Is your idea for a Valentine’s Day gift sounding a little boring this year? When you’re shopping for your sweetheart it’s hard to find Valentine’s Day gifts that aren’t a bit cheesy and cliché. No matter what, you usually end up giving that same box of chocolates, those same red roses, or their favorite wine. While these are all sweet and romantic gestures, they don’t leave much mystery or surprise in your relationship! Why not treat your better half to something unconventional and new? I’ve compiled a list of untraditional, yet completely thoughtful, Valentine’s Day gifts for both men and women. Enjoy!
- Picture on Canvas
Perfect for the sentimental women who values pictures and memories. You can pick out her favorite picture of the two of you, upload it to easycanvasprints.com, edit it to your liking and order it! It’s a very cool new take on the traditional picture frame.
- Dinner & a Movie Gift Club
Why not treat your lady to a monthly dinner & a movie date she can count on? With this gift club membership, she will have a gourmet dinner for two sent to her every month along with a Blockbuster gift card for a free movie rental and gourmet selection of popcorn. Perfect for the movie buff!
- Infinity Ring
Jewelry is a little cliché, but this ring is an exception. Infinity symbols are very in right now, like this one from Zales. If your wife or girlfriend is a jewelry lover, then this ring is the perfect sweet reminder of your never ending love for her.
- Gourmet Cupcakes
Ditch that box of chocolates and opt for a trendy and fresh-baked dessert instead! Try Classy Girl Cupcakes in Milwaukee. With crazy flavors like Banana Split, Cinnamon Pecan French Toast, Malted Milkshake and Strawberry Champagne, you’re sure to find a great variety of sweets your hunny will love.
- Couples Massage
This is a great option for the beauty junkie or the mother who needs a little R&R. Plus it gives the guy a reason to get a massage too! Couples massages are incredibly relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. I recommend going to Domani Spa in Watertown. You’ll be pampered with foot soaks, refreshments and chocolates to top off the experience.
- Designer Watch
This is one of the few acceptable pieces of jewelry that a woman can give a man, so make sure you pick a style that your guy will wear daily. A stylish, timeless wrist watch is worth the investment considering how much use he’ll get out of it. Living Social and Groupon occasionally have really great deals on designer watches, otherwise check out your local jeweler for suggestions.
- iPhone 5 Case
If your husband or boyfriend is a techie, he probably will need a new iPhone 5 case from how frequently he’s using (and dropping) his phone. I suggest searching eBay for some good designs. Make sure it’s a style that suits his personality. You can also consider cases for his iPad, Kindle Fire or other tablet.
- Electric Toothbrush
This is a great gift for anyone! Electric toothbrushes are a splurge (at least the good ones are), but the benefits that come from using one daily are incredible. I suggest one from Sonicare. His mouth will have never felt so clean – and he’ll thank you for that!
- Personalized Love Coupon Book
If your husband or boyfriend is the kind of person who makes you promise not to get him anything, then this is a good compromise. Create a personalized love coupon book from Datevitation with little favors, chores, and loving deeds that you let your guy redeem at anytime. Coupons could include cooking his favorite meal, walking the dog so he can sleep in, treating him to a coffee date, or buying him his favorite newspaper.
- Bacon of the Month Club
Any “of the month” club is a pretty great idea for guys, given that it has anything to do with food, beer, tools or technology. Bacon Freak offers delicious flavors such as Honey BBQ, Vanilla Bourbon, Maple Cinnamon and Chipotle Cajun, and they will send it right to your guy’s door every month.
Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!