According to Leah Ingram, author and etiquette expert, gift-giving can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if a relationship is in its early stages. As a result, she suggests that men put their effort into thinking about which gifts would be most thoughtful, rather than those which are the most elaborate. Thoughtful gifts not only show empathy, but they are also an excellent way to bring you closer to your partner. Here’s what women really want on Valentine’s Day.
Put On A Valentine’s Day Cinema Experience
One way to have a great Valentine’s Day is to turn it into a special movie night, complete with popcorn and fizzy drinks. Sit down with a movie that she’ll love and get her to suggest something she might like. There’s plenty to choose from, including classics like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Love Actually.”
Put It In Your Own Words
Another thing that women love is when things are authentic. Shakespeare might be the greatest playwright of all time, but just regurgitating lines from his play will sound forced. It’s a much better idea to put your thoughts into your own words and written in your own handwriting.
You don’t have to go out on the big night if you don’t want to. In fact, going out might be a mistake given the number of couples who will likely be hitting the town. Why not stay in and cook a meal yourself, showing your culinary skills and going to the effort of making something delicious?
Make It Personal
Sending flowers has been a part of Valentine’s day since the concept first gained popular appeal over a century ago. But today, thanks to the internet and the global economy, it’s easier than ever to send flowers. If you are separated from your loved one by national boundaries, you can still show them that you care by sending flowers overseas. Not only is this a romantic gesture, but it’s also more special because of the fact that you are so far away.
Be Her Handyman
Women often want things done around the house that makes their home more romantic. But finding exactly what alterations to make can be challenging and time-consuming. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to change all that, doing something that she’s always wanted in her home. This could be something as simple as a porch swing or a rose-covered archway to the back of the garden.
Doing something in the garden is not only helpful, and probably on her wishlist, it’s also something unique that other men wouldn’t have thought of.
Gift To Charity
Women tend to give a lot of their money to charity, especially charities that help take care of animals and children. Leslie Petrovski, a wife from Denver, said that her husband showed that he cared by donating some of his own money to her favorite charity, the Nature Conservancy. This meant a lot to Petrovski because she is passionate about preserving land in the American Old West. When her husband gave a donation, it showed her that her husband cared about the issues close to her heart.