Christmas may be the occasion of discussion at the moment but it’s only two months until Valentine’s Day! When buying a gift for Valentine’s Day, the stage you are at in your relationship is the major factor.
Let’s begin with presents for a brand new love interest. If you are only in the dating stage, proceed with caution. An over-the-top gift can work for you or against you. You should choose something with sentimental value, but avoid going for something too personal. For example, you could buy her favourite chocolate or sweets and team it with something romantic, such as a teddy bear, or you could get a single red rose for delivery to her home. It’s a good idea to buy a light-hearted Valentine’s Day card at this stage; something that shows you like the person but has a little bit of humour.
If you have been dating for several months and are in the early stages of a relationship, you can choose something slightly more romantic without going overboard. If they like coffee and tea, you could buy them a mug with hearts on it, for example. Other good gift ideas include scented candles or their favourite perfume. Small, cute gifts for the home are a thoughtful choice.
Once you have been together for about six months to a year, you can upgrade to the jewellery stage. A heart necklace may seem a bit clichéd, but it’s a great gift because it shows how you feel without going overboard. There are plenty of unique takes on heart necklaces available if you are looking for something a bit different, or you could opt for a bracelet. Gemstone jewellery is a good choice for those approaching the year mark. But, whatever you do, don’t go for a ring!
If you have been together for several years, are living together, or are married, you will know what your partner likes way more than what we do! But, one tip, don’t get complacent. After several years together, it is easy to feel like you don’t need to make the effort anymore. After all, your partner knows you love them. That’s not the point, though; everyone likes to feel special. You don’t need to spend a lot either. You could get a canvas filled with photos of memories you have shared. Personalised gifts like this work really well; as they show that you have cherished all of the times you have spent together. Or, why put your partner a little pamper hamper together? This will show that you appreciate all of the effort they put in, whether it’s at work or looking after the kids.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding what to buy your partner for Valentine’s Day. It may seem like a lot to take in, but don’t stress. All you need to do is consider the stage of your relationship and think about what your other half likes. If you choose something that shows you have put a lot of thought in, you have already won half of the battle.