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The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for different stages of a relationship

What you gift your loved one on Valentine’s Day depends a lot on the kind of relationship you have with him or her. A thoughtful gift can determine the fate of a relationship but choosing the perfect gift is not a cake walk. Whether you have been in a relationship for a long time or are yet to express your feelings for someone, this guide to buy the perfect gift is all you need this Valentine’s Day.

You haven’t yet expressed your feelings

Choosing a gift for a person you are in love with but are yet to tell him or her about your feelings is a tricky affair. A personal gift like a piece of jewellery or clothing should be strictly avoided. When you give an intimate gift, it may take the person by surprise and give the impression that you are desperate for his or her attention. Try to keep it casual. Give something that you would normally gift a friend. For example, if the person loves reading, get a book or if he or she loves travelling, a travel gear may be a good choice.

When you have just started dating

This is the stage when you are expected to shower your love and affection on your partner. When you are choosing a gift for your new-found love, make sure that there is an element of surprise in it. In fact, to make your gesture more romantic, you can shower him or her with gifts throughout Valentine’s week. And on 14th February, get a gift which will show that you have been paying attention to your partner all this while. A perfume can be a good option. Choose one with a fragrance that the other person likes.

Have been in a relationship for six months to a year

When you have been in a relationship for six months to a year and if it has the potential to end in marriage, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to get some promising gift for your loved one. For a woman, a piece of jewellery can be the perfect pick and for a man, a watch with an engraved personal message can be the apt gift for the occasion.

The first Valentine’s Day after marriage

The first Valentine’s Day after marriage is one of the most-awaited occasions for the couple. Use this opportunity to plan something grand with your partner. How about a romantic vacation to recreate the magic of your honeymoon? How about gifting something that your spouse has been saving to buy for months? It could be the latest smartphone or a fitness gadget or an exquisite silk saree. Whatever the gift you might be planning to get, make it a special one by adding a personal note.

When you have been married for years

It is often believed that when people are married for years, they start taking each other for granted. Often, they start feeling that their relationship lacks romance. So, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bring back the spark to your relationship. While jewellery with precious stones like rubies or diamonds are always a good choice, even new household gadgets can be a wise pick. For men who are into fitness or who have been ignoring their health, you can choose a membership to a gym or a fitness centre. While these thoughtful gifts show how much you love and care for your partner, but getting something extravagant can be quite romantic. You can book a table at your favourite restaurant for a candlelight dinner or get your wedding pictures and other memorable moments framed and surprise your spouse by decorating a wall with those. The idea is to make your better half feel special.

For no-strings-attached relationships

We are no stranger to the concept of friends with benefits. You may not be romantically involved with your partner but that should not stop you from buying a gift for him or her on Valentine’s Day. Get something erotic like a naughty lingerie for her or a gift box of erotic magazines for him. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get naughty, so choose gifts wisely that would help you get into the mood!

Source: Times of India

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