Valentine’s Day is almost here, but as sweet as a holiday surrounding love sounds, it can be easy to feel a little cynical about the day. Too often, sweethearts celebrating Valentine’s Day seem to simply go through the motions. Buying a gift feels like more of an obligation, and sometimes it can be more of an “easy” gift than a heartfelt one.
Your loved one might not be able to cherish a box of chocolates or store-bought flowers for years to come or get a sense of how you feel about them from that, but it is possible to make sincerity a Valentine’s Day trend again. Consider how you feel about them and what would make them happy. Then consider some of these thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts.
Something Relevant to Their Interests
One way to break out of the Valentine’s Day cliches is to consider your sweetheart themselves. What do they like? What hobbies and passions do they have? You don’t just want to buy a Valentine’s Day gift that you could give to just anyone. You want to buy something that’s personal to them. For instance, maybe if they love to do tai chi, you can get them a pair of tai chi slippers. For food enthusiasts interested in eating healthy, a halogen oven could be the right choice. Listen to your loved one talk about the things they enjoy throughout the year and take notes. You never know what you might need for gift inspiration.
Something That Invites Them to Relax
Another way to be thoughtful with your Valentine’s Day gifts this year is to cater to your loved one’s relaxation. After all, everyone needs a break sometimes, and you know better than most how much your loved one has earned it. Consider enabling them to have their own spa day at home with Arnica massage oil from Weleda. Do they have to walk frequently or have problems with pain in their feet? Offer them a chance to relax with a foot spa. This will help your significant other feel validated in the hard work they do throughout the year and cared about.
A Play On a Classic
Roses or flower bouquets are a popular romantic Valentine’s Day gift, but they only last for a few days. Instead, consider something similar but a little longer lasting. Consider a pot of gerbera daisies or jasmine. Not only are these flowers lovely, but studies have shown that they and other plants can help you to sleep better at night. This isn’t limited to flowers. If your sweetheart has a fondness for succulents or herbs, they might appreciate that more than a bouquet of roses, anyway. This is the kind of gift that will live on with a little care, and could be a fun activity to enjoy with your loved one.
Are you tired of the conventional Valentine’s Day gifts? Or does this list inspire you to give more creative Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Let’s discuss these and other thoughtful gifts on Facebook.