Getting someone a good gift requires understanding of the person you’re buying for. Without this, you’ll be lost to the wind, and any gift attempts will miss the mark by a mile. It’s why some people even struggle to buy gifts for themselves – they just don’t know what they want!
Which is why it’s time to break the cliche – you don’t have to fit yourself into a box in order to buy something good for someone, especially on Valentine’s Day! Do away with ‘traditional’ gifts and put a bit more time and effort into your search this year, and really make it one to remember with the tips we’ve included below.
Something (actually fun!) To Do
Sure, a spa day for two would be nice, but would it be as much fun to actually go through as you might think? A lot of people can find them quite awkward in reality, and it might just push you or your partner way too far out of their comfort zone. So get your partner something else to do instead – something they’d actually find fun and enjoy doing with you!
If they’re a competitive person, buying a romantic themed board game for the two of you could work. If they like a drink, buying them a cocktail kit for an evening in together would be another excellent gift. All in all, just think outside the box a little when it comes to experiences.
Something to Wear
Something to wear is of course an age old Valentine’s present for a lot of people; buying jewellery or sexy undies to put on for your partner sometimes goes down a treat. However, you can once again think outside the box here, and either buy or make them something they can wear again and again.
However, this might be the trickiest thing on this list to do. Indeed, finding clothing based presents for men can be hard, but comfy shirts and shorts will always be appreciated! And if you’re someone who likes to sew or knit or crochet, why not think about putting something together for the person you love?
Something with a bit of thought
Making something for the person you love, that you know they’d really enjoy, is one of the best things you can do for Valentine’s Day. After all, you won’t be wasting any money on both flowers and chocolates, and the gift will be completely personalised and unique. Base your efforts on the things they like, whether it be a sport or a TV show/movie or a video game. Go on, prove how much you love your partner – you’ll certainly be sowing the seeds for a similar gift for you next year!
Valentine’s Day itself can feel like a huge cliche, but when you know how to give good gifts, it’ll certainly always be fun and special for you and your partner. If you need some inspiration, keep the ideas above in mind for this year’s celebration.