Great Gifts to Share With Your Significant Other on Valentines Day
Whether Valentine’s Day is right around the corner or you’re trying to plan for next Valentine’s Day well in advance, you’ll want to figure out what gifts are on your potential list for what you could get your special someone for this holiday. Although you might think that a simple card and some chocolates are all you need to get for this holiday, there are ways to be creative and tap into the aspects of your relationship that make it unique when you’re deciding what to get as a gift. Since Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic holidays out there, you won’t want to skimp out on the romance when you’re putting together an unforgettable gift or series of gifts for this holiday that is sure to impress your sweetheart.
Sometimes, choosing what you want to get someone for Valentine’s Day is hard because you may feel like you have too many options available to you. Decision fatigue after all of the other winter holidays can make it seem like it’s best to take the path of least resistance and get your SO the same gifts you’ve gotten for them every year if you tend to have the same items in your basket every Valentine’s Day for your long-term love. Even if you’ve been with your partner for years or decades, this holiday is still an opportunity to try something new and show them how much you care with a thoughtful gift that speaks to their interests, preferences, tastes, and your relationship.
Although you might think about flowers as something you get someone when they’re in the hospital in the case of sympathy flowers or when they’re commemorating the end of a life at a funeral, buying someone flowers is one of the most romantic gestures you can give if you plan it with care. In some cultures, certain flowers may be associated with specific events or circumstances such as funerals or special holidays, so it’s wise to do your research to figure out whether the flowers you intend to buy for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day may have meanings beyond romantic gestures in other cultures. Still, many flower shops offer floral arrangements that are specifically designed for Valentine’s Day, so you should be able to purchase a bouquet of flowers for the holiday without it having alternative meanings that may offend or upset your partner.
If you want to pick up a new hobby before this holiday, you could also arrange your own bouquet of artificial or genuine flowers to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s gift. When your sweetheart is allergic to certain types of plants, it’s important to make a list of all of the plants that trigger his or her allergies before you head to the flower shop so you don’t end up accidentally creating a Valentine’s Day experience that’s memorable for the wrong reasons that lands you in the emergency room with your love. When your Valentine has a green thumb, you can impress them and give them a symbol of your blossoming romance by gifting them a potted plant or seeds instead of cut flowers.
Nothing says “I love you” better than a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry from a jeweler who specializes in custom pieces. From necklaces to charms to rings to bracelets, many people of all genders appreciate having a piece of jewelry that reminds them of the one they love every time they look at it or feel it rest around their neck and wrist. Those short on time before Valentine’s Day may not be able to get a custom piece created in time, but even if you can only take a piece that’s already made somewhere to get it monogrammed, this adds a personal touch to the piece that shows you’re thoughtful.
Skills like metalworking, woodworking, beading, and clay sculpture could make it possible for you to create custom jewelry for your lover for an extra personal touch. Even if you can only make friendship bracelets or basic necklaces with a single string of beads, your significant other may treasure a piece like that more than the finest gold or silver jewelry in the world because it was made with love. If your lover doesn’t like wearing jewelry, you can also create something subtle that’s wearable like a pin or an accessory for one of their prized possessions like their car to get the same feeling of being able to showcase their love for you with pride without feeling inauthentic to their personal style.
Sometimes, the best gifts you can give are the ones that keep on giving well beyond February 14th is over. If your significant other has mentioned feeling stressed or exhausted lately, a rejuvenating facial at the spa that they don’t need to worry about paying for themselves may give them an opportunity to unwind that they’ll appreciate more than jewelry or flowers. Some spas may offer Valentine’s Day specials for couples or for partners who want to purchase a special gift for the ones they love, so you should keep an eye out for those deals online or in storefronts if you want to save some money to invest back into other parts of your Valentine’s Day plans like buying a fancy dinner for you and your sweetheart.
Depending on where you live and what your background is, you may be more or less familiar with what spa getaways are and how you could incorporate them into your Valentine’s gift. For spa getaways, there are plenty of different types of spas and services for you to choose as your gift to your loved one so you shouldn’t worry about not having enough options to suit your significant other’s preferences. If you’re not sure what type of spa or service they may like, it can be a good idea to buy a gift card to their favorite spa or retreat center instead of paying for a specific service.
