Valentines Gift Ideas That Will Have Her Weak at the Knees
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St Valentine’s Day, a day for love and romance. Celebrated every year right across the globe. Is there anything you can do to make it more romantic and memorable for the love of your life? Of course there is stupid. Buy the best Valentines gifts and you’re a likely contender for boyfriend or girlfriend of the year. It falls on the same day here in the UK every year, so there’s no excuse for forgetting it either.
February 14th is one day of the year when you’ve got to go all out for that certain special someone. So where should you start when looking for Valentine gift ideas for your wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend or partner? Congratulations you’ve made a great start, because we’re about to help you with some brilliant Valentines Day gift ideas that will romance and delight.
Be inspired with these Valentine gift ideas
Whether your relationship is still in the very early stages, or you’ve been sharing a home for a number of years, Valentine’s Day is equally important, especially for the ladies. We’re here to arouse your romantic and sentimental side, because we’re confident you’ve got both in you.
Don’t let the day pass without a bit of a fanfare and trumpets, start planning early and we’ll help you overcome some of the hurdles waiting to trip you up. There’s no way on earth you can use the excuse you forgot it was happening. Shops and the media have been full of hearts, flowers, red roses and romantic music ever since you said goodbye to Christmas. Unless you’ve been walking round with your eyes closed, you must have got a bit of an inkling that Valentine’s Day was on the way.
Ten of the best Valentine’s gifts for her or him
It’s always been traditional for the lady to be given a gift for Valentine’s Day by the man in her life. However, more relationships are now leaning towards the idea of both parties in the relationship exchanging gifts. Valentine’s gifts for him and Valentines gift for her are now big business, which can only be seen as a good opportunity for all you star crossed lovers. There are hundreds, if not thousands of different unique presents available, which can sometimes cause a problem, if you don’t know where to start. To try and give you a bit of focus we’re going to look at what we consider are the best gifts for her. Some of them will work equally well for the man in your life too.
A romantic weekend away
If romance is what you’re looking for there’s no better place than Paris. Just a quick trip across the Channel and a short drive away and you’ll be in a city that’s renowned for being the home of love and lovers. However it doesn’t have to be Paris. There are lots of cities worldwide where you and your wife can enjoy some time away just the two of you. It could even be a secluded spot in the country. the fact that you’re together is what matters most of all. Make it even more of a romantic get-away with a few extra touches such as a bottle of champagne, breakfast in bed and a single red rose.
This Valentine’s gift could possibly sit at the number one spot, but we’ve decided to put it in second place. Jewellery is a great gift to give to the ladies, whatever the occasion. However the ultimate item of jewellery would be a diamond engagement ring. And what better day to ask for her hand in marriage than on such a special day. It’s obviously not appropriate for every couple celebrating this occasion, but could it be for you?
Take your girlfriend out for dinner or take her out for a romantic walk and pop the question. We hope that she happily says yes.
A couples experience day
Why not treat each other to an experience day, if your calendar is already full or you can’t afford a long weekend away? There’s got to be something that you’ve both wanted to do for ages, but never got the opportunity, such as a hot air balloon ride, or picnic while cruising up the Thames. You might even be tempted to both jump out of a plane. While some of the options may not be the most romantic, the thought behind the gift is what will count the most.
A romantic meal
A romantic meal at a favourite restaurant is one of the more popular ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a worthwhile option. If you haven’t got a favourite spot then see if you can get a table at a restaurant you’ve heard is the best in the area. Make your plans early, because the top restaurants quickly become fully booked on such important occasions.
As with a weekend away, it’s important not to forget some of the extra details, that will help to make the day even more memorable. A table in the corner, away from the rush and hubbub of the main dining area, a favorite bottle of wine, a small token of your affection, and maybe a night in a hotel nearby, so neither of you have to worry about driving home.
An evening with just the two of you
If your house is always full of the noise and constant interruption of children see if you can get a friend or relative to look after the kids overnight, so you can cuddle up next to each other on the sofa. Organising this surprise will be a very romantic gesture, and who knows where it might end.
If you haven’t got any children, a quiet night in can still be a romantic gesture, especially if you throw a home cooked meal and a bottle of wine into the mix. Dress up as if you were going out, and order in a take-away, because it might be more enjoyable if neither of you had to cook.
A couples pamper day
There are lots of hotels, spas and health clubs that will do everything they can to make Valentine’s Day romantic and special. Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to lay back, relax and enjoy a number of treatments? Especially if your partner gets to enjoy the experience as well.
A bouquet of flowers
Another traditional gift for Valentine’s Day, but still a gift that will always be welcome. Even men have come to appreciate the beauty and feeling that comes with a bouquet of flowers. A dozen red roses are known for being at the pinnacle of romantic gifts, but there are other ways to show your feelings with a special bouquet of flowers.
Find out what her favourite flower is and ask the florist to include some in her Valentine’s Day bouquet.
Chocolates and a bottle of bubbly
Yet another tried and tested favourite, but it can be made special by getting them delivered to your home, or give her a real surprise and have them delivered at work. Imagine the faces of the other girls in the office, when they witness such a romantic gesture.
A single rose
This Valentine gift ideas definitely won’t break the bank, but is none the less a great way to tell a special person exactly how much you love them.
A romantic walk in the countryside
Possibly not always a great idea, especially when you figure into the equation the unpredictability of the UK’s weather. Hopefully this year the sun will be shining, and you’ll be able to go out for a romantic stroll in the countryside, on the beach or through the local park. Even if it’s a bit chilly, wrap up well and enjoy lots of cuddles to keep each other warm.
So what about the hundreds of single people? Is Valentine’s Day the day when you stay in bed and refuse to come out?
The celebrations don’t need to stop just because you’re single
You might be perfectly happy with being single for 364 days of the year. However, there is one day of the year that isn’t aimed at single people, and can sometimes make people feel very alone.
Try and stop this sadness from happening by celebrating with some of your single friends. Use this opportunity to celebrate your freedom, celebrate with a good mix of friends and who knows where it might lead.
If you decide you want to spend the day alone, then treat yourself to something you know will make you feel good. A scented bubble bath, glass of wine and carton of ice-cream. How good does that sound? Think yourself lucky you haven’t had to suffer the embarrassment of receiving bad Valentine’s gifts or had to deal with the hassle of finding a personalised present for your other half.
The important thing to remember is “Calm down, it’s just another day in the year”. Yes buying gifts for someone you love is never going to be easy, but the more practice you get the more proficient you’ll become.