Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I’m sure that many of you ladies and gents are already thinking of what to give your special someone on this day of love. Although it is a given that we need to show how cherished our loved ones are on a daily basis, Valentine’s Day just tends to make it extra special for them.
It can be complicated sometimes to find something special, so on this day, think outside the box. Be sure to show that you’ve made an effort in picking out the gift as well. Follow our his and hers Valentine’s Day gift guide for all the ways you can knock your partner’s socks off and make this day special.
The Five Love Languages
Put together a gift scheme that touches your significant other’s love language. If you’ve never heard of that, you probably need to school yourself a little bit with Dr. Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages. The five include: Receiving Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Physical Touch and Quality Time. If you are unsure of what the other person’s love language is, do all five!
For Her – Words of Affirmation
- On the morning of Valentine’s Day, leave her a handwritten love note
- Place love letter sticky notes in the bathroom
- Leave her a sweet voice message
- Send her a special text message
- Send her a “random” email in the middle of the day to let her know that you’re thinking of her
For Her – Acts of Service
- Prepare breakfast in bed
- Fill up the gas tank in her car
- Get her car washed
- Offer to take the kids to school for the day if she normally does it
- Takeover the chores: vacuum the house; do the laundry; throw out the trash; walk the dog
For Her – Physical Touch
Physical touch is also a common love language. Treat your lady to a spa day at her favorite place or even try your hand at giving her a massage at home.
For Her – Quality Time
Most women’s love language is quality time. Valentine’s Day this year falls on a Saturday. If you normally spend your Saturday mornings with your golf buddies, take a break and spend it with your lady. Have a chill morning and exercise together or just walk to the park. Have breakfast at her favorite spot, and give her your full attention all day.
For Him – Words of Affirmation
- Give him an early phone call just to tell him you love him
- Put a handwritten note in his car right where he can see it
For Him – Acts of Service
- Make sure his work clothes are ironed
- Prepare a healthy snack that he can take on the go
- Offer to do an errand that he normally does
- Get his car washed.
- Show up at his office with a cup of coffee
For Him – Physical Touch
A massage works for just about anyone. But if that’s not his sort of thing, then just find simple ways to be more affection, like hugging him when he gets home from work instead of being zoned out on your laptop, for example.
For Him – Quality Time
Even if you don’t understand a thing, spend quality time with your man by watching his favorite sports with him. You could also workout together if the two of you typically workout alone.
So what about the love language of Receiving Gifts? Well, here are gift ideas in our Valentine’s Day gift guide, all under $100, that will appeal to the senses of guys and gals alike.
For Her – Receiving Gifts
- Sense of Taste: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries | Truffles and Cheesecake | Chocolate-Covered Cookies
- Sense of Smell: Juicy Couture Gold Perfume
- Sense of Touch: You + ME Pillow | Okay you win. I’m Yours Pillow
- Sense of Sight: Vince Camuto Sunglasses
- Sense of Sound: UGG Ear Muffs
For Him – Receiving Gifts
- Sense of Touch: Good Morning Handsome Pillow | Hi Handsome Pillow | I Love You A Bushel Pillow
- Sense of Taste: Omaha Steaks Gourmet Burgers
- Sense of Sight: AMC Theatres Gift Cards
- Sense of Smell: Burberry Brit for Men
- Sense of Sound: Ear Muffs for Men
Remember, if your budget is lower, then adjust the items accordingly. This is just a simple his and hers Valentine’s Day gift guide to help you pick the gifts that will make your loved ones happy. Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds!