So you’re married for five years. In the past, you’ve been celebrating Valentine’s day at home, or in a cozy restaurant, or a movie house. You cook her breakfast, buy her flowers, and take her out to eat. She loves it. But year after year, your Hearts Day strategies are now seemingly trite, leaning a bit into the predictable side of things.
Even if the love you both share are far from going on a rut, you still need to do the occasional extra boost of dopamine (and oxytocin for the hugging part!) to keep things pumpin’. So you decide to hatch a plan for something grand on Valentine’s day. After all, what wife wouldn’t love a little luxury to tickle her fancy?
If you’re having trouble what to spend your money on, here are some luxury ideas to inspire you:
Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada, Hermes, Ralph Lauren… take your pick! Before spending on a bag, you need to consider the following: type, color, size, design. Does your wife like a sequined clutch bag or a leather shoulder bag? What color does she prefer? Does she opt for bigger handbags or smaller ones? Does she like simple designs or elaborate ones? Subtly ask for her preference before making the purchase.
If your wife is more of a shoe person rather than a bag person, then give her designer shoes! Only a few women get the opportunity to own a pair of signature shoes. Jimmy Choo, Manolo, Gucci, Valentino… there are many brands to choose from.
Was your wedding ring the last piece of jewelry you gave your wife? Well, now’s the time to get her more of those sparkly and shiny objects to show your affection. Tiffany & Co. diamond drop earrings or a Bvlgari necklace will look good on her during formal dinners. If you want to go for elegant but classic jewelry pieces, you can give her Norman Silverman pendants and bracelets.
Give your wife a time-out from work and domestic tasks by treating her to a luxurious time at the spa. Make her feel like a queen and give her the chance to enjoy the best treatment with her favorite massage. Some spas allow you to book online or to purchase gift certificates for convenience. If you decide to go together, she would love the gift even more.
Who wouldn’t love watching the sunset on a cruise with the love of your life? This Valentines, plan a sunset or dinner cruise with your wife. Being on water, away from responsibilities of chores, can reignite romance and togetherness. If your wife enjoys a little excitement, book a cruise with a dance floor or live entertainment.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than a romantic getaway for two? Book the weekend for a naturally exhilarating vacation to an idyllic and Caribbean beach resort, a log cabin in by the lake, or a ski mountain resort with a tub and a fireplace. A romantic escape will pretty much get you into the loving mood.
About the author: Melissa Page has a thing for romance and travel. She is also a social media contributor who works with successful companies such as Couples Resorts, the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. When she’s not busy writing, she plays bowling or spends the day at the beach.