Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show her how much you love and appreciate everything about her. True, you can go the traditional route and give her a heart-shaped box of chocolates, a big stuffed animal with a red heart or bow on it, roses, and a romantic candlelit dinner for two at her favorite restaurant. While there is nothing wrong with any of those ideas they are not very creative. Women spend a lot of time and effort choosing the perfect gift for their man and expect him to do the same, so take a look at these Valentine’s Day gift ideas and get your creative juices flowing.
Cook for Her
Instead of taking her out for a romantic dinner consider cooking for her and having that romantic dinner at home. Choose some pleasant music to play in the background, chill a bottle of wine, set the table with tall candles, flowers and attractive place settings and tell her that all she has to do is sit down and enjoy the food you have made for her. If you are a good cook make her favorite dishes and end with a fantastic dessert. If you are not a great cook consider having your dinner for two catered so that all you have to do is serve it and clean up afterward.
Breakfast in Bed
Not your everyday Valentine’s Day breakfast though. Choose all the decadent desserts and sweets you can think of that she will enjoy, pop the cork on a nice bottle of white wine or even better still Champagne, and serve it all to her with the condition being that you feed her. It might seem silly but it will be fun and if you both end up laughing throughout the breakfast all the better, right? After all, laughter is good for your health, and sharing a good laugh is great for your relationship.
Write a Poem or Letter
Valentine’s Day cards are great for expressing your feelings when you can’t seem to put your love for her into words, but a card is no substitute for a hand written poem or letter that comes straight from your heart. Even if you are not great with words just try to express your love for her on paper. It will be something she will treasure, particularly if she knows how much of a struggle it was for you to write it, but did it anyway because you love her so much.
Think knitting is just for women? Think again. It may look like a difficult skill to learn but it really isn’t and once you realize just how easy it is you can whip up a scarf or hat for her to wear on those chilly winter days. Okay, so knitting may not seem like a manly craft and whatever you make for her doesn’t have to be perfect, but she will love it all the more because you made it for her, and will wear it with pride.
365 Days of Love
When you think of your special lady there are probably more than a thousand things you love about her. Buy a pretty notebook that has days of the year in it and write something that you love about her on every day. It doesn’t have to be earth-shatteringly clever or romantic. In fact it is often the little things that she will appreciate knowing that you notice. Even the most mundane things such as how she folds your washing and puts it away for you can be pleasant for her to know that you both notice it and appreciate that she does it for you.
Plan an outing that can be an entire day or even better a weekend getaway. Don’t tell her where you are taking her or what you have planned. You will need to tell her what to wear and/or pack, and that you will be away all day or all weekend so she can plan accordingly. Make her wear a blindfold if you think she will guess where the two of you are going. Choose a romantic location and pack a picnic lunch or find a great restaurant neither of you have been to before but has stellar reviews. His and hers spa treatments, a theater show, or an adventurous activity may all be something she will really enjoy a lot. Relive your wedding night if that is something that you think she will truly appreciate. Book the same room, eat breakfast the next morning in the same dining room at the same table and then just do something relaxing together. Let your imagination come up with fun things to do that will make the mystery outing romantic and memorable.
These romantic, funny and cute gift ideas for your girlfriend are sure to be a hit for Valentines day!