Another year has gone swiftly by and it’s already time to start planning the next bout of wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Running out of ideas? Whether you need a fun and laid back present for your new sweetheart or you’re looking for a way to spice up a long-standing relationship, this ultimate list is bound to be a sure-fire hit.
Kicking off with the benchmark gifts for Valentine’s Day…some may say that they can be a little standard, but really we have some guaranteed winners. Frankly it’s quite difficult to go wrong with any of these:
- A Cuddly Toy
Whether you want to surprise your valentine with a red rose, celebrate the love with a bit of bubbly or simply inject a bit of extra sweetness and sparkle into your romantic day, these are the perfect gifts to rev up the romance!
A Little Goes A Long Way
My personal favourite is to take the sentimental route, as I think it shows how much you care about your partner. Whether it’s a personal gesture that may not be quintessentially ‘romantic’ or a cute, or a homemade token that will brighten their day, this is a fail-safe way to let your special someone know that you’re thinking about them:
- Picture Collage/Scrapbook
- Date-Night Jar
- Homemade Meal
- Coupons for everyday things
- Something tailored to your partner’s interests (A book/film etc.)
Try Something New
Experiencing something together is often a great way to spend Valentine’s Day as you get to learn more about your partner and create memories.
- Date ideas… (Ice skating, dancing lessons, dinner)
- Pamper Night
- Treasure Hunt of Love (Hide little presents/notes around with clues leading to the next one)
This one is even better if the activity you choose is something that you’ll both be horrendously bad at…you’ll either find a hidden skill or, worst case scenario, spend the day in stiches with each other.
There’s nothing wrong with approaching Valentine’s Day with a few cheeky ideas, it’s a perfect way to take a break from your busy lives, and it’s bound to help rekindle the romance…
- Aphrodisiac Food (Chocolate, strawberries, oysters etc.)
- Edible Underwear…if you’re feeling adventurous
These can be used as a more light-hearted option, either as a jokey gesture or as a fun way to let loose together and unleash your inner animal! Wink wink…
Or lastly, if it’s long-term, you already know that you’re head over heels for your partner, and you want to take it a little further in the stages of your relationship, you could opt for some presents that show that you’re in it for the long run.
- Weekend Getaway
- Buy a pet together
- Engagement Ring…
You’ll be rolling in the romance with this variety of gift ideas. If not, you can enjoy yourself as a single-pringle, glam up and go out with your friends or just have a quiet night in with your backup boyfriends, Ben and Jerry.