Sure, we may have just wrapped up the 2021 holiday season and barely have our feet into the new year, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. You may struggle to buy clothes for your wife or girlfriend, so steering clear from adding to her wardrobe this Valentine’s Day is a good idea. Let’s take a look at some gifts that whoever you’re shopping for, they’ll not only love, but they’ll use every day.
A New iPad
These days, more and more business professionals are forgoing laptops altogether and working on the new generations of iPads. If your significant other has been working from home for the last two years on their desktop or laptop, giving the new iPads is a considerable upgrade. Not only will they love the ease with which they can work with it, but they’ll also use it every day, making it an easy choice for you as a gift because of its positive investment. It may seem like a bit of a splurge, but we’re not teenagers anymore, but then the adult gift of a new iPad. You’ll no doubt get lots of Valentine’s Day kisses in return.
They say, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but let’s be honest – whether you’re shopping for her, him, or them, everyone loves new jewelry. Show them how much you love them and that you’ve got a heart of gold by gifting them literal gold. Depending on their aesthetic, you can go with a cliche heart locket or something more sensible like diamond studs or huggie hoop earrings. Necklaces are universally sexy on guys or girls, so a nice curb chain or Figaro style chain is an easy pleaser. When it comes to jewelry as a gift, less is more, so leave the statement pieces for them to select themselves. Stick with classic styles that will quickly become everyday pieces.
If the two of you have been together for a while, or even if you haven’t and you know they’re “the one,” consider popping the question this February 14th. While Christmas day is historically the most popular day worldwide to get engaged, surprise them this year with a proposal on Valentine’s instead. You can go with a grand gesture or something smaller, and it depends on your relationship’s unique vibe and what you think your partner would want. If you’re having trouble finding a ring you think they’d love, the “East-West” style engagement ring is a modern twist on traditional settings and a great place to start.
While it’s hard to shop for clothing for other people – taking into account their taste, sizing depending on the brand, and other variables, there are practical things they can wear that make great gifts. Consider gifting them a cute new pair of booties, a cashmere scarf, or a new handbag. Especially if you’re both minimalists, there’s no sense buying them something they’re not going to use regularly. If you don’t want to ask outright what they need, do an inventory of their wardrobe and decide from there.
This next suggestion is almost on the opposite end of the spectrum from practical. You may not be ready to take your relationship to the next level by asking your partner to marry you, but you may be prepared to add to your family. While pets are a lot of responsibility, they can also bring two people closer together. If you or your significant other have toyed with the idea of getting a dog for a while, this could be a fun and surprising gift to embark on in the next phase of your relationship. It goes without saying that you should never adopt an animal if you’re not 100% certain that you and your partner are ready for the responsibility and have the financial means to care for another living thing.
Shopping for Valentine’s Day and planning something exciting for the two of you to do can stress some people out – if this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Other couples may feel like the holiday is a cliche waste of time or invented by the greeting card companies. No matter where you fall in line on your beliefs about Valentine’s Day, your partner would love a gift just to be reminded how much you love them, every day and especially on that day. Happy Shopping!