Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and it’s time to start getting ready to impress your loved one.
Valentine’s Day is a man’s chance to shine. A chance to step up to the plate and prove that you can give her that precious gift; the gift that will melt the heart of the one that you love. This gift can, of course, come in many forms – and even more price ranges – and this is where things can start to get a little complicated, as you need to be able to find the right gift that your loved one will cherish.
And as American’s spend close to $18 billion a year on Valentine’s Day gifts, you’re likely to need all the help you can get and the following 8 gifts should help to give you some inspiration this Valentine’s Day.
Traditional. Classic. Timeless. Giving your loved ones a dozen roses – or even more – on Valentine’s Day may seem like the easy way out, but the simple fact is your loved one is almost guaranteed to adore them.
If, however, you’re looking for something a little different when it comes to roses, why not try 24 carat gold roses?
Real roses that have been preserved and coated in 24 carat gold, these won’t wilt after a few days, leaving your wife or girlfriend with a piece of your love the year round.
2. A Piece Of Technology
OK, so getting your loved one an iPhone for Valentine’s Day may not be the most romantic of gestures, but what about if the iPhone was from Stuart Hughes and had a 22 carat gold and diamond body?
Featuring 53 beautiful WS1 diamonds housed in the 22 carat Apple logo, it does have a $37,915 price tag, but you will receive a hand finished wallet made from real ostrich foot for your money, too.
If the love of your life likes nothing more than the scent of expensive perfume, Imperial Majesty perfume could make for the perfect Valentine’s Day present.
The creation of British designer Clive Christian, it is recorded by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most expensive perfume.
The exquisite bottle, which holds 16.9 ounces of the perfume, has an 18 carat gold collar holding a 5 carat diamond to compliment it, all at a cost of $215,000.
4. Cuddly Toy
So adorable as they often bring back many memories of a happy childhood, a new cuddly toy often makes for a great gift for many a loved one.
And how about the Steiff bear for something a little unusual?
With only 125 having been made and featuring a mouth of solid gold, gold thread for fur and eyes made up of 20 beautiful diamonds, this Steiff bear will cost you around $71,500, but will without doubt be cherished forever.
As with roses, chocolates may be an easy option, but they’re guaranteed to be a winner on Valentine’s Day – especially if you take the time to choose the chocolates she loves most.
If you want to spend a little more money on chocolates on Valentine’s Day, however, you could always treat her to a decadent yet beautiful Wittamer Truffle. Priced at $240,000, you get a single truffle which incorporates an edible gold leaf into its succulent chocolate blend and is finished off with a topping that consists of a Fabienne Lascar diamond.
6. A Star
Without doubt a fantastically different Valentine’s Day gift – and a lot more affordable than you may first think – the International Star Registry enables you to name a star after the one you love. You will receive a beautiful parchment certificate with all of the necessary information on it as proof that now she really can wish upon her very own star.
Alternatively, if you’re wanting to move away from the sky to the sea, why not buy her her very own island? At a mere $3.7 million dollars, she can be the proud owner of a 65 acre island in Panama or for $10 million more, treat her to her own bit of 26 acre luxury in Ballast Key, Florida.
7. A Romantic Getaway
If you’ve already given your loved one all the gifts she’ll ever need, why not consider whisking her off her feet and taking her away for a romantic getaway?
Whether you choose a secluded camping trip in the mountains, where you can be completely alone, enjoying each other’s company while being surrounded by nature or the 5 star Le Meurice hotel in the city of love itself, Paris, it’s the fact you’ll be together that is the most important aspect – and the point that she’ll love most.
And if she’s got expensive travelling taste, try the Peninsula Suite at the Peninsula in Hong Kong at $10,000 per night, which includes a private, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce to pick you up from the airport.
8. The Special Gift
It may not require any major expense, but by ensuring your loved one has a fantastic day, you’ll be able to provide a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift.
From taking the children to and from school to cooking dinner, having a bath run for her when your wife or girlfriend comes in from work to cuddling up together in front of her favourite film, this may again seem like the easy way out on Valentine’s Day, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how many wives and girlfriends around the world would be overwhelmed by the sheer love and dedication shown by their partners to their feelings.