For you and your significant other, love is in the air – always. You know it, the other person knows it, and everyone else around you notices, too. But how do you express that heavenly attachment in a more earthly manner – in the form of gifts? We did the digging for you, and in this article, you’ll find 11 of our favorite unconventional gift ideas – some with a hint of humor and a bit of geek – for your special someone to enjoy your true relationship even more.
#1 Be-with Hug Enhancing Clothing
Human touch is essential to a healthy relationship - even science proves it! But it's easy to forget the power of touch among the daily hustle and work-related stress.
Thoughtfully, this European brand called be-with creates special touch-through clothing with secret passages that allow hugs and the release of the bonding hormone oxytocin. Made from super comfy and sustainable materials, be-with encourages taking care of your loved ones with a single touch. Perfect for cosy cuddling anytime you want! Available for both him and her in the form of sweaters, dresses, cardigans, and t-shirts.
#2 Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give by Ada Calhoun
There are so many self-help books that try to preach in an irritable way what's good for a healthy marriage or a happy relationship. Well, this is NOT one of those books, but it might just be the next best relationship bible.
In seven honest and quirky reality-check essays, writer Ada Calhoun portrays what happens when the “happily ever after” scenario seems to have ended. She provides a refreshing new way to think about marriage (or any romantic relationship) as a brave and creative decision. A quick and personal read that will truly help you appreciate what you already have with your special someone despite the imperfections and daily hurdles.
#3 Personalized Star Map
Create a personalized star map of the most special moments in your life - be it the first time you met with your significant other, your engagement, wedding, first child, or any other. The map is beautifully designed and shows the unique alignment of the stars in a place and time chosen by you. They also make star map phone cases if home decor is not your cup of tea.
#4 A Personalized Infographic of Your Love Story
Probably, the perfect gift for romantic people who love facts and data (yep, that combo exists)! This digital love story infographic will remind you and your partner of all the special moments you've had together - and help you visualize what's yet to come.
All you need to do is - pick the colors and fill in all personalized details you want to see on the infographic. No need to worry about the design, as the creators will add icons and everything else themselves (however, there is room for adjustments if you have specific requests).
#5 Soundwave Print of A Favorite Song
What better way to express how much you care than by saying “I love you - even despite your weird music choices”? This soundwave artwork presents will present the audio of your partner's favorite song as a graph of sound amplitude (loudness) over time.
The artwork is unique and eye-catching, and it comes printed on thick, museum-quality, durable matte paper. A great pick for musicians, music lovers, or anybody who ever wished to express their love by standing under the window with a boombox on the shoulder, but were too afraid of what the neighbors might think.
#6 Harry Potter “After All This Time” Signs
Spoiler alert! Remember when Severus Snape revealed his true love for Harry Potter's mom Lily by showing Dumbledore that his Patronus is a doe, just the same as Lily's? This might just be one of the saddest movie declarations of love, but it's also one of the most romantic quotes in the Harry Potter series, one that every fan (and even no-majs) will come to appreciate.
Each wooden sign is made to order and made with lots of love. Besides, the pieces of wood are hand-selected and may have their own imperfections (knots, nicks, small cracks) - just like any relationship does in real life. The Deathly Hallows symbols is a nice and authentic touch, of course.
#7 A Personalized Comic Book
If you think your love story is book-worthy material, this custom-drawn comic telling how you and your partner met and fell in love is the ultimate gift. Who wouldn't want to see what they looked like as a comic book hero?
The illustration will be based on your own stories, memories, and photos that will fill up to 20 panels of images. The comic is 100% hand-drawn artwork, first using pencil and paper and digitized with a digital drawing tablet. A truly personable gift for that extra special someone in your life.
#8 Games of Thrones Daenerys and Khal Drogo Frame
When it comes to Game of Thrones, there's a lot of life lessons this epic TV series can teach - even about love. One of the relationship goal couples in GoT is Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo. Sure, they started out on quite medieval terms. But eventually Daenerys's perseverance to understand her husband and his background lead to mutual respect and equality between the Khal and Khaleesi. And isn't mutual reliance and understanding the key to true love and a long-lasting relationship? This minimalistic lego frame symbolizes exactly that.
#9 Love Letters of Great Men
Yep, it's the same book that plays such an important role in the Sex and the City movie. So what's so special about it? This book is an anthology of romantic love letters written by leading male historical figures. It includes love letters written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Winston Churchill, Franz Kafka, John Keats, Theodore Roosevelt, Vincent Van Gogh, and many more epic personas from the past. Perhaps it will inspire you to pick up a pen and write some lines yourself?
#10 Love Letters of Great Women
There's always two sides to a story. This book comes as a companion to Love Letters of Great Men, revealing the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history - from writers and artists to politicians and queens. Love Letters of Great Women collects some of the most romantic letters in history from Anne Boleyn and Jane Austen to Emily Dickinson and Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. A timeless collection that reminds us to enjoy the simplicity of the written word.
#11 Pillow with Binary I Love You Pillowcase
Okay, now this is where you'll have to do some work yourself. This fabric that says “I love you” in binary code is just too cute to pass and would be great material for a fresh set of pillowcases for you and your other half. And you know how it goes - nothing reveals more how much you care about a person than something handmade, especially if you're not a DIY master and have put a lot of effort in it. Check out this tutorial video if you need a helping hand with sewing.
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