14 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Couples
Here’s the thing: Valentine's Day is supposed to be romantic, not expensive.
We need to do away with the idea that romance always has to cost an arm and a leg. It doesn’t. If you have the resources available and you want to spend a high amount on your spouse, that's amazing. Do it and have fun with it! But what we see happen fairly often is that people feel like “they don’t have the money” so they just don’t try at all. We, in good conscience, cannot let you do that!
So, if you are stuck trying to figure out how to best romance your spouse this Valentine's Day, here are some gift ideas for you:
1. A book that makes a difference
The best gift you could give your spouse is the gift of connection and we have several books that will help with that! Simply take turns asking a question a day for an entire year and watch as you learn more about yourself and your spouse.
2. Plan and re-create your first Valentine's together
Really pull out all the stops! Have fun trying to dress the same, eat the same food, do the same things! And if this is your first Valentine's Day together, document it as much as you can so you can keep re-creating it!
3. Flowers all year round
Plant your spouse's favorite flower, vegetable, herb, or tree in the yard to enjoy all year long.
4. Have a star named after them
For some people, this is the most romantic idea in the book!
This will score mega points with your wife! Write “I love you.” and have it made into a bracelet in your handwriting. 😍
6. Acts of Service
Take care of all of the laundry, dishes, cleaning, organizing, or any other tasks your spouse usually does and invite them to put up their feet and relax however they want to! Make sure you cook dinner for them and clean up after, too.
7. Words of Affirmation
Write your spouse a letter and in the letter make sure you include something encouraging for them. Write something you love about their personality, something you notice they do but usually don’t mention and something you find sexy about them!
Check their Amazon wish list, Pinterest boards or pick out something special for them you know they’ve had their eye on for awhile, but won’t buy for themselves (like a name brand piece of clothing or a new gadget).
9. Physical Touch
Spend the evening touching your spouse… in every way! Give them a sensual massage, spend time cuddling them, and make sex all about pleasing them, too!
10. Quality Time
Let your spouse know that they need to take the day off of work and spend the entire day doing all of his/her favorite things… together. Even if it’s not things you usually do together, do it on the week leading up to Valentine's Day! If it’s video games, play together. If it’s pottery, do it together. If it’s window shopping, do it together.
11. The Night Sky
Grab a map of the stars on the night you first kissed, got engaged, got married, or any other important night of your life. So memorable and romantic! ✨
12. Wine glasses
Pick out a new set of wine glasses for you and your spouse and spend the evening talking about why you fell in love in the beginning and why you’re in love today over a bottle of wine and your favorite snacks. For bonus points, go with this At Home Wine Tasting Kit! 🍷
13. 100 Movie Scratch Off Poster (and a Popcorn Maker!)
Have a spouse who loves movies? Grab this really cool scratch off poster and watch the 100 movies on it together! (Make sure you grab a movie to watch, too.)
14. Cookbook and aprons
Grab a new cookbook and some aprons and spend the night cooking a full course meal together! Drinks, appetizers, main course and of course dessert! 🍰
Written by Anna Collins
Anna Collins lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and two children. She is passionate about her marriage, staying at home with her kids, writing, coffee, good conversation, and game night. Her life dream is to someday write a book and see it published.