No matter how many times you’ve celebrated the holiday, finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your bae can be a challenging task. Whether this is your first Valentine’s Day spent as a couple or you’ve been married for 40 years, people struggle each year to please their partner with the perfect gift for the holiday centered around love. Valentine’s Day is also a holiday that has many last-minute shoppers, aka, buying your sweetie a gift on your way home from work on February 14th…. But have no fear, we have got some great ideas for gifts based on gender and how long your relationship has been “official”, that can also be purchased for all you last-minute shoppers. Check out our ultimate Valentine’s Gift Guide ideas below!
Gifts for Him
Gifts for Boyfriend of less than 1 year
Okay, so you and your man are about to spend your first Valentine’s Day together as a couple and you are struggling with what you should get him. First time Valentine’s Day gifts can be difficult for both parties because the relationship is still new and you want to get something special, while not being too over the top.
Gifts For Long-term boyfriend or fiance
If you are in a long-term relationship 2+ years or even engaged to be married, you have got to impress your man with a gift that shows your eternal love for him. By this stage, you should know what your partner likes and have spent multiple Valentine’s Day holidays together. But there is still pressure for you to get him something meaningful and hopefully, he will return the favor.
Gifts for Husband
Getting a Valentine’s Day gift for your husband can still be tricky. For newlyweds, maybe this Valentine’s Day is more pressure than for a married couple of 40 years. By this time in your life, you know your husband very well and know exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t like. If you have children together, you most likely have bigger celebrations in the year that require more thought into gift giving. However, it is still important to give a gift that shows your love and appreciation to your husband- it does not need to be extravagant or over-the-top.
Gifts for Her
Gifts for your Girlfriend of less than 1 year
Surprisingly, men struggle less with searching for a gift for their girlfriend on Valentine’s Day than the other way around. However, it can still be a daunting task to buy something to impress your lady on your first Valentine’s Day together. You don’t want to give her something too extravagant but you also don’t want to slack and give her something cheap. If you see this relationship lasting for a long time, it’s always best to impress with the gift. Take our advice, she will be a very happy lady.
Gifts for your long-term girlfriend or fiance
For a long-term girlfriend or fiancé, the pressure is on for you, dude. You have got to impress your lady big time with this gift. This calls for a present that is more extravagant than what you’ve given her in the past, especially if you are engaged to marry her. Take into account the gifts you’ve given her in the past and recall what she liked and what she didn’t like. Most women like being treated like a queen, so this Valentine’s Day, get her something that makes her feel like the queen she is.
Gifts for your Wife
Not surprisingly, married men struggle more than married women to find a perfect Valentine’s Day for their wife. By this point, you have known your wife long enough to know what she loves and what she hates. Try your best to not get her something she hates… If you share children together, this woman you married has been through a lot and deserves a gift that shows how much you love and appreciate her. We know this isn’t your first rodeo for this holiday, so it’s not necessary to go over-the-top. However, she will be a happy woman if you put some thought into the gift you give her.