Written by: Mike Staebell, Creative Director
We’ve all been there. You get through the holidays, slog your way through January and before you know it, February is here. In the back of your mind you know there’s something you’re forgetting to do, but you can’t quite place it. And then, out of nowhere, Valentine’s Day Eve is here and you suddenly realize you’ve done the unthinkable: you forgot to get your loved one a gif. Oofta.
Fear not! Your friends at The Fulcrum have done all the legwork for you. We’ve scoured the deepest, darkest corners of the interwebs to bring you the 10 most romantic gif ideas your significant other will love. Whether it’s a timeless classic or something brand new, these gifs are sure to make your loved one smile. (Or possibly question why they’re with you in the first place.)
10. THIS TOTES ADORBS KNITTED GNOME.
Nothing says love like a stop-motion gnome knitting a heart with two matchsticks. 50% adorable, 50% creepy, this gif is a great reminder that big gifs come in small packages.
9. THIS SHMEDIUM-SHIRTED HEARTTHROB.
The old adage is true: No list is complete without Wilmer Valderrama. It’s like his eyes are looking directly into your soul… And that shirt! Our hearts. They have melted.
8. THIS 1940’S HOUSEWIFE MELTING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES.
Our reaction when a client approves a design without any edits.
7. THIS GIF OF DINOSAURS SMOOCHING.
“Dad” jokes are so hot right now. Dad dinosaur jokes?! #FireEmoji. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the perfect storm of corn!
6. THIS FONT PUN.
Is your S.O. a font nerd like us? Prove how *font* you are of them with this gem. We’ll forgive the use of Comic Sans in frame #3. (Bonus points for spelling “you’re” properly.)
5. THIS WEIRD PURPLE THING HUGGING ANOTHER WEIRD PURPLE THING.
I mean, seriously, how CUTE is this?!?! (Answer: S’cute.)
4. THIS STRANGE MUSTACHIOED MAN WITH A MULLET AND A FISTFUL OF COTTON CANDY.
We’re not entirely sure what’s happening here, but… it seems legit.
3. THIS DEPRESSING DOSE OF REALITY.
Let’s face it… not all of us are lucky enough to have a Valentine’s date. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate by giving a gif to yourself!
2. THIS MOUTHWATERING DISPLAY OF PERFECTION.
Few things are capable of professing one’s love quite like pizza, tacos, and ice cream.
1. THIS COMICALLY LARGE BOX OF “CH-AWWW-COLATES”
Did he doooo thaaaaaaaat??
Gifs are a great way to show your loved ones you care. They’re versatile, fun, and best of all, they’re free! Besides, an animated gif’s infinite looping feature makes them truly a gif that keeps on giffing!
Seriously though, on behalf of all your friends at Leverage, may your Valentine’s Day be filled with love, happiness, and all the gifs on your wish list.