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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Newlyweds

Updated on February 4, 2014

Your First Valentine's Day As A Married Couple Is Special!

The first Valentine’s Day that you celebrate as a newly married couple is very special so choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift is essential.

Your last Valentine’s Day was likely overshadowed with wedding reception planning and ceremony details, so this Valentine’s Day should be all about celebrating and expressing your love for each other. When choosing Valentine’s Day gifts think “special”, “romantic”, “personalized”. The concept of a “practical” gift should not even be considered.

Here are some fantastic ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts for newlyweds.

Valentine’s Day Gifts With Personalization

To make your Valentine’s Day gift stand out from any other, you can use personalization to make it your own.

When a gift is personalized, you can add names, words or phrases that are meaningful to you or your significant other.

Here are some examples of Valentine’s Day personalized phrases:

  • “Our first Valentine’s Day as Husband & Wife, Love Susan, February 2014”........
  • “Frank & Susan, Married in 2013, Together Forever!” .........................................
  • “Frank & Susan, Our First Valentine’s Day as Husband & Wife, February 2014”
  • “Mary & Susan, Love, Life, Happiness, Valentine’s Day 2014”

There are thousands of gifts items that can be personalized, available for purchase online or in mall stores. Online, I recommend the retailers Red Envelope, and Personal Creations. In malls, you may want to try Things Remembered.

Here are five very popular, Valentine’s Day gift items for newlyweds that are perfect with personalization.

  1. An upscale, silver or gold pen with your message on the side.
  2. A silver or gold frame with your message etched at the top or bottom, plus your favorite wedding photo.
  3. A silver or gold watch, with your message engraved on the back or within the strap.
  4. A locket or bracelet with your message inside or on the back. Another variation is a pendant that is made from two words- the names of the happy couple. (Ex. Frank & Susan)
  5. A silver or gold, engraved money clip.

Turn your wedding photo into artwork. Click the arrow below to watch a demonstration video.

Valentine’s Day Gifts With Newlywed Photos

Most newlywed couples have an assortment of flattering pictures taken at different times during their relationship together that can be incorporated into wonderful Valentine’s Day Gifts.

Since your wedding was in the past year, you likely have some spectacular pictures taken by a professional photographer or talented wedding guest. You may have some romantic shots taken while on your honeymoon to a warm Caribbean island. Perhaps you have some candid shots from New Year’s, Christmas or just hanging around your house.

The most common gift choice is to take one of the best photos, get a large copy made and have it professionally matted and framed. You can also take a selection of your favorite photos and have a collage created. A wedding or honeymoon theme would work very well for your first Valentine’s Day.

You can also have your Valentine’s Day gift photo turned into professional artwork. Options include impressionistic, brush stroke, pop art and caricatures. This is very easy to do. Simply choose your photo, choose your artwork type and size, send the photo electronically to the retailer, pay the bill and wait a few weeks. The finished artwork is shipped right to your door. Canvas On Demand is one of the most well known suppliers, but many others are available.

You can have your newlywed photos added to a variety of other products, but most are not appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Mugs, calendars and mouse pads simply don’t make the cut- too practical or not romantic.

Watch The Funny "Valentine's Day Don'ts" Video

Plan The Vacation After The Honeymoon On Valentine’s Day

After your wedding, you hopefully took a long leisurely honeymoon vacation to somewhere warm and romantic. Since then, months have passed and you two are now “back to reality”, which is the perfect time to plan your next vacation. What better time to start than on Valentine’s Day with a travel themed Valentine’s Day gift basket.

Here’s how… First, choose your favorite destination(s). Then purchase books, videos, food and wine that are all related to the designated location. Visit a travel agent and grab some related hotel brochures and sprinkle them in. If money and vacation time are not barriers, buy a travel gift certificate or even book tentative reservations and enclose the travel vouchers.

If the travel destination is somewhere warm, buy your spouse a new bathing suit or weather appropriate outfit. Top this off with a personalized Valentine’s note about how much fun your last vacation was and how much you look forward to your next vacation as a married couple. Now, place all of these items in a fancy, beautifully crafted gift basket or high quality Valentine’s Day gift bag.

Perhaps you should book your Valentine’s Day dinner at a restaurant related to your travel destination, example: Italian food tied to a trip to Venice or Mexican food tied to a trip to Cancun. This will add that additional Valentine’s Day somethin’ somethin’.

Valentine’s Day Jewelry

High quality, Valentine’s Day jewelry is a thoughtful gift whether you’re a newlywed or a couple celebrating 50 years of marriage. Jewelry gifts tend to be more geared for female recipients, as heart shapes and diamonds tie to the Valentine’s theme.

When choosing Valentine’s jewelry you have countless options. There are bracelets, earrings and necklaces made of silver, brass, titanium or gold. You can also add rhinestones or precious gems. The choice you make will depend on your budget and the taste and style of your Valentine.

If you want to buy jewelry gifts online, try Blue Nile (“Forbe’s favorite online jeweler.”), Tiffany online or Amazon stocks all the major jewelry brands and styles plus provides storefronts for unique jewelry artists. Just be sure to order in time to have your order shipped before Valentine’s Day.

When mall shopping for Valentine’s jewelry you can try boutique gifts stores, major jewelry retailers like Zales or Kay and the large department stores like Lord & Taylor and Macy’s.

Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Newlyweds!

The first Valentine’s Day that you celebrate as a newly married couple is very special so choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift is essential.

Again, Valentine’s Day is about romance and love and your gifts should reflect that. Your love may be gift enough without spending a dime!

But, if you decide to purchase a gift, I hope this article was helpful and gave you some great ideas. I invite your comments and feedback below.

Copyright © 2008-2014, M. Reynolds, All Rights Reserved

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      Chelle Michaels 

      10 months ago

      Great article. I just stumbled upon Hubpages. What a great find. I know I am a little late to the game to comment, but I must share what my hubby gave me. He had a sketch of my wedding dress created. It is the most stunning gift he has ever given me. I love personalized presents and this one is just ideal.

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      Personalization Mall Coupon 

      7 years ago

      Wow that's great article. Valentine's day becoming more and more popular each year in the whole world.

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      Valentines Day Gifts 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the hub. It is going to be my first Valentines Day with my hubby and want it to be as special as possible.

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      7 years ago

      Wow! Great ideas. I loved the Valentine’s Day jewelry. I will surely buy some of them for her.

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      9 years ago

      I like the personalization ideas on the Valentine's Day gifts. We men need help with that.

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      9 years ago

      lots of great info!!!!


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