Most guys don’t really understand why Valentine’s Day is such a big deal to women, which is fine, unless you like the woman you are with. Consider these fun and creative gift ideas as an alternate to the usual card and chocolate routine.
Women tend to thrive off of romantic gestures and I am going to help you figure out how to make a lasting impression with your Valentine’s Day gift this year.
First let me clarify what is considered “romantic.” When a guy is thoughtful, kind, sensitive, and loving towards the woman he loves, that is romantic.
For example, when he makes sure to walk on the part of the sidewalk that is closest to the street. When he opens her car door, or remembers to ask about deadlines and projects she mentioned she was working on, etc.
A Valentine’s Day date naturally raises the expectation, but take my advice and your relationship will be better for it.
Regardless of what you get her, be sure to personalize your gift and be creative.
If you plan to get your girlfriend/wife jewelry, add a personal touch to it by engraving her nickname or an endearing phrase into the jewelry.
I don’t recommend buying jewelry unless the relationship has been going for a while; giving jewelry too soon can send mix messages to a woman.
#2 Make her a gift basket
Does she like to pamper herself? Get a nice looking basket/bag and fill it with bath salts, lotions, nail polish, and anything else you have noticed that she really loves to do to spoil herself. You could even through in a gift certificate to a day spa for a massage.
Does she love to cook? Create a “chef” basket for her. Buy her a new cookbook that has recipes that she loves to cook; toss in heart-shaped baking dishes, a pretty apron, and a few fun dessert mixes. Places like Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, and Bed Bath & Beyond have a lot of options for something like this. Be careful with this one, don’t buy her things that YOU want her to cook for you, let this be something that blesses her.
#3 Write her a poem and make her a CD
Guys, your woman wants know what you think about her, and why you think she is so wonderful. Take a stab at writing a short poem or paragraph that describes how you feel about her, how she makes you feel, or what you love and admire about her. Combine your romantic poem with a cd compilation of songs that remind you of her, fun times with her, and if you have been together for a long time, maybe include songs that convey where you see the relationship going. These things would be great to include in your gift basket, or you can combine them with various “sweets” for your sweetie. Put together a variety of candy (in a gift box) that mirror your writings.
For example, if you write, “I love how you make me laugh,” then include Laffy Taffy in the gift package and tape a note on it that says, “Thanks for always making me laugh.”
Here is a list of a few various kinds of candy to help get you started.
Most women love to accessorize… if your woman loves shoes, purses, earrings, hats, this might be a fun item to get her to show her that you know what she loves.
The majority of women LOVE flowers, so be sure to buy her some in addition to the gift you pick. But instead of just showing up with the flowers when you pick her up for your date, send them to her in the morning with a sweet note letting her know that you are excited to see her later.
If you especially want to impress her, leave them on her doorstep with a note, or on her car before she leaves for work, or have them delivered to her office.
**Costco is a GREAT place to both pre-order and deliver your flowers (at an amazingly low price) or you can even pick them up yourself**
Basically, all you need to do is figure out what she likes and get crazy with it! If you aren’t sure what she likes, check out her social media pages: Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest page, or ask her best friend. Additionally, some people keep their “wish list” items on their AMAZON page.
*Photo Credit: The featured Valentine’s Day image is compliments of Latin Trends.