Don’t know what to get your love for Valentine’s Day? Down to the Wire?
Here are some great ideas to make this Valentine’s Day one she won’t forget.
1. Give her an Experience
It’s easy to go straight to the standard V-day gift ideas… You know, flowers, chocolates, a stuffed bear with a little red nose (yawn). So why not give her something she will actually remember for years to come? Give her an EXPERIENCE!
There are literally so many different things you could do so get creative. Here are some ideas to start you off. Some cost money some don’t.
Romantic Picnic in the Park – pack some of her favorite food (if you were dating me that would be pizza … or mac ‘n cheese). If she’s the classy type maybe try putting together a charcuterie board. Be sure to bring something to drink as well. A bluetooth speaker with some romantic tunes wouldn’t hurt either!
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – take a city tour, explore a new area, go to an art walk, if you really want to do it up get a room at one of the nice hotels in the city!
Go to the Theater – Get her tickets to a play (women love musicals, well a lot of them do anyway), a concert, or some other fun event in your area. This makes a great gift and you’ll have something to look forward to and you’ll hopefully make some fun memories on that night!
There are Tons of Other Ideas – Aquariums and Museums often have date nights, check to see if one of yours has something special for Valentine’s Day. If your adventurous you could try finding a jeep tour, river tour, or even a romantic boat dinner tour at a local lake.
2. Make Something for Her
This may not be every girl’s cup of tea so try to use your best judgement. However, I know I would be soo smitten if my guy handmade something just for me. This can be as simple as a sign carved out of wood (there’s lots of tutorials out there using a simple rotary tool such as a Dremel), a little piece of jewelry, or some kind of simple ornament. The Saw Guy has a bunch of great tutorials on things to make for your girlfriend HERE. Even better would be to do it together, find a wine painting night to do together, or maybe even a glass blowing class! Another option is just to get her something customized, maybe a sign or necklace that has your anniversary date on it, or the first date you went on, or her name or your initials. It’s thoughtful but you don’t have to try and make it yourself!
3. Pamper the $#%+! Out of Her
Wake up and make her breakfast in bed, draw her a bath, do a spa at home, give her a massage, the ideas are endless! Want to really go the extra mile? Be sure to make the atmosphere relaxing–candles, low lighting, clean house. It’s a little labor intensive but she’ll probably LOVE it! Be sure if you have kiddos to send them off with the grandparents. Nothing ruins relaxation like stressing over having to think about the children. If your lazy just get her a spa package somewhere, but be thoughtful, make sure the kids are somewhere that she won’t stress about them, choose a package you think she’ll like.
4. Get Her a Subscription or Membership
This I think gets overlooked by a lot of guys, and it seriously makes a great gift! There are loads of things you can subscribe her to! Here are some ideas
Massage Club – such as Massage Envy
Subscription Box – Such as Birchbox (beauty), FabFitFun (fitness), Pop Sugar Must Have, Ipsy, Cause Box (great for the humanitarian), Rocksbox (jewelry), YogaClub, Yuzen, You get the idea! Here is a great resource to find the perfect subscription box for your lady from My Subscription Addiction.
Clothing Subscriptions – These vary on how they work but it’s like paying for her to shop monthly or receive a box full of wearable goodies. Some of these include Fabletics, Shoedazzle, Stitch Fix, Adore Me, Just Fab, Trunk Club, and Rent the Runway. Check this post out to find one!
Gym or Fitness Membership – okay, guys BE CAREFUL, if you are constantly bugging her about eating right and being more active THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA. If your girlfriend is already into fitness and whines that she can’t afford that dream gym, or the membership to her favorite hot yoga studio you could be her knight in shining armor! Even if you can’t afford to pay for a long term membership you can usually buy class packages or a few months at a time. I was once gifted this by a previous boyfriend and it was by far one of my all-time favorite gifts! Want to really go the extra mile? Put it in a box with a brand new workout outfit from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Lulu Lemon. Be sure to ask one of the nice ladies working in the store to help you pick out something trendy and cute!
That’s it! I could probably think about a hundred other things but these are the one’s I know I, and my friends would LOVE to do/get for Valentine’s Day. The key here is to be thoughtful and think of her when you’re picking! What would she want or like to do? If you can’t answer that, well, keep going on more dates – you need to get to know her better!