How to deliver on Valentine’s Day: Classic gift ideas for him and her

According to a recent survey carried out by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), loved-up consumers plan on spending more than ever on the big day itself in 2024. The UTCC survey found that shoppers were prepared to shell out an average of almost 2.4 billion baht on dates, dining out, and gifts. Even with the rising cost of living driving up prices, that’s still a serious upswing compared to 2023.

Are you one of the many prepared to spend a little more than usual this year? Navigating Valentine’s Day shopping isn’t always easy. To help you find the perfect present for your special someone, we’ve put together a list of classic gifts for him or her.

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Great Gift Ideas for Men

Some boyfriends are easier to buy for than others. Already hitched? You’ve probably already exhausted all the usual gift ideas by now. To avoid thinly-veiled disappointment on Valentine’s Day, it’s best to stick to the classics when picking out a gift for him.

Go with Grooming Gifts

Grooming essentials are an obvious pick, but there’s a reason these tried and tested items remain popular. Budget-friendly staples like safety razors are a practical present idea, but they’re not the most romantic of gestures.

Being practical isn’t a bad idea, but just make sure you’re buying something relevant to the recipient. Does that special someone live out of a suitcase thanks to work? A quality travel shaving kit will go down well. Buying for a husband or boyfriend who’s ready to take skincare seriously? Set him on his way with premium cleaners, moisturisers, and sunscreens.

For the Fitness Fanatic

Does your other half spend half of his life in the gym? Your budget probably won’t stretch to a full-blown home fitness system, but there are plenty of other present ideas out there. Go with compact fitness aids that can be used just about anywhere. Dumbbells and kettlebells are go-to favourites, while foam rollers and resistance bands are another option. A push-up stand can be packed away and transported to the office, while an under-desk elliptical is another idea for those who spend most of their time at the office.

What Do Women Want?

Do you always struggle when it comes to finding the right gift for her? You’re not alone. Tastes change, trends pass, and it’s easy to spend a small fortune on a gift that falls flat. Make life easier with one of these gift ideas for the woman in your life.

The Perfect Jewellery Gift

Unless you’ve got someone’s tastes all wrong, it’s hard to go wrong with jewellery. However, it’s always best to go with something festive on the most romantic day of the year. While Valentine’s Day might be a popular date for proposing, there are other ways you can make a commitment with jewellery gifts. Padlock jewellery is ideal for couples still in the early days of their relationship. Keep it simple with a classic statement locket or a low-key bracelet.

For Lovers of Literature

Looking to buy a Valentine’s Gift for a bookworm? Look to the great romance novelists for inspiration. Hardback editions from the likes of Margaret Mitchell and Jane Austen will make fine gift ideas. Does she prefer more contemporary literature? Books from Diana Gabaldon, Colleen Hoover and Helen Hoang are all good shouts.

How To Save Some Money This Valentine’s Day

If your budget is stretched thin this year, you can still make the right impression on Valentine’s Day. Instead of spending a small fortune on dining out, put together a personalised picnic packed with their favourite treats instead. Worried about wasting half a paycheck on a gift they won’t enjoy? They might seem impersonal, but a preloaded gift card gives your other half the option of picking out something they actually want.

Thailand News

Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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