With less than a month until Valentine’s Day, now is the time to start thinking about gifts for your girlfriend, wife, or partner, as well as your friends and all the people you care about if it so happens that you don’t have a Valentine this year. If you’re feeling lost as to what to get whoever you’d like to buy a gift for, we’ve got 7 suggestions for all budgets that will ensure a memorable holiday. 

Date night 

A date night would be the ideal present for both of you, whether you have a long-distance relationship or are constantly too busy to spend much time together. But don’t just ask her where she wants to go out to eat or what movie she wants to watch.  Instead, make a reservation at her favorite restaurant, get a nice bouquet, and spend quality time together.

A day at the spa

Although it may sound cliche, a day at the spa is one of the most ideal Valentine’s Day presents, especially for new parents, workaholics, and those who work long hours and have little time to pamper themselves.  A bubble bath, a massage, and some treatments would make them relax and have the best day ever. 

Gift cards

These are as old as the world, but truly, if you know that a person enjoys a particular restaurant or store, the perfect present would be a gift card that they can use to purchase whatever they desire. This way, they will get exactly what they wanted and maybe even some things that they’ve always wanted but couldn’t afford or didn’t want to spend their own money on. 

Wool knit sweater

A wool knit sweater would make an amazing present for someone who is always cold, so if your partner doesn’t tolerate the freezing temperature outside, soft merino wool sweaters are a great gift idea as they are not itchy and can be easily found in online stores that specialize in knitwear. Plus these garments have been in vogue for the last couple seasons, so they’ll also make a trendy item to have in the wardrobe. 

Sugar cookies 

Do you know the saying: ”the best present is the one that you made with your own hands”? If it so happens that you’re short on money but still want to make a thoughtful gift, bake some sugar cookies yourself, get some glaze icing and turn cookie decorating into a fun and connecting activity for you and your loved one. 

A purse 

You’ve undoubtedly seen it on every “gift ideas” list you’ve read, but seriously, if there’s one thing a lady of any age appreciates, it’s a high-quality, versatile purse that will last a long time and will be used for multiple occasions. Do you want to go all out and make it extra special?  Get her a heart-shaped purse that will forever remind her of you and your Valentine’s gift. 

A trip 

Finally, if you have a larger budget, a trip is an option to consider as a surprise. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one-week vacation to Paris; it may be as easy as taking a city break in a different location, such as a nearby city. This will be a memorable shared experience for both of you. 


By Leonel Thompson

Anna Thompson: Anna, a former fashion editor, offers readers a curated look into the world of high fashion. Her blog features runway analysis, designer profiles, and style tips.