Guys aren’t always gifted when it comes to performing romantic gestures. Many of them just assume that washing the dishes without being asked counts as an admirable demonstration of love. And while we appreciate such utilitarian displays of affection (or, um, cleanliness), sometimes us ladies are secretly longing for a touch of creativity or thoughtfulness.
When Reddit user DuffManSzALotAThings decided to give his wife a wedding gift, he went above and beyond in the realm of creativity: he created a handmade Pensieve just for her.
If you aren’t aware (or perhaps just forgot) a Pensieve is a magical item found in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, which allows its user to relive full memories. In other words: a pretty damn romantic gift, when given to your significant other.
The Pensieve came in a beautifully-wrapped box, complete with a tiny stuffed snowy owl (Aww).
DuffManSzALotAThings bought a wand, and attached a magnet to the end (AKA, he gave the wand some magical summoning powers).
The actual Pensieve he made by hand, courtesy of a pottery class.
He made sure to carve their initials on the bottom alongside the Deathly Hallows, obviously.
The then painstakingly wrote down cherished memories that he and his wife had shared, and put them in tiny, magnetized glass bottles.
He then put the glass bottles in the Pensieve bowl …
… under the watchful eye of Hedwig …
… and demonstrated how the magnetized wand could “summon” the tiny memory bottles from the Pensieve.
His wife was then able to uncork each memory and read about them in detail.
A REAL LIFE PENSIEVE. MIND = BLOWN.
And don’t worry — he made sure to include some empty bottles, to allow for making future memories.
As expected, the wedding gift was a winner, and the pair had a totally magical wedding day.
“I hope the amortentia potion I gave her never wears off,” DuffManSzALotAThings wrote on his Reddit post.
So, to all future husbands out there, just know that you now have this ridiculously romantic gesture to live up to.