Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
Valentine’s Day is just days away and you’ve completely forgotten to get a gift for your loved one. We know, the Super Bowl is just one day before the third priciest holiday of the year. We don’t need to remind you of the importance of a romantic gesture on Valentine’s Day. Half of women say they would dump a partner who didn’t get them a gift. Luckily for you, almost 41% of Americans would love to receive a gift of experience this year. Take a deep breath and relax. We have great, last minute gift ideas to save your Valentine’s Day!
Make your home a luxurious spa
Spa days, while calming and reinvigorating, can break the bank. Show your loved one how much you care by turning your home into its own spa. Break out the aromatherapy candles, invest in quality massage oils, and turn on the essential meditation music that will ease away the chaos of the day. Your significant other is sure to love this gesture, not only because of the relaxation, but because of the effort you’re putting in to make them happy. Plus, a massage is fantastic foreplay. If you’re unsure of how to give the best sensual massage, we’ve got your back (pun intended).
Engage in a little foreplay with a delicious, yet healthy dinner
Many couples go for the quintessential dinner date for Valentine’s Day. Why not? It’s a time-honored tradition! But this could backfire later when you get home and discover that large spaghetti and meatballs you ate an hour ago is sitting in your stomach like a brick and your partner expects a marathon lovemaking session to cap off a wonderful, romantic evening. Give yourself the nutrition you need to stay up all night long with a healthy meal, made right at home… like Salsa Marinated Steak.
1/3 cup (79 ml) salsa
2 tbsp (30 ml) lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp (4 g) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 g) ground cumin
2 sirloin steaks
Make marinade – combine salsa, lime juice, garlic, oregano and cumin. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade. Place beef steaks in a resealable plastic bag and add remaining marinade, turning to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 to 8 hours (or overnight), turning occasionally. Cook in a skillet or on a grill until desired doneness, brushing with the reserved marinade as it cooks.
If you don’t eat red meat or are looking for other options, check out some of the great recipes on our Pure 21 blog.
Make your own valentine
Make their day with a gift from the heart that will take them back to their grade school days. Hand them a valentine that you made yourself or print some of our specially designed valentines to make them smile. Add a few sentences about what makes them so special to you and you’ll be sure to make their Valentine’s Day one they’ll never forget.
Give them the gift of never having to run out of their favorite self-care item
It takes a lot of prep to be Valentine’s Day date ready. Shaving, tweezing, gua sha-ing. Let them know how much you care by using a subscription service so they never run out of their favorite products. Nowadays, you can find any number of companies that offer monthly boxes so they always have their favorite skincare item, clothing, jewelry, wine, or whatever they love!
Explore the unknown
If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, you may have a Valentine’s Day routine. You come home with flowers and chocolate and whisk them away to a romantic night out. Throw out the same old playbook and try something new! Tell them they can ask for one thing, in or out of the bedroom, that you have never done before. This can be a fun way to get out of your comfort zone, as long as you make sure you’re BOTH comfortable doing what your partner asks.
These gift ideas are perfect to show your significant other how much you care on Valentine’s Day. In fact, 58% of Americans say that romantic gestures are more important to them now than they were pre-pandemic. So, get your boombox and rush to play your song outside their bedroom window, run through an airport in a last-ditch effort to tell them how much you care, or give them a shout out on the big screen at a major league game. Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flak for how much money is spent on gifts ($23.9 Billion projected this year), but let’s get back to the foundation of what this day really means: reminding those closest to you how much you love them!