Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and with that comes creativity with gift ideas for your loved one. Whether you’re more of a traditionalist who prefers to give flowers and sweets, or you’re looking for a unique alternative way to show your lover you care, we’ve got a list of the 14 best gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2012.
Gift Idea #1: Flowers
Oh flowers. What woman does not like to be surprised with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers? While this might be the most traditional and classic of all Valentine’s Day gifts, it certainly doesn’t have to be boring. Innuendo: Flowers are the perfect addition to almost any gift and are an amazing way to leverage your gift-giving efforts and score some points. And if you’re really looking to make her feel special, surprise her a few days before Valentine’s Day and have the bouquet delivered to her workplace. We recommend avoiding cliché bouquets like a dozen red roses or flower arrangements with stuffed animals (unless you know she loves them). An exotic orchid bouquet makes a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift and is a unique change from more traditional flower arrangements. A colorful mixed bouquet filled with popular flowers like pink or purple roses, lilies and hydrangeas is another beautiful way to show you care this Valentine’s Day.
Gift Idea #2: Sweets
Along with flowers, sweets like chocolate and candy are also considered classic Valentine’s Day gifts, but again, this definitely doesn’t have to be a clichéd gift. An amazing treat that makes a great Valentine’s Day gift is personalized M&M’s. Have fun on the M&M site by choosing your colors, messages, or even photos to add to your loved one’s M&Ms. Have the personalized M&M’s delivered in a Romance gift box, or take it a step further and opt for the classic dispenser. If you’d rather give your Valentine something delicious to sink their teeth into, try ordering half a dozen delicious cupcakes. These trendy little cakes can be decorated to suit your lover’s taste and are just as fun to look at as they are to eat!
Gift Idea #3: Couples Massage
A completely romantic and thoughtful gift that is perfect for Valentine’s Day! The only thing better than receiving a massage at the spa is being able to share a couple’s massage with your loved one. WaySpa.com allows anyone, anywhere to search by location for a list of spas in their area. Booking appointments can be made online, or gift certificates can be purchased for added flexibility. If you’re not completely into the whole spa theme, this is still a great gift to pamper and indulge your partner on a day of quiet relaxation.
Gift Idea #4: Concert or Event Tickets
Experience gifts are becoming more popular than ever. They’re a convenient way to spend quality time together while doing something you know you’ll enjoy. This gift is fantastic because it can be completely tailored to your partner’s interests. Whether you enjoy tickets to a live band or concert, a theatrical production, or tickets to see your favorite sports team play, the possibilities are endless.
Gift Idea #5: Photographs
There’s no easier way to treasure the special memories you share together than with a digital picture frame. Make this gift more romantic and thoughtful by preloading your favorite images of each other as an extra special surprise. Or capture new memories instantly and have fun doing it with the classic Polaroid camera.
Gift Idea #6: Rose Gold Jewelry
This popular jewelery in blush hues has recently become the most popular must-have for women and makes a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift. From gorgeous rose gold rings (link here) to a stunning rose gold key pendant (link here), choosing jewelry in this ultra-feminine color is sure to surprise and delight her this Valentine’s Day.
Gift Idea #7: Kindle Fire eReader
It may not be the most romantic of all Valentine’s gifts, but it is certainly one of the most practical. The Kindle Fire eReader will not only transform the way your partner reads books, it will also change the way you use digital media like browsing the web, watching movies and TV shows, not to mention the ability to download apps and games with the touch of a finger. .
Gift Idea #8: Sensual Experience
Take advantage of the day of love to pamper your partner with a sexy and sensual experience that you can share together. Products like Lush massage bars, massage candles, and flavored oil kits can enhance the massage experience and add a little more pleasure. Literally warm her up before the massage with a romantic bath filled with rose petals or bubbles. Go out of your way to dim the lights, pop some champagne, light some candles, and even play sultry music (just don’t get cheesy, I mean, not Barry White).
Gift Idea #9: Lingerie
Probably the most controversial of all Valentine’s Day gifts; Shopping for lingerie for your lady doesn’t have to be a scary experience. It’s about doing her homework and using common sense before you start shopping. The most important thing with lingerie is the size. This is easy to determine by simply rummaging through your underwear drawer. You will need her bra size (ie 34C) and her panty size (typically S, M, L, etc.). It is also essential to consider your taste and personality when choosing colors, fabrics and styles. The crotchless red lace thong may be hot on your mind, but will it really be something that she will love and feel comfortable with? Consider the lingerie you currently wear while shopping and when in doubt, black works for everyone and is universally sexy. Lingerie quality and price points vary considerably, so it’s important to make sure you buy her a quality ensemble that fits well and is comfortable. If you really want to surprise her, luxurious French lingerie from Agent Provocateur is an amazing way to surprise her this Valentine’s Day.
Gift Idea #10: Weekend Getaway
What’s more romantic than snuggling up by a fireplace in a cozy cabin or bed and breakfast? A weekend getaway is an affordable alternative to a vacation and still allows you to spend some time away to enjoy each other’s company in a relaxing environment this Valentine’s Day. Whether you take the time and plan your weekend together, or get creative by planning it all on your own to surprise your partner, this is a great way to personalize some alone time for the two of you.
Gift Idea #11: Fragrance
For those of you who love the sexy scent of perfumes and colognes on your partner, this is a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift, and best of all, they’ll remember you every time they wear it. Our favorite fragrances for women are Euphoria by Calvin Klein, known for its romantic, floral scent, as well as Light Blue Perfume by Dolce & Gabbana. If you’d love to give your man a sexy scent this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Giorgio Armani’s best-selling Acqua Di Gio cologne or for a fresh, crisp fragrance that’s as versatile as it is sexy, try Cool Water. Cologne. by Davidoff.
Gift Idea #12: Watches for Men
Although the main function of men’s watches has gradually become more of an accessory than a functional watch due to cell phones and mobile devices, most men still love a great watch. This Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to gift him with a great new watch that will make him think of you every time he looks at the time.
Gift Idea #13: Experience Gifts
Whether you’re giving the gift of an exciting experience, like a helicopter tour or car race, or opt for a more romantic experience, like wine tours or dinner cruises, that can be shared between the two of you, Cloud 9 Living has amazing options. for Valentine’s Day for Everyone: From cooking classes to hot air balloon rides and dinner cruises, the possibilities are endless.
Gift Idea #14: Tropical Vacation
The best Valentine’s gift! Pamper yourself and your partner and take a vacation to a sunny destination this Valentine’s Day. Beat the March Break fever (and the prices!) and escape the cold winter while having some quality time and creating amazing new memories with your significant other.