Thoughtful Gift Ideas for a Girlfriend

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Thoughtful gifts for a girlfriend are not generic like most gifts found in stores. These gifts have a personal touch and are often handmade because customization adds meaning and personalization. However, there are some standard gifts found in stores that can be suitably thoughtful as well, such as a charm bracelet or other sentimental items.

Lavender-Themed Gift Basket

  • A lavender-themed gift basket is the ideal gift for a girl who loves the scent of this fragrant herb. Buy a basket and fresh bushels of lavender at your local plant nursery. Tie pink and purple ribbons around each bushel and place these in the basket along with lavender soap and other bath goodies. Take 10 or more individual stalks of lavender and weave them into the basket weave. This creates a more soft effect because small flower buds will pop out all around the basket.

Custom Scrapbook

  • A custom scrapbook is a meaningful gift because this present reflects past memories of your time with your girlfriend. Gather pictures of you and her together and create a time line by putting the oldest pictures at the front of the book and progressing from there. Feature two or three photos per page or enlarge one photo to place on a page. Decorate the pages with movie tickets and other items you and your girlfriend have collected together over the years. You can also dress up the pages with charms, stickers, pressed flowers and other embellishments.

Hand-Decorated Picture Frame

  • Create a custom hand-decorated picture frame that reflects your girlfriend's taste and style. Buy an 8-by-10 frame and other embellishments that represent her personality. You can use charms, buttons, seashells or just about anything that she likes. Look for these items at the craft store or tap into your own collections at home. Use a hot glue gun to glue these items around the border of the frame. Place a picture of the two of you together in the frame.

Engraved Watch

  • Buy your girlfriend the stunning watch that she has been wanting and ask the jeweler to engrave something special on it. You can engrave a funny joke that only you and your girlfriend know, or engrave something more sentimental such as "you've changed my life forever."

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