Ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for every stage of your relationship

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Valentine’s Day is here, which also spells Valentine’s Day gifts! And although love birds are looking forward to the loveliest days of all, with all the pressure and the anticipation that characterizes the day, it can be a little nerve wracking if you do not know what to get your loved one. If you haven’t ordered your online Valentine’s Day gift yet, the rush to get something might overwhelm you.

While one couple might see Valentine’s Day as a commercial nightmare, let’s face it, most are expecting a romantic day with everything that goes with it- Gifts! Gifts! Gifts!

Air Cargo Global Kenya Relationship Tip: If you are dating someone, and you don’t want to end up in the doghouse, it’s generally a good idea to acknowledge the day in one way or another.

Lucky for you, we have some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for every stage of the relationship. Read on for tips on how to impress:

Valentine’s Day gifts for a fresh or relatively new love interest

Dating days to weeks

If you’ve only just recently met someone, you don’t want to go too over the top with your gift. Keep it simple, but also meaningful to indicate that you are looking forward to developing a friendship or relationship. At the same time, you also don’t want to look too desperate or needy for attention.

Steer clear of grand gestures or anything too personal especially if you are not sure whether your feelings will be reciprocated. Gift ideas for this stage:

  • A lovely lunch in an affordable but nice restaurant.
  • Sweet treats- You can never go wrong with candy.
  • A couple of roses.

Dating a couple of months: 3 to 6 months

Keep your gifts casual and in tune with each other personalities. Gift ideas:

  • Custom made mugs.
  • Custom made t-shirts.
  • Scented candles.
  • High quality coffee/ tea.
  • Dinner or an ice cream date.
  • Flowers

Dating 6-12 months

Jewelry for both him and her is ideal for this stage of the relationship, but be careful not to spend too much. Gift ideas for this stage:

  • Jewelry
  • A nice bottle of wine/scotch/ whisky
  • Homemade candle lit dinner.
  • Perfume
  • Cologne
  • Happy socks.
  • Flower bouquet.

Valentine’s Day gifts: Dating a year and a few months

If you have been dating for a year and a few months, you should probably put a little more effort at this stage of your relationship. Gifts that can appeal to the senses are always a good idea. If you want to express yourself more, you can plan a whole day filled with activities, as long as your budget allows it. Therefore, splurge on:

  • A romantic dinner, with music, flowers and candle light.
  • A massage for two.
  • Personal gifts e.g. lingerie.

Valentine’s Day gifts: Dating more than a year/ living together

If you have been dating for a year plus or are living with someone, consider getting a practical gift that is still thoughtful but personal to the other partner’s personality. Gift ideas:

  • Coffee maker for a coffee lover.
  • Work out gear for fitness fanatic.
  • A romantic night/stay at a hotel.
  • A grand proposal.
  • Handbags, watches, shoes, high heels, etc.

Valentine’s Day gifts: Newly weds

It can be difficult to find the perfect gift after a wedding. Expectations will probably be high so it is imperative to make sure that whatever you pick will be memorable. It is understandable that you might still be watching your finances after a lavish wedding so find a wonderful but affordable balance with your gift selections. Gift ideas:

  • A romantic getaway out of town.
  • Keepsake jewelry
  • Flowers
  • An elaborate homemade dinner with more than one course.
  • A romantic photo shoot.

Valentine’s Day gifts: Married for 5 years plus

At this stage of the relationship, it is a good idea to re-visit past memories that you experienced together when you were young, wild, and free. Try going back to old restaurants that you have been to previously or recreating one of your favorite dates. Gift ideas:

  • Write a lovely letter from the heart.
  • Reenact your all-time favorite date.
  • Take a long romantic trip out of town/out of the country (if you have kids, find some alone time together).
  • Surprise breakfast, dinner or lunch.
  • Jewelry, flowers and chocolates never fail.
  • Re-new your vows.


If you are looking for something unique, consider ordering your Valentine’s Day gifts online. There is a wide selection that you can choose from, and lucky for you, there are numerous discounts and offers created specifically to encourage you to buy your gifts online.

Click here to find out how you can shop online from the UK and USA and ship your Valentine’s Day Gifts to Kenya.


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