It's that time of year again when sweethearts all over the world scramble to find presents for their Valentine. There are endless ideas to be found, but for Christian couples, an extra challenge might be to find that one perfect gift that expresses not only your love for each other but also your relationship's faithfulness to God.
We at Christian Style are here to help you in your gift-hunting! Whether you're looking for a gift for your husband, wife, fiance/fiancee, or budding romantic partner, here are our top Valentine's gift suggestions for you.
1. Personalized Bible
The Good Book is, of course, a perfect gift item to start off this list. But to make it more personal and meaningful, find a way to customize the copy of the Bible so that it's exclusively for your sweetheart. You can google "personalized Bible" and discover many ways that the book can be customized, from specially-stamped leather covers to unique name-printed pages.
2. A special declaration
We sometimes take for granted our expressions of love to our significant other. This Valentine's Day, take the time to express in concrete words your affection to your beloved. Writing a heartfelt letter is a fantastic way to do this. But if you're not up to the task, how about a lovely wall sign with some sweet faith-based messages of love? See examples above and below. Hang this wall sign as a surprise, and see your loved one's face light up when they see it.
Wall art pictured above: "Found The One Whom My Soul Loves" Premium Canvas
Wall art pictured above: "God Gave Me You" Premium Canvas
3. Breakfast in bed -- with a twist
Waking up your beloved with a special meal in bed is such a simple idea, but its effect is extraordinary for several reasons. First, it's a pleasant surprise (unless you already do this regularly, in which case, kudos!). Second, making breakfast is actually no walk in the park, especially if you want to serve up special dishes. Plus, doing it all before your sweetheart wakes up takes some extra effort in promptness!
No matter what kind of breakfast you serve, don't forget to top it off with a unique flourish of your own. We recommend adding a nice little note on the food tray, containing a Bible message that fits your relationship.
4. Wearable compliments
As the adage goes, when you see something good in someone, tell them. Giving compliments is an incredibly simple way to brighten your loved one's day. It helps reframe your mindset as well, prompting you to take note of your beloved's beautiful qualities -- and concretely acknowledge them.
Take your compliments one step further by gifting your sweetheart with the wearable kind! We especially like shirts with Bible-based prints that wonderfully describe that special person in your life. See examples above and below.
Shirt pictured above: "Fabulously And Wonderfully Made"
Shirt pictured above: "Strongest Soldiers"
5. Gift of service
Acts of service are a language of love, one that even the Bible prescribes. For February 14, think of tasks that you can do for your loved one, perhaps for the day, for the month, or for good! Examples are household chores like taking out the garbage or mowing the lawn, or special activities like massages or cooking a nice meal.
A classic way to present this gift to your significant other is by printing them out as 'service vouchers', like those make-it-yourself love coupons (above) from blogger Lia Griffith.
6. Wearable affirmation
For a sweet and delightful Valentine's Day gift, consider matching husband-and-wife clothing! Couple shirts are typically fun for young lovers, but there really is no age limit to this form of love affirmation. For married couples, wearing his-and-hers apparel is like a proud declaration of commitment to one's better half. And at Christian Style, we have husband-and-wife shirts with godly prints on them. See the hooded jacket for husband above, and the shirt for wife below.
Jacket pictured above: "I Asked God - Sent Me My Wife" Hoodie
Shirt pictured above: "I Asked God - Sent Me My Husband" Shirt
7. Renewal of vows
A renewal ceremony is common among Christian marriages. Why not plan yours to be on Valentine's Day, the most romantic date of the year? It doesn't have to be an expensive affair -- it can even be just an intimate gathering with a few special friends and your minister.
For an even more low-key celebration, hold off on the formal renewal for now, and just plan an informal "I'd Marry You Again" dinner with your better half. To mark your renewed commitment, present them with a little token of love (not necessarily a ring). Don't forget to prepare a meaningful vow! To inspire you, we have a compilation of the most beautiful love passages from the Bible.
8. A wonderful artwork
There are endless artworks out there that would make fabulous presents for your sweetheart. But because you are a God-centered couple, you want this gift to reflect your shared Christian faith -- in an artistic way, of course! That way, your beloved can decorate the home with godly reminders that are nice to look at every day. Take a look at our canvas wall art pieces on Christian Style. They're professionally printed and specifically designed for religious households.
Wall art pictured above: "You & Me (And Jesus)" Premium Canvas
9. Godly motivation
Is your loved one a busy bee, or maybe someone who could use a motivational boost? One simple way to help invigorate them is by sprinkling inspiration throughout their daily routine. And of course, make it godly inspiration! For example, our beverage tumbler above is great for your sweetheart's everyday use, and it's printed with a Bible verse that has lifted the spirits of numerous Christians. Your beloved will get a dose of motivation each time they get their dose of coffee.
Drinkware pictured above: Philippians 4:13 30 Oz Tumbler
10. Daily love reminder
If you're inclined to make a do-it-yourself Valentine's gift, here's a simple, affordable, yet fantastic idea from frugal blogger Mara Yeager. She turned an ordinary picture frame into a 'daily love board'. You can hang this board where your beloved can see it everyday, then use a dry-erase marker to write a daily special message for them. Now this is one gift that keeps on giving! We further suggest to pick out Bible verses to include in your message, for a wonderful twist on your love reminders.
We hope these suggestions help you find your perfect Christian Valentine's gift! Which idea do you like best? Tell us in the comments!