Valentine’s Day gifts: Tired of flowers and chocolate?

Valentine’s Day, dubbed the most romantic day of the year, and the time to spoil your significant other is here. While the traditional flowers, chocolate, jewellery and heartfelt cards are always appreciated on Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking to get a little bit more creative this year, you’ll have to be extra-thoughtful.

Relaxation

A luxury inspired gift to a spa of choice can certainly be a welcomed change of pace. If a fancy day spa is not in the cards, book a massage, as nothing relaxes the body and mind more. Gifting your loved one with a body message, a facial, hair and nail services or even waxing, a day of tranquillity in a soothing environment might just be what the doctor ordered.

Plants that say ‘I love you’

Flowers are nice, but little succulents that look like roses and live longer are a much more creative approach for Valentine’s Day. Sure to outlast a bouquet of flowers, your loved one will be impressed with a vibrant plant to brighten up their home or office. Heart ferns, string of hearts, and moth orchids are top Valentine’s Day inspired choices.

Six Pack Valentine’s Day Gift Box

If your partner is beer-obsessed then a six pack gift box is the way to their heart. You can send or deliver one complete with an attached gift card where you can write out six ways you love them in the attached greeting card. If you prefer to keep things light, spell out your favourite inside jokes or funniest moments.

You can also accompany the gift with ‘His and hers’ glasses or mugs, the perfect gift for a newly engaged couple: for sipping coffee or wine together.

Artwork

Unlike a card, a framed piece of custom art definitely won’t get thrown away or be forgotten. A photograph or illustrated image of something cherished by you both — perhaps your children, can make it to your partner’s heart.

Tech ideas

If your loved one is a tech enthusiast, gifting a smart gadget could make a great Valentine’s Day gift. Smart watches, for example, are easy to set up and work like magic. If your loved one already uses a bunch of tech products, these will integrate seamlessly.

If you don’t want to spend an awful lot of money, Pop Sockets that make even the biggest phone easy to hold and come in a multitude of colours, patterns, and styles, or a smartphone cleaning kit gifts can do the trick.

Smell good

If you’re shopping for someone who loves good smells and good vibes, bring peace and happiness into their life with an essential oil or exotic perfume.

The joy of a book

There is nothing more wonderful than sharing in the joy of a book. The best gifts are books that you yourself love. So, if you don’t find the perfect book for your loved one, think about the books that excite you the most. Or maybe even find a book that the two of you can read together. It’s the personal touch that makes giving a book so fantastically special. Alternatively, a notebook filled with reasons why you love them is one of the most personal gifts.

Creative and fun date

Anything that gets you out of the house and breaks up the norm can be fun. Take a drive out of town and enjoy the country’s beautiful scenery. Eat street food. Go camping. Enjoy the outdoors!

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