Gift Ideas For Valentines Day

It's that time of the year again. February 14th is right around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about gift ideas for Valentine's Day. Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day offers each of us the opportunity to show someone else we care by doing something special for them. It also gives us the chance to start new traditions.

Gift ideas for Valentine's Day should be thoughtful, creative and fun. They should be personal. This article provides gift ideas for Valentine's day for all the different people in your life and shows you where to get them.

Gift Ideas For Her (The Lowdown): Traditionally, Valentine's day has been about doing something special for the lady in your life. Regardless of what they say or do, your wife or girlfriend expect and appreciate something special on this day. Going all-out and spending a lot of money on this day may be appreciated, but it is not at all necessary (Unless your trying to get out of the doghouse!). Think long and hard about her wants and needs and buy a gift to match, regardless of price. That way, you are assured to buy something that is truly special.

What To Get Her: Once again, think about her needs first. Gift ideas for Valentine's day should be meaningful. If she is difficult to buy for, resort to traditional Valentine's gifts. Flowers and chocolates delivered to her at the office or home. A teddy bear with some jewelry she's been wanting. A hallmark card with a meaningful handwritten message and a longstemmed rose. A gift basket. The possibilities for gift ideas for Valentine's day are endless.

Gift Ideas For Him (The Lowdown): Many men proclaim to hate this holiday and will openly admit that they could do without it. But that doesn't mean your husband or boyfriend won't appreciate receiving something special from their lady on this day. Just try to remember one thing. Emotionally charged gifts with a deeper meaning are wonderful for women, but do not mean as much to a man. Physical intimacy with the woman they love is a much more meaningful to a man. It creates a strong bond.

What To Get Him: Nobody knows your man better than you. That being said, try to have some fun with this! If he is openly against Valentine's day, but has a sense of humor send him some flowers at work. You can help him get over the embarrassment with a nice dinner. Get some nice lingerie and surprise him with a modeling session when he gets home. Buy him a gift basket with chocolate body paint and offer to let him practice his art on your canvas. She who comes up with the most creative gift wins!

Gift Ideas For Kids (The Lowdown): Valentine's day is a lot of fun for kids, and is a good day to start your own family traditions. Every year my parents bought my sisters and I each a large chocolate heart with our names written across the front in icing. It was something we looked forward to every year and is a tradition my wife and I have continued with our children. Think of something that would be fun and meaningful for your family.

What To Get Them: Gift ideas for Valentine's day? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that most kids like and appreciate chocolate or candy! This is not Christmas or their birthday. Keep it simple. Just a little something to make them feel special.