Whether or not you’re planning to surprise your partner with Valentine’s day gifts, Valentine’s day can be both exciting and daunting. It can be the most romantic day of the year or things can go drastically wrong.
For most men, it’s an almost impossible task to pick a meaningful gift for the girl they love or fancies. Some men try but still fail to hit the sweet sp#t and others are blatantly lazy.
It’s alright if you’re not great with gifts. As long as she doesn’t know. So, let‘s see what a woman wants. Here we’ll show you the secret door to your lady’s heart and the perfect present for her on Saint Valentine’s Day.
At first, let’s get it clear – It’s Valentine’s Day! The most romantic day of the year. It’s all about romance, care and love. This is why when it comes to gift choosing, forget about practicality. No kitchen supplies, no books, no clothes, purses or scarves. Leave it for birthdays and name days.
What will make a great Valentine’s day gift for my girlfriend? It needs to be romantic, creative, rare and memorable. Every girl waits for this day in excitement. She dreams about something special, something meaningful. Make her feel whole, like a woman, a princess. And that means this romantic day should include meaningful flowers.
Be the man who knows what a woman wants! Girls want stability and understanding. They want to feel safe knowing there’s a man who can feel her thoughts and emotions.
Women are naturally drawn to flowers, especially roses. But not a cheap bouquet from the local supermarket. There’s no thought behind those and they look cheap. Not on Valentine’s Day.
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts
In the words of the great English poet, Edmund Spenser: “My verse your virtues rare shall eternize, and in the heavens write your glorious name: where, when as Death shall all the world subdue, our love shall live, and later life renew”. Enough said. Follow this romantic gesture with a quiet, home-cooked dinner or an evening of live music and dancing.
2. Adopt A Pet
I would advise this only to more mature and serious couples, as a pet is a lot of responsibility and there are some people out there who just aren’t capable of taking care of a pet properly.
That being said, there are very few things that can compare to a puppy, kitten or little bunny rabbit when it comes to cuteness. This is definitely something you should go for if you really want to melt your woman’s heart.
3. Accessories Like Handbags And Belts
For this gift to work, you will need someone with fashion sense—a sister, cousin or friend—roughly the same age as your partner to serve as an adviser.
It’s much easier to shop for such things if you know that there is a particular handbag or other fashion accessories that your girl has been craving to have, but didn’t have any extra money to spend on, so be on the lookout and ask a few questions if you have to.
However, when it comes to smaller things belts and scarves, you can’t really mess up as long as you look for something that fits in with your girl’s style.
Many women love shoes, and they all have their preferences when it comes to choosing the right pair. You’ve got style, color, height, and material to worry about, so it’s best to just take your significant other for some light shopping a couple of weeks earlier and have her try out some dresses and shoes “just for the fun of it.”
When she sets her eyes on a particular pair, you’ll know what to get. I would recommend shoes as a Valentine’s Day gift only to couples who have been together for a while and are a bit more serious about their relationship.
5. Romantic Getaway
This is a great valentine’s day gifts, especially for couples who have been together for a few years and need to rekindle their passion. You will have to give this gift a couple of days in advance so you can celebrate Valentine’s Day at your chosen destination.
Some great options include mountain resorts, going abroad to a warmer climate or even a simple hiking trip and a dinner at cottage.
6. A Dress
Here is yet another gift idea that requires a keen fashion sense and a more detailed knowledge of your partner’s personal style and preferences.
There is, however, a sort of cheat that makes choosing a good dress a little easier. Thanks to Coco Chanel, who first popularized the idea of the little black dress, most women will be perfectly satisfied with a simple, yet elegant black dress.
You’ll need to know your girl’s size and what type of clothes fit her best, so you can use some of her other dresses as a reference point or take her shopping for a few small things beforehand and have her try out some dresses.
7. Alluring Lingerie
Some women are very turned on by the fact that they can make their partner go crazy over them and they enjoy showing their romantic side. For all those hot ladies out there who aren’t afraid to show off their wild side, some alluring lingerie is a very good Valentine’s Day gift.
