Valentine’s Gift & Date Ideas

Less than a month until Valentine’s Day! This is definitely not a holiday that people get suuuper excited about, but it’s still a celebration and an excuse to do something special. Presents are not a must, but how can you say no to presents? 😉  Today I have three gift ideas for him and for her, as well as three date ideas that I would love to do on Valentine’s Day!

For Him

  1. Something practical. Guys generally like practical things, like a Daniel Wellington watch, a tile, or a tie. A DW watch is classy and casual, and on the lower price point for watches. If he tends to lose things, a tile is a must! I have one on my keys (still need to upgrade it) and it’s pretty damn awesome. Or you can buy him a tie to wear on future dates!
  2. Alcohol. But not just any alcohol. It has to be something he enjoys, like a bottle of Gold Label Johnnie Walker or a set like this. The bottles are also great for decoration!
  3. Coupon book. DIY-ed of course. You can make “coupons” for future date ideas or things you want to do together. What’s better than a homemade gift?

For Her

  1. Romantic sweets. Most girls like chocolates and cupcakes, but if she doesn’t, then just skip this one. These Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne Truffles are PINK and what is better than a bouquet of flower cupcakes? If you are single and in the tristate area, order a bouquet of flower cupcakes and share them with your friends!
  2. Couple tshirts. You’re probably thinking, wow so cheesy. Well, it’s only annoying when couples wear them all the time and post ten Instagrams of them wearing their matching shirts. If the couple shirts have an inside joke, it makes an even better present!
  3. Something that has been on her wishlist. To be honest, girls are not that difficult to shop for, but Valentine’s Day presents tend have an element of romance just because you give it to her on the day everyone celebrates love.

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Date Ideas

  1. High-end restaurant. A high-end restaurant can be intimidating, especially if you and your significant other don’t usually go to fancy places. If you want to go to a popular place, like Butter in NYC, remember to book wayyy in advance! (comment below if you recognize this restaurant from Gossip Girl haha)
  2. Home-cooked meal and Netflix. This can be super romantic, but I feel like you have to cook something that you guys don’t normally cook together to make it special. After you’re stuffed with deliciousness, it’s time to sit back, relax, watch some Netflix, and enjoy each other’s company.
  3. Day trip. Somewhere close by that you two have been wanting to go together? For a NYC dweller like me, it would be places like Brooklyn or Philly. We just have to hop on the train or bus in the morning and come back at night. Of course you can extend this trip, but there is something about day trips that make me feel accomplished (plus, you don’t have to pack).

I hope you enjoyed my take on Valentine’s Day and remember to come back for another Valentine’s post! Thanks for stopping by : )



  1. January 18, 2017 / 12:20 PM

    Home cooked meal and netflix sounds dreamy! Happy Valentines day Kimber!

  2. January 18, 2017 / 12:30 PM

    Great ideas especially like the idea of a nice high end restaurant, love eating out. Thanks for your tips.

  3. January 18, 2017 / 1:08 PM

    I really liked your post & ideas. If I had a boyfriend and lived in New York (or somewhere near), I’d go to that Gossip Girl-restaurant 🙂 Do you have a boyfriend and are you going to do something special on Valentine’s Day? – xo

    • January 18, 2017 / 4:54 PM

      Thank you! Another Gossip Girl place is Sarabeth’s! It’s a really delicious brunch place near Central Park 🙂 I hope you get to try it sometime!

    • January 19, 2017 / 3:00 PM

      It really is! And you can find things using your phone, so as long as you don’t lose your phone, all’s good haha

  4. January 18, 2017 / 8:12 PM

    Love this post. I’m always looking for ideas on what to give someone for VDAY. I am obsessed with Butter in NYC. The food is spectacular I went a couple years ago. Have a fun vday!

  5. January 19, 2017 / 12:14 PM

    Great ideas! A day trip followed up with a nice meal is the best!

  6. January 19, 2017 / 2:04 PM

    Love the ideas. Specially the DIYed coupons idea is really good.

    • January 19, 2017 / 3:01 PM

      Thanks! There are a lot of ideas for diy coupons on pinterest!

  7. January 19, 2017 / 4:45 PM

    Lovely read and some great ideas!

  8. Amber
    January 19, 2017 / 5:06 PM

    Our favorite is a long weekend or a day trip! We tend to lean towards activities and trips rather than actual items.

  9. January 19, 2017 / 6:28 PM

    I made him a coupon book last year and he’s never used it b/c he knows he can just them for free…

  10. January 20, 2017 / 10:00 AM

    Great ideas!! I’m not sure if we will chose to go out to dinner to our favorite restaurant but I like the idea of a home cooked meal and Netflix. Those dates are the best dates! <3

  11. January 20, 2017 / 4:27 PM

    Mmmm, I think I might buy those truffles and be my own Valentine 🙂

  12. January 20, 2017 / 6:27 PM

    I love this! Helped so much. Now I have a few ideas what to get my husband ❤️

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