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Valentine's Day 2016 Gift Ideas for Him and for Her: Husband and Wife, Girlfriend and Boyfriend

( [email protected] ) Feb 11, 2016 12:15 PM EST
Although Valentine’s Day can often be summed up by the traditional bunch of roses and boxes of chocolate, now could be the right time to come up with more original gift ideas that both parties in a couple can enjoy.
Red roses are pictured in a flower shop the day before Valentine's day in Vienna February 13, 2012. Photo: Reuters

Although Valentine’s Day can often be summed up by the traditional bunch of roses and boxes of chocolate, now could be the right time to come up with more original gift ideas that both parties in a couple can enjoy.

Below are creative ways to put a more romantic spin on one’s special day that the husband-wife, boyfriend-girlfriend can enjoy.

First, a trip for two on Valentine’s Day 2016 can be a perfect decision to get away from the cold and enjoy each other’s company on a romantic vacation. Numerous resorts have been offering weekend specials for Valentine’s Day, so booking a trip with only a few days to go can still be possible. Certain hotels and resorts have already begun offering packages where couples will enjoy cocktails, meals and more perks for a fixed rate. Hotel rooms with slashed prices are also being listed online.

Second, partners can certainly benefit from getting a couples message in which both parties can spend some time relaxing and not having to do most of the work.

"With a couples massage, you both get to relax and feel good, and you get to do it in the company of each other," relationship coach Hunt Ethridge explains.

Partners can try to look for a place that has a room dedicated to couples; other massage places also have rooms with a tub so both can continue relaxing after the experience.

Next, Valentine’s Day 2016 can be celebrated with more creativity by being involved in arts and crafts with which pairs can be intimate as they spend time with each other and make art at the same time.

Art kits that are readily available in malls and art stores typically give couples a chance to enjoy intimacy by allowing them to choose a paint color and expressing their feelings on a plain canvas. After coming up with a shirt, a painting or any other art product, both partners can have a visual understanding of the passion that they share with each other.

Meanwhile, some couples tend to focus more on inventiveness, hence the concept of customizing gifts. If a partner has a sweet tooth, the other party can easily send a thoughtful message or even a personal picture of their favorite candy. Certain brands let buyers choose from colors and flavours, and then allow them to add a short message or quote using a Valentine-themed design on their chocolates, thus personalized candies. If one’s partner has more energy in reading and jotting down things, he or she can receive a personalized journal with engaging messages. Amazon, for instance, offers a fill-in-the-blank love journal starting at $10.

For partners who take more pleasure in memorable photos or for those who cannot spend Valentine’s Day 2016 together, it would be favourable to gather up one’s favourite images of each other and arrange them all in a scrapbook or album to add a special personalized touch to the occasion.

Finally, for couples who have nearly impossible schedules on Valentine’s Day weekend itself, the problem of spending time together can still be resolved. In short, the Happy Hearts Day can still be celebrated on another day. Rather than feeling let down because the day cannot be spent on each other, special plans can still be made to have a good time on the next date that is set. Better yet, if one cannot wait, it would be wonderful to plan a trip and surprise the significant other.

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