Looking for a present for that special someone this Valentine's Day? We've combed through the internet for the best gifts to celebrate your love in a thoughtful way!
Choosing a great Valentine's Day gift is all about keeping your partner in mind. Whether they're goofy or sentimental, we've selected the best gifts for any gender. After all, some men would love a romantic box of chocolates and some women really appreciate a good whiskey! You can't go wrong treating your partner to something special that you've picked just for them.
The best Valentine's Day gifts convey how much you care while treating your partner to something special. Try thinking about what kind of tone your relationship has and your S.O.'s personal taste!
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|Tone||Sentimental, serious, cute|
|Relationship stage||Mid to long-term|
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|Relationship types||Romantic, friends, family|
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We want to make sure our partner will love their Valentine's Day gift, but the number of choices can be overwhelming. Don't worry! Keep these five points in mind to help you choose confidently.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to gift giving! The best gifts show that you put thought into what the receiver likes rather than just grabbing something random. Tailoring your Valentine’s Day gift to their taste shows you care.
If your partner is more traditional, there’s nothing wrong with choosing classic Valentine’s Day gifts! Chocolates, flowers, and teddy bears are cute gifts that your partner will appreciate. There's something charming and nostalgic about keeping it old-school.
Heartfelt gifts are great for people who wear their hearts on their sleeves. Choosing a gift that expresses your love clearly will be appreciated. Think about a beautiful card with a sincere message or an album full of songs that reminds you of your relationship. Don't be afraid to get a little mushy!
If you and your partner enjoy spending time in the bedroom together, consider something racy that’ll add a little adventure and intimacy to your Valentine’s Day. A sexy gift is a common Valentine’s Day present for a good reason. Just be sure your gift is true to what your partner likes, and not just what you enjoy.
Has your partner been busy lately? If they’ve been stressed out from work or tired from chasing after kiddos, they might appreciate a relaxing Valentine’s Day. Creating an experience for them to just kick back and enjoy is a great way to show your appreciation. Think about creating an at-home spa or a cozy movie night!
If you feel stumped trying to come up with something your partner doesn't already have, consider gifts they can use or experience. High quality alcohol or food are great choices for people who prefer not to have a lot of stuff.
You can also forgo the physical gift and have an experience together instead. The possibilities are endless, whether it’s having a romantic dinner at home or trying a painting class together.
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to focus on your loved one, so why not spoil them a little? It’s more fun if you give them a gift they wouldn't normally buy for themselves.
Spending a little more on something they enjoy, like a fancy bottle of wine, is a nice way to make them feel special. However, spending a lot of money isn’t necessary for a thoughtful gift. Personalized or unique gifts also show that you’re treating them to something they deserve.
By taking that extra time to find something unique or specific to their interests you can show that you know what your partner likes. Think about their hobbies and what kinds of movies, books, or games they like. For example, a Butterbeer candle is a fun twist on the typical candle gift for Harry Potter fans!
How long you've known or been with that special someone can help you determine what gift is best. For a new significant other, consider something lighthearted and fun. It won’t feel too emotionally heavy but will still show that you care!
If you’ve been dating for a while, consider a gift that references memories or inside jokes. If you had an amazing honeymoon in Europe, why not try to recreate a memorable meal complete with imported snacks?
Long-term relationships mean you know your partner well and feel comfortable around them, so there are a lot of gifts to choose from. However, you’ve probably exchanged a lot of gifts. Try choosing a gift that your partner won’t expect!
How about splurging on a fancy hotel for a night or finding a nostalgic game from your partner’s childhood? No matter what you choose, they will appreciate the creativity and extra effort.
It can be tough to pick out a perfect gift that you're 100% sure they'll love. Don't worry! You'll make a great choice if you keep your partner in mind and avoid these common gifting mistakes. Remember, it’s the thought that counts!
Try to avoid gifts that are too generic. If your partner feels like you just grabbed something off a shelf, they might not feel special. If your partner enjoys the more classic Valentine’s Day gifts, consider adding a card with a thoughtful message inside for a personal touch.
Make sure to pay attention to any hints your partner drops as well. If your partner has been hinting that they’d love a romantic gesture, don’t choose a gag gift. Their heart may drop when they unwrap something that’s totally unexpected – and not in a good way.
Valentine’s Day gifts should be all about the recipient, but sometimes our own desires can unknowingly sneak in.
Gifts shouldn’t make the receiver feel obligated to do something. This might seem obvious, but what you think is a great gift might actually make your loved one a little anxious. Depending on your partner, tools or appliances can send the message, “I think you should do more chores,” which isn’t romantic at all.
Also, make sure you choose a present selflessly! Is that sexy lingerie more for you or your partner? Did you buy that fancy box of chocolates knowing you wanted to eat some yourself? Try to keep The Golden Rule in mind, and treat your partner how you’d like to be treated.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic love; it’s also a great excuse to show a little affection to the people you care about in your life. This could be as simple as handing out the old-school paper Valentines to your friends or sending a friend their favorite chocolates.
Candy is always popular with kiddos, but they might already be sugared-out from school parties. Consider a small gift like a stuffed animal or toy. Older kids might be embarrassed by anything too mushy, so consider a lighthearted gift on par with their interests. For example, a new CD they’ve had their eye on will likely be appreciated!
You could also think about the people in your life that would appreciate an unexpected gift. Your friend who just broke up with her partner might be really touched that you thought of her.
Still need a little help choosing a sweet gift for someone special? Check out these other classic presents!
Valentine's Day gifs are a chance to celebrate your loved ones and show that you care about them. Choosing the right gift can be fun instead of stressful if you keep your relationship style and partner's interests in mind!
Remember that thoughtful gifts can come in all sorts of varieties, from silly to serious. Regardless of whether you want to make your partner laugh or warm their heart, they will appreciate the effort you put into finding their present!
Writer: Sara Chittenden
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