If you have a special someone in your life, then you may be familiar with the pressure to get the perfect Valentine’s Day gift that conveys the right message. Before you have a conniption trying to land the ideal present, know that if he or she truly cares for you, they’ll be thrilled that you went through the trouble.
For some great suggestions that will likely end in a smile when that gift is cracked open, read on.
GIFTS FOR LADIES
Unless your lady’s allergic to fragrance, you can’t go wrong with the gift of smelling divine. Whether it’s earthy, sweet or spicy every lady likes to smell irresistible, and there’s an array of fragrances to choose from.
Some top sellers of 2010:
A day of pampering is a great way to show your love to the special lady your life. Rub downs, facials, pedicures and all the spoils of fabulousity are a special treat that will make her feel glamorous. Check out this website to find great spa deals near you. Serenity Spa in West Chase has a Valentine's Day package all ready to go.
It doesn’t matter if she’s a diva or a keep-it-simple kind of gal, girls love a cute pair of shoes! Buy a gift card to her favorite shoe store or better yet, present her with a card stating you’ll escort her to the shoe store personally, limiting her to a pair or whatever you desire to spend.
Even if shopping isn’t your thing, watching her traipse up and down the aisles modeling her “it” pair of shoes means a job well done on your part.
If you’re looking to say "you're special to me", personalized embroidered items are a great start. Whether it's jewelry, a blanket, an iPad or a kitchen apron, it shows you went out of your way to find the perfect gift and took the time to personalize it just for her. You can get engravings and embroidery at places like PersonalizationMall.com and Thingsremembered.com .
Many women enjoy chocolate as a gift, so you may be thinking, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, nothing’s wrong with upgrading to trendier chocolates. There are plenty of ways to take chocolate up a notch with gourmet chocolate box options or get creative with personalized M&Ms!
On mymms.com , you can specialize yummy M&M candies with any color, any message and any pictures you want. They're a multiple packages such as a gift box or even a gumball machine. There many different sizes and price points making it affordable for nearly any budget.
GIFTS FOR GENTS
Favorite Television Series
If a show makes your guy throw his head back in laughter, or talk back to the television, surprise him with an entire season of the show on DVD. That way he can watch it over and over again, consequently, thinking of you as he watches “The Office” or whatever it is he’s in to.
A lot of men aren’t really into jewelry, but most go gaga over a sharp watch. From Fossil watches to Hugo Boss, they’re plenty of price points to complement his style without dinging up your wallet too hard. Check out Overstock.com for great selections.
An almost guaranteed win is tickets . Whether is tickets to a football game, his favorite artist, or a Harry Potter convention (If he’s into that sort of thing), will be beaming over that gift for some time to come.
He’s been busy at work…he just hadn’t gotten around to it... we all have excuses as to why our homes get messy. Why not hire a cleaning service to get his home tidy? If his house or apartment is super junky, he might assume, just for a moment, that he got robbed. But leaving a note saying “The Cleanest apartment this side of town, love Jane” will have him breathe a sigh of relief and appreciation. Click here for coupons at Royal Maid Service in Tampa.
A thoughtful gift for the beginning stages of a relationship or for a man who’s not overly romantic, is an item for his car. From car seats and a plush wheel cover to a nice car air freshener, there’s no way he won’t appreciate you "tricking out" his ride.
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