There is a lot of debate concerning Valentine’s Day. While some admire the feeling of love being all around you, others argue why love should be celebrated on one specific day of the year. Love must be celebrated every day. Regardless of your inclination, buying a gift for your significant other is always a good idea.
What makes a special gift? Sentiment. A thoughtful not-so-expensive gift trumps an extravagant one any day. The perfect gift comes from the heart, commemorates the time you have spent together, and reminds your partner why you love them.
As February 14th approaches, the internal struggle to conjure up the perfect gift begins. Let’s be honest: Valentine’s Day gifts can be quite cliché. Everyone has done flowers and chocolates. Sure, they are sweet (quite literally), but they are not exactly sentimental or thoughtful. Also, let us be real, they are quite boring now. Why splurge on expensive chocolates when you can do so much more in much less?
The following are 12 gift ideas for your better half to make their Valentine’s Day infinitely better.
- Matching Sneakers:
Sneakers are durable, functional, and most importantly, super trendy and stylish. With the rise in popularity of athleisure, sneakers make excellent gifts. If a matching pair of sneakers does not scream couple goals, we do not know what does.
We recommend opting for a neutral-toned pair; black and white guarantee the most versatility and use. They can be styled with everything from a pair of sweat or jeans to formal trousers and dresses.
Sweaters are the best. They are warm, cozy, and chic; what’s not to love about them? If your partner does not like sweaters, please reevaluate your relationship (just kidding).
A sweater is a great gift. If you wish to splurge on a sweater, we recommend getting your hands on cashmere. Cashmere sweaters look and feel supremely luxurious. They are warm yet lightweight and easy to carry. Once you have experienced cashmere, you will never look back.
- Customized Pajamas:
Everyone loves pajamas. They are comfy and easy. A pair of customized pajamas make a sweet gift. If you wish to experience luxury, silk pajamas are the way to go. Perfect for cuddling together if you do not have any outdoor plans (which are very likely, considering the current situation, at present).
You can get your partner’s name embroidered on the back. Keep it simple and classy with thread detailing, or go all out with something more special and sparkly like sequins, diamantes, etc. Nothing feels better than a comfy pair of pajamas; we promise you.
A watch is more than an accessory. A good watch speaks for itself. A stylish watch makes an excellent Valentine’s day gift. It is best to opt for a watch that is neutral-toned as it guarantees the most versatility. You can choose between a rustic and classic leather strap or a mod and chic metal strap as per your partner’s preference.
If you wish to go the extra mile, we recommend getting the dial engraved in the back with something special such as anniversary, birthday, initials, etc.
Scarves are super versatile and functional. A nice scarf will help your better half stay warmer and look more fashion-forward. For women, silk and cashmere are the way to go. You can choose from an array of prints and patterns. For men, it is best to stick to wool or cashmere and plain pieces as opposed to printed ones.
- Framed Pictures:
Nothing is quite as sentimental as a framed picture together. Not only does a picture hold incredible sentimental value, but a framed photograph is excellent in terms of interior décor. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get super cheesy with it. Immortalize a picture from an important date, perhaps your first date, or a snap from your partner’s birthday; get creative with it. Make a story using multiple frames and walk your better half down the memory lane through some of the best times you spent together.
- Memory Book:
A memory book is a very sweet gift. Every love story is different. No matter how cliché it is, pen it down into a book with pictures and more; perhaps a dried out rose, an old handwritten note, etc.
Get it customized as per your preference. Add sweet notes, maybe narrate your sentiments that you had not revealed to them at the time. A book should be interesting and attention-grabbing. Make your memory book one that your significant other would not be able to put down.
- Frame a Star:
You said you would bring them all moon and stars in the universe if you could, right? Well, now is your chance. Name a star after your better half; what could possibly be more special than that?
Look up services that will allow you to name a star after your beloved. Get the star name certified and framed. We guarantee your mate will be smiling ear to ear.
- Love Letters:
Yes, love letters are outdated, but that is exactly what makes them so special. They hold a special charm that makes them the most romantic gift ever.
If you are not the best writer, hire someone to do it for you. If letters are not your cup of tea, keep it simple with short and sweet notes. This is your chance to be raw and honest with them. Verbalize your thoughts and emotions. We promise you; your partner will love it.
- Letter in a Bottle:
Old-school romance is the best. Love stories back in the day are so inspiring because your better half was not just a text away then. Letters in a bottle are just so charming and romantic.
This Valentine’s day, give your partner a hand-written letter in a vintage-looking wine bottle nestled in a box. Add in some chocolates in there along with a candle, perhaps. We recommend keeping it rustic and imperfect. The point is to make it cute and something off a Pinterest board.
- Leather Jacket:
Clothes can be quite risky because it is possible that your taste may not match with one another. So what is the safest garment that you can gift your better half? The answer is a leather jacket.
Leather jackets make the best gifts. A leather jacket is more than a garment; it is the ultimate accessory. You can style it with anything and everything. We recommend investing in a statement men or women leather jacket, preferably in neutral colors. Black, brown, navy, and charcoal grey are your safest bets. If your partner enjoys bright colors, maybe experiment with brighter tones like red and green.
Leather jackets are super long-lasting, so this gift is guaranteed to last you a lifetime.
- Polaroid Memories:
Polaroids are super cute and make the best memorabilia. Gift your partner a collection of polaroids marking memories you shared on good days, bad days, and everything in between. Make it special by wrapping them up in a box or arranging them in a photo album.
- Parting Thoughts:
Valentine’s Day is super special to some, whereas it is just another regular day for others. You do not necessarily have to be in a relationship to celebrate the day. You can get gifts for people you love and care for otherwise as well, such as your closest friend, your sibling, or your parents.
Celebrate every day like it is Valentine’s Day, and love and appreciate your dear ones. A thoughtful gift is the best way to anyone’s heart. Be sure to make it exceptional and sentimental.