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Last updated on July 6, 2021
As another Valentine’s Day rolls around, you might be wanting to get a head start on buying a special something for your special someone. After all, no one wants the stress of last-minute shopping. The question is, what to buy? If you’re struggling to come up with original ideas, and want to do something a little different this year, be sure to read on for some suggestions.
Go For Experience
Nowadays, more people are leaning towards experiences rather than physical gifts. This is because they want to make new memories and appreciate trying new things. So, if you want to do something original for Valentine’s Day this year, why not go out of your comfort zone; do something fun, like paintballing, or go-karting, or laser tag! Or, if your partner appreciates the finer things in life, why not treat her to a wine-tasting class or a mixology class if they want to learn how to mix their own drinks?
If she does prefer to have a physical gift, you can always go for a classic Valentine’s gift, like a lovely bouquet of flowers, or her favorite chocolates. However, if you want to go a little further, you could buy women's perfume online instead, and surprise her with a fruity new fragrance. Sometimes, it’s good to keep it traditional.
To really show that you have put thought and care into your gift, try making it yourself! Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a Pinterest guru to pull this off; simply search online for some inspiration, and you’re bound to find some helpful step-by-step guides for creating DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Some good ideas include:
- Homemade heart-shaped cookies
- Heart-shaped tea bags of their favorite flavored tea
- Personalized photo frame
- Customized wine bottle
- A jar filled with all her favorite candies
- Sharpie mugs
- Engraved candle
Or, you could always make your partner a DIY Valentine’s card. The good thing about handmade gifts is that they are both cheaper than buying store-bought gifts, and they show more creativity.
If you can’t narrow down your ideas, why not treat your partner with all of her favorite things? If you think she deserves some pampering, get her a spa gift basket stocked up with face masks, body lotions, bath bombs, essential oils, etc. You can customize your gift basket however you think is right; if your partner loves their coffee, for instance, you can fill their basket with mugs, thermal flasks, coffee beans, and sugar. Or, if they are particularly green-fingered, fill their gift basket with some cute knickknacks, such as gardening gloves, a new gardening book, succulents, twine and packets of seeds. Then, all you need to do is find a nice basket (which you can always get second-hand) and maybe some ribbon to spruce it up. Done!
It’s hard to come up with original ideas every year, which is why so many people simply go for chocolates or an ‘I Love Your’ stuffed bear. However, these unique gift ideas are sure to surprise your partner this Valentine’s.