Say 'I love you' with Valentine's Day gifts

February 14th, better known as Valentine's Day, provides a beacon of light in the middle of winter. Each February, stores and homes are decked out in red and pink hearts, and florists wait in the wings to prepare sweet-smelling bouquets for the bevy of buyers eager to bring bountiful blooms into their living spaces.

Gift-giving is an integral component of Valentine's Day. That means the search may be on to find items that will give voice to feelings of love and affection in tangible ways. These gifts are perfect for anyone on your list.

· Fragrance: Although purchasing fragrances can be tricky, if your special someone provides hints of a scent or brand they prefer, it can make buying perfume or cologne easier. However, there's also the option of going with trends. Market experts believe vanilla is set to be a stand-out aroma in 2024, and aromatherapy and feel-good fragrances are trending this year.

· Cozy clothes: Snuggling together in front of the fire may be an appealing prospect for lovebirds. Cozy gifts can include matching loungewear or pajama sets, or ultra-soft sweatpants and hoodies for chasing away the chill.

· Personalized prints: Companies offer custom song lyric posters or framed artwork so that a special song, whether it was heard during a first date or danced to during a couple's wedding, can be memorialized. Other personalized prints can include images of the sky on a key date to commemorate a special moment in time.

· Jewelry offerings: Jewelry is a go-to Valentine's Day gift. Vogue says that there's a strong likelihood that boho jewelry trends are making a comeback this year. Pendants, beads and multi-strand necklaces are sure to be a must-have look.

· Travel treats: Couples who love to travel can gift travel-related items to their special someone. A high-end brand of luggage, tickets to a cruise or another destination, or an excursion upgrade on a planned getaway may fit the bill.

· Gourmet eats: Foodies often find enjoyment sampling the fare at top-notch restaurants. While Valentine's Day tends to be quite busy at most restaurants, a gift of a night out for dinner at another time may be the way to tug on the heartstrings while nurturing the palate.

Valentine's Day is here before people know it, so it is key to have gift ideas at the ready.


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