Happy Wednesday Everyone!
As we all know, we’re approaching Valentine’s Day! I used to be a total Scrooge when it came to this holiday, but that was before I was first of all comfortable with myself and being single and then before finally having a boyfriend worth celebrating it with. So that being said, even if you’re an independent lady out there celebrating galentine’s day or having a cozy night in, this list could be the inspiration you need to treat yo’self. OR, if you really need help thinking up cute, sentimental gifts for your significant other (or otter, as I affectionately like to think of it), this list is going to be perfect for all (:
So let’s jump into it!
Male Gift Guide
Let’s do the men first because obviously THEY’RE the difficult ones (:
1. A watch
I don’t know what it is about a man wearing a watch, but I’m super into it right now. Seriously, it looks so good. And the best part about this gift idea, is that you have so many options. You can go sporty, simple, or over-the-top if that’s something he’s into.
Plus, although this gift is definitely practical, it’s can also be a staple in his wardrobe. Now, I’m not saying you need to try to make him more stylish than he is already, but there is something I like about knowing I picked it out and he’s wearing it. If you’re like me, you’ll definitely get that satisfaction with a watch (:
I’ve listed some of my favorite options below!
I’m listing this one next to get out of the way all of the ‘wearable’ options. This is kind of a classic option. In my experience, guys kind of have a thing for shoes as well. And again, you literally have the world at your feet when it comes to options. You can opt to get him a pair he either really needs, or maybe a pair that you think will just add a little something extra to his wardrobe. Either way, it’s a win-win!
Right now, I’m loving Adidas sneakers for guys. I think the army green and beige/tan colors are super on trend and would work for any guy!
3. A basket with alllll of his favorites
This could include his favorite snacks, gift cards to places you like to eat out together, or even some of his favorite movies etc.
I feel like this gives a chance to be a little more creative, sentimental, and prove that you really listen/pay attention to things about him.
Plus, isn’t it like a rule of thumb that guys love to eat? So I feel like too many snacks could never be a problem, especially if they’re ones he enjoys (and you aren’t making him gain weight in the process) (:
4. Something sentimental
Okay so I know this is kind of broad but I feel like on Valentine’s Day you always feel more inclined to kind of get him something special, or at least I do anyways.
Some gifts that I think are absolutely adorable are those little books that have fill in the blank spots and keychains that you can get a picture of you two on or engrave a special date.
Last year I filled a jar with notes about why/what I love so much about my boyfriend and folded them up into little paper cranes. It’s cute, thoughtful, and can be enjoyed for more than one night (unless you have a super eager one who has the patience to unfold them all)!
Of course I really encourage you all to kind of think out of the box for this one because it’s so much more memorable if it comes from the heart (:
These could be tickets to anything. A game, a concert, a show, literally ANYTHING. But it’s something you get to do together and you can even throw in that you’ll get dinner that night as well.
Memories are so priceless and although this might lean towards the more pricey end of gift getting, I think the thought would go a very long way.
Female Gift Guide
Let’s start with the cliche stuff first, okay? I don’t care what anyone says, there is nothing sweeter than someone bringing you flowers. Yes, I know that they’re just going to die, but they’re the most perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.
They’re simple but make any room just a little brighter, and honestly, they have the power to make your SO feel so special. So never underestimate these. And even if your girl tells you she doesn’t like flowers, she’s probably lying just a little bit, because you can never truly erase the ‘basic’ in every girl’s soul.
This is also another really simple one and can go either one of two ways. You can either A) Plan an elaborate night out and surprise her with an entire date night or B) Plan a cozy night in with her favorite take-outs (AKA that means pizza x10000 in my language)
The thought is so sweet and I’m pretty sure most girls like not having to plan or worry about anything for a night. I know I love when my boyfriend plans our dates and I’m pretty much just along for the ride. I think it’s so sweet and I love knowing that he actually had to put thought into it.
3. Something you think your date would look good in — Ex: A dress
Okay so yes, I know this is kind of vague but I really think it’d be adorable if you went to/shopped online at one of her favorite stores and picked something out that both you would love on her, and that you think she would actually like as well.
Maybe it could even be something you have for her to wear on the date you planned for the night, who knows, but it’s super sweet again knowing that you actually took the time out of your day to search for something nice.
I included some of my favorite options below for those of you looking for some inspiration (:
4. Home Decor/Prints
Hear me out. I know this doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day, but I kind of love the idea of a guy buying me something for my room/house.
Especially if it’s art/a cool print. Seriously, you can find stuff like this at Urban Outfitters so it’s not like it’s difficult, and it’s actually a really cool and unique idea.
Or if you aren’t confident in your artwork picking abilities, you could always opt for a candle or even pictures that you like of the two of you. They’re really all good options!
Again, I included some of my favorites for you all below (:
5. A simple piece of jewelry
Girls love jewelry. I might not be one of those girls, but I would appreciate something simple and meaningful if it ever came my way.
This would be something like a delicate necklace that borders on simple choker or a thin banded ring with some small, main detail.
It’s something that a lot of girls will wear with pride, and almost every day. Yes, it’s stereotypical, but it’s Valentine’s Day and you only get to be super mushy like this pretty much once a year so why not just 100% go for it, right?
Some options for y’all below (:
Okay so obviously I broke these categories up into both men and women, but really they can be swapped and customized for both, so of course, take it all with a grain of salt (:
I hope these ideas were able to give you all some inspiration and most importantly I hope you have a fabulous V-day whether you’re single, in a relationship, or it’s complicated (AKA dating a celebrity who doesn’t know it yet).
Let me know what you think in the comments below and what you’ll be getting for yourself/someone else OR hoping you’ll get this year! And..
Until next time,