January is coming to an end and for some that means valentines day plans and gift hunting for their loved ones. So I asked a group of friends what they would like for valentines day and everyone had interesting answers. Different from what I expected and definitely different from the norms.
From photography classes to expensive gears, and exotic trips to exotic places. It’s safe to say everyone had high expectations. So if you are planning to gift your woman some flowers (They say Nigerian girls don’t like flowers) or a box of chocolate for this years lovers celebration. Think again. (Not that there’s anything wrong with chocolates) just try to add meaning and value to your gifts this year.
That been said, who knows the saying, ‘give an inch and I’d take nine’ If everyone was allowed to choose their gifts, then the givers would probably run into bankruptcy a lot sooner than necessary. And so I’ve compiled a list of thoughtful and mostly affordable gifts you could give your lover/loved one this valentines.
Valentines day gift guide for her
In other not to make this post too long, I have decided to share it into two parts. For him and For her. This part will focus on the gifts guys can get ladies and the next will focus on the vice versa. Most of the gifts here are things I wouldn’t mind receiving myself. Somebody please tag my boyfriend to read this post!
PAY FOR AN ONLINE COURSE/CLASS
Maybe she loves cooking, or dancing, or maybe her passion is photography or she has always wanted to learn French. Take the initiative and pay for a class or course for her to learn or perfect her passion. Don’t forget to check for great deals and also be sure she would be available to take said class. I can already think of the many ways she could show gratitude for such a thoughtful present. I would love to take dancing class or a photograph retouching class.
BUY HER A WORK/PASSION GEAR OR INSTRUMENT
Is she a photographer? Stylist? Makeup artist? Blogger(Like me) Or she is passionate about the guitar? Or she plays the flute? Nothing is as sexy as a man who is genuinely involved with his woman’s job/business. Buy her one of the latest equipment’s or a much-needed gear for her business. I would love the new instax mini 9 Polaroid which you can easily get in Nigeria Here. (I want the pink or yellow one)
SURPRISE HER WITH A CARE PACKAGE
Getting her a hamper full of good stuffs like scented candles, diffuser, cards, lamps, chocolates, bath bombs is totally awesome, it takes the traditional box of chocolates to a whole other level, by getting her a hamper, there would be actual stuffs she would use for a while and probably even share with her family, making it an even more thoughtful gift. You can get hampers at affordable prices Here. (PS: You get a discount if you mention my name)
DIY (DO IT YOURSELF)
You can read my chocolate spoons in a mug DIY birthday gift idea that I did last year to get some ideas and get inspired. A DIY is an affordable way to spice things up. DIY’s are unique and thoughtful and your lady might appreciate the fact that you put in the extra work to make her something special and just for her.
ACCESSORIES ARE A GOOD IDEA TOO
Bags, sunglasses, shoes.. All things women love and would never say no to. Take her shopping or simple buy a few accessories and hand it over to her, see how her face lights up. Don’t forget to make sure they are from reputable brands. And give her with the receipts, just in case she wants to exchange them! Currently loving this yellow sling back slides from mango and would really appreciate getting it(I’m a size 38)
JEWELRY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE
I know I wouldn’t mind this charm bracelet from Pandora. If you guys are serious and are the lovey dovey type, you could get promise rings or just take the bull by the horn and go ahead and give her an engagement ring already. There is no better gift than letting someone know you intend to and would be happy to spend the rest of your life with them.
TAKE HER ON A TRIP
Provided you can afford it and can get away from work for a day or two, then why not. Make it a valentines weekend. Take her to a nice B&B or a resort or a quiet island where you can have a chilled lovers day looking into each others eyes, reading to each other and trying out exotic cuisines. Ah.. lord knows I would enjoy this immensely. Check out this post for links to buy affordable flight tickets.
CROSS SOMETHING’S OFF HER BUCKET LIST
Because I have a bucket list which you can read about Here and I won’t mind something’s been crossed off the list. If your lady has a bucket list too or is an adventurous one, both of you can look it over and decide to cross off some of them this valentines day. It would be fun and spontaneous and since it’s her list, you can be sure she would enjoy it.
Perhaps you are a man after your own heart. Then you can help your woman help you this valentines by getting her some lingerie and intimates for your night/trip together. Or maybe you just want the pleasure of knowing what she wears underneath. ‘A lady owns too much lingerie’ (said no one ever) Shop amazing lingerie and intimates for her at brief essentials and use my code from this post for some $$$$ off your purchase.
Saving the best for the last because lets face it, cash is a great gift for whatever occasion. Valentines or not. While some do not find this particularly romantic, I (and a lot of other ladies) find it practical. Maybe there is something I’ve been saving to buy, maybe there’s a debt I’ve been meaning to pay off. Some surprise extra cash would be a great gift to receive.
Okay, so that’s it. What did I miss? Ladies, what would y’all love to receive this valentines? Guys, What would you be getting the special lady/ladies in your life?