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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Women
Member Name: angelboouk
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Women
Advantages: quite easy to buy for, lots of options, you can set a budget
Disadvantages: there is a lot of tacky stuff out there! some women aren't easily pleased
If you have read my review of 'Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Men', you will be aware that I have been with my fiance for nearly 10 years. I know he loves me and he tells me often but we do not feel the need to go overboard when it comes to Valentines Day. That being said, I am a girl who likes to receive gifts and whilst I am very appreciative of whatever my fiance is able to buy me, I can dream about other lovely gifts too. Only spend what you can afford to spend.
~Flowers, Chocolates and Cupcakes!~
A pretty typical gift when it comes to Valentines Day. I hate flowers but I know many ladies love them and would appreciate a nice bunch of red roses or their favourite flowers. As I am on a diet now, chocolates aren't something my fiance is likely to buy me but most ladies love chocolate so a nice box of Thorntons or something similar would go down a treat. Last year (pre-diet) I hinted that I would like cupcakes for Valentines Day and my fiance ordered my a box of 6 (I shared I promise) themed cupcakes from a local seller. These went down a treat and weren't overly expensive.
~Lunch Date or Night In~
Most restaurants are likely to be fully booked on Valentines Day but we do like to go out as a treat but not on that day. It is nice to go out for lunch on our own or to the cinema to watch a film we both like to see. I love horrors and this suits my fiance fine so we never run out of film options to suit us both.
A cosy night in is another option. My fiance isn't much of a cook so I would no doubt do the cooking whilst he ran me a candle lit bubble bath - bliss. There is nothing more appealing to me than snuggling up watching a film with my fiance. This is a budget option and we will be doing that this year!
If you are looking to treat your lady to some quality 'me time' then buying a voucher for a local salon or booking her in for a massage/facial/manicure is a great option. A few salons local to me offer massages starting from £16 and I would personally love to receive a voucher for one. I bought my sister one this year and it was well received. If you want to spend a little more money then booking a spa day (check out deals websites) for herself or for both of you to enjoy as a couple. Extend the budget for an overnight in a hotel too if you can afford to.
Unless you have a nose for different perfumes, stick with your partners favourite perfumes. My fiance had declared last year that he had spotted my favourite Chanel perfume in Boots for £27.00 and that he was going to buy it for me. I had to point out that the £27.00 box was the soap or hair mist! Don't get confused by all the identical boxes if you are buying Chanel is my best tip! Ask in Boots/Debenhams etc if you need any help but I wouldn't recommend buying just any perfume as you run the risk of your partner not liking it.
Ladies are good at dropping hints so take notice! If you partner has mentioned a new CD album or DVD release that she fancies then head to Asda/Amazon etc and treat her. I've been dropping hints for the new Twilight DVD but it isn't being released until March so my fiance has said he will buy it for my birthday.
I know all ladies are different but I would like to think my fiance knows me quite well by now and knows what I like. If you don't know then go for easier options and limit the tacky stuff! I would be delighted to receive some lovely candles, a new notebook and stationary, some bath stuff, candle holders or even new pyjamas. I do love teddies too and have treasured those that my fiance has bought for me over the years as well as cards (he started with a £4.99 Clintons card on our first Valentines Day and now its a £1.00 Card Factory card lol) and a love heart snow globe he bought me. Little things and showing you love your partner all the time mean more really.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: some little ideas..