Valentine gifts for every stage of your relationship

Today is Friday and only 6 days left until V-day. If you don’t have a clue what you get your partner maybe this post will help.

Valentines Week continues today post: 

Valentine gifts for every stage of your relationship

Dating: Gourmet marshmallows

Gourmet marshmallows

Valentine’s Day is sometimes a tricky holiday to navigate. You don’t want to go overboard when first dating, nor risk hurting feelings by ignoring the day altogether because you’ve been together a long time. Where you are on your own love landscape helps determine the best way to honor your amour. — Shannon McCarthy

Valentine’s Day can be a challenge when you’ve just started dating. The ideal gift is not too precious or pricey, overtly sexy or hinting at more of a romantic commitment than you’re comfortable with. Sweets for your sweet are always apropos, and fantastically flavored marshmallows are a newly trendy (and always tasty) treat.

Chocolate-covered espresso beans

Dating: Chocolate-covered espresso beans

Chocolate is the undisputed Valentine’s Day classic. Tweak the tradition deliciously with a gift both sweet and crunchy. But be warned — chocolate drenched coffee beans are seriously addictive (decaf beans are just as scrumptious). Statistically speaking, gals will love theirs dipped in white or milk chocolate, while men prefer dark chocolate.

Pandora bracelets & charms

Dating: Pandora bracelets & charms

The Pandora charm bracelet craze started as a trend and now has established itself as a genuine jewelry tradition. Women adore these collectible baubles, so if you’re dating a fan it would be thoughtful to add to her trove. And if she’s a newbie? Easy. Give her the Pandora sterling silver bracelet and one symbolic charm of your choosing.

Men’s personalized leather bracelets

Dating: Men’s personalized leather bracelets

This Valentine’s Day, it’s personal. Especially when you get your guy a suitably masculine piece of jewelry that goes beyond the generic with an engraving of words tender, subtle or silly. Or, if you’re stumped for what to say, personalize one of these leather wraps with his initials.

Monogram necklaces

Engaged: Monogram necklaces

Bing Shopping | Monogram necklaces

Couples who’ve gone the super-serious route and gotten engaged have a wide array of sweetly sentimental Valentine’s Day gifts to choose from. Let’s start with something for her: A perfect piece of jewelry for your fiancée (besides, of course, the ring) is a monogram necklace melding her initials with yours.

Personalized boxer shorts

Engaged: Personalized boxer shorts

Bing Shopping | Personalized boxer shorts

Depending on the design, these personalized undergarments for the groom-to-be are usually non-transferable. Whether you choose to have his initials embroidered or to inscribe a somewhat saucier message (for example, “Property of Jenny”), personalized boxer shorts are a perfect melding of sexy and silly for Valentine’s Day.

Silver-plated frames

Engaged: Silver-plated frames

There are few gifts that are more elegantly simple, and yet more truly moving, than a silver-plated picture frame with a photo of the two of you tucked inside. It’s especially Valentine’s Day-appropriate in a heart shape, or (if purchased early enough) engraved with your names and engagement date.

Wine glass sets

Engaged: Wine glass sets

Bing Shopping | Wine glass sets

Toast to your future with a set of well-made wine glasses that’ll see the two of you through many a dinner party and romantic evening alone. Skip the champagne flutes if you know you’ll be getting an engraved duo for your wedding, and choose glassware sets of at least four stems.

Infinity jewelry

Newlywed: Infinity jewelry

Bing Shopping | Infinity jewelry

The two of you have launched a new life together, and this Valentine’s Day is just that much sweeter because of it. Meaningful jewelry choices abound for the wife in your life. One of the best is infinity jewelry symbolizing the past, present and future, and your never-ending devotion.

Chocolate fondue set

Newlywed: Chocolate fondue set

Bring a little indulgence into your happy home this Valentine’s Day with something dedicated to dessert decadence. Think of chocolate fondue sets as portable paradise, available in both small sizes (resembling scent warmers) and large (sometimes as big as dinnertime fondue pots and good for a crowd).

Monogrammed phone case

Newlywed: Monogrammed phone case

Bing Shopping | Monogrammed phone cases

She’ll never misplace her phone again with one of these bright, beautiful and very personal skins. Engrave her married monogram for a delightful hit of domestic bliss, or get her a case emblazoned with her nickname. Gals can give guys these phone protectors, too, in dude-centric colors and designs.

His and hers necklaces

Newlywed: His and hers necklaces

Bing Shopping | His and hers necklaces

“You complete me.” Make that romantic statement shine with a jewelry gift swooningly perfect for Valentine’s Day. His and hers necklaces and pendants come in puzzle-piece and other interlocking styles, plus baubles that bring both of your birthstones together on one piece.

Multi-photo frames

Long Married: Multi-photo frames

Couples that stick together through thick and thin are true inspirations and that kind of commitment calls for something special on Valentine’s Day. But you don’t have to spend a ton. Multi-photo frames seem modest, but once you slide in shots of the two of you taken throughout the years, no other gift is as precious.

Eternity rings

Long Married: Eternity rings

Bing Shopping | Eternity rings

There’s a sparkling array of symbolic jewelry out there, but nothing is quite as spectacular as an eternity band ring. Ringed with fire, these popular baubles signify everlasting love and are set all the way around with stones. And they’re not just great gifts for women — but men’s eternity rings are just a bit more subtle.

Engraved crystal hearts

Long Married: Engraved crystal hearts

Bing Shopping | Engraved crystal hearts

We’re not talking cheap glass or tacky plastic here: When you want to give your spouse something spectacular, something that sends a (literal) message and something they will cherish forever, choose a fine cut-crystal engraved heart by Bacarrat, Orrefors or Waterford.

Silk pajamas

Long Married: Silk pajamas

Bing Shopping | Silk pajamas

Soft, sensuous and so slinky, silk pajamas are a sweet gift of luxury and perfect for relaxing at home with your favorite lounging partner. Posh pairs are available for both men and women, but we’d recommend getting them in red to mark a very special Valentine’s Day.

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