Teddy bears. Flowers. Chocolates. You think these spell out last minute pleasures, yet to your paramour they scream that you like shopping at service stations on the cheap.
As corny as Valentine’s Day may sound (and lets be honest, it’s these clichéd presents that soil its valiant name), we are not ones to miss an opportunity to spoil those who matter to us.
So if you want to avoid treating your lover on this day because well, you don’t believe in the commercialism, we have some stern words for you: never miss an opportunity to delight someone. 100% of people we know, doth they protest; always appreciate a thoughtful gift (especially if theirs was the loudest protestation).
At The Gift Concierge Co, we’re keen to take the tackiness out of Valentines Day and turn it into a scintillating affair. So let us whet your appetite for some last minute gifts – easy to organise, download or book (right now) and guaranteed to please at any stage of your personal journey.
Treat yourself, your bestie or for the bold, reach out to an old lover (we may have been drinking as we wrote that) during this imposed day of Romance. Here, the gift needs to spell self-love and celebration – and hold the decadence and spoils fit for the Marchesa Luisa Casati.
SPLURGE: 2 nights at a health retreat
STEAL: Candles, cheese and a bottle of red
FREE: Turn off your phone and stream Girls and Thrones marathons in your undies.
You really like each other, so you want to get a gift that says “I like you”, without getting too intense. You’ve probably realised that you’ve met an oddball just like you, so take your mutual weirdness and admirations to new heights.
SPLURGE: Concert tickets to their fave obscure band
STEAL: A quirky book (preferably, a vintage original but download if you have to)
FREE: Share a bubble bath. Ohhh… la… la!
You’ve done plenty together, but there are still some experiences you’re keen to tick off your bucket list. If you’re guilty of the couch and Netflix routine, it’s time to inject some adrenaline into your relationship. Go for the exotic and introduce them to new flavours, sights – and surprising side of you.
SPLURGE: A cheeky night at a hot hotel…with room service
STEAL: Book in a couples massage with exotic oils
FREE: Blindfold them…
GOING THE DECADE PLUS:
Frankly, your partner deserves a medal. They’ve put up with you this long, journeyed through thick and thin, and probably popped out some kids, pets and mortgages in the process. Reward their friendship, commitment and tenacity with something that spells ‘treasure’.
SPLURGE: Book a lovers long weekend getaway
STEAL: Download old Hollywood love stories, order home delivery from their favourite restaurant, pop a bottle of bubbles
FREE: Be their slave for a day (and don’t grumble)
Have fun on Feb 14 and remember, love is not meant to be given & received just on Valentine’s Day. Try doing something to show your love every single day. What are you giving this Valentine’s Day? Do you have any tips for the poorly-organised? Tell us in the comments!