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12 gift ideas for Valentine's day

Updated on April 22, 2016

Do you know the feeling when you see the smile and excitement on the face of your loved ones when they are opening up a gift package? And the moment when they look at you and their facial expressions describe the happiness and joy in their hearts? Although receiving gift is a wonderful experience, giving gifts is even more exciting and enjoyable. It brings people closer to each other and strengthens the relationship.

Valentine’s Day is the day of love, affection and warmth. People usually think that it’s just about the couples, but love has many faces. You can show your love to your friends and family. Or even to your pet – there are no rules. Giving gift is a perfect way to express your love. However, sometimes - even when you know the person very well - you cannot seem to think of anything that you would want to give them as a gift. Moreover, it is generally harder to think of something for males. Well, you don’t have to ponder too much - I have done the work for you. There are twelve gift ideas listed below, six for him and six for her. These are not only great for Valentine's day, but also for various other occasions.

6 gift ideas for her


Every women loves to receive a perfume. So if you want to play safe, get her a perfume. It is easy if you know what her favourite scent is, but there is no reason to worry if you don’t. Try to remember when she wears it and what type of fragrance she wears (floral, oriental, citrus, fruity, chyper, gourmand or aquatic). Some of the best selling fragrances are Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Euphoria by Calvin Klein, Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker and Sex and the City Love.

Flowers will always boost up her mood and bring a smile to her face. They are meaningful, romantic and very cheerful. You can give her fresh assorted roses, red roses, pink roses or any other flower that you wish to choose.

Who does not love chocolates? Young or old, women love it. Especially when it's Ferrero Rocher!

This makes a great gift and it does not even have to be really expensive. Be it a ring or a necklace, buying jewellery as a gift is very romantic and expressive.

Make-up and skin care
Women like to take care of their skin and wear make-up. They are looking for new and good products to experiment with. There is always a cosmetic or skin-care product that a women wish to have. Find out what it is and give it to her as a gift. Just to give you an idea of few all time favourite products: Nars Orgasm Blush, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Mischa M or Skin79 BB cream, Queen Helene Masque and everyone's favourite moisturiser: Embryolisse Lait Créme Concentre.

Books are intellectual and affordable gifts. There is always something for everyone. You can also buy Kindle books as a gift.

6 gifts ideas for him

Electronic gadgets
Guys love to get gadgets as a gift and there is a great variety to choose from. Some cheaper options are headphones, gaming equipments and computer gadgets.If you want to buy something expensive, then products like Apple iPhone, Apple iPod, Apple TV, Canon Powershot S95 Digital Camera and LED LCD TV are definitely worth a look.

Perfume is an awesome gift for men too. It is useful, majestic and personal. When you are buying a perfume, keep the recipient's choice and style in mind. Nautica Voyage, Paco Rabbanne 1 Million, Acqua Di Gio and Swiss Army are some of the best-selling fragrances for men.

One of the few accessories that men wear is a watch. Hence, it makes a suitable and fashionable present. There are formal and informal, expensive and less expensive watches so there should be something for your guy.

Fitness gifts
If the recipient is into sport and fitness, why not buy him something related to exercise. There are all kind of fitness equipments, DVD's, books and sport gadgets. As P90X is extremely popular these days, you could buy P90X workout accessories and workout with together.

Navigation equipments
Men and cars are mostly inseparable. A car as a gift is a little expensive to give, so why not a gadget for the car. If he does not already have one, give him a GPS. It makes a perfect gift and will help him find his way back home to you. A win-win situation for you both.

Video games
Men enjoy playing video games. If your guy does too, then this could be a fantastic gift. Find out what type of games he plays or whether there is something on his wish list. Some of the popular games these days are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They are affordable and will give great pleasure to the recipient.


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    • kayha profile image

      kayha 6 years ago

      Thank you for your encouragement.

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      sunasia22 6 years ago from Philippines

      Very useful hub! Nice gift suggextions, Marked useful and interesting! Voted up!