Posted By: Kelly Seal Date: 02-04-2018 Comments: 0
Are you stressed out about buying Valentine’s Day gifts, or struggling to figure out what to get that special man or woman you’ve been seeing only a few weeks? Should you get anything at all?
This time of year is stressful for many couples, especially those who are still getting to know each other and trying to build a relationship. Sure, Valentine’s Day can be filled with romance, but why put all that pressure on yourself and your relationship by buying expensive gifts or trying to impress?
There are plenty of chances to step up to the plate, so don’t make Valentine’s Day a test of how you feel for each other. Instead, we have some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts that show you care without breaking the bank or trying to “prove” your love. Thoughtfulness is sexy!
For the new relationship…
This doesn’t have to be tough – instead, try to make it fun! A small, thoughtful gift shows you care without being over-the-top about it.
A Coffee Box Subscription.
There are so many options here if you are dating a coffee lover. Why not gift him a coffee-of-the-month box from Bean Box? When you subscribe to Bean Box, you’ll get a monthly tour of Seattle’s top coffees. Every box consists of 4 whole bean roasts as well as tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan chocolate. There are many boxes to choose from, so have fun doing a little research and seeing what clicks!
For the sophisticated man.
Get him a bottle of his favorite brand of whiskey, or a collection of bitters to mix cocktails, like this one from Uncommon Goods. You could also splurge and get a couple of beautifully crafted whiskey glasses for something different and fun.
Women love a thoughtful gift. If you’ve just started dating, try making her a homemade gourmet meal with a nice bottle of wine – you can even order a single meal kit online if you need help! To add to the ambiance, try one of these gift suggestions:
There’s nothing more relaxing and romantic than a hot bath, so why not gift her some luxurious bath bombs or a fresh smelling bubble bath formula? Lush Cosmetics has a great array of choices, plus all the ingredients are natural. Winning!
Forget chocolates, go for mini cupcakes!
Who doesn’t like cupcakes? And Baked by Melissa makes it easy, because you can order right from Amazon, gifted in its own pretty box. Treat her decadently.
If you’ve been dating for a few months…
For the beer aficionado:
Is he into beer, or has he thought of brewing his own? Amazon sells this relatively inexpensive craft beer brewing kit, so he can have a little fun experimenting.
For the jewelry lover, with a feminist twist:
Jewelry. This doesn’t mean you have to buy her diamonds…in fact, it’s much more thoughtful when you buy a unique piece from an artisan jeweler. There are so many options available, but in the spirit of the #metoo movement and women’s march, why not a feminist approach with this “Badass V” necklace, available via Amazon?
If you’re in a long-term relationship…for him AND her…
Apple makes a nice pair but they aren’t the only game in town. Check out Jaybird X3, which are perfect if your love enjoys running, hiking or working out. They won’t slip out when you exercise.
Spa gift card.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to pamper your love. The Massage Room, Massage Garage, and local Foot Spas all offer services for $50 or less. Check your local listings.
Amazon Echo Dot.
Have you been dying to meet Alexa? Now’s your chance – Amazon is offering bundle deals for its Echo Dot, a hands-free, voice-controlled device that can help you call and leave messages, record your favorite TV shows, turn on lights, or play your favorite music. A robot at your command – sexy!
These are a few suggestions, but it doesn’t hurt to be a little creative and think outside the box. Remember, romance is easy to cultivate with a little love and imagination. There are no wrong answers when it comes from your heart.