Emergency Valentine's Day Gifts You Can Buy Your Guy Or Girl On The Way Home
No time to hunt around to find the ideal Valentine's Day gift? We've got you totally covered.
By Aubrey Almanza
Forgotten to get a Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/significant other?
Follow our list for great easy-to-find staples that will keep you in the good books.
For guys: Electric razor
Shaving supplies are a safe gift for a man you’ve just started dating.
It says, “I like you enough to get you something, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you with something overly generous.”
Depending on your comfort level, you can opt for a higher-end set of supplies.
Some chemists go beyond plastic watches, stocking high-end products, such as a Fitbit.
This is ideal for the man who loves exercise, or has made a resolution to get into better shape this year.
The best part: He’ll have no idea you picked it up around the corner 10 minutes before you showed up at his door.
Some 34 percent of single men and 30 percent of single women claimed the best gift they’d received from a significant other was an activity they did together, according to the PlentyOfFish survey.
“Plan your Valentine’s day around a fun activity you know your partner will love,” MacLean suggests.
How about a generous couple’s massage?
Cue the massage oil, an easy Valentine’s Day gift that’s like an engraved invitation for one-on-one time.
Valentine’s Day gifts should be less about the money spent and more about the thought that goes into them.
Boxers (or briefs) are not only functional (after all, every guy could use another pair, especially on laundry day), but they also provide a fun and flirty way to say, “I can’t wait to see you in these later.”
“When asked what gift they would most like to receive from their significant other, 24 percent of men said they would love a new cologne, putting this item within the top three best gift ideas for Valentine’s Day,” says dating expert Kat MacLean of PlentyOfFish, who surveyed 20,000 people about their preferred Valentine’s Day gifts.
The great news is chemists don’t carry only the tacky, plastic body mists you smell at high school dances.
They also stock a range of high-end colognes you’d find at your nearest department store.
For girls: Perfume
Choosing a scent that suits your gal’s personality and taste is no easy feat, but if you find the right perfume, it will say a lot about how well you know her.
ragrance is a safe gift for the woman you consider your girlfriend, or only recently started dating.
If you’ve been together for years, we recommend choosing something more personal.
“According to some women, tacky jewellery was the worst gift they’d ever received from their significant other,” says dating expert Kim MacLean.
To avoid making this mistake, step up your game and gift your girlfriend a wine cooler.
She’ll love being able to collect and properly store her favorite wines!
If you can’t afford a couple’s spa retreat, gifting a foot bath is a perfectly suitable and sweet alternative.
With this gift, your woman will be able to pamper herself at home whenever she wants.
Make sure she knows that she deserves that time to fully relax.
A yoga kit makes for an excellent Valentine’s Day gift, particularly if your partner has been eager to take up this mind-body exercise.
This present is ideal for the woman who’s often stressed and needs a healthy way to unwind.
If you’re worried about offending her (it can be taken as a push to get in shape), buy the same kit for yourself and attend a class – or follow an online yoga workout – together.
A refreshing candle is a safe bet for the girl you just started seeing.
It’s a nice gift for someone you don’t know much about, and shows that you were thoughtful enough to pick something up, no matter how new the relationship is.