Top Alternative Valentine’s Travel Gifts
With Valentine's Day only a few days away are you still struggling to find the perfect present? Why not break away from the flowers and chocolate cliché this year and treat them to something a little more different? We've put together some ideas and inspiration in our top alternative Valentine's travel gifts whether you're on a budget or not!
- A travel journal.
- Customized travel accessories - if you're more the practical type how about a luggage tag or passport cover?
- Many countries offer cooking courses which can be the perfect way to not only learn something new together, but you can dine on your creations afterwards.
- Recycling items to make something new - bags, wallets, clothes... the list is endless!
- Customized traveler stationary - you can make envelopes out of old maps or use stamps and flat objects to decorate letter paper! Pop everything in a small box and tie with string or red ribbon. The best thing about this gift is that it's not only unique but it can be used to send letters to friends and family, showing them how thoughtful and creative your gift was!
- Wine tasting.
- Photo collage/scrapbook of your time and travels together.
- An ornate compass - not only are they beautiful but they can also be threaded on to an old chain or piece of ribbon and used as a necklace.
And finally, why not impress your other half by learning how to say 'I love you' in different languages? Perhaps you could learn all the ones for each country you have been to or go on a language course together? Take a look at our list for some inspiration!
- Arabic (classic)- Ø£Ù†Ø§ Ø£ØØ¨Ùƒ - Ana Uhebbuka (to a male), Ana Uhebbuki (to a female)
- Bosnian - Volim te (pronounced Vol-Im-Ta)
- Chinese - æˆ‘çˆ±e½ - Wo ai ni (pronounced Wuh-Eye-Knee)
- Czech - Miluji te› (pronounced Mee-Loo-Yee-Tye)
- Danish - Jeg elsker dig (pronounced Yay-Eska-Day)
- Dutch - Ik hou van jou (pronounced Ick-How-Van-Jow)
- English - I love you
- Finnish - Miné¤ rakastan sinua (pronounced Mee-Na- Rah-Kan-Stahn-See-Noo-Ah)
- French - Je t'aime (pronounced Zhuh-Tem) Je t'aime becoup means 'I love you very much' (pronounced Zhuh-Tem-Bek-Coo)
- German - Ich liebe dich (pronounced Ick-Lee-Bah-Dik/Dish)
- Greek - Î£'Î±Î³Î±Ï"ÏŽ - S'agapo (pronounced Sag-App-Oh)
- Hebrew - ×× ×™ ××•×”×‘ ××•×ª×š - Ani ohevet otcha (to a male, pronounced Ah-Nee-Oh-Hev-Et-Ot-Kha), ani ohev otach (to a female, pronounced Ah-Nee-Oh-Hev-Ot-Akh)
- Hindi - à¤®à¥ˆà¤‚ à¤¤à¥à¤®à¤¸à¥‡ à¤ªà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤° à¤•à¤°à¤¤à¥" à¤¹à¥‚à¤à¥¤ - Main tusme pyar karti hun (to a male), Main tusme pyar Karta hoon (to a female)
- Hungarian - é‰n is szeretlek (pronouced Een-Is-Seh-Ret-Lek
- Italian - Ti Amo (pronounced Tee-Ah-Mo)
- Japanese - ç§é¯é‚éªéŸé‚’æ„›é—é¦é„é¾é™ - Aishiteru (pronounced Eye-Shee-Ter-U)
- Korean - ë‚˜ëŠ” ë‹¹ì‹ ì„ ì‚€ëž‘í•©ë‹ˆë‹¤ - Saranghayo (pronounced Sah-Rong-Hay-Yo)
- Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg (pronounced Yay-Elsk-Her-Day)
- Polish - Kocham cie™ (pronounced Co-Ham-She)
- Portuguese (European) - eu amo-o (pronounced Eu-Amo-Te)
- Romanian - Te iubesc (pronounced The-Yoo-Besk)
- Russian - Ya lyublyu tebya (pronounced Ya-Loo-Bloo-Tebya)
- Spanish (European) - te quiero (pronounced Tay-Key-Areo with a little tongue roll on the r)
- Swedish - Jag é¤lskar dig (pronounced Ya-Ellscar-Dey)
- Thai - à¸‰à¸±à¸™à¸£à¸±à¸à¸„à¸¸à¸“ - pÅm lé¤k kÅ«n (to a female, pronounced Phom-Rak-Khun), ché¤n lé¤k kÅ«n (to a male, pronounced Chan-Rak-Khun)
- Turkish - Seni seviyorum (pronounced S-Eh-Nee See-Vy-Or-Umm)
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