Guess what, my friends? It’s time to start getting ready for yet another holiday! This one, luckily, doesn’t come with quite the hefty price tag that Christmas carried. I’m totally recycling here, by the way. Take a look at all my past favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas posts for inspiration on what to get him, her and the kiddos.
So Christmas is over, which means it’s time to start pushing Valentine’s Day! Yes, I know, you JUST took down your tree, isn’t it a little soon to start talking hearts and flowers? Alas, my friends, it’s never too early if you want Google to index your posts in time to actually have people find it for the holiday. If you’ve ever wondered why bloggers start talking about Christmas is October and Halloween in June, well, that’s why. It’s all about the Google. Someday, maybe it will be all about the Bing. I’m totally pushing them as the best search engine you’re not using. Way better than Google. But I digress. Here, in no particular order, are the very best of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas that I’ve culled from the countless reviews I’ve done over the years.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her
Gorgeous Jewelry under $100! I love the Infinity Collection from Helzberg Diamonds so much I’ve written about it twice. That post linked right back there is my favorite though, because it includes several other easy tips to give jewelry without busting your budget. Check it out!
A trip to a romantic destination. Aside from my Intel AIO computer, my trip to Paradise Stream two years ago was probably the coolest benefit to being a blogger ever. If you don’t recall, Sal and I spent two nights in the height of romance and luxury. While I’m not saying you have to whisk your love away to the Poconos (it’s really FREAKING COLD here right now), a romantic getaway is still a great Valentine’s Day gift for her (or him, or just you!).
Flowers…done right. Flowers are the go-to gift when a guy has no idea what to get a girl, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Check out my tips for sending the right flowers and send an arrangement that really shows you know her personality. Of course, if she hates flowers, you’re on your own here.
Amazingly delicious cookies! Has it really been two years since I tasted the sweet goodness of Isabella’s Cookie Company valentine’s day cookies? It had to be, I was even worse at taking pictures back then than I am now! Relatively small and boring picture aside, those things were insanely delicious! I’m getting all drooly just thinking about them.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him
You know what I just realized? I haven’t done hardly ANY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him posts over the years. Wow. I totally slacked there. So I’m recycling some of my Father’s Day ideas instead. Hey, they still work!
This one came from my Unique Father’s Day gift ideas post and was my most popular gift idea ever. Like, I totally made money on Amazon from that one. Not a ton, but enough to buy a decent amount of Christmas gifts for my son with it! Guys love zombies these days. I guess girls love them too, but guys seem to go nuts for them. Nothing says “I love you” better than “hey, here’s a kit to help you not get eaten by zombies!”
I am mildly obsessed with RedBubble. They have the coolest t-shirts on the planet, including awesome gifts for him. They carry EVERYTHING you can think of: funny, geek, TV shows, movies, a little naughty, a whole lot naughty and more. I can spend hours just chilling on their site pinning stuff to my Pinterest boards.
Meat! When in doubt, get him meat. Unless he’s a vegetarian. I personally do not eat mammals. I have accepted the fact that Sal does. If he’s going to eat furry mammals, though, I’d prefer he get them from a free-range farm like Prescott Frost. It’s organic, which is good for him. The cows are allowed to roam free before they are slaughtered, which still isn’t great for them but better than being factory farmed.
A pizza stone! Of all the gifts for men that Sal has reviewed for me in the past two years that we’ve been together, this one benefits me the most. I like pizza, especially when made on a stone. There is no reason you can’t get a gift that benefits you too! We’ve had this pizza stone for nearly a year now (anything over six months is “almost a year” to me) and it’s still holding up perfectly.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids
I don’t go all nuts on Valentine’s Day gifts for Jacob, but I do like to get him a little something. After all, he’s been my Valentine every year since he was born, and sometimes he was my ONLY Valentine. These are all relatively inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids.
Wuggle Pets: Look at my little monkey pants two years ago! He was such a cutie! He still is, of course. That was the year he got his Wuggle Pets. Two years later and he still sleeps with them. Shows how well they held up! He had such a great time putting them together. I’m sure after two years they have like a zillion other options, so check it out and grab some for your kids!
Happy Nappers: Going back even further in time, I reviewed Happy Nappers way back in July 2011, the first year of Pretty Opinionated. Like the Wuggle Pets, this guy has really held up over the years too. Even his little snoring box still works great!
Educational Games: After the onslaught of toys and games kids get after the holidays, it’s nice to use Valentine’s Day to give something a little more educational. While we didn’t review Multiplication Slam for Valentine’s Day, I think it would be perfect. Jacob is just now really covering multiplication in school, and this game really gave him an edge.
So what do you think? Do you have any fabulous Valentine’s Day gift ideas to share? I’d love to hear them! If you have a post on the topic, feel free to share it in the comments so I can check it out!