With the special day just around the corner, you might be stressed trying to find the best way to show your loved one just how much they mean to you. Valentine’s Day brings inevitable pressure to find the perfect gift or plan the ultimate surprise for your significant other. Don’t let the pressure of the day get to you, though.
Instead, have fun coming up with some ideas for unique gifts and experiences that reflect your partner’s personality. Whether you’re looking to surprise them with their favorite gemstone or an unexpected adventure, here’s some inspiration for special Valentine’s Day surprises.
1. Sustainable Jewelry
Jewels, gems, and diamond rings are synonymous with romance. You can’t go wrong with a classic gift like diamond jewelry such as a necklace or an engagement ring on Valentine’s Day. Rather than buying natural diamonds, look into purchasing jewelry made from synthetic diamonds instead. To a lot of people’s surprise, there are actually many reasons why lab-grown diamonds are actually better than natural diamonds.
With the same physical and chemical makeup as diamonds that occur naturally from the earth, it is difficult to tell the difference between the two. Synthetic and lab diamonds avoid the potential of supporting the industry of conflict diamonds, which is an issue with many natural diamonds, and still guarantee a beautiful, durable product with top gem quality. Due to the demand on the diamond market for mined diamonds, synthetic diamonds are often much easier on the wallet as well. So this Valentine’s Day, add some extra sparkle to your partner’s life with a stunning synthetic diamond.
2. Wellness Basket
Self-care is especially important right now amidst the craziness of the world. For Valentine’s Day, spoil your significant other with a basket filled with wellness goods that will help melt away their stress and make for a night of restful sleep. Bath salts, face masks, candles, green tea, lotion, and essential oils and tinctures are some products that will make for the ultimate day of relaxation or that can be used to invest in everyday self-care.
Your partner can use this gift for a special occasion or boost their everyday health routine. Products like Ayurvedic tinctures blended with hemp CBD and ginger, rosemary, and cardamom oils are a great way to gain a natural focus & energy boost. These remedies are a natural way to improve brain function and mental focus. They are also ideal for boosting energy and avoiding reliance on more toxic as well as addictive substances like caffeine and sugar. If your partner is a health fanatic, this might just be the perfect gift for them.
3. Virtual Wine Tasting Class
A virtual wine tasting class is an ideal gift for any wine lover. While a wine-inspired trip to the vineyards of South Africa or Argentina may not be an option at the moment, you can still indulge your palate and curiosity by partaking in an online wine tasting. Choose from a variety of courses run by vineyards, sommeliers, and wine experts depending on your level of knowledge and interest.
Look for a class that features a wine region or type of wine that your partner has a particular interest in. Perhaps they’ve been hoping to learn more about wines from the Douro Valley in Portugal or the Loire Valley in France. Sign up for the class, order the wines, and spend the evening sipping on some new wines while learning a bit more about them.
4. Travel-inspired Gift
Exotic vacations may have been off the list this year but if your loved one is a die-hard traveler, you can still give them a gift in the spirit of travel. Purchase a set of new luggage or a camera that they can learn to use in time for your next trip. Buy them novels telling tales of travel epics or a coffee table book rich in travel photography.
Bring a piece of the world to them by turning Valentine’s into an evening of international festivities. Whisk them away to Italy by decorating your home with photos of Venice and Rome. Cook a meal of Italian dishes, pour two glasses of Sangiovese, and sit down to an evening that almost feels as if you are eating on the cobblestone streets of Rome.
Quality time spent with your loved one is perhaps the best thing you can give them. Plan a surprise adventure for the two of you this Valentine’s Day. Whisk them away on a weekend escape to a mountain cabin or beach cottage. Plan a road trip for the day, where you have designated stops for sightseeing, adventures, and meals.
You can even keep it simple and pick a secluded spot in the forest and bring a picnic packed with your partner’s favorite foods and a bottle of bubbles. Spending the day together and making new memories is truly the best way to grow closer and celebrate your love.
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