The classic Valentine’s Day dilemma is looming in the very near future—what do I get that special someone in my life?
The fact of the matter is, you have to do something for Valentine’s Day—even if she says, “don’t make a big deal of it,” you absolutely must make a big deal of it. Even if she says she isn’t expecting much, she is absolutely expecting you to step up and show her how much you love (or like) her on this particular day. So, bottom line: don’t blow it.
Romantic flowers are a no-brainer, really. They are beautiful and will make her happy, and the best part is they are really easy for you to give. Sounds like the perfect gift, right? You have the option of going the classic route—red roses are always a big hit. Or, if you really want to charm her, consider any of these 5 brilliant alternatives to red roses.
Double the Love
This is the perfect sentiment for someone who loves contemporary, artistic and creative gifts, and also has an appreciation for anything Zen. For something a little outside the box this Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetheart with these unique double heart-shaped bamboo plants in a chic wood box, painted with a cool modern heart pattern. Let’s just say, if you send this to her office, five o’clock won’t come too soon.
Romantic Red Tulips
Here’s a little insider secret that you might not know— red tulips may be on their way to becoming the new red rose. These are the perfect gift for the old-timer couple that has seen many a Valentine’s Day throughout their courtship (or marriage). They are so beautiful, and yet also refreshingly unique and unexpected. Your love is one-of-a-kind, so why not do something a little out of the ordinary this year?
Make Me Blush Orchid
Does she cry at chick flicks; swoon when she catches a beautiful sunset? Is your ladylove a heartfelt romantic through and through? If so, this is the perfect gift for her. A miniature pink orchid in a pink crystal-cut mercury glass vase is every bit of feminine and fanciful as your sweetheart. Pink blooms are also a symbol of love and admiration—perfect sentiments for this whimsical holiday. Hand-delivered to your Valentine’s home, this is one gift that will soon make her forget her other favorite flower, the rose.
It’s hard to find a woman who doesn’t love flowers…but it’s even harder to find a woman who doesn’t love sweets. You could do something completely different this Valentine’s Day and surprise your love with dipped strawberries, hand-delivered to her door. These tempting treats are threefold—they are delicious, beautiful and romantic all in one. She may be secretly hoping for roses, but once she sees that you sent her something so delightfully spontaneous, she’ll fall in love with you all over again.
Owl Always Love You
Are you more of a fun, playful couple than a sickly sweet romantic couple? Does your idea of a good date include bowling or heading to your nearest amusement park? This beautiful flowering plant with a hilariously adorable felt owl container and pick that says, “Owl always love you,” is guaranteed to put a huge smile on her face. One of the things she loves the most about you is your ability to make her laugh no matter what kind of day she is having. So why not go the witty route this Valentine’s Day, rather than the classic route?
Show her you put a bit more thought into her gift this year; you still have a little something up your sleeve to keep the flames burning. Whether you’ve been with this person for years, are newly dating or haven’t even declared your true feelings yet, go for something unique and special this Valentine’s Day, just like her.