A Fine Dining Date
While grabbing a pizza from a budget pizza shop and a beer after work might be fun to do on a regular day of the year, Valentine’s Day is one of the few days out of the year when you should go out for a fine dining experience if you can afford it. Even if you’re not a huge fan of getting dressed up and going out to dinner, your significant other will be impressed with the effort you’ve invested in this experience if you book a reservation at a fancy restaurant and elevate your appearance to fit the occasion. Major fine dining restaurants in your area may have reservations booked full well in advance of the holiday, so if you plan on trying to go to a competitive choice on that evening you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to make a reservation.
When it comes to planning a date at a high-end restaurant, it’s good to have at least two restaurants in mind in case one is already booked full for the evening. Some smaller or newer restaurants may have less demand for their seats on Valentine’s Day, so they can be a good backup choice as long as they aren’t popular. Even if all of your fine dining options don’t work out or your budget doesn’t allow for lavish spending on food, you should still try to choose a restaurant that reflects the special feeling of the holiday and make the most of it even if you must go to a fast food joint for dinner on Valentine’s Day.
A High-Tech Fitness Tracker
Since health is wealth, you can invest in your relationship by purchasing a high-tech tracker for fitness stats and get fitness trainer insurance along with it if that feels like the right move for you. If you and your significant other bond over fitness and reaching new heights with physical challenges, having a way to measure your progress can be a great way to reflect on how far you’ve come when next Valentine’s Day rolls around. Of course, if your partner isn’t interested in fitness, this gift may come off as a passive-aggressive attempt to get them to work out more so you should use this suggestion with caution if fitness is a touchy subject in your relationship.
A Fun Golf Trip
If you and your significant other bond over a love of golf or mini-golf, it can be fun to revisit your favorite pastime. Whether you want to ride a golf cart into the sunset with your lover or you’re more interested in beating them at a game of mini-golf to bring out both of your competitive sides, golf can be a great way to get your heart racing and get close to each other if you want to teach your partner how to play golf for the first time.
A Hair Salon Treat
Partners who like to feel pampered will appreciate it if your Valentine’s Day gift involves a free haircut, style, or treatment from a cosmetology professional. If your significant other spends a lot of time taking care of others such as your children or other family members, it can take a weight off of their shoulders to know that they don’t have to worry about anyone but themselves for the half-hour it takes to get a haircut at their favorite salon. Additionally, if your significant other has a hard time spending money on his or herself, they’ll appreciate that they don’t need to budget for a haircut this month because you’ve got it.
Another perk of offering to take your love to the hair salon for Valentine’s Day is that you can remind them how attractive you find them afterward and boost their confidence. You can even commemorate the day by taking pictures or getting haircuts together and only showing each other what it looks like when you go to dinner later that day. Keeping a sense of playfulness and mystery alive can help keep that spark going between you and your significant other.
A New Piece of Furniture
Although you might not think of furniture as a romantic option for a Valentine’s Day gift, a piece of custom furniture can commemorate your relationship or allow you and your significant other to pursue your health goals together. For example, if you have been holding out on purchasing a new mattress for you and your partner, Valentine’s Day might be the perfect day to get one with sales that may be going on in your area. You could also get a piece of furniture that has your initials carved into it or a painting of you and your partner on it to make your home feel even more like your space as a couple.
A Fun Night on the Town
When playing skee ball with your significant other sounds like your love language, you should consider going out to an arcade for Valentine’s Day. Additionally, you could make your own bar crawl list that takes you and your partner through all of the bars where you’ve been together. A night on the town is a great excuse for you to get dressed to the nines with your partner and have a blast on Valentine’s Day or any time.
While people usually think of this holiday as one to only spend with your partner, you could also make your night on the town a double date. This can double up the fun for you and your significant other. It can also take the pressure off new couples.
A New Luxury Appliance
If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, you’ll know that the appliance store can be one of the most romantic settings. There’s nothing as sweet as getting another appliance for you and your significant other’s shared home. If your lover has been putting off replacing a broken microwave or upgrading a refrigerator, taking a trip to the appliance store could seem more romantic than chocolate, flowers, and jewelry combined.
In short, there’s no right or wrong way to do Valentine’s Day. Some gifts like flowers and jewelry are standard. Other gifts like luxury appliances and fitness trackers may be more appropriate for your relationship dynamic.