It's that time of year again– Valentine's Day. A day for that special lady in your life. So as always we like to reflect on past ideas and advice… and the words we received a couple years back from a diverse group of women is something you should definitely read.
Generally for Valentine's Day you can go 1 of 2 ways:
Traditional is basically trying to get her the best you can afford of traditional Valentine's Day gifts like jewelry, candy, flowers, and a date. So depending on your bank account that might be earrings from Forever 21, a bracelet from Macy's, a necklace from Tiffany's, or a Harry Winston diamond ring. The jewelry should be accompanied by flowers, chocolates, and a date (usually dinner, maybe dinner and movie, maybe something random and fun– like paintball, a concert, salsa dancing lessons, etc.). If you're one of those guys that doesn't pay attention, it's definitely better to be safe than sorry– stick with a traditional gift.
Thoughtful is what most women truly want. A thoughtful gift is usually something she's mentioned she needed or wanted, or something you observed she really needs (and no I don't mean a new blow dryer or vacuum cleaner).
If you've constantly heard her mention how her high-heels have been killing her feet… get her a couple pairs of flats (maybe even a pair of sneakers). Maybe she's mentioned being stressed and tense…. book her a day at the spa. If you simply listen to her she's bound to mention something she wants, or if you observe you're bound to see something she needs. Maybe her phone is outdated, or perhaps her computer has been spazing out for months, or maybe she's taken up a certain hobby (cooking, painting, playing an instrument, etc)… skies the limit to the thoughtful gifts you can give her.
And if you're really good– you should mix traditional and thoughtful. That's a win win situation all day. Sometimes, depending on the girl, your thoughtful gift may not seem romantic enough to her. If you think that will be the case, then I highly recommend adding the traditional flowers/chocolate/date to your thoughtful gift.
Check out our first round of Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas below:
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Take another gander at our holiday gift guides that include the perfect Holiday Gifts For Him & For Her.
Gifts for Him:
Gifts for Her:
We know many of you have budgets over $25 for your girlfriend, wife, friend, sister, mom, etc. So below we have our more official Urban Gent Holiday Guide for Her with everything from perfume to jewelry to shoes. Feel free to let us know what gifts you're giving the women in your life for Christmas.
(scroll through the 4 pages below to find gifts from $19.50 to $675,000)
Color Coded Gifts. Sometimes gifts look best when they're all connected… by color. Check out a few color coded gift ideas we coordinated for you.
From jackets to shoes, here's a list of Men's Gifts Under $50.
We're a little tardy on our gift guides (it's been extremely busy over here lately), but with every other retailer offering free 1-2 day shipping this year, I think we're good. Throughout the week we'll be bringing you several gift guides, and the first is for Men's Gifts Under $25.