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Practical Gifts for Valentine's Day

Updated on March 11, 2015

Many People Appreciate Practical Gifts - Items They Can Use

Do you prefer to receive gifts that are useful? Do you feel that it is better to give people gift that are practical rather than gifts that are pretty but virtually useless? I answer Yes to both these questions, and if you do too, then you have come to the right place to shop for Valentine's gifts. Believe it or not, you can give practical gifts for Valentine's Day that will be appreciated and used a lot more often than a diamond necklace.

For the price of diamond jewelry, you can get her the top of the line mixer she has been dreaming of, or for him you can get that custom made sand wedge or that recumbent exercise bike that you both have been trying to save for. Do you understand where I am coming from? As beautiful as "fluff" gifts are (like expensive jewelry, $300 dinner at a French restaurant, or Escante lingerie) how often will they really be used?

Considering the economy and how tight money is, these days, I feel that gift giving holidays are a great opportunity to give people things that they need, especially if it is something they need but won't buy for themselves. If you are spending the money to buy gifts for the ones you love, why not buy them something they really need instead of something that will spend most of it's time in a drawer, forgotten about ?

Below I have gathered together a great selection of practical gift ideas for Valentine's Day. I am sure you will find something great for the one you are shopping for, be it a friend, relative or partner.

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Why An Inexpensive Kindle is the Perfect Gift - For Everyone!

Everyone can benefit from the gift of a Kindle, even those that already have one, or have an iPad or other tablet. Let me tell you why. First of all, if the person does not have one, they will love it! If they do already have one, or one of its larger, heavier brothers, they will still love it because it is smaller, lighter and much more portable. Kindles can be carried in a jacket pocket, briefcase, glove box or even most ladies purses. And they are inexpensive enough to be left there, so that you never are caught without something to help pass the time, should you get caught in a long store line, doctor's waiting room or even a traffic jam. Arrived early for a lunch date with a friend ? Read the Times while you wait. Early for an appointment with your favorite stylist? Look through Cosmo while you are waiting.

When you are done, drop it in your purse or pocket and leave it there, so it will be there the next time you are caught with nothing to do. The price of Kindles are so affordable now that they really are the perfect gift!

Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System - Makes Meal Preparation a Snap!

I have a Ninja Cooking System and it is one of the best things my husband has ever bought for me. It is so simple and versatile that I use it to make dinner 5 nights out of 7, every week. You want to make spaghetti ? Toss in 4 cups of water, a box of raw noodles, 28 oz of spaghetti sauce and some frozen meatballs. Turn it on and 25 minutes later, you have a delicious spaghetti dinner. Pork tenderloin? Pour in two cups of water, put in the basket (which is included) toss in a frozen pork tenderloin, pour in some baby carrots, and some small red potatoes, salt and pepper. Forty minutes later you have a delicious dinner, you can even make gravy from the water in the bottom.

I have made beef stew, chili, and soup in this bad boy and even roasted a whole chicken. Trust me, if you want to make cooking easy, this is the one appliance you want to have. The person you buy this for will appreciate it, and you more and more as time goes by and they see what a wonderful gift this really is!

Toolboxes - Great Gifts for Anyone!

Toolboxes make a great gift. Not just for guys, for anyone! There is not a single household that does not own a hammer, several screwdrivers, wrenches, tape measurer, putty knife and, of course, duct tape! Where do they keep these things? They need a toolbox!

Valentine Gifts for TV Lovers - Gifts That Keep on Giving

Need to buy a gift for someone that loves watching TV? Easy! How about a surround sound system that will make them feel like they are at the theater? Another great idea is a streaming player, so they can watch all the shows and movies that they want!

Pyrus Electronics 4gb Mp3/mp4/mp5 Player with 2.8" Touch Screen - All Stainless Steel Casing

This is a low cost, high quality MP3 player, perfect for taking up permanent residence in your gym bag. No more need to keep trying to remember to put your music in your gym bag, or showing up and the gym with no music, because you forgot. This little player has 4 GB, a respectable capacity at the kind of price you can buy one for both of your gym bags!

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    techmom 4 years ago

    I love practical gifts! I got a Kindle for Christmas and I absolutely love it.