If you ask any woman what the most common Valentines Day gifts are you will hear “Chocolate, Flowers & Teddy Bears”, if you ask the same woman what the most BORING Valentines Day gifts are you will also hear “Chocolate, Flowers & Teddy Bears”. Rather than picking up a last minute gift from the supermarket on the way home, why not try and suprise your loved one this year and buy them a special gift. The rest of the article is intended to give you some inspiration for the type of gifts that you could buy this year!
Hampers – While most people would think of hampers as being Christmas or birthday hampers, there is a large variety of hampers available for various occassions throughout the year such as Valentines hampers. A hamper will contain most of the traditional gifts such as a cuddly toy, wine, chocolate and flowers, but it is presented in an attractive gift box and higher quality than you would get if you just bought the same items from the petrol station on the way home the night before valentines day. There is a wide range of Valentines Day hampers available, ranging from small hampers containing a bottle of champagne and a teddy, through to large hampers containing everything needed for a romantic night it. If you are unable to order the hampers from an online supplier then your best bet is probably to go to a local wine merchants as they will be able to provide you with a similar hamper to what you would buy online.
Experience Days – Rather than just giving your loved one a cuddle teddy bear this year, why not take them on an experience day. wine tasting, hot air balloon rides, sky diving and driving experiences are just some of the more popular experience days which are available to buy. Compared to wine, chocolates or a cuddly toy, any of the available experience days will be far more fun and enjoyable for both you and your partner.
Chores – You do not need to splash the cash to show someone how much you love them! Especially in the current financial situation when lots of people are struggling with money, this option could be the perfect alternative to spending money on overpriced gifts that will either be gone within a couple of days or sit collecting dust on the shelf for the next year. Why not take on some of their chores for the day, or even for the week! So that your partner can relax for a while, why not tell them you will do all the cooking for the next few days or will tidy up for the next week. Obviously this only works if you do though! There is no point promising to help out and do the cooking all week and then failing to do any of it.