With the season of love now underway, many of us are racking our brains trying to find the perfect present. It doesn’t matter if this is the first Valentine’s Day with a new love, or if it’s combined with years of anniversaries – buying gifts can definitely be tough.
Not to worry though, because Cupid is armed with his bow and arrow ready to steal your heart away. To help you find the best gift idea this year, we’ve teamed up with Cupid to load you with ideas your loved one is bound to enjoy.
1. Create a Message that’s both Special and Personalised
Valentine’s Day is all about letting that special someone know just how much they really do mean to you. It doesn’t always matter how you show them – as long as you create a message that’s personalised and meaningful to them. A great way of doing this is simply by paying attention to what they like. By really listening to your other half, and giving a gift that speaks that by being sentimental to them, they’ll get the warm happy feeling we all love about the day.
Once you find the perfect gift for your loved one, you can personalise it by having it engraved or making a card to go with it. This is a great idea if the gift itself isn’t overly personal, like items of clothing you know they wanted or their favourite band’s new album.
A great way to personalise gifts they may already have, like sports equipment or music memorabilia is to find one that’s been autographed. Not only does it show you’ve gone to the effort to find the gift in the first place, but it tells them you listen when they say what they enjoy too.
2. Go Back to Basics
Sometimes the simplest of things can spark the biggest emotions. Whilst creativity and fun is definitely encouraged in gift giving, going back to basics can be a refreshing break too – especially if you’ve been with your loved one for a long period of time.
Elements that are traditional to Valentine’s Day can be a romantic way to remind your partner just how much you care. When you’re stuck for ideas incorporate colours of red, pink and white renowned to the special day, or play with satin textures and heart-shaped features to express your love. Flowers, chocolate and jewellery rarely get old for most women and still give you the opportunity to implement the traditional basics.
3. Indulge in an Experience
Doing something together for Valentine’s Day is a given, but what about creating a special experience that you can both indulge in? I’m talking about taking it one step further than the traditional V-Day dinner and booking in a day spa, an exciting adventure or a new experience your loved one has always wanted to try.
A couple’s massage package at a day spa can be the perfect excuse to recoup together. Not only does the experience bring you closer together as a couple and forces you to relax, but it sets the atmosphere for the rest of the evening. There’s so many options you can do when it comes to comes to day spas, this post gives some fantastic, romantic ideas for a couple’s retreat.
Indulging in experiences doesn’t just stop there though, you can book in a wine tasting afternoon, a dinner cruise for two, a weekend away or even a couple’s skydive for the adrenalin junkie! Stuck for some experience ideas? Check these ones out here!
4. Make them Smile
It seems obvious, really but the real magic behind Valentine’s Day is simply being able to make the love of your life smile. Whether you’ve remembered a special something you know they’ll love or you spend the day reminding him/her exactly what it is about them you adore, it’s the little things that can go a long way.
For many couples, Valentine’s Day can sadly become too commercial to celebrate though. Booking a dinner with your loved one at your favourite restaurant can prove to be difficult, when every other couple is out in town too. But for those couples that tend to get lost in the day-to-day busyness of life, the scheduled day can be the perfect excuse to sit back with a bottle of bubbles, a nice surprise and a chance to relax together – even it’s just the two of you at home together.
The day should be about being in the company of your loved one and doing something you both enjoy. That loved one can be your partner, your best friend or even a family member if you’re single. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers – it’s about feeling loved!
5. Take Advantage of the Internet
There’s no denying how powerful the Internet is and for most people, it’s the go to source for inspiration and advice. For Valentine’s Day presents – it’s no different. But you can use it to be a little more creative. If you’re dating a sports fanatic and have literally used up all your brilliant sports-related present ideas, the Internet can be an ideal way to trigger new ideas in the field your loved one thrives on.
Valentine’s Day is more than reminding your loved one just how much you care, it’s a chance for couples to feed their relationship in a powerful way. The perfect gift – whether it be an experience or their favourite item – can be such a spectacular opportunity to thank that special person for being in your life. How will you show your loved one you care this year?
This article is written by Jayde Ferguson, who writes for Keturah Day Spa, Australia’s multi award winning spas for relaxation, pampering, massage and more – an ideal experience gift for your loved one this year.