Not to worry, we’ve got the perfect gift ideas for you. From cashless gifts to well thought out, we’ve got them all and some in between.
Here are 9 gift ideas for your partner this Valentine.
1. Prepare A Meal
Cook a sumptuous meal especially if you haven’t done that in a while. Look up a different take on your spouse’s favourite meal or think out of the box and try out a recipe you’ve both considered making.
2. Homemade/Handmade Gift
Nothing speaks ‘I Love You’ more than getting yourself submerged in a project that would require a lot of thought, time and maybe some financial resource. Getting crafty and making something like a photo frame or monogramming a beloved item will add something different to the mix.
3. A Nice Perfume
Perfume is always a good option. Buying a bottle of some nice scenting mix for your husband or wife will put you in their good graces. Note: don’t go for the cheap stuff. The only thing worse than not having perfume is having cheap perfume that smells like decay. Ewww!!!
4. Dinner For Two
Doing something as a couple is always a welcome break especially if you have kids. Kids are great, but sometimes it’s greater to have some alone time with the hubby/wifey. Plan ahead of time and see which of your in-laws will be available to watch the kid(s) while you enjoy a valentine date or weekend getaway.
The only thing better than a surprise is an expected surprise. Remember when your partner mentioned how he or she liked that shoe on TV? Getting a pair of Yeezys for him or a hot designer dress from Balmain. Get that trendy item they’ve always wanted, if you can afford it, and I’m sure your spouse will think of ways to be appreciative.
6. Make A Playlist
Some might consider this too mushy, but it just might rock your boat. Make a playlist of songs you both love or songs that mean something to you or your marriage. It could be the song you danced to on your wedding day, the song you were listening to in the restaurant when you saw your wife for the first time… If you both are music-loving people then this would work. Accompanied with something like flowers, cards or chocolate.
Wristwatches are timeless pieces, especially the good kind. Will flicking your wrist to check the time ever go out of fashion? I don’t think so. This means that getting a wristwatch is a practical and fashionably gift. When choosing a wristwatch consider what the person likes, digital or analogue, leather or rubber, colour and amount of bedazzling (if it’s for a female). Putting thought into gifting is key.
But of course chocolates had to make the list. What’s a Valentine without Chocolates right? Well, if that’s what your spouse wants, even if she doesn’t, then indulge her. Although it’s mostly women who have sweet-tooths, but if your man loves the occasional chocolate treat, get him something really good.
9. Your Time
Use the Valentine to make up for lost time. Because of the need to make money for the family, couples rarely have time for each other. Use this weekend to catch up on your favourite activity or past-time. The best gift you could give your spouse is the gift of your presence.
No one wants to be stuck with a gift they don’t like, so think earnestly about what you will give your partner and ensure it’s something they want.