With less than a week from Valentine’s Day, we are all getting excited over the opportunity of spending some extra time with our loved ones. Our busy schedules and hectic lifestyles often interfere with precious one-on-one time we have with our partners, and every year Valentine’s day comes as a perfect reminder to just stop whatever we’ve been doing and prioritise our relationship over everything else. At least for the day.
The whole idea of exchanging Valentine’s gifts shouldn’t be about spending ridiculous amounts of money on fancy goods, but rather about creating meaningful experiences that will nurture love and mindfulness and keep the relationship growing. A perfect Valentine’s gift is a labor of love, a thoughtfully planned surprise that brings joy to both sides. But since we often look for presents a bit last minute, coming up with a great idea under pressure usually creates stress, rather than joy.
If the lines above resonate with you and you are yet to source the perfect present for your lovebird (or perhaps for yourself), we’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up a selection of beautiful Valentine’s gifts that are also useful, and will add to the romantic mood of any home for years to come. And, just like you are used to, they come with a story.
Treat Yourself to Some Extra Comfort
There is hardly any better excuse for pampering yourself to some old-fashioned romantic atmosphere than Valentine’s day. But what if we told you you could use this opportunity to create a tiny love nest in your home that can permanently serve as a private getaway retreat for spending quality time with your partner? Whether it is a dining set for two, or a loveseat, having the space for just the two of you can make a world of difference in your daily routines.
It doesn’t have to be inside, though. If you are lucky enough to have a backyard and you both enjoy slow evenings in the garden, a romantic bench will help you appreciate those moments even more. Top that with some DIY gardening efforts and you will have a hard time topping this Valentine’s gift any time soon.
Of course, if your idea of relaxing is laying down or watching Netflix, a snuggly blanket can be a great excuse for curling up with your Valentine for some moments of closeness.
Set the Mood for Romance
This one is a no brainer. Sensual lights and sentimental music are always a winning combination. The candlelight promises calm and helps you focus on each other by leaving everything else in the dark (where it belongs). For added spa effect make sure to choose scented candles over the regular ones.
Think through your music selection. No matter how convenient Youtube playlists might be, all the commercial interruptions and endless options to choose from can divide your attention and get in a way of the time you spend with each other. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you and opt for a record player instead. Not only you will be in full control of the playlist, but you will also get a chance to enjoy the magical sounds of the good old vinyl.
Old-fashioned Wine and Dine
Whether your partner prefers wine, tea or coffee, a gorgeous collectible set will come as a daily reminder of your devotion and affection to them. Even if you don’t use it together, it is still a great way to be there and support your soulmate while they’re having their quiet moments during the day.
Decorate with Love
Small decorating touches can make a world of difference in a home and help you set the tone for the space. Decorating with motifs of love has always been popular and there are so many different ways to usher in the theme. Love has inspired the creation of some of the most beautiful artwork there is, so if you are looking to adopt some of it in your home, don’t be surprised if settling for just one item comes as a struggle. Perhaps that’s why people so often go overboard and end up with sort of a tacky look.
From classic to modern, maximalist to minimalist decorating pieces, dive into our handpicked collection of Valentine-inspired ideas.
The antique aesthetic is forever, don’t you agree?
But modern has its perks too!
And if your Valentine is into the old Hollywood, the original vintage poster of their favourite movie will certainly tick all their boxes.
Don’t pressure yourself over this. Just make it fun and personal. Be supportive of your partner’s most cherished habits or better yet treat them with some shared moments of mindfulness. Dig in through our collection and you will surely find something that resonates with the two of you.