Gift ideas for Valentine’s Day – do these words remind you of red roses, teddy bears and heart-shaped chocolate boxes? Let’s not completely turn down these typical gifts (after all, who wouldn’t appreciate some decadent chocolates?) But could I suggest something more unique? Valentine’s Day has gotten a bad rap over the years and has become a day of stressfully high expectations. Perhaps we could redesign it as a day to pause, appreciate your partner, and celebrate your love. Here are a few different gift ideas that are a bit more meaningful and personal:
- Portrait session of a couple
If you don’t have enough time to get a physical gift, book your sweetheart a couple photo session to take place in the coming weeks! The possibilities are endless – we can drive to one of your favorite destinations (see my Laguna Beach engagement photos or Palm Springs engagement photos for ideas) and plan a fun activity that you love to do together (like Lauren and Chad did in Santa Monica Engagement Photography) or just capture a day of your life at home (see Los Angeles Engagement Lifestyle Photography). We’ll make a fun date out of it!
2. Surprise boudoir photos
This may need a little planning, but is quite feasible as a gift idea for Valentine’s Day! If you’ve ever been on the fence taking boudoir photos or thought you would never do it, I urge you to reconsider. Boudoir photos are an experience in themselves – my clients feel beautiful and empowered because the entire session is about celebrating them in their smallest form (pun intended). Let’s not forget to mention that one of the best parts of this gift is seeing the expression on your partner’s face when you show them the pictures! Check out my boudoir photography in Los Angeles.
3. Framed pictures
With many of us spending more time at home, maybe it is time to spice up your walls! Print and frame a favorite picture of the two of you – this is one of the easiest ways to make a house feel like home. If you have trouble narrowing your choices, you can always create a gallery wall with a few portraits scattered among other favorite pieces of art. I have some tips on how to do this under Photo Gallery Wall Layout Ideas.
Whatever you decide, it’s worth spending at least some time with your significant other to let them know how special they are to you. However, a little effort goes a long way and you will surely appreciate the Valentine’s Day gift ideas mentioned above. Contact me today and let me help create a gift and experience that you will both cherish for years to come. Happy Valentines Day!