Owning and giving a moment

This year, I’ve found it particularly difficult to find an anniversary gift that can be meaningful but also something original that’s not DIY orientated (because I am seriously unartistic). I found that owning and giving a moment fits the criteria perfectly, so I thought I’d share it with you today!

Owning and giving a moment

Own a Moment provides a gift that is so unique, that nobody can ever own the same: the gift of time itself. They allow you to purchase your own moment in time which will be registered in Official Time Registry, isn’t that just amazing?

Own a Moment pride themselves in creating unique gifts, to the point that once you have purchased your moment in time, it will no longer be available to purchase so it’ll be yours forever! Try finding that somewhere else! It’s also a great gift that can be used for any occasion: a time of birth, a wedding, an anniversary, a special event… anything!

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Personally, the most important time for me was the 25th April 2014. This was the day that my boyfriend and I started dating, and as of yesterday, marks our 4 years together! Unfortunately, I have no idea how to up my gift next year, but when I discovered Own a Moment on Instagram I couldn’t pass on the idea!

It arrived super quickly, way before I had the opportunity to give it to him (long distance problems), but it didn’t stop me sharing it with you on insta stories because I was just so happy with how it turned out! In this, I showed you the certificate you also receive from the Official Time Registry which explains that you own the moment as well as receiving a digit download that you can print off yourself.

Owning and giving a moment

As you can see, I also decided to get it framed, because the worst thing with gifts (thinking back to my last Christmas presents) is when they come unframed and you have to go through the hassle of finding one that fits your room etc. Luckily, Own a Moment can provide the frames for you, in a simple white frame, a silver metal frame, an antique oak frame or a dark walnut frame, lush!

The final two touches that I love, are of course that you can add your own message and name, but that you can also add a photo too. Martin, the mastermind behind these gifts, also sends you an email following your order, to check you are happy with your photo positioning/ size, which I think it so professional and thoughtful. I personally ended up changing my mind, so I am so thankful for his help!

*Disclosure: this post is in collaboration with Own a Moment

How to survive long distance relationships

Trying to survive long distance relationships can be difficult. If you don’t have the means or time to see each other often, it can really form a strain. My boyfriend and I have had our share of experiences with this and my ex actually lived in France, so I’m hoping these little tips that helped me, can be useful for you too.

Social media

Nowadays, everyone is on social media but there are some particular features that can really help in a relationship. Skype or Facebook calls, in particular, are great, as it allows you to make voice or video calls for free. It’s easy to just chat online, but face to face adds that more personal touch and when you’re feeling down, hearing your partner’s voice can be exactly what you need!

Love letters

Although technology does us a million favours from easing uni research to allowing us to email people from around the world, it has slightly ruined the romance between communication. If you have a penpal, you may understand the excitement of waiting for a letter or the even bigger surprise and receiving an unexpected one! Letters can be a great way to make your partner’s day, especially if there’s a time difference and it means you can’t often communicate “live.”

Talk of the future

I remember when my boyfriend and I were feeling particularly down and in need of company, talking of the future would often cheer us up. Just speaking of plans for next you see each other, or where you would love to go on holiday together etc. If you’re older, then maybe fantasise about where you’d want to get married etc. it really does add that buzz and romance to a relationship.

Learn about each other’s schedule

This might sound a little possessive, but I think it can mean a lot to the other person. It’s like the parent equivalent of “how did X go,” except you’re flattered they remembered and you want to tell them all about it. It’s often hard to do when you’re not living with each other but that little extra effort sure will be appreciated. It’s a very coupley thing to do and it can make your relationship that much stronger!

Doing similar things

You might be thinking “oh no that’s just as sickly as wearing matching clothes,” but it’s actually quite a fun and an engaging idea for you and your partner. Having something you can relate to or motivate each other over, will add a little variety to the everyday conversations and liven things up a bit! It doesn’t have to be a hobby or skill, it could be a joint project or allocating roles for a certain event you have coming up. Be creative and see what you can come up with!

These are just a few ideas of many. Do you use any other tricks? What did you find helpful? Let me know in the comments below!

The Frugal Frenchie x