All the Ladies Deserve Their Valentine’s Day Gifts
Preparing for Valentine’s day can feel like a big pressure for many who want to show their true and deep feelings for the lady in their life. The key to getting the right gift for your woman, particularly on Valentine’s Day, is to show that you have been paying attention to what she has said and done that lets you know what she is passionate about, her hobbies and interests, her style of clothing and more. She will be impressed that you can prove that you have been paying attention.
Valentine’s day celebrates love. Love comes in many forms, so Valentine’s day is a holiday where every lady in your life deserve a token on recognition. This could be your mother, sister or other female family member and can also include co-workers and female friends in your life who you would like to thank. Valentine’s day is one of the rare holidays where it is not necessary to buy an extravagant gift, though you can for your special lady. For every woman you wish to present a Valentine’s day gift, here are some other suggestions you might like to consider:
A dozen red roses is the cliché classic Valentine’s Day option for flowers to your lover, but these flowers will be in the compost bin before the month is out. Consider instead for your beloved a piece of jewelry made from preserved natural rose petals. For every other lady in your life, consider a scented rose for the yard, a subscription to a gardening magazine or a display of quality silk flowers for those women who love flowers or some hardy succulents in a planter that suits the décor in her home for those not skilled at caring for plants. Alternatively, buy and write a loving note to go with them.
Treat your lady to some premium chocolates, the brand you know she loves, but does not usually buy for herself. Some women may be on chocolate overload from Christmas, so check first. An alternative to chocolate might be an afternoon in a spa with therapeutic baths. Mid-February for those of us in the northern hemisphere is always a good time to get to soak in a really hot pool, or sit in a steam room with eucalyptus.
- Valentine’s day dinner
Valentine’s day is the night for a romantic dinner for two. Be sure your woman wants to go out on the night itself. Some ladies may consider a Valentine’s dinner on the day a terrible night out with poor menus, crowded restaurants and high prices. Take her out a night or two before to avoid all the fuss and have a really nice time. She will be delighted that you are aware of how she feels and have an alternative. Of course, if a romantic candle-lit dinner on the night is your woman’s idea of heaven, then go ahead and book.To avoid a potentially over-crowded, over-priced dinner out, prepare a romantic dinner at home on the day. You can take on all the cooking or share the time together preparing. For your lady love, do not forget a sexy dessert of strawberries, cream and chocolate.Dinner is always a good way to spend time with all the women in your life that deserve recognition on Valentine’s day. Invite your family and friends around for a meal and spend time together. For many, this is what Valentine’s day is about, a chance to spend time with the most important people in your life. This is also a lovely way to help those who through bereavement, divorce or separation find Valentine’s day an emotionally difficult day.
A stuffed polar bear holding a heart who sings “You are my sunshine” when you press his tummy may be appreciated by child, but it is likely your lover will be disappointed to have something so easily bought at the store along with your weekly shopping or that takes up precious space in a tiny apartment, unless of course she collects such things. Consider instead something a bit more classy with a piece of jewelry. Only gift a ring if you are ready to propose, otherwise it might be a bit awkward. Check out what jewelry you see her wearing and buy something in a similar style. Whilst you may want to buy your sweetheart a Cartier watch, a bracelet of birthstones or gems in her favourite color is another thoughtful gift. There are some superb synthetic gems on the market if your budget is tight.
- Love message
Valentine’s day is the time to show your love, appreciation and gratitude. Put pen to paper and write from the heart to every woman to tell her how much you love her. Write from the heart and mention specific things that she has done that has helped and added to your life. Most women say that it is a love message like this that is the most meaningful gift on Valentine’s day. And you know they deserve every word.