Love is in the air again. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to show your sweetheart how much they light your fire. You can always go for the traditional flowers/candy/dinner out combination. It’s hard to go wrong with that. Or you can opt for something a little different. I personally enjoy thinking outside the box.
I decided to scour the Internet for some good ideas and share them with everyone. I have done the work for you.
Just choose, point and click.
I have broken everything down into three categories: For Girls, For Guys, and For Everyone.
First, I am really big on ideas that take a little creativity and effort. This is especially true when guys are doing something for girls.
To us effort = love. (That’s a good thing to remember, guys.)
Romantic Valentine Ideas For Girls
Here are some ideas that will get you mega points with your girl:
Let me say one thing before we start. Presentation is everything. If you buy her something nice be sure to package it nicely. It only takes a minute and it has lots more impact than handing her a bag with the store logo on it. Take the time to drop the gift into a pretty gift bag or have it wrapped at the store.
Also, if you bring home food (see below) don’t serve it in take out containers. I know it wouldn’t matter to you, but it DOES matter to HER. Remember: effort = love.
1. Go around to multiple restaurants and buy her favorite thing at each one. For example, get her favorite appetizer at one restaurant, her favorite entree at another, bread at another, drink at another, dessert at yet another. (Get something for yourself too.) Bring it all home and set it up in nice dishes with candlelight and some soft background music. A nice rose beside her plate will top it all off nicely. She will melt into a puddle right beside you.
2. This is a variation on number 1 above. Instead of putting together a whole meal, go to a variety of different restaurants and just get her favorite dessert at each one. Remember to set it up nicely when you get home. You can do it as listed above in number 1 or you can also serve it to her in bed with a rose and some candles. (This would be especially nice after a hot bubble bath you ran for her with rose petals and more candles.
Personalization Mall is a great place to find something customized just for her. You can even get her name on any item for free.
Romantic Valentine Ideas For Him
These ideas will endear him to you even more than before:
1. By far the most sought after gift for all men is a coupon book. This can be homemade, although I have seen them for sale before. The advantage of a homemade coupon book is that you can customize it. It can be as racy as you want it to be (or not be). Guys like the thought of having free reign (i.e. the ability to cash a coupon in whenever they feel like it.) You can also include things like go fishing with them, go to the races, etc. Have fun with it and be sure you put things in there to make HIM happy.
2. Guys are always into their lineage (especially if they have kids) so I thought a good gift for them that’s a little different is a family tree. You can go to Family Echo and make one for free. You don’t even have to register. Just put in your information in and the site builds it for you. Pop it in a frame and you have a one of a kind gift.
Of course, guys always like tickets to events.
(And it’s all about getting something they will enjoy, right? Guys don’t enjoy pink teddy bears – no matter what the holiday.)
Romantic Valentine Ideas For Everyone
Here are some ideas for anyone, male or female:
I am a huge fan of subscriptions. I like to put magazine subscriptions in my kids’ stockings at Christmas, and they are thrilled because they get the thrill of receiving new magazines for a whole year. It gives them something to look forward to and it stretches the gift receiving experience out for them.
For this reason I am including a link to Clubs of America below. You can choose from tons of different delivery options. Some items you can choose from are chocolate, flowers, cigars, fruit, beer, wine, etc. I know it sounds a little hokey, but isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?
Who doesn’t love M&M’s?
(UPDATE: I put this up as the Tip of the Day today, but I liked it so much I decided to include it here.)
Buy a frame that displays two pictures side by side. Then find a baby picture for you and one for your partner for the frame. Girls would especially like to receive this gift.
Hope this has inspired you. I will continue searching for creative ideas and update this article if I find some that are good.
My name is Angela Christian Pope and I designed this site to spread the joy of better relationships. With a background in psychology and education, I know a thing or two about relationships and have learned over the years that most people just need a little outside advice to improve their relationships drastically. I am thrilled you chose to visit this site and hope you will stop by again soon.
(By the way, that's my hubby in the picture. Isn't he cute?)
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