Valentine’s Day Shopping: Tips for Finding the Perfect Gift for Your Partner
For some, Valentine’s Day is a celebration earmarked on the calendar weeks in advance. For others, the mere thought can be anxiety inducing. To ensure that this celebration of love can be enjoyed by both you and your partner, the key is to be prepared.
In the lead up to the special day, talk with your partner about expectations. By being open about likes and dislikes, Valentine’s Day can transform from a burden into a day that truly celebrates the love between two partners.
6 tips for finding the perfect gift
Whether looking for your significant other’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day gift, sometimes the task can feel overwhelming. Rather than walking through shopping centres looking lost and feeling confused, have a plan in place. This way, finding the perfect gift can be stress free.
1. Start shopping early
When it comes to finding the perfect gift, one of the most important tips is to start early. Beginning shopping early comes with a variety of benefits. Firstly, you can avoid the last-minute rush. Secondly, you have the time to find the gift that encapsulates your partner.
With time on your side, you can visit different stores until you find something that gets you excited. As an added tip, If you pick up a present and immediately have second thoughts, it’s more often than not the universe telling you it’s not the right gift for your significant other!
2. Consider your partner’s interests
Finding the perfect gift can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack. To help you find the right gift, think about what interests your partner as well as their wants and needs.
Are they currently devouring books about everything from history and art to fashion and film? If so, a visit to Marketplace Gunghalin’s Book Face is an inspired idea.
Do you have a trip planned later in the year or does your partner need a new handbag or business bag? Strandbags is the premier destination for bag related needs.
3. Opt for personalisation
While the magic of Valentine’s Day can sometimes be tied into the quality of the present, it’s important to note that thoughtfulness truly makes a great gift. With this in mind, you might choose to send your partner a bouquet of flowers from Poetry in Flowers. This may sound simple, but by picking your partner’s favourite flowers, it accentuates your deep connection.
At Prouds the Jewellers’ Marketplace Gungahlin location, you can purchase your love a piece of jewellery ranging from watches and rings to necklaces and bracelets. To take the gift to the next level, consider having your anniversary or a saying engraved by Michael’s Keys and Gifts. A touch of personalisation and thoughtfulness will take your gift to the next level.
4. Make the gift an experience
Rather than following common Valentine’s Day tropes, make your celebration a true experience.
One such idea is to set up a scavenger hunt, dropping clues along the way until your partner arrives somewhere special to meet you for lunch or dinner. Clues could revolve around getting ready by going to Beauty Central for a mani pedi and then Suzanne Grae for the perfect outfit.
To help with the different facets of the gift giving experience, a great tip is to be prepared. Restaurants and cafes are busy on Valentine’s Day so make a reservation well in advance to avoid disappointment.
5. Make dinner reservations
Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner for two or a lively atmosphere with friends, our restaurants have got you covered.
To make your dining experience even more memorable, we highly recommend booking in advance. This will ensure that you have a table reserved and ready for you when you arrive. Plus, it takes the stress out of finding a last minute table on a busy evening.
And don't forget, some of our restaurants offer special menus for Valentine's Day, so be sure to ask your server about any seasonal offerings.
6. It’s the little details that count
When creating a Valentine’s Day celebration it can be easy to get lost in the grandeur and the big ticket items. However, at the end of the day, at the heart of this celebration is love. Love for your partner and the life you are building together.
Valentine’s Day is a chance to remind your partner about your love and your shared hopes and dreams. That’s why a handwritten note to accompany a bouquet of flowers, a piece of jewellery or a night out without the kids is the icing on top of the Valentine’s Day cake.
Celebrating love this Valentine’s Day
Love is one of life’s great gifts. To celebrate the love in your life, consider making this Valentine’s Day extra special. While it can be tempting to go all out, gifts small and large will be well received if they come from the heart.
With a little guidance and preparation, spoiling your significant other has never been easier. Start your Valentine’s Day preparation with plenty of time to spare and visit Marketplace Gungahlin today.