Valentine’s Day has come a long way in recent years as a celebration of love, with romantic valentines gifts and cards. The days of sending a handmade card to a woman in your life to convey your anonymous admiration are long gone.
February 14th is the feast of St. Valentine (a Christian martyr). In England (according to Chaucer), the day on which birds choose their mates.
It now means sweetheart or lover. This feast represents an opportunity to say how much you adore her with a small token. But how to make it significant? How do you provide unique Valentines Day gifts for your wife without buying a generic item? Or as if you are going through a routine with no real thought?
What gift to give wife on Valentine’s Day?
Put the sparkle back in her eyes, surprising her with the perfect gift. Here are twenty-eight Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her to get your brain working on finding something to express your feelings.
1: An Everlasting Rose
Hang on a minute-how trite, is that? As a result of the increased demand for red roses on the 14th, supermarket prices rise. Instead of a living bouquet, seek a perpetually blooming plant for inside or outside. You can pay a lot (over £100) for a gorgeous Swarovski quartz rosebud. Or a more modest amount (around £15) for a handcrafted wrought iron flower.
Roses are an iconic symbol of affection, often sculpted from metal, crystal, ceramic, or wax. Source a decorative item that will perpetually bloom and delight your spouse.
2: A Living Flower
Choose a rose bush for the flowerbed or a miniature inside the house if you plan. Many have names; match the name to your better half for a personalised gift. Go a step further with “name your own“. It is more challenging to grow it from seed, although you can register it through the Amore Rose Registry. Pay well under £20 for this unique experience. It may be a typical romantic gift, but you can still twist it to make it different.
3: Premium Chocolates
Chocolates are a cliché but enhance your mood, and the snack of choice by most wives, with few exceptions. Confectionary is universally popular; consider artisan infused sweets to raise your game. Consider award-winning Pink Champagne Truffles or delicacy’s from T&M Artisan Choc-o-late.
4: Silky Smooth Soap
Hand made soap or infused bath bombs is a big and little business. Buy from a small soap maker on Etsy or indulge in a spa chain’s range for a relaxing weekend. When it comes to finding a deluxe bath bomb or soap, consider the following:
- Ingredients: Rose oil is suitable for sensitive and older skin; other elements have valuable properties.
- Scent: a significant part of the enjoyment; most women have a favourite fragrance.
- Shapes: you can buy handmade flowers and hearts, which fit this theme beautifully.
Using a soap dish that allows soaps to dry between washes will extend the life of your handmade soap. A wood rack or a ceramic plate with holes (for drainage) and feet works perfectly after a soak in the bathtub.
5: Sexy Candle Magic
Dining by candlelight on your next date night is romantic. You have a broad scope of decorative or scented candles. Tealight holders or scented wax melts fit the day’s sentiment. Consider battery-operated lights to avoid a naked flame. They offer atmosphere and a glow without the burning wax and need for a fire extinguisher. Concentrate on the candle holder’s beauty. Turkish glass sets are exotically coloured, fitting almost every décor.
6: Carved Welsh Love Spoons
An old tradition, nothing says it more than a Welsh love spoon unless choosing to hire a plane to write it in the sky. Everything from a standard design to personalised with significant symbols to your relationship.
7: Wooden Hearts
A wood heart is another lover’s classic. By choosing significant woods, you can create a sentimental token for a pocket or on a chain. Birth woods are one choice, or consider the language of plants and choose:
- Rosewood-association with compassion and loving. Hazel, Walnut, or any other nut tree if you are still “nuts” about them.
- Olive-peace, fertility, wisdom, luck, and friendship.
- Fruit woods-for abundance and happiness.
8: Shaped Locket
The beauty of a pendant is they carry a reminder of those dear to them. You can buy a simple pendant that holds a couple of pictures or folds out to reveal an entire family of memories. A nice personalised touch is to cut a piece out of an old map showing a significant location. The place you proposed as a filler?
9: A Pen and Journal
Despite the rise of digital media, handwriting is still the best way to capture thoughts. A beautiful handwriting pen or pencil enhances the experience of keeping a notebook. It can be a daily diary to create a list or record travels. If you have an unforgettable holiday, notes to help plan are caring for sentimental ones.
10: Picnic Basket
Because of the additional work involved, you pay quite a bit more for a stylish picnic basket. A deluxe picnic basket encourages a couple to pack a mini feast. Enjoy each other’s company on a date in some beautiful picnic spots, either near or far from home. Your picnic basket could start a new tradition.
Source a picnic basket without the hefty price tag of a fancy basket. There are plenty of amazing picnic baskets for couples under £30. That leaves enough change in the budget for an excellent wine to toast the sunset. Don’t forget a blanket.
11: Tea for Two
China sets are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If your partner enjoys a decent brew, a sharing set is a charming notion. High tea, which includes a variety of bite-sized snacks, is another option. Perhaps over tea for two at the city’s finest hotel?
Many manufacturers offer a spectrum of spoons for teas, coffee, or dessert. When you have spent years buying for your friend, it helps to think about everyday items with a loving twist. You can acquire teaspoons, measuring spoons (put love into every dish), and pot spoons. If you prefer vintage or antique spoons, begin searching earlier. If you add a heartfelt spoon-you have plenty of choices.
13: Music Box
“If music be the food of love, play on”–obtain a music box. Your spouse gets to hear a particular tune forever. Today’s technology lets you present a customised musical movement, song or film. Recording your voice singing a song to make her smile, laugh, or cry is easy in this digital age.
14: Personalised Jigsaw
Do you have a significant photograph or place? Custom print your own jigsaw puzzle on timber or card, making it one-of-a-kind. Turn the completed jigsaw into a table mat or picture, depending on preference. Glue the completed jigsaw onto a magnetic board for a personalised noticeboard.
