Have you suffered the wrath of your wife on several occasions because the only Valentine gift you can come up with is a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates? Would you appreciate some help in getting it right this year by giving her an unusual Valentine’s gift? You’ll be pleased to know you’ve found your way to the best place because we’ll be sharing some of our ideas and giving you some helpful advice on giving gifts to your special lady. If your relationship has been serious for a number of years you might be feeling a little challenged. So far you’ve done pretty well but this year it’s got you completely stumped. Here’s hoping some of our ideas will spur you into doing something a little different than usual, as well as giving her an unusual Valentine gift.
Top Valentine’s Gifts Ideas For Her
24k Gold-Dipped Natural Rose
- A natural rose dipped in 24 karat gold.
- It perfectly combines the beauty of a rose and the majesty of fine gold.
- Presented in an exquisite leather case, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Yellow Natural Rose Glazed & Trimmed
- A real yellow rose which has been hand-picked at its height of beauty.
- Perfectly glazed with a trim of 24 karat gold
- Presented in a stylish display case made from PU leather, with a double-sided authenticity certificate.
Red Glazed Rose Heart Pendant
- Luxurious pendant created from red natural miniature rose petals.
- Styled in a heart shape, the pendant is studded with 21 radiant synthetic diamonds.
- Presented in a thick navy-blue velvet pouch, backed up by a lifetime warranty.
Tired of the usual? Here are a few unusual Valentine gifts for for her
If flowers and chocolates have made the whole Valentine experience a little boring you might find some inspiration in the following unusual ideas.
Try a different cultural tradition
Not all countries celebrate Valentine’s Day the same way as we do here in Australia, so try out one of the rituals from somewhere else around the globe. Here are a few examples you might fancy trying.
- In Denmark and Norway husbands and boyfriends send their significant other half funny little poems that are called ‘Gaekkebrev’.
- In Wales lovers exchange love spoons.
- In Japan it’s the ladies that bestow gifts which are most often chocolates.
- In some parts of Britain they serve buns made using raisins and caraway seeds.
- A popular custom in a number of different countries is for names to be picked out of a hat. You get to spend the day with the person whose name you picked. Might be worth trying if you’ve got a few close friends.
Spend the day being a tourist
There are plenty of people that consider Valentine’s Day to be just an excuse for retailers to pressure people into spending more money. So rather than give a gift this year why not spend the day being tourists? There must be a few places you’ve be longing to visit so pack up a picnic and enjoy each others company while visiting somewhere new. There should also be lots of opportunities for more of those cute couples photographs.
Spend the day with your mates and their other halfs
Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for lovers. It’s also a day when you get to enjoy spending time with people you care about. And that includes friends and family. Why not spend this Valentine’s Day doing something with your buddies and enjoy a group date at home? Everyone will get to make their own contribution, but a great idea will be for the men to buy flowers, cook dinner and serve. Leaving the women to organise some after dinner games, decorate and organise some cheeky gifts. Stick with even numbers or someone will be feeling a little left out.
Do something charitable
Time to show people less fortunate than yourselves there are still people in the world who care. Volunteer your services because love is also about being charitable and caring towards your fellow man or woman. There might be a charitable organisation in your locality that’s organising a Valentine’s fundraiser so offer up your services and help out. Is there a local homeless charity where you could go and help serve up dinner? Rather than giving each other flowers take them to the local nursing home and make some old ladies smile.
A date with your pet?
A recent survey has suggested that one in five people would prefer to spend Valentine’s Day with their pet rather than a human that they love. If that sounds like a good idea but you don’t want to offend your wife or girlfriend, then combine a gift with her together with a walk in the park with your dog.
And there’s a glimmer of hope for those who are single. You never know who you’ll meet when out walking the dog.
There’s no rule that says you have to celebrate on February 14th
There is no hard and fast rule that says the 14th of February is the only day you can celebrate Valentine’s Day. On the contrary. The only problem with celebrating your love on this date is that you’ll be joining hundreds of others. Not always a good idea if you fancy a cosy candlelit dinner at your favourite restaurant. It’s not very romantic if you have to shout to be heard, when you’d rather be whispering sweet nothings. Alternatively spend the evening at home and afterwards cuddle up on the couch to watch a romantic movie.
Flowers – But not red roses
Red roses are a little bit cliche to be considered unusual Valentine’s gifts for her. Why not give her a bouquet of something completely different? Or a potted plant that can be taken care of and left to grow for several years. You could also choose to give her a bonsai tree, or a bouquet made of candy or paper flowers. Even better would be a single natural rose bloom that’s been dipped in gold, silver or platinum. An exquisite gift that will give your loved one a rose that will last forever. You can even get this gift personalised to make it extra special.
Unusual facts and figures related to Valentine’s Day
- Men do the majority of Valentine’s Day shopping, on average spending more than $125. They are also responsible for three quarters of flowers purchases.
- More women buy Valentine’s Day cards, a staggering 85% of sales.
- More than 1 billion Valentine’s cards are exchanged in the US alone.
- More than 200 million roses are sold in the US every year for Valentine’s gifts.
- In Saudi Arabia, Valentine’s Day celebrations are completely banned.
Now you should have realised that there’s no need to worry with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. There are heaps of unusual, unique and special Valentine’s gifts just waiting for you to pick and then present them.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you star-crossed lovers!
Funny video – what happens if you give your wife the wrong gift: