Stumped on what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day? The romantic holiday is only two weeks away, and it's time to start seriously thinking about what your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend deserves on this special day.
But often times the gift ideas you see out there for Valentine's Day are smutty or not appropriate in a Christian household. That's why we're here to give you some wholesome ideas for your significant other this Valentine's Day.
Men like practical and efficient, so that's why tools or gift cards are always a good choice. But those aren't very romantic, right? If you're looking to get your husband or boyfriend something that says "I love you," why not try something that will give them some much-needed pampering.
The Man Can is a collection of manly soaps and fragrances that is cleverly packaged in a paint can for that added dose of manliness. The Man Can is from Plum Island Soap Company and it includes soap, shave gel, bay rum oil, hand butter, and a body mitt.
Technology is always a hit with men, so you could also get something that tickles his tech bone while simultaneously serving as a reminder of you every time he sees it. This combo is best served by a smartwatch like the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear S which are both top-end Android wearables that do much more than tell time. Think of them as smartphones strapped to your wrist. And you can even set the background image to a picture of the two of your before presenting it as a gift.
While candy and flowers may seem cliche, the truth is, women usually like these because they show that you're thinking about them. So while you're wracking your brain trying to figure out that perfect gift, remember not to think of a gift as a man, but think as a woman. What would your wife or girlfriend really appreciate coming from you?
If you're handy with wood, something personalized and handmade is always a hit. Check Pinterest or Etsy for some of the most popular ideas, and bonus points if you can check your wife or girlfriend's own Pinterest or Etsy wishlists. Pinterest is especially helpful because it's one of the easiest ways to see exactly what your special someone is most enticed by.
And even if you're not particularly crafty, you could always reach outside of your comfort zone to create something from the heart -- it doesn't have to be intricate or complicated. Examples include a scrapbook with your favorite pictures of the two of you, a handmade bookmark for her Bible with a love-inspiring verse, or something that integrates an important date like your wedding day. Or you could really surprise her by showing her that you remember the date of your first kiss or the first time you told her you love her.
Whether you're giving a gift to your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend, it's important to remember that God gave us love as a gift, and we're meant to hold it precious. As stated in the popular verse in 1 Corinthians 13, 4 - 7: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."