Almost all lovers are looking forward to today, the 14th of February, it’s the day designated to celebrate love and right after the end of the year festivities, that is the next best thing to look forward to.
However, there’s always the small challenge of finding the perfect gift for your lover, fiancée/fiance or even your husband/wife.
With men, you are stuck wondering, whether practical gifts like T-shirts, ties are okay or mushy-mushy romantic experiences are the way to go. Look no farther as we have come up with some ideas, of the perfect gift ideas for your better half; your man first, then, we will take a look at those for her.
One thing you might want to consider is longevity, how often that gift item will be used or how often that experience will be recalled.
Topping our list is a Massage experience. Yes, the men work real hard and often times, they don’t know how to relax. Give him an experience of a massage done by expert masseurs and he will thank you for months to come.
However, you need to do this together, because, if you ask him to go do it alone or get a gift card for him, it is more than likely that it will not be used, but if you go with him and turn it into a date sort of, the likelihood is higher that he will want to go and he will be up for repeat visits, which is good for you in the long run.
Customised mugs or drinking glass
Almost every woman has wondered what attraction football or drinking holds for men. No need to worry any more. Give him a reason to remember you even while he is drinking or watching his game at home, give him a customised mug or drinking glass that reminds him of how much, you love him, even more than he loves his beer or his favourite football club.
If you are married to a millennial, or a music lover, he will be kissing the ground on which you walk courtesy of your gift. Not only is it a lot masculine than ear phones, it cuts out unnecessary noise, transports the wearer into the world the music. Let’s just say, you have given you man, a perfect distraction gift.
So, even if he uses it against you, you can comfort yourself with the fact that he won’t forget who gave him the headpiece.
A man’s bag
Do you have a fashionable man on your hands? Then you can give a nod of approval to his sartorial tendencies by getting him a man’s bag. He can keep all his stuffs in one place and relieve himself of the bulging pockets so many men go around with.
A cufflinks box
It’s so easy for cuff links to get missing and your man has several un-matching pairs. Help him organise that part of his wardrobe by gifting him this practical gift. When his cufflinks are always within reach and he has matching pairs, he will remember you with a fond smile on his lips.
Valentine’s Day gifts for her
For a lot of women, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate show of love. In this case, most women would more than welcome a dramatic man, who shows to the world that he loves her. The best place to start is to celebrate her publicly.
Sirs, social media will be a good place to start. That will set the stage for the gift(s) that you will buy. Some of you may already have an idea, because your girlfriend, fiancée or wife has been hinting heavily about something for the past few weeks. And if you have not been paying attention, then know that you will have to come up with the appropriate gift anyway, and we are here to help you with that.
Here are some gift ideas; you can gift your lady or the ladies in your life; from mom to sisters to lover.
For your wife, think the whole package, from the dress to the shoes, to getting someone to primp her up, do a photo shoot with her and viola, you have just written your name the book of life, at least, where your wife is concerned. You can top it off with a candle light dinner. Remember, if it will work out for you, because it’s a work day, consider shifting it to the weekend.
Another gift, a woman will always find romantic is Flowers. It never fails to bring out tenderness in a woman. And if you know the kind of flowers, she likes, then, you can go to sleep a happy man that night.
However, you might want to include some chocolate coated strawberries, just for good measures.
A vintage Jewellery box
It is not for nothing that it is said that a girl’s bestfriend are diamonds…they last forever. When you give your girlfriend, fiancé or wife, safe place to keep her precious trinkets, you have got a place in her heart, because every time, she opens it, (and that will be many times) she’s reminded of you. Even if she doesn’t say it, she will show how much she loves you.
Even better, than a jewellery box is getting her the jewellery to put in the box! It will be a nice touch, if the necklace is a long one, which nestles just against, her beating heart, when she wears it and that it comes with an engraved image. You have got yourself a winner in this case.
And if you are doing rush hour shopping, then you can’t go wrong with a bottle of her favourite perfume. Even though, it portrays your ineptness. But it’s far better to come home with a present than none at all.
At the end of the day though, your connection during the year is what matters and you should endeavour to celebrate your love, long after the Valentine’s Day has gone.
Hope this inspires something in you and if you are not inclined to give physical gifts, a gift of yourself, time, attention, not to mention body is always welcome.
Have a love-filled Valentine’s Day.
Kristine is a member of The Lovelint team. She is a down to earth person, who says it as it is. Having given relationship advice for years in a national daily, she has found out that fear is one of the main reasons holding people back from enjoying a healthy, happy relationship. She is married with kids and is willing to listen to you and help as much as you let her to.