5 Gift Guides To Personalize Your Valentine’s Day
Need help finding the perfect gift? Check out what these five bloggers suggest you do this Valentine’s Day to really surprise your loved one.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many libertine lovers are scrambling for last-minute gift ideas to spice up the international jour d’amour. Nowadays, settling on chocolates or flowers can come off as a bit insincere, so we turned to bloggers and journalists to be our Cupids with gift guides that showcase original, thoughtful, and “outside the box” gifts that are sure to wow your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re looking for a cool and exciting gift, something kinky that will heat up the boudoir, or simply something affordable that still shows you care, our compilation of gift guides includes 54 options that are sure to create a memorable experience.
Michigan Ave Magazine: Cool Buys from The Windy City
Emma Webster’s gift guide from the Chicago based Michigan Avenue Magazine offers 12 unique ideas ranging from home decor to delightful snacks. This guide features gifts for him, gifts for her, as well as a few that can be enjoyed together, such as a sexy-time bath bomb in a Valentine-heart theme or an original song that brings your unique love story to life. No matter your budget, this guide has some great Windy City gift ideas that will blow you away.
Red Tricycle: Saying “I Love You” in Chicago
Sticking with the theme of local Chicago things-to-do, Red Tricycle has compiled 8 destinations that will help you grow as a couple. Tamy Bizzarri focuses on personalization and making your Valentine’s Day especially unique. From customized pizza and truffles to songs and bouquets, Red Tricycle offers ideas that share the same level of intimacy and originality that you strive for in your relationship.
Ask Men: Kinky Gifts to Spice Up Your Night
If you’re looking for something a bit more risque, edgy, or downright steamy, then Aly Walansky’s “Kinky Valentine’s Day Ideas” at Askmen.com is sure to please; pun intended. While you that there is an adult advisory for this gift guide, Askmen includes both gift ideas and activities that you can engage in this Valentine’s Day that goes outside the traditional realm of a greeting card or jewelry, including gifts by Songfinch. When choosing your Valentine’s Day gift, be sure to remember what Walansky pointed out herself: “The most important rule of the day is that there are no rules.”
CBS New York – V-Day in the Big Apple
For those checking in from New York City, John Friia of CBS has compiled a list of activities and places to explore with your significant other that are localized to The Big Apple. Friia touches on a few activities that are often overlooked when making holiday plans with that special someone. For example, consider going out for Valentine themed ice cream at Ample Hill’s Creamery. Once the guilt sets in, you can hit the gym together at Liftonic. If getting sweaty with your partner (while working out) doesn’t float your boat, consider pampering yourself at Lovewild Design with a eucalyptus bath or a clay facial to exfoliate your pores. In case you were having trouble of thinking of activities to do as a couple, CBS New York has you covered.
Hedonist/Shedonist: Affordable Valentine’s Day Gifts
If you’re as busy this time of year as you were last year, you may be looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea.nMany of us are also on a budget and concerned with keeping the night affordable. Ari Kane from Hedonist/Shedonist included a variety of cost-effective options for Valentine’s Day. From decor to wine and double-wide hammocks to sheer lingerie, Ari has an affordable gift idea perfect for any Romeo or Juliet.
Hopefully this gift guide helps get the ball rolling towards the perfect Valentine’s Day experience. Of course, it’s important to recognize that each relationship is unique, which is why we provided a collection of 46 options that can be tailored specifically to match your personality and tastes as a couple.
If giving an original song as a unique gift strikes your fancy, head over to our website and tell your story with all of the details and romance that made you fall in love. Happy Valentine’s Day!