With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s never too early to begin shopping for the perfect gift to show your loved one how you feel. Shopping for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be stressful, though, as long as you know what you’re looking for and what your loved one will want. Below are some of the most common gifts for Valentine’s day and what we recommend getting based on our own experience.
Candy is a great gift idea for new relationships as it sends a sweet message without venturing into the higher budget gifts. If you’ve only just started dating, a box of candy will show your partner that you care about them and are committed to making them feel special even in the early stages of your relationship. Consider pairing your gift with flowers to make it extra special without having to spend too much, but make sure you ask yourself a few important questions before you buy the flowers.
Another great go-to Valentine’s Day gift, especially if you’re in the early stages of your relationship or haven’t made huge commitments to one another yet. Before you buy flowers, though, you should make sure that your partner isn’t allergic and that you get a bouquet of flowers they’ll love. Roses are an easy go-to, but stick with colors like red and pink (red is the most elegant, while pink is fun and flirty). You’ll likely be ok with any color of rose, though, as long as it’s not white or yellow, which are flower colors that are often associated with funerals and Mother’s day.
Perhaps the most extravagant of all, jewelry is a great way to tell your long-term partner that you love and cherish their presence in your life. Picking jewelry can be tricky, and choosing a piece of jewelry that your partner may not like will send the wrong message (specifically, that you didn’t want to put much effort into finding the perfect piece). Consult their friends or family if you don’t know where to start, but don’t be afraid to get creative with this extra special gift—they will, after all, cherish it forever.
Don’t feel the need to stick to traditional jewelry stores either, as you can often find that you have more freedom and a better budget when you begin searching in places like Gems N’ Loans. We’re pretty picky about what we take in because we want our customers to be able to have a selection of only the best jewelry pieces to choose from, but we generally carry everything from special, one of a kind vintage finds to gorgeous classics and striking modern pieces.