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What to Get Your Wife for Valentine's Day

Updated on January 29, 2014

Yes, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Already, the store aisles are filled with reds and pinks, lots of candy and heart shaped balloons. You may be thinking to yourself, “What will I get my sweetheart this year?” Well, here are some ideas to help you on your way to finding the perfect gift and planning the perfect date.

Your ultimate goals should be to display your love for her, obviously, and to surprise her with something she'll absolutely love. How extravagant you are depends on your budget, but sometimes less is more. It’s all about the thought behind it. Regardless of the size or cost of the gift, you can be sure to make her smile, blush and fall in love with you all over again.

To find the perfect way to wow your wife or girlfriend on Valentine's Day, you must know what your sweetheart likes and her love for romance. After celebrating several Valentine's Day together, it's easy to resort to doing the same thing year after year. And though it's true that some things never get old, you can still find little ways to be creative enough to make your gift unique and extra special. You can start with a combination of some typical gifts.


The Typical Gifts

These gifts may be typical, but they are appreciated by any woman. Just make sure you know which ones are her favorites.


The last thing you want to do is hand your wife or girlfriend a bunch of roses if that is not her thing. Though she may be grateful either way, find out her favorite before you go to the florist. Once, you have that all figured out, you can hand her a large bouquet or a single stem. I personally prefer a single calla lily.


When it comes to picking candy, you have the classic assorted chocolates that come in a box, the Hersey's Kisses, yummy Turtles and so much more. Just know which ones to get. Another sweet idea would be to get a Valentine's Day cake that the two of you can share.


A pair of earrings, a charm bracelet or a pendant necklace are all nice pieces of jewelry you may want to consider. Perhaps, even a engagement ring for your girlfriend or an enhancer for your wife. Really, it's hard to go wrong in this department. Try to catch hints from something she has been eyeing in the catalogs, on the commercials or in the store. Just don't get something she already owns.

Ways to Enjoy Valentine's Day

Making one of the typical gifts a compliment to something else, such as a romantic date night, is a great idea. Regardless of your budget, a thoughtful and well planned date night (or weekend) ought to make your valentine feel even more special. Consider the following:

  • A nice dinner date at an elegant restaurant she likes or A candlelight dinner at home (You are the chef, of course.)

  • A play at a nice theater or Dinner and a movie

  • A stay at a nice hotel, cabin or plan a get-a-way or Enjoy a quiet evening at home, with the place all to yourselves

  • A day at the spa, or A day of pampering at home. If you have gifted hands, get some rub and give her a massage yourself.


Don't Forget the Card!!

Whatever you choose to do, don't forget to seal it with a kiss...the card! The card is the perfect way to add your personal touch and express your written, heartfelt thoughts. Here's your chance to pull everything all together, be sentimental and get mushy with how you feel.

It's always sweet to come up with your own message. However, if you find a card with the perfect message already inside, your mission will be accomplished. But a word to the wise...make sure you browse for a card well in advance. Waiting until the day before Valentine's Day will result in picking through a slim selection and missing out on the perfect one.

Another option is an e-card. A personalized, animated e-card with music can be just as special. This should go well if you're positive that your sweetheart regularly checks her e-mail.


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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      What a beautiful article! I love Valentines Day cards and a romantic dinner. Great suggestions!

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      SaferDates 5 years ago

      I think it would be a great idea to create a Valentine's Day Dinner Menu instead of a card for the candlelight dinner at home.

      P.S. Make sure to include clean up;)