Valentine’s Day, while romantic, can be fraught with gifting and planning stress. The average consumer spends over $100 on their valentine. So here are some tips and ideas on how to elevate traditionally popular gifts like flowers, chocolates and jewelry to a truly personal, memorable experience. There are many things that you can do to make your loved ones feel special – whether it is around Valentine’s Day or any day of the week!
Flowers are a great go-to option, which is why everyone gets them. One way to make sure that the memories last longer than the bouquet is to consider making flowers part of a special event or moment. Plan a romantic picnic at your local botanical gardens or park.
Everyone loves chocolates. But to sweeten your gift, look for ways to personalize it and make it a little more unexpected, premium and part of an event. A very simple way to show that you put some extra thought into your gift is to order custom monogrammed chocolates with your loved one’s initials. If you’re sending chocolate to your loved one’s office, a good tip is to send enough for his/her officemates. You’ll be a real hero among the co-workers.
Jewelry is always a luxurious, well-received gift, but it can sometimes feel a little impersonal. Take the extra time to have it personalized with a small engraving, whether initials, I love you, a special date, etc. If you plan far enough in advance, have the jewelry custom made based on your loved ones favorite stones, colors, designs.
Going out to dinner or even dining in on Valentine’s Day is pretty standard fare, but there are ways you can make it a more special occasion. Have their favorite wine chilling on the table and a menu planned that features their favorite foods or meal.
We’d suggest a perfect coffee and dessert pairings for Valentine’s Day. Food (Candy/Desserts) make up almost 50 % of Valentine’s gift giving, over $6.5 billion in tasty treats. So check out our previous blog to appropriately pair coffee with those yummy, thoughtful desserts to ensure the full-flavors are tasted by your special someone.
Our advice and surprise your honey with one of our perfect pairings for your perfect match. What’s not to love?