It’s nearly Valentine’s Day. I have a pact with my husband, we don’t “do” Valentine’s Day. I’ve always said, Valentines is just a day invented by Hallmark to help slumping sales and get people spending again so soon after Christmas! Now that is the cynical woman in me talking, and I’ve been married a while now, and have a beautiful baby. We don’t need to have a special day assigned to declare our love… we have our anniversary! When we first got together all those years ago, our engagement anniversary, our wedding anniversary, the birth of our child…. the list goes on!
I feel if you want to buy a gift for your loved on, or want to show them how much you care/they mean to you, a surprise present (just because) works so much better! So on the theme of presents here are a few ideas:
An experience gift
These are my favourite gifts to give and receive. It’s a gift for both of you! It doesn’t have to cost the earth, a trip to the theatre followed by a nice meal or takeaway. Or if you were feeling particularly flush then an afternoon driving around a racetrack experience or skydiving? Either way having an activity you can do together I feel is so much more personal than a material gift.
Physical objects are great, but nothing beats creating memories that last forever.
Chocolates, flowers, perfume/aftershave, IOU personalised gift vouchers (something along the lines of “this voucher entitles the user to one free hour long massage)
Amazon Echo Dot/VR Headset
I think pretty much everyone got an Amazon Echo at Christmas this year, or a VR headset. If you or your other half were one of the few that didn’t, then it’s a nice novelty gift to give!
The Amazon Dot is a nice gadget to have, it doubles as a speaker, and you can get very advanced and connect it to your heating and lights – commanding its switch them on without having to lift a finger.
The VR headset (not the expensive PlayStation one) ranges from around £10 to £50-60. I wouldn’t go for the really cheap ones as I’ve found they have a tendency to flip open and drop your phone on the floor. Could end up costing you more in the long run!
“Alcohol, the cause and solution to all life’s problems,” as Homer Simpson once said. We don’t think he was talking about possible presents for Marge, but nonetheless, this is a staple for alcohol drinkers.
Obviously you can enjoy this gift too 😉 so make sure it a nice bottle. 🙂