12 Valentine's Day Gifts for Data Lovers

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At Loves Data, Valentine’s day is an extra special time of year because it’s important to show your loved one how much you care about them (particularly if you mention it in your business name) To reiterate our love for data we’ve compiled a short list of gifts that you can give to other tech and data lovers.

1. Send a heartfelt card

If your significant other understands these, they’re a keeper

To the SEO Specialist of your dreams

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Source: Etsy

This endearing truth bomb

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Source: Pop Sugar

Any Coders in the crowd?

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Source: Sass and Coffee

If they’re a pun enthusiast, definitely marriage material.

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Source: @stagemanagrr

From one font lover to another

more perfect than helvetica

Source: The Positive Posters

2. Use Google to express your love

Make like Tripple J’s morning show and use Google Translate to speak a remixed love poem to Google maps. Listen to Louis McKirdy’s mix here.

https://soundcloud.com/triple_j/sweeeeet-valentine-ft-google-translate

If rapping isn’t your forte you could create a Google Maps App to develop a scavenger hunt for your one true love. This software engineer chose strategic spots in the city where a friend was waiting with a rose and a password hint allowing her to continue her journey to the next location. He was waiting at the final destination (the venue of their second date) where he proposed #awwww

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google maps proposal

Source: Channel Pro Network / Google Blog 

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Graph this on Google and see what it will do!

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3. Get Visualising

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Use data to visualise the wonder of your love, like Drake did. Here’s a snippet from his marriage proposal in the form of an infographic, Stacy you’re one lucky gal!

(see the rest of the infographic on our Pinterest board)

4. Old school mix tape

Romance is not dead! Make your Valentine a mix tape of the songs that make you think of them; don’t have a cassette player anymore? That’s ok, you can buy this retro-style USB  disguised as a cassette to load with your favourite tunes.

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5. Just send an email full of GIFs & memes with this guy (who’s name is Data... Star Trek anyone?)

Google Glass has come a long way

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Source: Giphy

6.  Cute 8-bit graphics for the gamers in your life

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Source: Etsy

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Source: Geek Alerts

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Source: Etsy

7. Create a romantic QR code

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8. Say it with the best love language of all, food

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Source: Mary and Matt

Yes, that's a chocolate pie graph. We know. It's the most beautiful thing in the history of the universe.

(& coffee of course)

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Source: Instagram

Particularly if you agree with this sentiment;

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Source: Tumblr

9. Be honest

All you need is love - The Office dwight

Source: Etsy

At least this response is better than “I know”

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Source: Kindergarchy

10. 3D print something wildly romantic

Like a model of you and your significant other to watch over you from the mantel piece (or in this case, your wedding cake)

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A long stem rose that never dies

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hear heart 3d print

Source: Youtube

Or better yet, save someone's life

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11. Write a poem to data and have a #crafternoon in your office like we did

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Loves Data valentines poems crafternoon
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More of our masterpieces are here

12. Actions speak louder than words

I'd give up my internet for you

Source: Etsy

Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!