30 January 2015

7 Valentines Gifts with a Difference

Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s unlikely that if you are in a relationship you let Valentine’s Day pass without marking the occasion in some way. However, you may not want to go down the slightly tired route of flowers or chocolate. You will want your partner to know how special they are to you, therefore here are some fantastic gifts which will go some way to proving that point. These off-beat gifts offer something a bit different to the usual. Hopefully there will be something here to suit your loved one.





A Low Maintenance Pet
Whereas buying your other half a cat or a dog can prove to be more of a burden than a gift with constant feeding, walking and other upkeep, there are alternatives. Getting your love a guinea pig, tropical fish or a budgie can make the suggestion of a continued commitment and take your relationship to the next level. They are also very cute.

Weekend Package Break
A nice relaxing coach trip like the ones organised by UK Breakaways to cities such as Edinburgh, Liverpool and Newcastle can be a great early year weekend break. Why not take them to a place they’ve never been before for a romantic holiday?

A Rare Book
Do some detective work and find out their favourite book or one that they have got a special connection to. Websites such as Peter Harrington sell rare first editions of many titles as well as signed copies.




Tickets to See Their Favourite TV Show
The BBC offer free tickets to be in the live studio audience for many of their TV and radio shows. A thoughtful gift would be to get tickets for you both to see your favourite TV show together live. It’ll change the way you watch the show in the future.

Piece of Original Art
There is a variety of websites selling original artwork. You could try and find a piece that you think would appeal to your partner or, alternatively, if you have the money and the contacts, commission a piece especially. It’s not always as expensive as you think.

Hire Your Own Private Chef
Go one better than going out to a restaurant for a meal. Websites such as Chefinmykitchen.co.uk enable you to get your own professional cook to treat the pair of you. 

Become a Survival Expert
The website Red Letter Days run survival weekends with TV personality Bear Grylls for the princely sum of £999. Alternatively, if your other half is not a fan or perhaps you aren’t willing to spend the best part of a grand, you can purchase a snooker masterclass with legend of the game, Jimmy White MBE.


What gift ideas would you suggest for Valentine's Day?


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24 comments :

  1. I find the notions of rare or first edition books so romantic, but that might be because of the Friends episode where they do it! (and everyone knows Friends is the height of all things romance, huh?)

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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  2. I love the rare book idea, how unique. I would love a rare copy of the book Little Women, one of my favourites.

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  3. These are all out of my price range, but thankfully my husbeast is happy with a box of maltesers!

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  4. Ooh they all sound lovely but a bit much for Valentines day for us here - we go for smaller token gifts at Valentines x x

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  5. We don't tend to celebrate Valentines Day these days, however, there are some great ideas here for Birthdays/Christmas.

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  6. We don't really celebrate Valentines Day, but these ideas sound great, especially the book one! x

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  7. Some really good ideas here. My hubby is a big fan of the artist Russell Flint and I like to find prints of his work as a gift for him. They are very rare and it can be fun looking.

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  8. My OH will get a lie-in voucher and a breakfast in bed voucher. ;-)

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  9. My husband once got me a dartboard and i love it! I think this year we will go out for a meal but not to anywhere that does a stupidly expensive menu just for valentines day.

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  10. Oh my goodness, I haven't even thought about valentines yet, only just recovered from Christmas :)

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  11. This is a great list of ideas. D and I don't go to town with presents on Valentine's Day, but I'll bear these in mind for his 40th this year.

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  12. Some lovely ideas except for the pet for me. I think they are really cute but I so wouldn't want the extra work that they would bring with them.

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  13. I would love a weekend break or a private chef!
    Have no idea what to get my Hubby for valentines day this year.
    I would quite like to send him clay pigeon shooting x

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  14. I have already dropped him hints about a weekend break at a Spa resort....I hope he gets the message.

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  15. I love the idea of a rare book ... that's got meaningful and personal written all over it *no pun intended*

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  16. I like the rare book idea. I think my husband would love one of James Bond ones.

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  17. I like the book idea but I have strong opinions about pets as gifts. It's not for me.

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  18. Some really inspiring ideas here. Love the one about a weekend getaway.

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  19. Great ideas I would not mind aweekend away.

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  20. I like the Art idea or the private chef - that would be pretty cool! My OH would freak out if I bought him a pet haha ;)

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  21. I would love to give my husband tickets to the Mrs Brown's Boy TV show but they get snapped up so quick - but I will keep trying!

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  22. We don't mark valentines day at all, but I love giving gifts of experiences like a weekend away or tickets to see a band. A first edition book would win my heart!

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  23. We don't bother with valentines day at all, but do like to go out and have a meal later in the month

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  24. I love the idea of a rare book. My Mark would love a gift like this... if I could find the perfect book :-)

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