Just when you thought you had the gift-giving season conquered, here it comes again. Valentine’s Day is upon us, with more decisions to be made. Stay ahead of the last minute frenzy this year with these great gift ideas:
Flowers may be traditional, but they’re still a great gift. For a new twist on the classic dozen roses, send her twelve single flowers over the course of her day, so she can build her own bouquet. Leave one on her doorstep in the morning, have more delivered throughout the day, and deliver the last one in person. Red and pink roses have symbolized love since Victorian times, but they’re also pretty common. Red and pink tulips represent new beginnings, making them a great gift for a new romance that’s just starting to bloom. Orchids are reminiscent of faraway lands, adding an exotic element of imagination to your floral mix. For a truly unique gift, send a potted plant, a bonsai, or a miniature tree to her home or office. The first thing she will do when receiving flowers from you is to look at the card, so take the time to put some real thought into it. Use a poem or line from a book that’s significant to you, and remember that this is the one day of the year when corny and cheesy is good.
A beautiful necklace is a great gift for a new romance, since it isn’t as significant as a ring. They’re available in a wide range of prices and styles, so it’s easy to find something she will love. Charm bracelets are a fun gift, since additional charms can be added to mark special occasions through the years. Select one in gold or sterling silver, with a single charm attached. Since it is Valentine’s Day after all, a heart charm engraved with the date – or a message that’s meaningful to both of you – is a great way to get the collection started. If she’s the romantic type, she will surely love jewelry with a heart theme. Consider heart-shaped stud earrings encrusted in black and white diamonds for a look that complements any outfit, a wristwatch with a heart-themed bracelet-band, or a necklace featuring a heart-shaped charm. Classic strands of cultured pearls are available in numerous lengths and styles, and are a wonderful heirloom to pass down from one generation to the next.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for getting away from it all and checking into a luxurious room or suite. Pop the question, celebrate an anniversary, or simply enjoy romantic moments together at a hotel, resort, or inn. Whether you favor sandy beaches, distant islands, or metropolitan destinations, a vacation can be a fun and memorable way to spend your Valentine’s Day. Consider giving a gift certificate to a spa or resort for a day of pampering, or opt for a Valentine’s couples massage and share in the experience!
What sweetheart doesn’t love to have a giant box of chocolate, or anything chocolate for that matter, waiting her on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate covered strawberries are a decadent and romantic treat, while gourmet cupcakes are rich and indulgent. You can even opt for a custom creation such as candies or marshmallows with your loved one’s picture on them. Although most women will probably say they don’t want sweets or candy for Valentine’s Day, trust us, you can never go wrong by giving them their favorite sweet treat.
Valentine’s Day gifts have to check a lot of boxes, since they should be thoughtful and heartfelt, appropriate for the relationship stage you’re in, and of course romantic. However, we should never forget that the whole purpose of Valentine’s Day is to show your significant other just how much they mean to you.