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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

It seems the challenges of 2020 has given us plenty of reasons to be grateful for the relationships we share in our lives. This is also why, for many of us, Valentine’s Day is expected to be that much more significant this year. 

A recent market research study commissioned by PANDORA Jewelry exploring the meaning of love (given all the agonizing events of 2020) revealed that the bonds of love have strengthened in all types of relationships - from those with friends and family, to our romantic relationships with our significant others.  

In a global survey of 11,000 respondents from 11 countries, researchers found that 70 percent of people believe their relationships are more important than ever before. And 64 percent say they talk more with their loved ones than before the pandemic. People also reported placing more emphasis on the importance of actually showing those in their lives just how much they’re loved, by giving gifts or through other simple acts of love and kindness.   

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” - RUMI 

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Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift has been a challenge for ages. Whether your relationship is new or has withstood the test of time, right now is the perfect time to remind that special someone that he or she plays a very important role in your life.

Put a sparkle in her eye. According to another past survey by PANDORA, the majority of women consider jewelry to be the most covetable gift, yet 77 percent normally receive flowers or chocolates. Read between the lines and give her a desirable gift, like pieces from the PANDORA Jewelry Valentine’s Day collection. From stacking rings to gorgeous pendants, the Lock Your Promise and Explosion of Love collections are full of high-quality, hand-crafted, stylish pieces that nearly any woman would be thrilled to receive this year. 

It’s the thought that counts – really. Most women agree that a thoughtful gift, not the most expensive one, is a winner. Something that shows you really know her can send a strong message. For example, if you decide to give flowers, instead of defaulting to the usual dozen red roses, think about her favorite bloom, or choose a flower that may have special meaning in her life. 

Make time the treasure. A busy pace of life means that there’s rarely enough time to spend together without distractions. A gift doesn’t have to be a physical object, but rather an experience you can share together. Plan a date night away from home, enroll in a class to learn a new hobby together or make a point to simply enjoy each other’s company. 

Simple and sentimental. Even if sappy isn’t your standard MO, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to get a little sentimental. Give a copy of the movie from your first date, or revisit a restaurant that holds special meaning in your relationship. Make it meaningful and you’ll see how a simple idea can earn a big response. 

When in doubt, ask. If you’re out of ideas or inspiration, ask your beloved what he or she would enjoy most. But that’s not to say you must forgo the element of surprise. 

Here’s a list of more Valentine’s Day gift ideas he or she might enjoy:

Gifts for Him

Wine Decanter and Blue Tooth Speaker_Gift Ideas for Him 

available at: nordstrom.com

  • Seville Wine Decanter by Godinger, ($69.99)
  • Tivoli Audio Revive Bluetooth Speaker, ($249.99) 

 

Men's Fragrance - Gift Ideas for Him 

available at: nordstrom.com

  • Heretic Midnight Toker CBD Eau de Parfum, ($85)
  • Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Yellow Dream Eau de Toilette, ($77-$95)

 

Popcorn Maker and Socks 

available at: nordstrom.com

  • Dash Fresh Pop Popcorn Maker, ($19.99) 
  • Bombas 3-Pack Cushion No Show Socks, ($33)

 

    Men's Pullover and Sweat Pants - Gift Ideas for Him

    available at: nordstrom.com

    • Callaway Swing Tech, Dual Action Aquapel Water Repellent Men's Quarter Zip Pullover, ($75)
    • Rectrek Men's Pocket Pants by Outdoor Voices, ($98)

     

    Gifts for Her

    PANDORA Jewelry Bracelet and Stackable Rings_Gift Ideas for Her

    available at: pandora.net

    • Charm Bracelet and Stackable Rings by PANDORA 

     

    Bracelet and Love Charm_Gift Ideas for Her 

    available at: nordstrom.com

    • Engravable Havana Friendship Chain Bracelet by Monica Vinader, ($115)
    • Diamond Love Pendant Charm by EF Collection, ($395)

     

    Jogger Sweatpants and Leather Bag_Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

    available at: nordstrom.com

    • Circle X Cozy Jogger Sweatpants, ($35)
    • The Medium Bulb Leather Bag by Bottega Veneta, ($2,300)

     

    Silk Pajamas and Slippers_Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her 

    available at: nordstrom.com

    • Short Silk Pajamas, ($89)
    • Madewell Chambray Crisscross Scuff Slippers, ($39.50)

     

    Women's Fragrance and Bath Salts_Gift Ideas for Her

     

    Print Pajamas and Water Bottle_Gift Ideas for Her

    available at: nordstrom.com

    • Long Sleeve Print Pajamas, by Rachel Parcell ($59)
    • S'well Suzani 17-Ounce Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, ($35)

    Top Photograph by Sidney Pearce 

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