It’s not always easy to find the right gift for your spouse. We’re here to help with a list of Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him or her. Check it out!

If you’re like a lot of people, you might think Valentine’s Day is just another ploy from Hallmark to make a buck. And sure, February 14 is over-commercialised, with red, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and giant teddy bears in every store. And the internet is cluttered with all sorts of Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

But Valentine’s Day can also be a great excuse to shower your spouse with things that make him or her feel loved. It’s OK to jump in and be a little cheesy.

25 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him or for her — practical things you can do for your spouse — here are 25 ideas:

  • Start a tradition. Decorate a giant heart-shaped cookie, wear matching pajamas or go out for lunch instead of dinner.

  • Create a date coupon book for your sweetheart to use throughout the year.

  • Give a subscription to a date box service. These companies usually send a box each month with the things you’ll need for a date with your spouse.

  • Share a bag of your spouse’s favourite coffee beans with a mug and a cute card that says, “I love you a latte.”

  • Do an item on their “jobs-to-do list.”

  • Write a detailed letter sharing all the reasons you love him or her.

  • Surprise your spouse with a piece of art from their favourite artist.

  • Stay up late the night before and make their favourite baked good as a surprise.

  • Get something for their collection, whether it’s old books, football cards or funny socks.

  • Get a Groupon to do something touristy in your town.

  • String lights, play romantic music, light some candles and get intimate.

  • Make a photo album of favourite memories together and give it to your spouse on Valentine’s Day.

  • Pay for dance lessons and learn to waltz, tango or swing together.

  • If you’re not usually the one to cook a meal, go out and buy all the ingredients and cook something magical (or at least your best effort) to give your spouse the night off.

  • Go on an overnight trip away from the kids.

  • Have a picnic in a garden / park with blanket, packed food and your favourite drinks.

  • Watch a comedy show together.

  • Write a poem for your spouse.

  • Create a scavenger hunt with clues that take your spouse back to all your favourite places from when you were just dating.

  • Celebrate a meal with each course at a different restaurant. Go to one place for entrees, another for salads, another for the main meal, and a final destination for dessert.

  • Give a box full of their favourite things. This could include their favourite sweets, flowers, movie, snacks, scented lotion, music or things in their favourite colour.

  • Surprise them with a fancy new outfit and tell them to get dressed up because you’re taking them out for a five-star meal.

  • Do their favourite hobby with them, even if it’s not your thing.

  • Take your spouse to the movie theatre to see a film they want to see.

  • Go to a pottery painting studio and work together on painting something for your home.

Use one – or more – of these 25 Valentine’s Day gift ideas and then get your cheesy on and remind your spouse how much they mean to you!

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Ashley Durand

Ashley Durand is a freelance writer, wife and stay-at-home mum. She graduated from Grace College and Theological Seminary with a B.S. in Journalism. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and baby boy, where she enjoys hiking, sun-soaking and coffee-drinking.

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