We all know the truth: money can't buy love. But let's be honest about what money can buy: great gifts for your loved ones if you know how to shop! This festive and flirty Valentine's day, leave the boring box of chocolates
behind and save the floral arrangements
for your business associates (and maybe your mom). Instead, make the most of your moolah by picking the perfect present to pierce your friends, flirtation, and family with Cupid's arrow. Need some help getting started shopping online? Check out these options for the oh-so-many men and women you might want to lavish in lovely gifts this year!
For the Attention-Obsessed:
Some people would much rather receive an experience-based Valentine's Day present over an expensive item, especially if others are witness to the present. If you're in a relationship with a person who prizes PDA as something that isn't TMI, consider dressing up as the Queen of Hearts
or as the King of Hearts
and serenading your loved one at work, school, or even as a surprise on the subway. If you've got children, these costumes come in kid sizes
too, so make it a family affair!
For Romantic Lovers:
Keep things spicy this Valentine's day with his and hers nightwear- lingerie for the ladies
and satin boxers for the boys
. While you're at it, stick with the satin theme with a set of sexy satin sheets
, and turn the heat up with cinnamon-flavored edible massage oil
For Jewelry Lovers:
If your gem of a girl has highbrow tastes, consider gifting her with this Diamond Heart Charm Bracelet in 18k White Gold
to celebrate Cupid's day. If you're both interested in sparkly pieces at a significantly lower price tag, this Diamond Accent Heart Bracelet in 18K Gold over Sterling Silver
is beautiful as well at less than a tenth of the price!
For Athletic Types:
Romantic gifts don't have to be traditional or even typically girly or sexy - if it's an item that the recipient will love and see as thoughtful and sentimental, you'll get way more from your purchase than if you simply picked up something pretty on the shelf. If your loved one is an outdoor enthusiast, perhaps gift her with these unique new shoes and socks that are all the rage amongst active men and women: Vibram Five Fingers
, which are shoes with separate toes to conform to the wearers' feet for better performance. Combined with a couple of pairs of Injinji toe socks
(because you can't wear regular socks with Vibrams) and you'll capture your athelte's heart by their toes!
For the Stay at Home Mom or Dad:
While you work away from home, they work just as hard in house, but with few moments of appreciation. A little role reversal might go a long way if your significant other is feeling stressed. Let them take a load off while you don an adorable apron
(or a hunky one
) and prepare a feast fit for a queen, king, and their kids with Omaha Steaks' Filet Mignon Feast
, complete with potatoes and veggies for a one-stop shop! To satisfy sweet tooths, consider gifting everyone with a delicious Mrs. Fields personalized cookie cake
in the shame of a heart!
For Your BFF:
If your BFF is solo this Valentine's Day, don't leave 'em without something to remind them that they're loved! Gift her with a movie or two
that you'll enjoy watching together, like the aptly-named Valentine's Day
or a collection of romantic comedies
If you've got a boy whose age is in the double-digits, chances are he'll love being gifted with adult-repelling but teeny-bopper tantalizing Axe body sprays, washes, and deodorants
. Hey, anything to keep them clean, right? Teenage girls love to smell great, too, so perhaps gift your girl with a popular and great smelling Harajuku Lovers perfume
by Gwen Stefani.
Start the special day off right with a special breakfast - you can't beat this heart-shaped waffle iron
as a wonderful way to kick off the celebration! For your sensitive children, for each one print out a photo of you and just them and place the picture in this adorable personalized Valentine's Day photo frame made exclusively for kids
. Attach a message about how special they are to you for extra sentimental value!
For a Man:
If he's the kind of guy who just doesn't get into frou-frou stuff for himself, don't waste your time or money on silly trinkets. For a few weeks, give his appearance a good going over - are his accessories falling apart? Could he use a new Movado watch
to spruce up his image, or maybe a new leather belt
to replace a really frayed one? Also, if he's an avid golfer, he can never have too many personalized tees
- having a few printed up that say "I Love You - Good Luck Hubby!" is an inexpensive way to improve his game and your relationship! While these gifts aren't exactly screaming romance, they're certain to be used and appreciated by your guy!
If this year you're sidelining romance and working on self-improvement instead, be good to yourself this Valentine's day. You deserve to be pampered and gifted with personal comfort and happiness, and there's no better way to get that than with a personal massager
. While some people like massagers specifically for the neck
, others prefer handheld massagers
to release tension in nooks and crannies everywhere! Who needs a valentine when you can take care of yourself?