15: Commission a Portrait
Every guy with a phone is a photographer. That is one of those big changes that modern technology brings to our world. Despite the abundance of images, there is still a place for that great snapshot or painting. Nothing says “I love you” quite as much as a desire to immortalise their image forever.
Luxurious underwear is always welcome if you have the sizes right. Do your detective work and double-check labels on clothes, bras, and pants for the correct size. It is setting yourself up for tears on date night if too big or small. Alternatively, opt for funny, cheeky pants with a sense of humour. Whether purchasing jokes or silk, correct fit is essential.
17: Theme Jumper
Now everyone is into a smart Christmas jumper; you can find plenty of jumper designs. Funny, rude, or sweetly passionate, Amazon.com, Etsy have themed sweaters. Want broad appeal? Shop for a Scandinavian design featuring hearts in coloured bands.
18: Fizzing with Joy
Something pinkish and bubbly is another traditional item. It has the advantages of being both delicious and welcome. Decorative flutes are nice, but most people prefer alcoholic sparkle. Although it is a tradition and expected, cold fizz is always welcome.
19: Special Lunch Box
You can purchase absolutely anything in any style if you look hard enough. A popular bento-style box on Amazon.com is affordable and cute. Reminding her every time she eats on a work break or while travelling.
Nothing beats a personal fragrance without the harsh undertones of chemical air sprays. Aromatherapy necklaces use pure aromatherapy oils, allowing a scent to match their mood.
21: Cute Hot Water Bottle
February is a cold month, prone to frosts, icy rain. This classic hot water bottle is ideal, providing a little extra warmth when needed. Alternatively, look for hand warmers to warm hands when out.
22: Digital Photo Frame
A digital media display lets you see memorable photos. An updated means of displaying family pictures or your latest snaps. Most digital photo frames have other functions, like playing music or an alarm clock. Their primary purpose is a space to share memories, even if only the two of you.
23: Garden Loveseat
An outdoor seat allows a couple to enjoy a peaceful hour outside with their favourite drink. A seat promises a while to spend together in relaxed surroundings. It is ideal if she enjoys spending an afternoon peacefully outside.
24: Chocolate Fondue Treat
Putting together a fondue set is the perfect way to indulge their chocolate fondness. Look for heart marshmallows for a sweet treat if you want to keep them in theme.
25: Magazine Subscription
There are hundreds of magazines catering to specialist interests that she’ll never see on the high street. From astrophysics to cake baking, every subject has a digital or paper magazine. Subscribing to a magazine will bring an entire year’s enjoyment.
26: Musical Leanings
Perhaps your other half has always wanted to play a musical instrument? Most folks have a secret longing to play a musical instrument of some kind. Some aspire to play a pennywhistle, while others dream to play a grand piano-like Mozart. So you have to know what musical instrument she wants to play. Music lessons are fantastic to create or reawaken an interest.
27: Piece Of Gold Jewellery
Women often receive jewelled items as gifts to commemorate special occasions and feelings. You could always have jewellery on hand, but it would be hard to store it all.
A beaded bracelet falls into three categories, fun but transitory, valuable or permanent. Offer a charming bracelet wearable as a lasting romantic token of your affection.
Choose a gift set, gold earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, anklets, piercings, and rings. Get a modern heart-shaped jewellery piece or a classical antique from Etsy. When possible, offer a sentimental keepsake with deeper significance tagged to collective memories.
The ultimate gifts are those memories she’ll cherish in her heart. Create an encounter by visiting an unfamiliar place on a mini-break. Or opt for an organised event like handling hawks or drift racing. As more people reach peak stuff in their lives, they opt for thoughtful gifts to build memories.
Five Terrible Valentine Gifts for Her
If they have explicitly asked for one of the following, then it can be the best option; otherwise, avoid:
#1 Enrolling in a Weight Loss Program: They may be more of an armful than when you first met. This is not the occasion to suggest that she needs to change her body. If she wants to lose weight, she will sign up for her own weight loss program. If she is currently trying to lose weight, support her goals by not buying alcohol or chocolate treats.
#2 Exercise Equipment: Avoid this category unless she has begged for an exercise bike. However, you are implying criticism rather than want the best for her, which you are trying to convey.
#3 Sensible Underwear: No female welcome’s sensible underwear from her husband. Today is about romance and loving-that means frills, lace, and a bit of gentle humour. Your girlfriend might be the most practical person on the planet. But when it comes to a Valentine’s Day gift idea for a woman, she expects frivolity and fun with a personal appeal.
#4 Random Perfume: It doesn’t matter how expensive it is; she will hate it if it is not her preferred scent. Perfumes change on a lady’s skin, and the smell is uniquely personal. Scent is lovely, but forget surprising her with a French fragrance you don’t know for a fact is her favourite.
If she doesn’t have (as far as you know, a preference), take her to the shops for that expensive aroma. Then, she’ll get the pleasure of shopping and trying on a variety of fragrances. Plus, she will wear the eau de toilette she likes rather than have it expensively evaporate on a shelf. Instead of an expensive surprise that flops, take a while together for a great gift that delights.
#5 Practical House Gifts: This is when she expects affection like all other partners. It is time to wine, dine, and spoil her with impractical but meaningful Valentine’s gifts. A modern iron, toaster, or vacuum cleaner will hardly win a husband of the year award. Items for the home are only acceptable if they add enjoyment to her being.
What story is more satisfying than yours?
A Valentine’s present should not be the most expensive because it is a placeholder for your thoughts. If there is a small budget, you can still create a memorable moment for loved ones when giving with your heart. Breakfast in bed or a walk on the beach make pleasant memories.
The best Valentine’s gift for her is the thought, care, and attention you put into it to show affection. Relax and let your imagination run wild.