Frustrated over Valentine's Day Gift? I can help you with it
Valentine's Day might be the worst but romance is not. Here's how to give a romantic gift—on February 14th or any day of the year—that fuels the fire, instead of igniting a blowout fight. know which cliches are fair game. Teddy bears are generally a bad idea, chocolates will work just fine, and sex toys are appropriate on a case-by-case basis (if you have to think about it, don't do it). These gifts should go over exceptionally well; while they're typical, they're also the kind of crowd-pleasers that get the job done.
Instead of grabbing an $8.99, cellophane-wrapped bouquet at the bodega or grocery store, upgrade to a real-deal arrangement from an actual florist. It'll be bigger, more beautiful, and possibly come with a nice vase. It'll also win you quadruple romance points.
Hint: baby's breath is to be avoided at all costs.
A Nice Piece of Jewellery
If you're going to go the jewellery route on Valentine's Day, good for you. Even better if you buy your partner something you know they really want, instead of whatever sparkly thing the Internet told you to buy. One note: If marriage is on the table, avoid rings altogether. Not proposing on Valentine's Day is perfectly respectable, but pulling a ring box out of your pocket and having it not be an engagement ring is just cruel.
A Getaway That Has Nothing to Do with Valentine's Day
An experiential gift is always a good idea, especially since it's also for yourself. Just try to keep the agenda somewhat romantic. Renting a fully equipped camper van and touring Big Sur is rustic in a good way; a week in the wilderness with nothing but a tent and a flashlight might be taking things too far. If your partner isn't an outdoorsy person, rent a stylish AirBnB or book a swanky hotel room and plan a city escape.
An Excuse to Put Your Slow Jam Playlist On
If you want to go for a non-traditional Valentine's Day gift—like a gadget, book, or piece of clothing—try to keep romance in the picture by writing a sweet card to go with the gift. This smart turntable? It's not only an excellent thing you really wanted to buy yourself, but also a recipe for more dancing at home. Make the card more about that last part and you'll make a seamless transition from selfish gift-giver to Valentine's Day pro.
A Top-Notch Meal, Made By You
This is the easiest and cheapest and most standard Valentine’s Day gift option, and one of the best too. There is no sane human on this planet that doesn’t want to be fed delicious food that has been hand-crafted by the person they love. If you’re a novice in the kitchen, cheat the system by signing up for one of those meal kit services. You can always quit after week one.
Underwear You'll Wear After the 14th
If you’re up for buying your girlfriend or wife lingerie, more power to you. If Agent Provocateur is not your scene, something simple and slightly more practical is still sexy. A silk slip for her, some good-quality boxer briefs for him, wrap it up nicely and include a card (in case you haven’t noticed, cards are key on V-Day) and you’ve won the game.
A Lazy Day That Someone Else Prepared
Does your partner work crazy hours? Is she pregnant? Don’t go to a loud, crowded restaurant. The most romantic thing you can do is let that your partner straight-up chill in a bathrobe with some sort of expensive candle burning in the background. Use a brand that’ll put together all of the ingredients for you, or you can assemble your own day-off kit if you’re creative like that.