There are really only a few gift giving holidays throughout the year. Birthdays, Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa, and of course Valentine’s Day. Now, even though getting a special someone a gift should be something that occurs more than 3-5 times a year, that may not be the case in every relationship. So for most people these holidays are very very special.
The unique thing about Valentine’s Day is that it celebrates love. Any and every other holiday can be celebrated by any and everyone, but Valentine’s day are for those in love, in lust, or in admiration of someone.
Men may feel that this day is overrated or unnecessary, but the saying is “happy wife, happy life” for a reason! No matter how much or how little value a woman puts on Valentine’s Day, every girl wants something, but not just anything. Fellas, this is the time of year to get your most creative. What she wants for Valentines Day is a thoughtful, heartfelt gift that you put some effort into. Birthdays and Christmas are free for alls, the gifts don’t really have to have sentimental value but Valentines Day is an expression of love. So I’ve put together five heartfelt gift ideas that’ll surely warm your little misses heart.
As simple as it may sound, a collection of songs that reminds you of a loved one adds a very sentimental touch. This gift requires a lot of thought but at the same time it’s very simple. Find 7-10 songs that reminds you of your loved one. It could include, her fave song, a song you two danced to at an event, love songs that remind you of her etc.
Even though discs maybe becoming a thing of the past, everyone still owns a disc player or laptop and something tangible lasts longer. Ten to fifteen years from now she will fiddle through a memory drawer and that disc will always remind her of the little things, the good times!
It’s really unfortunate that Love Letters are a thing of the past. There is nothing more heartfelt than pouring your love on a piece of paper. Every woman wants to know how you really feel inside. Men sometimes express their emotions differently so a love letter is the perfect way to let someone know how much they really mean to you.
A few ways to get in the groove can be starting off going down memory lane. For example start off with the first time you both met, or that birthday she went above and beyond, first time you met her parents and what that meant to you. You can also start with things that remind you of her, like that one scent she wears that you love, or the first dinner date you guys had together. Girls love when guys reminisce on the little things because we do it too. It means so much to us, it feels good knowing that it means so much to our guy too.
A few more suggestions are just to throw everything on a paper.
First kiss, when you first realized you love her, the fact that you want her to be the mother of your children, how you can see the rest of your life with her, or the fact that this is the first Valentine’s Day you’re actually celebrating etc.
BUILD A BEAR
The best gifts are those that may put him out of his comfort zone. That alone shows that you really put in some extra umph. There is nothing manly about a man building a Build A Bear and for that reason alone it’s sexy.
(This is probably one of the best gifts I received from my previous relationship. Reason being is because throughout the relationship I received 3 different build-a-bears and each one represented growth. I still have all 3 and they will always mean the world to me.)
This may sound pretty simple but if your loved one is passionate about something, whether it be fashion, interior design, art, music, crafts, there is a book for it. I think acknowledging what your girl is passionate about something and trying to assist in anyway possible is a major plus. Whether she knows that you support her or not this will definitely give her confidence that you believe in her.
On the flip side if she just simply loves books, find out her favorite author or genre and ask around a book store to get some suggestions. This effort will definitely make her feel special.
A basket filled with her favorite goodies is definitely an amazing gesture. Choose 5-10 things you know she loves. You can add a few of her favorite snacks, cds, something from her favorite clothing brand, or a gift card for one of her favorite stores, add flowers, chocolate and a nice card! This will show her that you notice the little things, you listen when she talks, and that you genuinely care about her interests.
Girls want to know that you pay attention. This is the perfect way to show that you listen to her when she speaks. Take notes and make this day count.