Valentines gift ideas are not always the easiest things to come up with, and such a lot of them end up stuffed in the back of a cupboard. It’s far better to take a little time to think about your gifts so that they add to your romantic Valentines day, not to your clutter.
I like to think about gifts that are in the moment, so that they can be enjoyed and savored leaving behind a lovely memory, or something that will be usable all year round to remind us of the romance that lies behind it.
You don’t always want to be too practical with your gift, or the romance goes out with the wrapping. A new vacuum cleaner didn’t go down too well with a friend of mine, but plants for the garden were a real hit the following year. They are a constant reminder of Valentines and the perfume of the Winter flowering Jasmine is always there at just the right time of year.
Luxurious Toiletries are always a fairly safe bet, they will bring a real touch of glamor to the bathroom or the bedroom whilst they last. It used to be that toiletries and perfume were always just gifts for the girls but now that the guys are learning to take better care of themselves, there are all kinds of lotions and potions if you are searching for Valentine gifts for him. Personally I am a big fan of colognes, you can be sure that you will like the way he smells if you choose it.
Valentines Day Chocolates always go down well, especially if you want to give a small token to someone on Valentines without being too personal. A couple of Truffles in a little presentation box make a nice gift, or you can go the whole way and get a big box along with flowers for someone you really care about.
One of the best gifts I ever had was a voucher for a day out, it wasn’t a bought voucher, but a home made one with all the details of where we were going and what we would do on our day out, that was probably one of the romantic gifts I have received because it was so personal to me.
Flowers for Valentines Day are such a traditional gift that we sometimes forget how much they are appreciated. We try to come up with cute valentines ideas when sometimes we would be better going with the tried and tested favorites. If you want to give your children a gift, you might be surprised at how thrilled they will be with a small bunch of flowers, beautifully wrapped with tumbling ribbons, though a cuddly toy often goes down well.
The other old favorite is lingerie, but again something too over the top isn’t always the best, there is lots of pretty and practical lingerie available from places like Panties.com.
If you are sure of your partner’s taste, music and books provide lots of opportunities for a gift that will go on being enjoyed. There are lots of books that are published just for Valentines, poems and quotes are among the favorites but they don’t tend to be read other than at the time. I’d go rather with something by a favorite author or a special edition of a much loved book. Amazon.com is a good source for these as local stores don’t always stock them.
These are just a few ideas to get you started, we have lots more in our Valentines Gift Ideas Store but the most important thing to remember is that your gift doesn’t have to be big or expensive, it just has to come from the heart for real Valentines Day Romance.