Valentine's Day Gifts She'll Love

Tell me if this sounds familiar. It's early February and you are enjoying a lazy Saturday on the couch when you remember that the Super Bowl is coming up. You open up the calendar on your phone to see when the big game will be played when your eyes are drawn to the 14th for some reason. That can't be the Super Bowl because it isn't on a Tuesday. You click on the little 14 to see if you have something scheduled that day when it hits you. That is Valentine's day.

Before you know it your palms are a little sweaty and you start to feel that all too familiar panicked feeling. Valentine's day is a week away, and you have not even started thinking about a Valentine's day gift for your sweetheart.

Before you do anything really crazy, like get off the couch and head to the mall to look for a gift, you should finish reading this article, because we have your back.

Before we give you the secret to amazing valentines day gifts, let's take a minute to remember why we celebrate Valentine's Day. Hint, it's not just to drive you crazy.

The History of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated in mid-February. The festival included the sacrifice of goats and dogs, as well as a lottery in which young men would draw the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be paired for the duration of the festival.

In the 4th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine's Day, named for a Christian martyr who lived in the 3rd century. The day was initially celebrated as a Christian liturgical feast to honor Saint Valentine and it was not celebrated as a romantic holiday until later.

The day became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th and 16th centuries, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").

The modern Valentine's Day holiday is primarily a Western phenomenon, although some Eastern cultures such as China, India, and Japan have adopted the holiday.

What Not to Give for Valentine's Day

Okay, now you know more about Valentine's Day than you ever wanted to know and you're probably thinking to yourself "Show me the gifts."

Don't worry, we will be getting to those soon enough, but before we do, I think it is worthwhile to take a quick look at what we should NOT give as Valentine's Day gifts.

There are a few gifts that may not be well-received on Valentine's Day, depending on the person you're giving them to and your relationship with that person. Some gifts that you may want to avoid include:

1. Practical gifts: While practical gifts such as kitchen appliances or tools may be appreciated, they may not be viewed as romantic or thoughtful.

2. Generic gifts: Generic gifts such as a gift card or a bouquet of flowers from the grocery store may not be as meaningful as a thoughtful, personalized gift.

3. Inappropriate gifts: Giving an inappropriate gift such as lingerie for a new relationship, or something too intimate, may make the other person feel uncomfortable.

4. Self-centered gifts: Valentine's Day is not about you, so it's important to avoid gifts that are solely focused on your own interests or desires.

5. A gift that shows lack of effort: A last-minute, poorly thought-out gift may come across as insincere or unimportant.

It's important to remember that what one person may view as an undesirable gift, another person may appreciate. It's always best to know the person's preferences and to make sure that your gift reflects the level of your relationship.

 

Gift Ideas for Her for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day gifts
can vary depending on the person you're giving them to and your relationship
with that person. Some popular Valentine's Day gifts include:

1. Flowers: A bouquet of red roses is a classic Valentine's Day gift. Just remember a last-minute bouquet from the grocery store is not the same as a dozen long-stemmed roses from a florist.

2. Chocolates: Boxes of chocolates or other sweet treats are a popular Valentine's Day gift but don't let that be your only gifts.

3. Jewelry: Jewelry such as a necklace, bracelet, or earrings can make a thoughtful and romantic gift.

4. Personalized gifts: Personalized gifts such as photo albums, customized valentines day gift boxes, a special piece of art can be a unique and meaningful way to show your love.

5. Experiences: Treating your loved one to a special experience such as a romantic weekend getaway, a spa day, or a concert can be a great way to create lasting memories together.

Ultimately, the best Valentine's Day gift is one that comes from the heart and shows the person how much you care about them.

It's always best to know the person's interests, personality and preferences before you make a choice.

Valentine's Day Gifts Ready to Ship Today

So now you have a good idea of what types of gifts to consider as well as what types of gifts you should avoid for Valentine's day, but we are not done yet. Listed below are some of our favorite personalized Valentine's day gifts that are ready to ship today and don't even require you to get off the couch.

Looking for more ideas? Check out our post on 18 Romantic Gifts for Her.