As the shortest month of the year, February offers the least amount of time to plan for its mid-month holiday. This definitely puts on the pressure when you're trying to come up with the perfect romantic gift for your special someone. However, playing cupid this Valentine's Day doesn't have to be difficult.
Zeus Beard is here to help you out with the perfect Valentine's Day gift ideas for your girl or guy.
Historical Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
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Inevitably, everyone's first thought when it comes to Valentine's Day gift ideas is flowers and chocolate. Despite not standing out from the crowd, the two staples should definitely earn a spot on your gift list. After all, who doesn't appreciate pleasant-smelling plants and tasty treats?
To make things more personal, attaching a handwritten love letter to your gifts makes the sentiment stand out. In addition, you can impress your date with a little February 14 history. After all, Valentine's Day love notes date all the way back to third century Rome.
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As legend has it, Emperor Claudius II believed single men made better warriors and therefore banned young men from marrying. However, this outraged a priest named Valentine, who continued to perform marriages for young lovers in private.
Upon being discovered, he was sentenced to death on February 14. However, Valentine's vow to love stood out above all. As a final ode to the love of his life, his jailer's daughter, he wrote her a loving note signed "From Your Valentine."
Today, we honor February 14 in memory of Valentine, the patron saint of engaged couples and happy marriages, and his devotion to love.
Keep reading to get inspired with more Valentine's Day gift ideas for him and her.
Valentine's Day gift ideas for him
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To make things easier, we broke down Valentine's Day gift ideas for him into three categories. Check out our options for a useful present, a special date night and the perfect sexy gift.
The useful present
Whatever you end up doing on Valentine's Day, you'll want your man to look good. While clothes are important, unkempt facial hair can quickly ruin a good outfit.
To help your man look and smell fresh, give him beard care essentials that will work perfectly for your Valentine's Day date and the weeks after.
Upgrade his shower routine with Zeus Beard shampoo and conditioner.
Unlike the 12-1 product he's been using, choosing cleansers that are specific to facial hair will keep his beard soft instead of dry and scraggly.
That way, getting up close and personal this Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a sandpapery experience.
In addition, picking up a beard oil or beard balm will come in handy as he sculpts his beard into your preferred style.
A special date night
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For all the spectacular dates your man has taken you on, it's time you treated him to a night out on the town. Flip the script this Valentine's Day and treat your lucky guy to a fancy steak house or to his favorite restaurant.
Enjoy the romantic night with your man by splurging on a wine that's a little better than your typical house red or enjoying a decadent dessert after your meal.
The sexy gift
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There's nothing sexier than feeling completely relaxed and stress-free. That's why you should kick off your Valentine's Day by booking you and your man a comfortable couple's massage.
Whether he spends his work day lifting heavy materials or cramming his back into an uncomfortable office chair, your man deserves a day of relaxation.
Adding on a foot massage or cheese and wine pairing definitely isn't a bad extra touch either.
Valentine's Day gift ideas for her
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Men, don't think we forgot about you. If you're searching for Valentine's Day gift ideas for the special lady in your life, we also have the ideal useful present, special date night and sexy gift options for you.
The useful present
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While we're sure your girlfriend or wife is beautiful naturally, most women enjoy doing their makeup, especially for a special occasion like Valentine's Day.
Surprising her with a new eyeshadow palette or lipstick will definitely bring a smile to her face and have her feeling confident before you head out on the town.
Makeup is also a great gift because she can enjoy it for a lot longer than flowers or chocolates. (Although, you should probably just get all three anyway.)
A special date night
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Giving an experience, instead of a gift for Valentine's Day, provides an opportunity for great memories you and your special lady can hold together. Wine tasting is the ultimate date for romance and fun.
Together, enjoy great photo-ops at the vineyard and indulge in local wines. In addition, some vineyards offer horseback riding or lunch specials to make the experience extra special.
The sexy gift
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If you're trying to pull out all the stops this Valentine's Day, buying lingerie is a bold, sexy move. However, we recommend keeping this gift suggestion for the lucky lady who is your long-term girlfriend or wife.
In other words, you probably shouldn't try buying sexy undies for the girl in the apartment on the third floor who finally agreed to go on a date with you. We said sexy, not creepy, dude.
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Now that you've seen all our Valentine's Day gift ideas, you're ready to get your romance on and enjoy the holiday with someone special.