What to Get your Significant Other for Valentine’s Day.

January 27, 2023

Sometimes figuring out what to get someone for Valentine’s day can be a challenge when you’ve been with someone for so long and you feel like you’ve gotten them everything or haven’t known them long enough and don’t know what to get them. Here are a few ideas you can do yourself or gifts that won’t break the bank.

Acts of service:

Acts of service are one of the easiest ways to show a significant other how much you care about them. Whether it’s a small task or something they have been working on for a while and can help them with, your significant other will appreciate it. Here are just a few small acts of service you can do for your significant other:

  • Do the household chores:
    • Whether you are living with them or have the occasional visit, helping out around the house will help to relieve some of the day-to-day stress that chores put on your significant other.
  • Help with errands:
    • There are many tasks around town that could need to be done, and a helping hand could be greatly appreciated. From taking their car to get an oil change or car wash to picking up their weekly groceries or doing that one errand they can never seem to get to, your significant other will greatly appreciate the time you have saved them by doing it.
  • Self-care:
    • Our significant others are often so busy with their work and day-to-day lives that they forget to slow down and care for themselves. Helping them practice self-care by helping them rub in lotion or so a face mask can help your significant other to unwind and relax.




Doing an activity with your significant other is a great way to spend some one-on-one quality time together and not focus on the chaos of your day-to-day life. Some activities you can do together can be free or very inexpensive to do.

  • Free:
  • Movie night in
    • Sometimes it's too cold or inconvenient to go out for a movie night, and a night in may just be what you need. Spend the time to get cozied up, push couches together, and grab every blanket and pillow you can to have a cozy movie night. Make sure you bring your snacks!
    • Games night
        • From board game classics to cards and puzzles, there is an endless amount of 2 player games for you and your significant other to play for hours together at home.
    • Cooking
        • While you may not be chefs, you and your significant other can bond together while cooking your favorite recipes. Having a nice homecooked meal you made together can help with communication and filling your stomach.
    • Go for a walk
        • Going for a walk is a great way to relax and enjoy each other’s company. On a walk, you are both in a clearer headspace, and it can open up greater conversation as you stroll through your neighborhood or another romantic spot.
  • Inexpensive:

  • Skating
    • Ice skating or roller skating at the rink is a great way to get moving and get active with your significant other. Many rinks charge very little, and it is a great inexpensive way to spend time with your significant other.

  • Movies
    • An old-fashioned movie date is an inexpensive way to get you and your significant other out of the house to enjoy your favorite snacks and not break the bank.

  • Food
    • Fast food, snack food, bar food, or any food to go out and get with your significant other could be a fun way to spend time with one another. Whether you sit down or bring it home, getting and eating food together can help you learn about each other's food preferences or just open up conversations.



Gift-giving is a centuries-old tradition to show another person’s interest or appreciation. Gifts can range from homemade to larger store-bought items that your significant other may enjoy.

  • DIY gifts

  • Comfort items
    • Making your loved one a nice pillow or blanket is a great way to leave a piece of you with them for comfort when you're not around. You can make a pillow or blanket yourself out of fabric or prepurchase them and make them unique with printed photos on them or quotes.

  • Purposeful items
    • Get creative and make an item your significant other can utilize in their day-to-day lives. Whether you're making a braided leash for a pet, a ceramic coffee mug by hand, or building a piece of furniture, your significant other will always think of you when they go to use it.

  • Keepsakes
    • Having photos of precious memories that your loved one can always look at when they are missing you is a great keepsake item to have. From a framed photo for their bedside to a small keychain photo of the two of you, they will never feel alone.

  • Small gifts

  • Functional
    • Getting your loved one a functional gift is something that can benefit them with tasks in their day-to-day life. These items can range from a loofah and soap to a phone holder or charger for their vehicle. When simple things are made easier by a small functional gift, your loved one is sure to remember you.

  • Decorative
    • Small items that serve no purpose may be the most beautiful things to look at and remind your significant other of you when you are not around. A decorative item can be a small knickknack of their favorite animal or a framed photo of the two of you.

  • Meaningful
    • A thoughtful gift you can get your significant other can be a small token from something significant in your relationship. A souvenir from your first trip together or a framed ticket from your first date is a sentimental way to show your appreciation for your significant other to them.

  • Standard Gift Ideas

  • Flowers, chocolates
    • The cliche gift idea of sending flowers is not all that cliche. In today's world, someone slowing down and taking the time to pick out the flowers, chocolates, or items and inputting all the information to get them delivered is a lot of time and energy put in and shows just how much their significant other means to them.

  • Food deliveries
    • The quickest way to someone's heart can be through food. Sending your significant other food can brighten their day, especially if you know their favorites!

  • Special deliveries
    • Not all valentines day gifts can be delivered, such as restaurants that don't utilize the apps, flower shops or stores that don't deliver, etc. Get your significant other that special gift and have it delivered with a same day courier service. Don’t let a ‘no delivery option’ stop you from getting your significant other their favorite item or food for valentines day.

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