When your significant other resorts to giving you yet another home appliance or workshop tool for Valentine's Day, you know it's time to give the gift-giving process between you two an overhaul. We believe that February 14th should be a special day filled with love, romance and gifts that speak to the heart, so we've come up with a few suggestions to get you started.
Think about the place where you spent your honeymoon or where you enjoyed your favorite vacation together as a couple, and then find a way to commemorate it. Your local jeweler should be able to engrave its latitude and longitude on a simple pendant necklace for her or cufflinks or tie clip for him. A simple map of the area in a beautiful frame is sure to make her smile—especially if it comes with the promise of a return trip to one of the area resorts during the upcoming year.
Valentine's Day gifts don't need to cost a lot of money, as it really is the thought that counts. Many boutique gift stores carry lucky dice meant for couples with sides that are engraved with action words and body parts that are sure to spice up the evening. Using just your laptop and a printer, you can also make a couples coupon booklet that includes coupons redeemable for any romantic activities you might choose. If you're fairly creative, grab 52 hole-punched index cards and write one thing you love about him (or her) on each one. Add a cover and title it "52 Things I Love About You" to keep the romance going for an entire year.
Though we're a bit partial, rest assured that a getaway to The Scottsdale Resort McCormick Ranch will have her swooning at your feet. It's one of the top resorts in Scottsdale for couples, and it comes with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and the Sonoran Desert. You won't need to go far, as our rooms envelope you in luxury and the on-site spa is just steps away. We'll even take care of the meals and champagne so you can focus on that special someone.
Even gifts that seem cliche are often welcome on Valentine's Day, so don't forget the expensive champagne, diamond earrings and chocolate-covered strawberries for her or tickets to the big game for him. As long as you put some real thought into the gift, it's sure to be a hit.