Don’t be afraid to spoil your girl a little during this romantic holiday, make it all about her and give her the present in the evening when you are starting to relax back home with some wine and snacks.
8. Write Her A Love Letter
Sometimes a simple Valentine’s Day card just won’t cut it. A great gift doesn’t have to flamboyant or expensive, but it needs to be creative. Pick out the right envelope and some fancy paper. Use a fountain pen to write and try to be natural when expressing your feelings.
Use your own conversational style and just write whatever comes to mind. Give her the letter along with some flowers or a small present, a simple little object like a necklace or toy can be enough.
A timeless classic, piece of jewelry is probably the most popular gift. However, you have to be careful as some women can feel that opting for jewelry is kind of like saying, “I don’t know you well enough to come up with a very personal gift, nor can I be bothered to actually work on a gift for hours or days, so here’s something shiny.”
Once again, I have to stress the importance of making it personal. You can do this by choosing a particular style she likes, certain shapes, specific gemstones, engraving it and so on.
A lucky-charm bracelet with figurines that have some meaning for her—e.g. her favorite animal, zodiac sign, musical instrument and various symbols—is a good example of creating a very personal item.
10. Personalized Items
There are several things, both useful tools and simple ornaments, that can be personalized for your loved one. The simplest way of achieving this is by buying small trinkets with symbolic value, tools she uses daily or decorative items and having them engraved with an image and/or message.
It can be an inside joke just the two of you know, a deep and meaningful message from you to her or a thought-provoking romantic quote.
As long as you focus on making it truly heartfelt and personal, something that carries emotional value for her and has a deeper symbolic meaning, your efforts will be rewarded tenfold.
11. Chocolate And Wine
Chocolates are often considered filler or a secondary gift to go with something more substantial, but there are your average supermarket chocolates and then there are fine expensive chocolates.
The same goes for wine, although with wine you really have a wide range of options to choose from and it is best to talk to a sommelier when looking for an appropriate wine for the occasion. With a couple of bottles of fine wine and some exquisite chocolate at your side, there is no heart that you cannot conquer.
Flowers should go well with any other gift on the list, but they can also be a standalone gift. A big, beautiful bouquet that was arranged with a particular purpose in mind can be a very romantic gift.
There is a lot of symbolism attached to the different types of flowers and their colors, something an experienced florist will be able to help you with.
Tell them what you want to convey and they will set you up with the right combination—you can even explain the symbolism in your note so that your partner knows that you’ve really given it some thought. A potted flower for her room can also be a nice little surprise.
13. Gift Basket
Why choose any one specific gift when you can create the ultimate romantic hodgepodge that will take her a good 5-10 minutes to go through, becoming happier with each little item she takes out.
First of all, you’ll need a pretty basket to put all the goodies in and some filler material like little plastic hearts, small candy, some soft fabric to use as lining and a length of ribbon.
As far as the goodies go you can have some scented candles, soaps, bath salts, chocolates, beauty products, flowers, wine, small fluffy toys and, most importantly, an elegant handwritten Valentine’s Day card where you can try and express the feelings you have for her—just don’t overdo it with the romantic cliches and try to write in your own words.
14. Custom Made Clothing
Picking out clothes can be tricky at times, so don’t try to get too fancy when shopping for women’s clothes unless you know your girl’s tastes and size pretty well.
That being said you can go for something basic and comfortable that she could wear around the house or to casual events, like a T-shirt or a sweatshirt, and have a custom design printed. Pick out a design that is cute and funny and present it to her in a nice gift box.
15. Puzzle Picture
Choose a picture that captures one of your first or finest moments together—the two of you making goofy faces at the camera the night you first met at some party, you carrying her in your arms on the beach just a few hours before you first told her you love her or some other significant moment—and have it printed out and turned into a puzzle.
