Valentine gifts for every stage of your relationship
Dating: Gourmet marshmallows
Bing Shopping | Gourmet marshmallows
Valentine’s Day can be a challenge when you’ve just started dating. The ideal gift is not too precious or pricey, overtly sexy or hinting at more of a romantic commitment than you’re comfortable with. Sweets for your sweet are always apropos, and fantastically flavored marshmallows are a newly trendy (and always tasty) treat.
Dating: Chocolate-covered espresso beans
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Chocolate is the undisputed Valentine’s Day classic. Tweak the tradition deliciously with a gift both sweet and crunchy. But be warned -- chocolate drenched coffee beans are seriously addictive (decaf beans are just as scrumptious). Statistically speaking, gals will love theirs dipped in white or milk chocolate, while men prefer dark chocolate.
Dating: Pandora bracelets & charms
The Pandora charm bracelet craze started as a trend and now has established itself as a genuine jewelry tradition. Women adore these collectible baubles, so if you’re dating a fan it would be thoughtful to add to her trove. And if she’s a newbie? Easy. Give her the Pandora sterling silver bracelet and one symbolic charm of your choosing.
Dating: Men’s personalized leather bracelets
Bing Shopping | Men’s personalized leather bracelets
This Valentine’s Day, it’s personal. Especially when you get your guy a suitably masculine piece of jewelry that goes beyond the generic with an engraving of words tender, subtle or silly. Or, if you’re stumped for what to say, personalize one of these leather wraps with his initials.
Engaged: Monogram necklaces
Bing Shopping | Monogram necklaces
Couples who’ve gone the super-serious route and gotten engaged have a wide array of sweetly sentimental Valentine’s Day gifts to choose from. Let’s start with something for her: A perfect piece of jewelry for your fiancée (besides, of course, the ring) is a monogram necklace melding her initials with yours.
Engaged: Personalized boxer shorts
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Depending on the design, these personalized undergarments for the groom-to-be are usually non-transferable. Whether you choose to have his initials embroidered or to inscribe a somewhat saucier message (for example, “Property of Jenny”), personalized boxer shorts are a perfect melding of sexy and silly for Valentine’s Day.
Engaged: Silver-plated frames
Bing Shopping | Silver-plated frames
There are few gifts that are more elegantly simple, and yet more truly moving, than a silver-plated picture frame with a photo of the two of you tucked inside. It’s especially Valentine’s Day-appropriate in a heart shape, or (if purchased early enough) engraved with your names and engagement date.
Engaged: Wine glass sets
Bing Shopping | Wine glass sets
Toast to your future with a set of well-made wine glasses that’ll see the two of you through many a dinner party and romantic evening alone. Skip the champagne flutes if you know you’ll be getting an engraved duo for your wedding, and choose glassware sets of at least four stems.
Newlywed: Infinity jewelry
Bing Shopping | Infinity jewelry
The two of you have launched a new life together, and this Valentine’s Day is just that much sweeter because of it. Meaningful jewelry choices abound for the wife in your life. One of the best is infinity jewelry symbolizing the past, present and future, and your never-ending devotion.
Newlywed: Chocolate fondue set
Bing Shopping | Chocolate fondue sets
Bring a little indulgence into your happy home this Valentine’s Day with something dedicated to dessert decadence. Think of chocolate fondue sets as portable paradise, available in both small sizes (resembling scent warmers) and large (sometimes as big as dinnertime fondue pots and good for a crowd).