As we enter into February, it also means one thing – Valentine’s Day is around the corner!
For some people, this means it’s time to get their heads cracking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. If you are in a relationship, or have someone special you want to treat, it can be difficult to settle on the right gift. You might be afraid of seeming to spend too little, yet you cannot afford to spend too much. And then, you aren’t too sure whether your recipient will like the gift.
These type of questions may play out in your mind. However, ultimately the best present should be sincere and thoughtful. Price is secondary, as long as you are genuine in your intentions.
So, while you are racking your brains for what to get your special recipient this Valentine’s day, here are some gift ideas to help you get inspired!
1. Custom handmade couple portrait
Nothing speaks sincerity more than a personalised gift. A custom handmade couple portrait is wonderful because it encapsulates the both of you in the relationship, signalling that this is something you want to remember and keep for a long time. The handmade nature also adds a genuine touch to it.
If you’re not much of an artist yourself, you can commission an illustrator to do the portrait for you. Your recipient will surely love that this is a gift they can display proudly and be reminded of you every time they look at it.
2. A subscription
What’s better than a gift on Valentine’s Day? What about a gift for the whole year? Rather than the traditional gifts, you can give your significant other a subscription to a product or service they would be interested in.
For example, you can sponsor their gym subscription for the year to support the fitness goals they set as a new year resolution. Or perhaps they are a book lover; then a book subscription is perfect for them. These days, there are many subscriptions to choose from – coffee beans, art materials, clothes, cosmetics – so you’re guaranteed to find one they’ll love.
3. A pass to a workshop
Maybe your girlfriend or boyfriend isn’t much of a gifts person. For the people who would rather spend on a holiday than a luxury bag, you can give them the gift of experiences with quality time together!
Learning new things as a couple is a great way to spend time together. You get to pick up new skills while getting to know each other more in different situations. Take your pick from something both of you would enjoy – it can be anything from cooking to pottery, or a new sport or musical instrument.
A classic – that’s what this is. If your significant other is that dreamy romantic who loves sweet surprises like this, a beautiful bouquet is a must for Valentine’s Day.
A bouquet every year might sound boring to some people, but there are many ways you can switch things up. You can opt for different fresh flower arrangements using different flowers. Say if you got them roses last year, this year you can go for a cheery sunflower bouquet instead!
You also don’t have to wait until date night to present the bouquet to your sweetheart. Surprise them with a delivery to their home or office to put a smile on their face from the start of the day!
5. Scented candles
Are the both of you busy working adults with little time to rest and recharge? Every once in a while, it’s nice to indulge and unwind with some self-care!
Scented candles are great for those who love to kick off their shoes at home and relax in the bath with soothing music. You can choose from floral or spice aromas for the ideal scent they can relax in. Candles also lend a romantic air to the home, making it wonderfully appropriate for a cosy Valentine’s night.
If your significant other is an eco-warrior, they will appreciate you getting soy candles rather than wax candles. These candles burn cleaner and last longer than wax candles; thus in Singapore, soy candles are increasingly popular as a greener choice for aroma candles.
As you can see, there are many kinds of romantic gifts that you can give to your loved one on Valentine’s Day. They can be traditional, unique, or as personal as you wish it to be. So, don’t let the world’s expectations dictate your choice this Valentine’s – follow your heart, and give what you can with sincere love!