“If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” ~ Anonymous
What to give on Valentine’s Day – oh the age-old dilemma. Flowers? Candy? These gifts are so…cliche. And according to the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day is the second biggest holiday of the year. So with that said, the dilemma continues.
Some will fall into the trap of giving something that is really meant for themselves. I have a friend whose husband gave her a DirectTV Sports Package so THEY could watch all the Sunday games together. Nevermind that she wasn’t a sports fan.
Some will fall into the trap of giving a “practical” gift. One year I received a stainless steel soup ladle from a boyfriend because I once mentioned that I needed to replace an old worn out ladle. Hahaha! Although that sturdy wear-proof ladle lasted longer than the boyfriend, it will always hold first place for the gift most chuckled about by my friends and family.
Finding the perfect gift for your person is the key. Giving a cherished gift is as satisfying for the giver as it is for the receiver. Seeing their face light up, and they know you put extra thought into it, can be a true gift in itself.
If you have not yet found the perfect gift for your Valentine, below are two lists. One list is gifts for her, and the other is gifts for him.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
Lucky to be in Love Photo Frame
Commemorating one of your favorite memories in this 4 X 6 elegant frame is a way to give a very personal gift. It shows that you have put thought and effort into the perfect gift. It also sends that classic message of love. Lucky to be in love with my best friend tells the story of your relationship. One is truly lucky if they can share life with their best friend.
“I Like” Matching Mugs
It’s the gift that keeps giving. I Like Her Butt – I Like His Beard mugs remind you every day that there are qualities in your partner that you enjoy. Every time you pull the mugs out for a sip of your favorite hot drink, you’ll be reminded of the gift you received on Valentine’s Day.
Date Night Game
Fun and romantic and 3-games-in-1. Choose from Talk, Flirt, or Dare. It’s a perfect way to have a fun date night while getting to know each other better. This gift can be for established relationships, new relationships, or even better…pull the game out during a couples party. Have a great time laughing, flirting, and getting to know each other better. Put away those electronic devices and have a night of good old fashioned fun.
Bath and Body Gift Basket
What woman doesn’t like to be pampered? Treat your gal to a relaxing bubble bath, either to relax by herself or if your tub permits, jump in with her while the bubbles last. Stuffed with luxury, the basket comes with not only an exotic bubble bath but also bath salts, a heart-shaped bath fizzy, a red bath puff, shower gel, and sensual body lotion. Purchase this gift knowing you’ll bring relaxation and serenity to your loved one.
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For additions to your luxury bath and body gift basket, check out this the list of spa accessories such as aromatherapy diffuser, robe and hair towels, candles, as well as other great spa day supplies.
DaVinci Mini Cryptex
If you really want to make an impression with your gift, this DaVinci mini cryptex is ideal. It’s a secret container to hold whatever secret you desire. It comes with the password I LOVE U but can be changed to something else if you wish.
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The cryptex contains two rings – one silver and one gold from Lord of the Rings. You can add a secret message, add your own rings, or another gift. It’s a fun presentation for whatever gift you want to give. This gift is fun, mysterious, and the memory will last a lifetime.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him
Our Bucket List Notebook
Need a place to store ideas of things to do together? Put your bucket list ideas in this notebook. Fill it with ideas of things to do, places to go, or any other lists you want to make together. Our Bucket List notebook is 6 X 9, not too but to toss in your computer bag. Keep it nearby to capture ideas you don’t want to forget.
If you want to really make a splash, add tickets to a getaway you’ve discussed. What a great way to gift a bucket list adventure!
My Wife is Freaking Amazing T-Shirt
On a lighter note, a t-shirt exclaiming how amazing you are is an entertaining gift you can give to your spouse on Valentine’s Day. A lightweight 50% cotton 50% polyester blend makes this t-short comfortable and machine washable. This amazing t-shirt comes in men’s and women’s sizes with a variety of colors.
What an awesome idea! This full-size bath towel will prevent him from drying his butt AND his face with the same spot of the towel. Ewwwww…. I guess it happens or they wouldn’t make a towel with this thought in mind! And the funny part is there is a matching soap, so he also does not wash his face and butt with the same bar of soap. Enjoy the laughs you’ll get when this gift is opened! This funny towel will be sure to get a chuckle out of him.
Ultimate Man Bundle
A man’s spa bundle – who knew? This little collection of dude products is for the man who wants to be clean, smell good, and not use women’s products that are no doubt in abundance in the bathroom. The collection comes with a brick of soap that has steel cut grains for maximum grip-ability. No dropping that slippery soap here! The bundle also contains Fresh Balls antiperspirant and deodorant to keep a fella nice and dry, Anti Monkey Butt anti-chafing powder, and 30 individually wrapped Dude Wipes for those not so clean moments. Pick up this ultimate man bundle for a refreshing Valentine’s Day gift.
Walnut Desk Organizer and Docking Station
A handsome caddy for desk, dresser, or nightstand. The caddy will keep all his accessories organized and right where he can find them. No more searching for jewelry, watches, glasses, etc. The docking station is compatible with most smartphones. Keep the phone charged while it’s docked on the caddy. Made of solid walnut, this organizer is a classy way to organize. Pick up this beautiful piece for a very nice Valentine’s Day gift for him.
Valentine’s Day can present a real challenge to find the perfect gift for your loved one. If you didn’t find the perfect gift in these two lists, check out our gift section at SWB. A wide variety of gift lists will ensure you find exactly what you are looking for. Happy Valentine’s Day!
~ Dr. Mae Jemison, Engineer, Physician, and NASA Astronaut