The best Valentine’s Day gestures to show you care


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Roses are a common Valentine’s Day gift usually symbolizing love and romance.

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As Valentine’s Day rolls around again, it’s time to do something special for the one you love most. Whether it be through a simple yet sweet gesture, or a grand and elegant gift, one thing is for sure: the best way to show you care is to do something special. This list includes some of the most common yet thoughtful Valentine’s Day gestures to show you truly care.



Flowers are a simple yet effective gesture when looking to show affection towards your loved one. Whether it be a single rose or a bouquet of tulips, flowers are a true way to show you care. Oftentimes, flowers are associated with romance, love, marriage and are the perfect romantic gift. 


Fancy Dinner

Fancy dinners are a perfect way to spend time with your partner. Taking your loved one to their favorite restaurant is a great way to make them feel appreciated. Not to mention, a dinner is a great opportunity to spend time talking with your loved one while enjoying a delicious meal, as long as you make a reservation ahead of time (as restaurants tend to be very busy during this time of year). 


Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals are an ideal present for that special someone or even a best friend; you can’t go wrong with an adorable, fluffy bear. Stuffed animals serve as a great place of comfort and security for its owner, and are a good way to demonstrate your appreciation for someone you care about. With a variety of colors and animals to choose from, anyone can find the perfect new friend for their valentine. 



When Valentine’s day comes to mind, so do the classic heart-shaped chocolate boxes that can be found at almost every grocery store. With many types of chocolate to choose from, it is the perfect go-to gift that can brighten someone’s day. In fact, cocoa beans contain chemicals that have been linked to an improved mood of happiness and can make someone feel more energized. A typical valentines day treat, chocolates are a thoughtful (and delicious) gift to show how much you value and care for that special someone in your life.


Love letters

Love letters are a beautiful yet simple gift. You can express how you feel through words, and this little gesture can go a long way. Letters are often intimate and sentimental, and come from the heart. Surely your partner will cherish a sweet poem forever, as words are the best way to show how much they mean to you.


Kind Gestures

Looking for a simple yet effective way to express your love towards your partner? Sometimes it is best to stick simple with acts of kindness. Help your partner out with their chores. Compliment them. Make them breakfast in bed. Set them up with a nice, candle-lit bath. Show them you care. Whatever you do, make sure it comes from the heart, and your partner will feel grateful to be with you.



Baking is another inexpensive way for you to spend special time with your partner on Valentine’s day. You can use your imagination and begin a fun tradition. As partners, together you can make your favorite sweet treats and sprinkle heart sprinkles or make heart shaped cookies you decorate together. Whether it be brownies, cookies or cupcakes, this is definitely the perfect activity to make memories on the day of love, with the one you love.


Custom Jewelry

Customized jewelry is another ideal present that symbolizes your strong relationship with someone special in your life, that being a partner or very good friend. Jewelry is a great gift for any occasion, but personalizing it with a special phrase or name can make it even more special. Whether it be a ring, necklace or bracelet, this is something the receiver will cherish forever. Much like any gift, jewelry can help form a greater connection with your valentine.


Picture Collages

Memories are special to everyone, and taking photos is the perfect way to capture them. With that being said, creating a collage of photos for you and your partner to reminisce about is the perfect way to show affection and care towards your loved ones. It shows them that you cherished these moments and a collage is a great momentum that can be kept and looked at forever.


Although a day for romance, Valentine’s day can be celebrated with any loved ones, platonic or romantic. Make sure to show your loved ones that you care, whether it be through a kind gesture or a thoughtful gift. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!