I helped people type on an actual typewriter, seal and send love letters to their crushes. Nothing says "I love you" like a soundtrack full of songs that literally say "I love you," or imply that you have feelings, or perhaps simply includes some of your favorite tracks that you think your crush will love too. As for how to send that message, you can go the classic route and make your crush a burned CD complete with album art, or you can handcraft a free music playlist online and send it.
Our advice was to keep it simple and sweet, which they did and it worked! If you're feeling both ambitious and nostalgic, you might even want to consider making a classic mix tape.
He never did say anything to me about the chocolate, but the next day in school he held my hand and we pretty much started dating, or the fourth-grade equivalent of dating anyway.
As an adult it really isn't that different; it's just updated... An inside joke or a particular shared interest is actually a great place to start.
You'll learn a new skill and impress your crush at the same time.
So this Valentine's Day, breathe in some of the love that will be in the air and tell your crush how you feel!
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She has been working in trend forecasting and gift recommendations for the past decade.
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There's pretty much no better time to show your crush that you like them than on Valentine's Day.
Don't include anything too hateful, angry or disrespectful in case your crush is trying to read between the lines. The best Valentine's Day gift I ever got was a hand-carved stamp of my initials with things my crush knew I liked in teeny-tiny detail.
It showed he had really given thought to what I might like, had spent time on it. I used that stamp for years before I lost track of it in a move.
Other homemade gift ideas are red-hots-infused vodka, red velvet cupcakes, heart-shaped cookies or anything that implies Valentine's Day, really.