Valentine’s Day is already right around the corner. It’s become an international date for grand romantic gestures, but brings with it a struggle to find the perfect gift that is felt around the world.
When you’re at a loss for something a little more than red roses, jewelry is always a viable answer. From necklaces to earrings, we’ve given jewelry a deep emotional value. It represents connections—bonds that can be passed down through generations. Not only is it fun to wear and show off, but it reminds us of the feelings that were present when it was given. However, it’s far from a simple prospect—even if you know that you want to buy your significant other jewelry, there are countless pressures and anxieties that can make choosing the right piece a challenge.
“Gift block” is very real!
You may find yourself at a complete loss as to what you could possibly gift to your partner—a little like putting pen to paper and finding you have no words. It can be difficult to balance your own opinions and thoughts with those of the recipient. All the considerations that go into finding a creative Valentine’s Day gift can leave your head spinning.
Perhaps you’re concerned about not knowing the other person’s tastes as well as you think you do, or that they already own the gift you’re thinking of giving them. While such dilemmas can apply to any gift giving occasion, the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day can intensify the indecisiveness. On the most romantic day of the year, you want it to be perfect.
It’s a daunting task to choose the ideal piece of jewelry, and all this pressure doesn’t help. You’re about to invest quite a bit of money and emotional labor into getting this gift. It’s a lot at stake for something the other person may not even like! Best Kept is here to make February less stressful and more sentimental. Read on for some unique Valentine’s gift ideas.
There’s more to creative gift giving than a unique present.
If you really want your partner’s Valentine’s Day to be special, there’s more to it than the gift itself. Beyond the gift itself comes the matter of how you’re going present it, because handing it to them sometimes just doesn’t cut it.
You could make a whole event out of gifting a present. If they’re a fan of grand gestures, put on a date night show; you can set up a scavenger hunt for someone who enjoys riddles, or a performance in which you creatively present to them their gift. On the other hand, if they’re the practical sort, it may be wise to skip the spectacle and give them their present outright.
Choosing and presenting the perfect gift requires you to consider the other’s personality. It’s vital to pick up not only on their likes and dislikes but also their values and overall vibe in order to choose something that will make them feel truly special.
Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get your creative gift-giving juices flowing, and at Best Kept that’s our specialty. Here are some places to start:
Vintage style jewelry
Is your lover in love with bygone eras? Do they swoon over the styling of The Great Gatsby? Lucky for you, in this modern world, the past is never out of reach.
When it comes to vintage jewelry, you don’t necessarily have to go full antique—nowadays, the old is back in style. Purchasing a vintage style piece can be as simple as following the trends of Art Deco accessories.
Think of intricate filigree, bold 80s-style pieces, different stones like aquamarine and garnets. There’s a vintage jewelry style to suit most people, and if you can express your loved one’s taste to one of our stylists, we can find it.
Rather than limit yourself with jewelry you find on the market, you can go above and beyond with a unique piece that’s made specifically for your partner. Custom jewelry is designed from scratch with the assistance of your jeweler; it’s a piece created by you in your loved one’s honor.
Design a ring or a necklace that encapsulates their tastes, or make something new out of an old piece of jewelry they love but haven’t worn in years. Whatever it is, your partner is sure to be charmed by the thought and effort you put into giving them a one-of-a-kind gift.
If you want to give them something unique, but feel that custom jewelry is a bit too far, there is the option of personalizing an already existing design to make it a bit more special.
It can be as simple as engraving a date or meaningful phrase, or you could build a piece by choosing between various options. While not as detailed as designing a custom piece, it’s faster and easier, and can still result in a meaningful, personal gift.
Engagement rings (it’s never a cliché time to ask!)
Have you been waiting for the right opportunity to pop the question? This Valentine’s Day could be your moment.
Proposing at any time is not something to be taken lightly, and when doing it on Valentine’s Day you’ll want to put in the extra effort to avoid cheesiness. Huffington Post has some good guidelines for Valentine’s Day proposals! If done correctly, it can be an unforgettable way to spend the most romantic day of the year.
Of course, picking an engagement ring is even more daunting than a regular gift. Just remember: if it’s chosen with love, your partner will appreciate whatever it may be. They will cherish it simply because it’s what you chose as a vessel for your love and commitment. The perfect ring that suits their style is icing on the cake, and Best Kept can make that happen.
If your partner is the deeply romantic type who dwells on profound meanings, it may be worth looking into jewelry that speaks its own language.
Though perhaps not as detailed as the language of flowers, gemstones have their own assigned meanings from spiritual beliefs and old histories and mythologies that have left us with deep and fascinating symbolism.
Gift your partner an opal piece, affiliated with hope and purity, and tell them of the Arabian legends claiming they fell from the heavens in flashes of lightning. Give them amber, which was said to be made of pure sunlight and was sacred to the Greek god Apollo, and that it was formed from tears shed by Norse goddess Freyja as she missed her husband.
With the symbolism of gemstones, you can give not only a beautiful piece of jewelry but a meaningful love note for your partner to keep right by their heart.
We’re your Best Kept secret this Valentine’s Day
Choosing a perfect Valentine’s Day gift involves a myriad of factors and possibilities, but we promise it’s not too difficult to knock it out of the park on February 14th.
Best Kept has the resources you need to create a stunningly unique holiday. We help you to hand pick jewelry that’s guaranteed to delight! Contact us today to learn more about our service.