Whatever your feelings about Valentine’s Day, there’s no denying its appeal for loved up couples.
Surprising your significant other with a gift they really want on Valentine’s Day can be difficult, as so many stores and websites will tell you that your significant other wants a dozen red roses, a stuffed teddy bear or heart-shaped chocolates.
If you use a little imagination and move away from the formulaic Valentine’s Day gifts, you might actually find something she doesn’t want to return…
For the music lover
There’s no denying the resurgence of vinyl in recent years, so why not buy your music-loving girlfriend or wife a record player? There are so many retro-style record players available at the moment that it’s almost too easy to give this as a gift. Bonus points if you can find your song on vinyl.
For the avid traveller
A city break is always a welcome gift for the avid traveller. Pick a city she’s never visited before for added impact. You won’t have to ruin the surprise by asking her to take a day off work as you’ll easily be able to get away on Friday evening and then come home on Sunday – that’s plenty of time to cram in all the sights.
For the fashionista
A new handbag is always a welcome addition to a woman’s wardrobe, so it’s time to hit the department store and ask for some tips. Use your instincts, don’t try to choose too outlandish, and make sure you walk in with a budget or you can easily get stung.
For the traditionalist
Some girls just love a jewellery box on Valentine’s Day. There’s something delightful about receiving jewellery, regardless of the time of year. If you want something truly special, there’s no better way to create a gift they will cherish than setting loose diamonds in a bespoke setting.
On a budget
If you still want to impress your lady but have to stick to a budget, a home cooked meal can easily be spruced up into something way more romantic that she is used to. Keep the meal simple to save money but then splash out on a few candles, a bottle of bubbly and a decadent dessert