Buying a valentine’s day gift for a new romantic interest can be tricky. You want to put in enough effort but perhaps, not go overboard. Below are a few ideas for unique gifts for both male and female partners.
A weekend getaway
Wondering what to get for someone who seems to have it all? Nothing screams romance more than a cosy cabin getaway or a surprise weekend away to somewhere exciting. While it may be a bit of a last minute plan, there are several websites and many airbnb’s that offer the romantic getaway that you may be seeking.
A gift hamper
A simple, but thoughtful gift which a) shows that you’re paying attention and B) takes some of the pressure off finding the ‘perfect gift’ as there’ll be a few! So decide on a theme (e.g. favourite sweets or something related to their hobby e.g. baking) and buy a hamper, or small cardboard gift box, and fill it with as many things related to your chosen theme as can fit e.g. oven gloves, apron, recipe book, measuring cups, etc. Throw in some chocolates and or flowers and Tadaa! you have a wonderful, unique and thoughtful gift
A date night in
It sounds boring.. but hear me out. Many people appreciate experiences and the evidence of effort over material things! When you’re both somewhere familiar and comfortable, you also have more of a chance to connect and get to know each other better. So planning a super romantic date night might be perfect on a day that may otherwise be extremely busy and chaotic. So why not cook something (or order in!) and surprise your partner with a nice candle-lit dinner, and follow it up with an activity such as giving each other massages or playing a game? To some, this may be way better than going out for yet another meal. Planning the evening doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated either, there are several date night kits that may include what you’re looking for
A way to make valentine’s day fun, and perhaps a little different to the typical flowers and a box of chocolates, etc. may be to book a fun activity in advance. Depending on what sort of person your partner is, you might consider booking something book a cooking or cocktail making class. Alternatively, for more creative people, there are painting or jewellery making classes giving you the chance to make and keep something memorable.
A scrapbook or Photo-collage
This might sound cheesy, but a scrapbook/photo album can be an extremely heartfelt and romantic gift, and the effort taken to make it will surely be appreciated by your partner! This may be an excellent gift for couples who travel a lot, or for those that have been together for a long time. A photo-collage can be made quite easily using a website like photobox