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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Written By: Melody Erhuy

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

The day of love is upon us, and many of us are scrambling for gift ideas to make it memorable. Men aren’t the only ones who struggle to come up with something great for this special day. Wives, girlfriends, and moms are also seeking gift guides right about now! To help get you started, here’s a rundown of classic, creative, and closeout gifts for Valentine’s 2019.

The Classics

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are without doubt classic gifts. These are the gifts that are given the most often and are almost always well received. They don’t require a ton of creativity or forethought and store generally stock them in bulk this time of year. That means that you can wait until pretty last minute to shop and still secure a decent gift. The downside is that these are often underwhelming. Even so, classics are classic for a reason. Here are our three of our favorite classic picks for 2019.

Red Roses

Tradition dictates that you give these in bunches of 12 at a time. We encourage you to mix it up, offering a single red rose for every year (or month) that you’ve spent with your sweetheart. If it’s a new romance, add in baby’s breath or greenery to fill out the bouquet.


Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’re far from your only option. Focus on birthstones and precious metals to save a little cash and offer something different.


Another classic gift item! Typically these gifts come in a large heart-shaped cardboard box, but you can make it extra special with a little bit of effort. Learn your sweetheart’s favorite chocolatier or truffle flavor and create your own collection of treats!


The Creatives

These gifts aren’t for everyone. But for those with an artistic streak, going for a creative gift can turn out to be incredibly romantic. Even if you don’t consider yourself very creative, stepping outside of your comfort zone to try these gifts out makes you vulnerable in the eyes of your love, and that’s very endearing. Here are a few creative options to consider.

Make a Scrapbook

Stockpile photos of you with your significant other to create an, “Us” book. With Instagram and Facebook being pretty common sources of easily available photos, you don’t even have to be incredibly sneaky about getting the photos. Pick up a scrapbook at your local store or use an online service to come up with a love story that is incredibly personal!

Make a Meal

Forget the long lines and forgotten reservations at the town’s finest restaurants. This year, hit the grocery store and do the heavy lifting yourself. If you’re not used to the kitchen, it’s not a bad idea to cook a practice meal on the sly before the big day. Or, make it a romantic date night and invite your sweetie to cook the meal with you.

See a Show

Create a memory on Valentine’s Day! Check out Ticketmaster to see if there are any shows happening on Valentine’s Day near your hometown. It doesn’t even have to be a favorite band or act to be memorable. Just getting out of the normal routine of Valentine’s Day is enough to make this creative and special.

The Closeouts

These days, everyone is on a budget. Major retailers will tell you that you deserve top of the line, spendy items. Don’t take the bait. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to show someone that you care. Sometimes it’s even fun to do gift giving on a tight budget just for grins! So this year, whether you’re on a budget or just looking for a fun Valentine’s Day alternative, try closeout shopping.

No specific items here, just a challenge. Set a low budget with your partner and see who can give the silliest gift and spend the least amount of money doing it. No guilt involved, just a new experience that is sure to be memorable for years to come.

Of course, we believe that QALO offers the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list. We’ve got jewelry, our famous silicone rings, for the classics, family books for the creatives, and even great pricing over in our clearance center! So go ahead, get all of your shopping done in one place, right here at QALO.


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