With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us are racking our brains, attempting to come up with thoughtful and unique gifts for that special someone. Whether you’re after a classic fail-safe option in the form of flowers and chocolates or something with a little more personalisation, here are some excellent ideas for Valentine’s gifts guaranteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
What better way to treat your significant other like royalty than to book a day of rest, relaxation and pampering? Many luxury spa resorts and hotels offer romantic packages for couples, including free drinks and treatments such as massages and facials. While many spas can be pricey, you may be able to find a money-saving deal on a coupon website like Groupon.
Luxury Bath Products
If a spa day is a little out of your budget, you could always recreate the experience at home. Purchase some luxury bath products, including bath bombs, face masks, epsom salts and essential oils and arrange them attractively in a basket or hamper. Then all you need to do is light some candles, put on some soothing music and enjoy some relaxing spa-inspired treatments for two.
For those keen on a sentimental gift your loved one can treasure for life, a star map of your first date or marriage date is a wonderfully unique way to commemorate a meaningful occasion. Star maps depict the specific alignment of the stars based on your chosen date, place and time, creating a stunning, personalised diagram of the heavens with precise accuracy and detail.
Valentine’s Day has long been synonymous with delicious delicacies, including artisan chocolates and luxury desserts. While a sweet treat may be a perfectly acceptable gift, you can take things one step further by personalising a cake, giant cookie or patisserie assortment with custom icing, decorations and ingredients. Search for local commercial bakeries and craft bakers who offer fully customisable products, perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
While floral offerings may be decidedly cliché, sometimes, the classic options are old but gold. Valentine’s Day flowers depend entirely on your loved one’s preferences. While many stick to the traditional charm of red roses, you could opt for sunflowers representing loyalty and adoration or orchids representing love and thoughtfulness. Alternatively, you could purchase your loved one a potted house plant which they can nurture and cherish.
Perfume is another potential cliché gift, but one that’s guaranteed to be well-received. High-quality perfume has long been considered a thoughtful and emotional gift, particularly if it is a classic scent that never goes out of style, such as Chanel No5 or Marc Jacobs Daisy. That said, scent preferences vary significantly, so instead, you could purchase your loved one a luxury perfume tester set so that they can identify their signature fragrance.
Few things are more romantic than sharing a bottle of fine wine over dinner. You may not be an expert sommelier, but many wine merchants can help you identify the perfect bottle based on straightforward questions regarding taste preferences and lifestyle. You could even attend a wine-tasting event where you can try before you buy whilst enjoying a luxurious sensory experience with world-class wine varieties.
Original artwork is always a wonderful thing to receive. Suppose you have a beloved photo of you and your significant other. In that case, you can commission a local artist to reproduce it in watercolour, oil pastel or whatever their specialist art medium may be. Alternatively, if a couple’s portrait feels a little too on the nose, you could opt for a portrait of your loved one’s pet or even their family home.
Date jars are thoughtful, exciting gifts that transcend Valentine’s Day itself. Simply write down any number of date ideas, such as “the movies” and “dinner at your favourite restaurant”, on small pieces of card or paper, fold them up and pop them into a jar. When the time is right, instruct your loved one to select a piece of paper at random for a unique, spontaneous date night idea.
If you’re thinking of popping the question, Valentine’s Day could be the perfect opportunity, so take this as a sign and go for it! The idea of selecting an engagement ring may fill you with terror, so it’s advisable to enlist help from a mutual friend or trusted family member.
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