• MAR 24, 2011
  • WRITTEN BY: Evie Stacey

It’s Valentine’s Day – and you’re looking to make this one special for your wife or girlfriend. Valentine’s Day is often not a difficult holiday for guys. Most women love chocolates, flowers, and dinner at a nice restaurant. But if you want to spice things up a bit, read on. There are plenty of ways to get creative and original with your Valentine’s Day plans – and surprise her with something she’s not expecting. Here are ten tips for making this Valentine’s Day one she’ll never forget.

Name a star

What’s more romantic than naming a star after your beloved? Most star-naming companies will give you a beautiful naming certificate,  a constellation chart showing the location of your star, and other extras all contained in a beautiful presentation box. This is a highly romantic gift that’s sure to bring a smile to her face.

A romantic picnic

Why not put a spin on your typical romantic dinner with an adventurous picnic? Meet her at work and whisk her away to a secluded, romantic spot with a bottle of champagne and some gourmet take-out from a local restaurant. Light some candles and have a picnic in the living room -complete with soft music and romantic ambience. She’ll love the spontaneous feel of this dinner date.

Take her shopping

If she loves to shop, she’ll appreciate this thoughtful gift. Take her on a shopping spree at her favorite store. Spend time shopping with her, and be engaged. Suggest clothes for her to try, make suggestions for stores, and be sure to shower her with complements whenever she tries something flattering on! If you really want to make her happy, hire a personal shopper to take her out for a day. She’s sure to feel more than a little spoiled.

Give a spa gift

If the woman in your life is overstressed and under-pampered, she’s probably overdue for a day at the spa. Why not get her a gift certificate for the full treatment at a local health spa? Get her a full massage, mud bath, skin treatments, anything you’d think she would appreciate. She’s sure to feel pampered and loved with a gift like this.

Adopt an animal

We’re not suggesting you bring home a puppy or kitten – although that might be a good idea too. If your wife or girlfriend is an animal lover, why not “adopt” an endangered animal in her name? Some animal refuges allow people to donate money to support a specific animal, providing for its care and feeding for a certain amount of time. When you adopt an animal, you’ll get a picture of the animal, updates on its health and status, and even a framed adoption
certificate. Definitely a great gift for a woman who loves animals.

Bedroom board games

If you’re often both too tired to do more than sleep in the bedroom lately, she might appreciate a little night-time attention on Valentine’s Day. Why not make things a little more interesting? Pick up an adult board game like Monogamy, a sexy game that opens with some intriguing conversation starters, and then advances the intimacy until you can’t help but get close. It’s just the thing to liven it up in the bedroom – and give her a memorable Valentine’s Day treat.


Yes, we know diamonds are a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. And most women love diamonds, so it’s a relatively safe gift. But why not get a little creative with your jewellery choice this year? This type of gift requires some consideration – you’ll have to pay attention to the type of jewellery she loves. Look at what she wears. Some women only wear gold or silver, and some like large, bold pieces while others like a more delicate or antique look. Once you’ve got her style down, pick a stone that she’ll love – many women have a special place in their hearts for opals, emeralds, or amethysts. This is sure to show you know her tastes – and she’ll definitely feel loved.

Dance lessons

Why not take her out for a night of dancing? Women love men who are willing to get out on the dance floor as well. Book salsa lessons, tango lessons, or ballroom dancing together. She’ll love the romantic ambience, and you’re sure to get ample opportunities to show off your moves – both on the dance floor and off.

Marketers traditionally emblazon everything from underwear to shot glasses with red hearts to sell them on Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean everything with a heart on it is a good gift for the occasion. Put some thought and planning into your next Valentine’s Day gift, and don’t be afraid to get creative. She’s sure to remember it as the best Valentine’s Day she’s ever had.


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