You can add a pretty frame and perhaps some type of memento from the time the picture was taken, such as a shell you found on the beach or the concert tickets from your first date, and give her these as a separate present after she has finished putting the puzzle together.
16. Cool Gadgets
A Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t have to be heart-shaped, fluffy, cuddly or edible for your girl to be wowed by your gesture—practical things can also be very romantic if done rightly.
In this day and age, everyone has a craving for the latest gadgets, so think about buying her a pair of stylish, high-quality headphones, a cool mouse and keyboard, one of those new smartwatches, a kindle, or any other interesting new gizmo that she might enjoy using.
Armed with this knowledge on good Valentine’s Day gift ideas, you can hit the streets and start shopping, but just remember that it is also the thought that counts, so try to work on the little details like packaging, accessories and presentation in order to make your girl feel really special and show her that you actually put some time and effort into preparing the gift.
10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend
With Valentine’s Day coming up in February 2024, you may be wondering how to surprise your boyfriend.
Picking the right idea depends on how long you’ve been together, what his interests are and ideas you’ve already done in the past. We wanted to take some of the pressure off by rounding up the best ways to surprise your boyfriend this Valentine’s Day.
1. Plan An Outdoor Adventure
Take your boyfriend on a romantic outdoor adventure like a hike to a viewpoint, camping, kayaking or backpacking. Turn your phones off and enjoy each other’s company and nature’s beauty.
2. Take Him Out Of Town
Get a change of scenery and book a weekend trip getaway. The destination you choose should reflect his interests — some possible destinations include wineries, big cities, the countryside or the seaside.
3. Take Him On A Shopping Spree
Has your boyfriend been complaining about needing new clothes? If it’s too tricky to shop for his size or style on your own, surprise him with a shopping spree.
He’ll love having you as his personal shopping assistant and getting your feedback because he’s really only trying to impress you anyway.
4. Wine Or Beer Tasting Tour
If your boyfriend is a wine snob or beer lover then take him on a local tasting tour. Scope out the best breweries and wine bars nearby and take him to taste the best your city has to offer.
If you don’t want to drive or taxi around, handpick a selection and have the tasting at home.
5. Take Him To A Show Or Game
Look up some of his favorite music groups and teams and see if they’ll be in your area. This surprise is a date and a gift that he’ll love. It’s okay to pick a show or game that doesn’t fall close to Valentine’s Day, it will be a fun date to look forward to!
6. Drive-In Movie Date
The drive-ins are much more romantic than the movie theatres. Bring blankets, drinks and your favorite snacks and enjoy a movie under the stars without ever having to leave your car.
7. Indulge His Adrenaline Junk#e Side
If your boyfriend has an adrenaline junk#e side, look into an activity he’s been impassioned about. Some of these activities might include outdoor and indoor skydiving, paragliding or parasailing.
If he likes activities like motocross or mountain bike riding, look into bike accessories he needs.
8. Do A Class Together
Doing a class together is a great way to connect with your boyfriend in a fun new setting. Some class ideas include cooking, art, baking, dancing, mixology and massage. Couples who learn and grow together, stay together.
9. Museum Or Gallery Trip
Is your boyfriend a history buff or art lover? He’ll have a blast exploring and learning with you in a grand museum or trendy art gallery. Pro-tip, buy him a copy of his favorite print as an extra Valentine’s Day gift or a future birthday gift.
10. Blindfolded Surprise Date
Take any surprise date idea to the next level by blindfolding and “kidnapping” your boyfriend. He will have no clue where you’re taking him, making the surprise much more fun. Pro-tip, blindfold him with a new tie that he gets to keep as a gift.
Now you know how to make Valentine’s Day gifts warmer, loving, passionate, and emotional, do not hesitate anymore, please come up with the idea and start working on it.
Let love like a waterfall fill your soul, let love like a rose fill your heart, just love sincerely everything is possible, extremely wonderful! We wish you have a meaningful and complete Valentine’s Day!
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