Larry James' BLOG

Monday, January 22, 2018

Valentine’s Day! Gifts Through the Times…

Filed under: Relationships,Valentine's Day — Larry James @ 10:30 am
Tags: , , ,

Deborah Lansing, Guest Author

The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on–the big day for love and romance is five week’s away. And you know what that means, guys? Time to start making those romantic plans…and shopping for the perfect gift. No pressure, right? And, for the love of all that is good, do not forget to mark the day in your phone…because, yeah, we know some of you forget!

So what do you get this year? That really depends on how long you’ve known the person you’re with—whether this is a significant other, spouse, new relationship. If you just started getting to know each other, then Valentine’s Day isn’t such a big responsibility. You’re not expected to go all out with flowers and all the big stops, because, yes, that could be way over the top (and kind of pushy). A small bouquet or gift is fine for a new relationship. Maybe talk about what the two of you want to do that day…keep it casual. Unless, of course, the relationship is really heating up. Then you may want to make a lasting impression.

If you’re shopping for a longtime love or spouse, Valentine’s Day is more of an event. But how much of an event depends on the two of you. If you’ve been together for a while, then you probably have an understanding about tastes and expectations. Maybe this means flowers, jewelry, candy. Or you may be a low-key couple and order pizza and queue up a few movies. Valentine’s Day means something different to every couple.

But what if you really want to do something different this year? Make a big splash perhaps. If this is the mother of your children we’re talking about, Valentine’s Day is a great time to present her with a pendant or ring with the family’s birthstones. Or maybe she’s always wanted diamond earrings? You can always surprise her with a unique bouquet—something beyond roses like sunflowers, daisies or even succulents!

Esquire has an amazing list of really unusual—and fantastic—gifts for women. Think boots, crossbody bags and “a badass earring!” Just so you know, big earrings are back! Small stackable rings are also a nice choice. Bath items like lotions and bubble bath, though, can be hit or miss. You really have to know his/her fragrance preference. Stylecaster also recommends breakfast in bed…complete with lots of heart-shaped balloons! If you’re on a budget, you can usually buy Mylar balloons at a dollar store!

Still in need of ideas or inspiration? Check out the infographic that looks at “Valentine’s Gifts through the Ages” below.

BONUS Articles: Yes, You CAN Write a Valentine’s Day Letter!
Little Known Facts About Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate is still “in” for Valentine’s day
Candlelight Tips for a Romantic Interlude
Be My V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E All Year Long!

Cupid, another symbol of Valentine’s Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards. Be sure to read” “The Story of Cupid.”cupid

Copyright 2017 ~ Deborah Lansing. Deborah Lansing was born and raised in San Diego, California where she attended Santa Clara University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. She has surfed since she was a teenager, and enjoys pretty much any activity that involves spending time in the sun.


CLoveLOGOLarry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.

the-archives2Click for Archives! ~ commentContact:, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – and

NOTE: All articles and “LoveNotes” listed in this BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.


Add Larry James as a “friend” to your Facebook page:
Follow Larry’s “once daily” Relationship Tweet at:
Follow Larry’s “Wedding BLOG” at:
Follow Larry’s “Networking BLOG” at:
Follow Larry’s Relationship Pintrest Page at:


Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: