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Gift the Memories this Valentine’s Day

Gift the Memories This Valentine’s Day

For me, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating connection with the loved ones in your life. Gift the memories this Valentine’s Day and shine a spotlight on the moments that make a life together.

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Photography by: Cara Rufenacht Creative

7 Ways to Share Memories

1. Personalized Wine Boxes

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: winebox

Is there a wine that you shared on your first date? When you got engaged? At your wedding or on a trip to Napa? Whatever the occasion, gift your loved one that special wine inside one of these personalized laser engraved wooden wine boxes. You can have the top and all sides customized with messages, poems and even images.

And this gift isn’t limited to romantic loves, it would also be a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for friends, parents, siblings or anyone special in your life with whom you want to share a great bottle of wine and a special message of love and memories.

Available from PersonalizedWineBoxes: Personalized Wine Gift Boxes

2. GPS Coordinates Bracelet

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: coordinates-bracelet

A dainty cuff personalized with the coordinates to a location important to you and your Valentine. Next, include a short special message about the location on the inside of the bracelet. Finally, watch her swoon!

Available from Etsy: Dainty Cuff Coordinates with Hidden Message by CentimeGift

3. A Shadow Box

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: shadow-box

A shadow box is an amazing way to literally show someone how much you’ve cherished your relationship by gifting them the mementos that you’ve saved over the years. Whether it’s ticket stubs, love notes, wine corks or bottle caps, an engraved shadow box is a stylish way to present a ‘box of memories’.

Available from Etsy: Personalized Shadow Box by CheapHumidors

4. Custom Map Coasters

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: custom-map-coasters

Immortalize a location special to your relationship. Where you met, went to school, got engaged, your wedding, your 1st house; the options are endless with these customized coasters.

Available from UncommonGoods: Custom Map Coaster Set

5. A Mixtape

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: usb-mixtape

As a child of the ’80s, love + a mixtape will forever be tied together for me. I wouldn’t blow your mind by suggesting that you pull out the boombox and work the play/record buttons simultaneously. Instead, combine the ease of a USB storage device with the nostalgia and personalization of a handwritten cassette case.

Available from Amazon: Mix Tape USB Memory Stick

Now, the actual storage of the music may be easier with a USB device, but the perfect mixtape is still a labor of love and skill. If you have missed out on the art form that is a mixtape, here’s a little help: The Art of the Mix: 15 Foolproof Rules for Creating the Perfect Mixtape

6. Hand Printed Recipe Tea Towel

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: teatowel

Not just for lovebirds, a wonderful idea for a daughter, a granddaughter or even your girlfriends. Share a special recipe in your own handwriting.

Available from Etsy: Tea Towel with Handwriting by AU Designs Studio

7. Kid’s Art Jewelry

Gift the Memories this Valentine's Day: kids-art-jewelry

A great gift for Moms and Dads, grandparents or anyone who loves your kids!

Available from Formia Design: Jewelry Design by Kids

Fresh and Hot Coffee Gift Ideas

I love coffee like a Gilmore Girl, so even though it means TWO blog posts in one day (woot!), I just couldn’t let National Coffee Day pass without a few gift ideas for coffee lovers. So here are some really cool surprises to celebrate your coffee lover’s next birthday, anniversary or just because they’re #winning the day.

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7 Coffee Inspired Gift Ideas

1. Coffee Hand Grinder

turkish coffee grinder: Seattle Coffee Gear

Many coffee lovers enjoy not just the end product, but the zen-like experience of creating the perfect cup of java. And for the truly dedicated, a hand mill like this turkish coffee grinder is not just beautiful, it’s the first step in a very intimate coffee experience.

Available from Seattle Coffee Gears: Turkish Coffee Grinder

2. Coffee Holdster

Leather Canning Jar Travel Mug by Holdster

And for the truly hipster coffee lover, this leather insulated sleeve brings (wo)man and mason jar together for the love of coffee. You will be the envy of all of your bearded friends.

Available from Amazon: Leather Canning Jar Travel Mug by Holdster

3. Coffee Subscription Delivery

Coffee Subscription: Driftaway Coffee

Caffeine delivered. Driftaway Coffee is the passion of a super adorable couple in Brooklyn, NY (they really are super adorable, just checkout the story page on their website.) Every Driftaway Coffee subscription starts with their tasting kit, a sampling of 4 coffees with different roast profiles. Next, by using their app to track your tasting preferences, future deliveries are tailored to your tastebuds.

Available from Driftaway Coffee: Coffee Subscription Plan

4. Coffee Body Scrub

cardamom + coffee body scrub: Fig + Yarrow

Coffee doesn’t get much more luxurious than this. Roasted fair trade coffee beans are paired with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, black pepper and cardamom for a truly decadent exfoliating and antioxidizing body scrub.

Available from Fig + Yarrow: Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub

5. Teak Coffee Spoons

teak coffee spoons: ABC carpet & home

These sustainable teak spoons would be a statement piece in any coffee service. Handmade by a community of artisans, the spoons are hewn from excess material left behind by the logging industry.

Available from ABC Carpet & Home: Teak Coffee Spoon Set

6. Coffee Curd

Irish Coffee Curd: Indie Fude

This creamy curd is handmade in small batches right in the founder’s kitchen. She blends freshly roasted coffee and local whiskey into a distinctive and “full-on” Irish coffee flavor. Serving suggestions include pancakes, scones and ice cream!

Available from Indie Fude: Irish Coffee Curd

7. Coffee Print

coffee print: Etsy

This handmade illustration captures the famous T.S. Eliot quote “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” Were truer words ever spoken about a coffee lover?

Available from Etsy: Coffee Print by Cava Design Studio