By Raquel Parks, CBS Detroit Blogger
Valentine’s Day is the best time to show your significant other how much you care with a gift from the heart. The best approach to picking a gift that he or she will love is selecting something that’s both personal and meaningful. Here are a few thoughtful, gift ideas that men and women are sure to love.
A quality-made watch is always appreciated and is a luxurious item that looks great on any man’s wrist. No matter if he wants to keep it casual or dressy, there are numerous designers to choose from. Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, for example, sell a varied collection of watches that range from $175 to $300.
Cuff links come in a variety of styles and colors. Therefore, it’s easy to pick a pair that’s befitting the man in your life. Cuff links can easily be customized with favorite colors, initials, and can even display a man’s favorite sports team.
Brooks Brothers is an ideal place to shop for a signature pair of cuff links and they also offer the option to add monogrammed, initials to a pair of cuff links.
There are plenty of amazing gadgets out today and if your guy loves electronics then it’s only right to get him something he loves! Whether it’s a new Bose speaker or an iPad 2 to use alongside his iPhone, he’s sure to enjoy it.
A splash of a new scent is well deserved and an excellent gift for any guy. The best part about purchasing cologne for that special man is that you took the time to pick something he’ll smell good in. From Armani to Ralph Lauren, there are plenty of scents to love and pick from for him.
Let’s face it — guys love sports! So give him something that will win his heart over. A pair of tickets to his favorite game is a great way to surprise him on Valentine’s Day. In Detroit, there’s always a sport events to attend and enjoy. For example, the Pistons play the Kings 2/17 at the Palace. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Grab a pair for your favorite sports fan.
Chocolates / Sweet Treats
Chocolates are a sure way to satisfy a woman’s sweet tooth. But don’t be afraid to think outside the heart-shaped box! Be creative and different. Edible Arrangements provides the perfect alternative to the typical box of sweet treats with its unique arrangements of chocolate dipped fruits. This Valentine’s day, show her you love her with a dozen of chocolate dipped strawberries or a berry chocolate bouquet of strawberries, pineapples, and grapes.
A fine piece of jewelry is always an excellent way to sweep a woman off her feet. Personal touches of engraving, birth stones, and custom designs can make a simple piece of jewelry both special and sentimental. Swarovski is well-known for its beautiful collection of crystal pieces and one-of-a-kind designs.
The day to day work schedule can make it impossible to find time to kickback. So what better way to treat the hard-working lady in your life than with a relaxing spa treatment? Avalon Salon and Spa in Birmingham, Michigan offers various services and spa packages that are sure to pamper and cater to the lady in your life.
Basket of Her Favorite Things
Leave her speechless this Valentine’s Day by giving her a basket of all the things she loves the most! A basket that has all her favorite things is sweet, romantic, and guaranteed to impress her. Buy a big basket and load it with goodies that range from her favorite candy and wine to her favorite perfume. She’s sure to find it unforgettable.
Flowers are a classic choice for Valentine’s Day. It’s important, however, that the bouquet be as special as the woman receiving it. Presenting a woman with a personalized bouquet of flowers is a beautiful way to say “I love you”. Viviano Flower Shop has three locations in Michigan and sells a lovely selection of flowers to make any woman smile.
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Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at metrodivapages-rdp.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.