Take the stress out of Valentine’s Day. These following unique gift ideas are great for couples, for what can be a lifetime of memories. Great ideas include:
1. Make Artisan Pearl Jewelry
Believe it or not, gifts that you make have a more lasting impact. Seek out your local bead or jewelry store for a jewelry making class. Gentlemen, you can learn how to make your partner a hand-made artisan necklace, pearl beads are generally available. Ladies, you will have the opportunity to understand how to make jewelry that more closely matches your style. Call your bead or jewelry store in advance to save a spot for two. Classes for this gift idea for couples fills quickly.
2. Spa Day
A relaxing way to spend Valentine’s Day is to enjoy a nice massage. Why just give your loved one a massage when you both can have one at the same time. Most resorts or day spas will have special packages for Valentine’s Day, particularly for couples. Schedule the session around 3PM and it will be the perfect beginning to dinner out.
3. Dessert Cooking Class
Cooking for that special person is a nice gesture. To make the meal more memorable, though, a gift idea for couples is to try a cooking class. Most classes are just an hour or two. More importantly, someone else does the dishes. And since it is Valentine’s Day, try a class where you can bake a sweet and tasty treat. Contact your local gourmet grocery store for a class schedule. Some classes fill quickly, so be sure to call ahead to make a reservation.
4. Mosaic Art
Do you like smashed things? Try a mosaic art class where you take colorful, smashed pieces of tile and decorate things like picture frames, vases, or tabletops. For Valentine’s Day, you could take a photo of yourselves, decorate the frame with white, red, and rose colored tile pieces to commemorate the occasion. Make two, and you both can take one to work. Make a reservation in advance to secure a spot.
5. Bottle Wine
Have you ever dreamed of being a winemaker and having your own private label wine? Now you can. Many wine shops allow you to bottle your own wine. First, sample wines from around the world. After choosing a wine that you both like, you will go through the crafting process. The wine shop will keep your craft for about 60 days, allowing your wine to ferment. Then, you go back to bottle, cork, seal, and actually print and apply your own custom label. In the end, you both will have about 30 bottles of your own wine, allowing you to enjoy and remember Valentine’s Day for many months to come. Be sure to call ahead to schedule a time.