4 Tips for Buying a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day: The holiday of love, candy, hearts, jewelry, and gifts to your partner.

While the holiday may seem like something made up by the card industry to sell more (it’s not), this holiday is one of the most expensive for a lot of committed couples. Between dinner, flowers, cards, and gifts, it can really add up!

Not only is the holiday expensive, finding the perfect gift for your significant other can cause you some stress. Does he want that fancy engraved flask? Should I get her jewelry?

Never fear! We’ve got 4 tips to help you pick out the right Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life:


Pick a Gift That Suits Your Relationship

Unless you’ve talked about not giving gifts beforehand, it’s safe to assume that you should always get your partner a Valentine’s gift. Trust us, you’re better safe than sorry on this one.

But that doesn’t mean that you can just run into the store and grab anything that strikes your fancy. You need to not only pick out something your partner will like, but also something that fits the stage of relationship you’re in.

If you’ve only been out a few times, or your relationship is very new, it’s perfectly acceptable to get that funny card you found and a small gift.

But if you’ve been together for a while, you’ll need to find something a little bit more personal.

Think about what your partner’s interests and hobbies are, whether they have any likes and dislikes, and consider any items that have been mentioned in passing as “It would be nice if I had that.”

Be careful to strike a balance between doing too much in a new relationship and scare them off while also not doing too little for your long-term partner.


Consider Their Wants

Giving a practical gift is great, but a holiday that’s dedicated to romantic love is probably better suited to a gift that isn’t a necessity.

Think those fun couch pillows she saw when you were wandering around a store, or that watch he’s been eyeing for months. A little something impractical, pretty, and fun goes a long way on a holiday dedicated to thinking about who your partner is and how much you care about them.

If you can, sneak a peek at any magazines, Pinterest boards, or abandoned online shopping carts without prying too much. You might get some good ideas that you never would have thought of on your own!


Talk to Friends & Family

This becomes a little tricky if you’re in a newer relationship or you’ve never met your partner’s loved ones, but thanks to social media this introduction can be a little easier.

Pay a visit, make a phone call, or send a message saying you’re looking for a great gift for Valentine’s Day and you’d love to know if there’s anything that person can do to guide you in the right direction. Your partner’s friends and family have likely known them longer than you have, so they may be able to give you some real insight into something that would make a perfect gift.

And don’t forget to send an update after the gift is given thanking that person for their help!


Consider Handmade

Even though people can – and do! – spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day gifts, it doesn’t have to be that way unless you want it to be.

If you’d rather not blow your budget on a fancy dinner or concert tickets, sentimental and thoughtful can save the day.

Consider collecting a scrapbook of photos and mementos from your life together, or a coupon book for fun favors – “no veto” movie night choices, home-cooked dinner, massages – as a gift. If you’re musically inclined, practicing and playing a special song can be very romantic.

As long as you’re thinking about your partner, your relationship together, and doing something that you think will make them happy, you can’t really go wrong!


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