Everybody deserves some love this Valentine’s Day. Regardless of whether they’re single or not, giving a gift as a friend, as a child, as a sibling, or as a parent is a wonderful way to remind them that this special day isn’t just for lovers. Shower them with well-thought-out gifts that say “I appreciate you” in a unique way.
Gift giving isn’t exactly everybody’s strong point, and if you’re like most people, you’re either stuck by the lack of or overwhelmed by the number of options at your disposal.
Worry no more!
This gift guide is curated to give you spectacular Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your special ones, whether that be your best friend, your significant other, or your parent.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids
It’s wonderful to give gifts to kids. Their reactions are always genuine, and even if they end up not liking what’s inside the present, they always find opening presents really fun. However, presents are optional.
There are plenty of precious Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your kids that will not only get you a kiss on the cheek but also help nourish your bond as mother (or father) and child and help cultivate a culture of love right at home. Some fantastic Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids include the following:
- A trip to the park
- This absolutely adorable kawaii box of goodies
- A trip to the ice-cream shop
- A new kitty or puppy (only when they are ready)
- A cookie-baking session together
- A card-making session together
- A craft session together
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Siblings
It’s easy to gift siblings, especially because you probably know what makes them tick. In fact, they can be the easiest people to get a gift for. You can make it funny or silly or thoughtful and simple. Regardless, they will surely appreciate the gesture.
Some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your siblings include these:
- An item related to their favorite hobby (like a video game or a skin care set)
- A quirky book
- A custom tee
- A matching bracelet
- Homemade goodies
- Nostalgic treats
- Personalised travel accessories
- A custom Valentine’s Day card with a meaningful message
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Grown-Up Kids
As a parent of grown-up kids, you probably rarely see your kids, especially if they’re off to school in another state or country or are living with their own families. Still, this does not mean you can forget about the little gestures that tell them how much you miss and appreciate them.
Calls can be too direct and practical. Text messages and social media can be too ordinary and insincere. Take Valentine’s Day as a great opportunity to strengthen family ties. Simply sending them a meaningful message is already enough to put a smile on their faces and remind them that, no matter what happens, in life, you’ve always got their back.
Other delightful Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your grown-up kids are these:
- Their favorite childhood dish
- Home-baked goodness
- Good books
- Personalised items
- A custom Valentine’s Day card with photos
- A bouquet of flowers
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Significant Other
You will never run out of gift options for your Valentine’s date, and regardless of whether you choose to go out or have a simple, romantic dinner at home, your Valentine’s Day gift should be the bomb.
Make it extra special by putting in plenty of thought and effort to your Valentine’s Day present. Remember that it does not have to be expensive. A simple trip to the gift shop for a little trinket, chocolate, or a bundle of flowers will be enough to let them know you appreciate them.
Because choosing a gift for your spouse or special someone can be the most pressuring aspect of your Valentine’s Day gift-giving escapade, here are some tips that should help you decide on the right gift material:
- Never skip on a Valentine’s Day gift. No matter how much you trick yourselves into thinking it’s just another day for capitalism, you will just end up feeling a bit envious and morose seeing all those other couples swooning over each other at the end of the day.
- Do or get something simple, but don’t overdo it. Your gift should be commensurate to the stage of the relationship you are currently in. You don’t want to scare off the other person by giving the wrong message.
- Get them a gift that they will enjoy, not what you or what you think they should enjoy.
- Pick something thoughtful.
- If you can’t spend much, be creative.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Parents
Regardless of the family structure you grew up in, your parental figures have sacrificed a lot in raising you to become the person that you are today. So finding opportunities to give back the love they deserve is always a great idea.
They don’t really expect much, and you really don’t have to spend thousands to make them happy. For parents, your surprise presence or a simple call or message will be enough to let them know you still remember and appreciate them, despite not being with them constantly.
If you know your parents well, it shouldn’t be hard to pick gifts you know they will like. For moms, for example, a simple day at the spa to help them feel good and relax is a marvelous Valentine’s Day gift idea. Shopping day together is a great one too. Other gift ideas include the following:
- A journal
- Baked goods
- Leather tote
- Gift cards
- Home decors
For dads, you can spoil the inner child in them by gifting them awesome hand tools (if that’s their thing) or items that directly address an enduring hobby (like a soccer game) or simply spending the day with them. Other potential cool gifts for dads this Valentine’s Day are these:
- This awesome set of lockpicking tools
- Insulated beer growler
- Funny dad shirts
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend
You want nothing but the best for the person you know will tread hell or high water just to give you support and advice at whatever you do. So take this special Heart’s Day as an opportunity to let them know how much you love them for who they are and for what they stand in your life.
Here are some thoughtful gifts that will surely put a smile on their face:
- Personalised home decor best friend prints
- Skin care set
- Steam games
- Custom face socks
- Personalised bracelets
- A great book
- A shopping day together
- Chocolate fix
- A day out with the pack
- A comfort item
- Custom tees about friendship
- Gadget accessories
Valentine’s Day is not just a lover’s holiday. It’s a celebration of love in all its forms. So don’t let the people you love feel left out (especially if they’re single!), and thank them for their presence in your life by giving them well-thought-out gifts that speak love in the most “you” way.