I know what’s the first thing that comes to your mind : A lovely present carried by doves and delivered to him/her on valentine’s day, right? Well, okay maybe not exactly everyone has trained doves but you get what i mean, that’s WRONG. (: That just makes them feel loved, appreciated and if their allergic to doves, then itchy too. What you’re trying to make someone feel is special, yup, like the special order you get from MacDonalds when you order a plain double cheeseburger
So, how do we go about doing this then? Simple, here are 3 points i believe you should consider if you wish to make anyone feel special (:
1. NOTHING OFF THE SHELF
Yup you heard me right, NOTHING. Not a limited edition teddy bear, not a Ronaldo signed soccer boot, and not even an iPhone which Steve Jobs sat on accidentally himself -nods sagely. Anything you can get off the shelf simply makes it mass produced, not special anymore. Something special is something that is unique, one of a kind, and how else can you get that besides using 3 letters : D.I.Y.
Yup! Put that money packed wallet down and let your creative juices flow! Whether it’s writing a poem to them on a candle, recording your own amateurishly composed song for them or creating a snapple fact saying you like them (Don’t steal my proposal idea!), any of those would definitely make them feel a lot more special than receiving something you could have got off the shelf for them. (:
2. Don’t Wait For That Special Day
Yes, forget about Valentine’s day, Christmas and International Cat Day, they’ll be (apart from international cat day) expecting something from you/anyone on those days as their system has been tuned to receiving and expecting gifts. Giving them any present, or your D.I.Y present you worked so hard on on that day would make it just another gift. Perhaps your personal touch to the gift would make it feel a little more appreciated, but for it’s best effect, give them a present when they least expect it! This is, of course, bearing in mind the exclusion of certain days such as : a funeral, on sensitive days like the anniversary of the 9/11 bombings or perhaps even International Reject-A-Present Day (I heard it exists :/)
3. Don’t Follow Conventionalism
Conventionalism, if anything, makes you boring. Don’t propose on one knee in the restaurant or at a sunset, try proposing while both of you are in the midst of skydiving off a plane! You can even threaten not to pull your life jacket if she wishes to reject you!
Anyway, you get my point, don’t do things conventionally as conventionalism makes you boring, and if there’s one thing boringness definitely makes you feel, it’s not special. So give a twist in everything you deliver, think out of the box, and then drag him/her out of the box with you so you two can get away from all the boringness of the four walls in the box (:
So there you go, follow these 3 steps and i can assure you, that you’ll definitely be making that special someone in your life feel as special as they deserve to feel. Cheers (: