when you tick them off!

Twig & Arrow - photo from https://www.facebook.com/twigandarrow/

Twig & Arrow - photo from https://www.facebook.com/twigandarrow/

FOR THE CRAFTY

Workshops are a fun and exciting way to learn new things and if the person of your dreams loves to give something new a go, maybe this could be the gift for you! There are workshops for everything these days, so no matter what kind of creative your partner might be, there’ll be something around for them! Here in Wellington we have loads including these floral workshops at Twig & Arrow, but have a hunt around in your area and find something to suit you! You could even make it a date!

Unity Books Wellington - photo from http://unitybooks.nz/

Unity Books Wellington - photo from http://unitybooks.nz/

FOR THE LEARNER

You might have an eager learner for a partner, but workshops aren’t really their thing - why not something more studious? Magazines and books are amazing sources of knowledge and great ways to learn, so a magazine subscription or book voucher could be the way to go! Even better, if you know of a book they would love, go for that! Check out the Art, Photography + Design books on offer at Unity Books here in New Zealand for some inspiration!

 

These are just a few suggestions to help you on your way to the perfect gift - hopefully they were perfect choices for your other half, or helped you to think of something even better! Remember that it’s not all about gifts though, it’s about celebrating being together! Good luck with the shopping and Happy Valentines Day!

Much love, Hollie! :D

 

 

 

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