Things Other Than Flowers to Buy Someone

This Valentine’s Day, don’t fall into the trap of just picking up the nearest and cheapest bouquet of flowers for your sweetheart. Flowers die quickly, and then your partner is left with a vase full of mouldy stems and leaves that they have to get rid of. There are so many better ideas out there for Valentine’s Day presents!

Whether you’ve been in the relationship for 20 years or 20 minutes, buying an awesome present for your love is something that should never be taken lightly. It’s easy if you try. Here are a few ideas for inspiration.

1. Chocolates

Chocolates are basically the second-easiest Valentine’s Day present to find after flowers, but are an exponentially better idea. Chocolate is delicious, plus there has been tons of research into the potential health benefits of consuming it.

Dark chocolate is full of anti-inflammatory compounds which are beneficial to our gut, and other research has even suggested that chocolate is able to help lower our blood pressure. Whatever their taste, there’s a chocolate perfect for everyone. Plus, maybe if they feel good, they’ll even share some with you.

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2. A potted plant

If you really feel called to buy your significant other some kind of greenery for Valentine’s Day, get them a potted plant instead of cut flowers. Cut flowers rarely last longer than a week, and can smell pretty funky even before that.

A potted plant will provide year-round beauty to any home, and most are pretty low-maintenance. Any place that carries cut flowers will usually have a small assortment of potted plants, like African violets or ferns.

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3. Tickets to a show

This Valentine’s Day focus on getting a present that your partner will remember for years to come. Buying tickets to an experience that you can share together is a great way of becoming even more connected on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to be something you like. Your honey will recognize your selfless act if you pick out their favorite band or musical to enjoy.

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