Deciding what gift to give for Valentine's Day can be a challenge regardless of what stage you are in a relationship. Romantic dinners at home or a restaurant are still in order. Flowers never fail. But there is still so much more you can do. Bottom line if you are involved- just don’t forget the day.
Oh, and if you are still a little early in the relationship and you’re not sure if you are doing a gift exchange – just ask. Don’t assume anything. This way you are both clear on what to expect.
One month or less
A simple card (watch what you say – don’t over do the mushy stuff, it’s too early).
3 to 6 Months
Specialty baked goods such as brownies cookies
Candy still works (make it something exotic or interesting)
Journals or stationary
Instructional audio book or Mp3 (Be mindful of the type of self-help guide of choice, you don’t want to seem like you are trying to ‘fix’ the other person).
6 Months or more
Picture frames (with pictures of the two of you)
Any type of special gift that reflects something or time you’ve experienced in during relationship.
Gift cards with meaning (someplace you KNOW they’ll really enjoy)
1-Year or more
Jewelry (men and women)
Jewelry (did I already say that? Okay well then yeah after a year it’s time for some bling!)
No kitchen equipment for women.
No tools for men.
Look for something that might spark memories of a meaningful time or occasion for the two of you.
Sexy underwear (Ladies buy it and wear it for him!)
Spa treatments (Guys it for her – or hey, you can make it a couple thing!)