Valentine's Day is one of the most romantic holidays of the year. It's a time-honored tradition where partners express their love for each other and exchange gifts. In addition, you might consider gifts for other women in your life—mothers (they always deserve a little attention, holiday or not)—daughters, grandmothers, and even friends.
If you're wondering where to start this February 14th, we've got some suggestions that will have her smiling, whether you're looking to take the classic route or give her something totally unique. Our Spoonful of Comfort gift experts can guide you into picking the perfect gift.
What Are Some Classic Gift Ideas for Women on Valentine's Day?
Many people choose to go the classic route on Valentine's Day, which is perfectly fine; they're classics for a reason. Flowers are a definite go-to for several reasons. First, they're vibrant and guaranteed to brighten her day. If you don't like the idea of gifting cut flowers, potted plants are just as nice and will last much longer—so she can be reminded of your love longer, too!
Valentine's Day jewelry gifts are another classic option. Jewelers offer sales leading up to the holiday for a reason. Earrings, pendants, and bracelets are among the top sellers, though some people choose this Day to take their relationship to the next step with an engagement ring. Casual jewelry with a sweet message works for any stage of relationship. (Who can’t resist something new and shiny that’s just for fun?)
Chocolates or the more modern chocolate-covered strawberries are almost always a hit. They also make good Valentine's Day gifts for him.
What Are Some Unique Gift Ideas for Women on Valentine's Day?
If you want something a little more unique, you have to think about the person you're sending a Valentine's Day gift to. What are her interests? What does she like to do in her spare time?
One unique gift idea is a custom portrait. Maybe you could turn a favorite photograph into a painting or gift her with a painting of a pet. She'll think of you every time she sees it hanging on her wall. Specialty glassware or mugs are other thoughtful gifts to consider.
What Are Some Gift Ideas for Women With Specific Hobbies?
One of the best ways to say "I love you" is to pay special attention to your partner's hobbies and then center a gift idea around it. There are a wide variety of hobbies out there, and most have either memorabilia you can collect or supplies you can buy to support it. For example, if your girlfriend, wife, or mother is a crafter, a bouquet of craft supplies is a thoughtful gift.
If your partner loves to cook as a hobby, consider a box packaged with some comfort items for a date night in—either on the holiday itself or for a special time thereafter.
Incorporate Your Partner's Interests into a Valentine's Day Gift for Her
The best gifts usually have something to do with your partner's interests. A painter, for instance, might like a new set of brushes or a pack of canvases. On the other hand, if she likes to enjoy movies, a gift box with popcorn, movie snacks, a new (or favorite) film, and a cozy blanket to snuggle up with is a way to show her you notice her love of film.
If she has a specific interest, such as in specialty teas or coffee, a gift card to her favorite store gives her a reason to stock up on various blends.
These types of gifts typically require a bit of advance planning, especially if you want them to have the wow factor and impress her. Think about what she loves to do or talks about wanting to do. This will create the perfect opportunity to show her you really do listen.
Are There Any Gift Ideas That Can Be Personalized or Customized?
There are a number of gifts that can be personalized or customized. For example, many companies offer different items such as photo frames, glasses, and jewelry that can be engraved or sublimated with a person's name or even a special, short message.
At Spoonful of Comfort, our gift boxes are customizable, meaning you can build off of one that's already in our inventory—adding items you know she'll love—or you can talk with our Customer Care team and create a gift that's tailored specifically to your partner and her tastes.
Other personalized items include some forms of apparel, jewelry boxes, and even a custom purse or tote bag. You could even get a customized blanket or a welcome mat for the front door. A family sign with names engraved is a thoughtful touch.
What Are Some Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Women on Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be an expensive holiday. There are budget-friendly options that are sure to be real pleasers. Instead of a fancy bouquet of two dozen red roses—the most popular flower on the holiday by far—opt for a smaller batch of wildflowers or similar. They won't cost as much, and your Valentine might even like them better. Because most people are trying to rush and get the roses, other flower varieties often get ignored, which means you'll likely have plenty to choose from. You can make flowers even more special by purchasing a vase and arranging them. Perhaps add a stuffed animal that hugs the vase.
Other budget-friendly options include perhaps a book or two for her to read if she's a bibliophile, a coffee cup with a sweet sentiment on it, or a photo frame with a picture of the two of you in it.
How Can a Person Make a DIY Gift for Their Partner on Valentine's Day?
Most of the time, a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) project will be more meaningful to that special woman in your life than an item purchased from a store shelf simply for the time and effort that went into making it. However, unless you're super crafty, you'll need to prepare such a thoughtful gift ahead of time. How much time you'll need depends on the complexity of the project.
There are so many options available. You can create your own jewelry item for a special touch. If you're good with your hands and you notice she needs a special storage solution or quick fix around the home, this is a great way to show off how handy you are.
Another thing to consider is that local craft and specialty stores tend to have workshops throughout the year that can help spark ideas for the most romantic gift.
What Are Some Sentimental Gift Ideas for Women on Valentine's Day?
Some women really love sentimental gifts, the ones that tug at the heartstrings. These can be specialty items such as a favorite photo blown up into a canvas for a heartwarming wall-hanging or a handcrafted item that speaks to your partner is a reminder of your relationship.
Sentimental gifts could also include something that has meaning for the special woman in your life—a memory of a first date, something from her childhood, or symbols of family members. In some instances, a sentimental gift might honor a loved one who passed away or a pet no longer with her.
How Can a Person Show Their Love and Appreciation for Their Partner?
The most prominent way to show their partner love and appreciation is simply by being present. Help them without them having to ask and engage in conversation about their Day. If they live with a lot of daily stress, splurging on a relaxing massage or spa day is a great way to pamper them.
Gifts can help, but if not given with sincerity, they won't have the same effect. For some gifters and recipients, practical gifts are the way to go. Little things that make life easier or better in some way can be a big hit.
If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your loved one as February 14th approaches, Spoonful of Comfort can help you find the perfect gift. See our selection of ready-to-go care packages, Valentine add-on bundles, or create your own gift from scratch. Happy Valentine’s Day!