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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but don’t worry if you haven’t found the perfect gift yet for that special someone - you still have a bit of time.

While flowers and chocolates are always a safe backup, they do lack thought and creativity. So, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that’s romantic and meaningful, without being cheesy and cliché, here are five ideas that are guaranteed to meet those high expectations.

A Handwritten Letter or Poem

Not only is this gift ultra-thoughtful, but it’s also the perfect last-minute option, as you don’t need to purchase much to make this one special. All you need is some pretty paper, the right envelope, and, ideally, a fountain pen.
Then, simply pour your heart out on paper, expressing to your significant other just how much they mean to you. If you’re struggling to find the right words, turn to the experts for some inspiration - from William Shakespeare and Robert Burns to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Ella Wheeler Wilcox, these literary masters will help you to turn your feelings into words.

Popcorn & A Movie

Ok, so this may not seem very exciting at first, but hear us out…
If you and your special someone love to snuggle up at home watching a movie together, then Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to elevate that experience even further.
A popcorn maker, along with some DVDs, or even a Netflix subscription, go together perfectly. Add in a movie trivia quiz too, along with some scented candles and a warm blanket, and you have the recipe for a romantic Valentine’s night in.

A Cocktail Shaker Set

Just about everybody loves a good cocktail. After all, whether you prefer whiskey, gin, vodka, rum or anything else, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of cocktail recipes out there that make use of your favorite spirit imaginatively and deliciously.The one thing that most of these cocktails have in common is the cocktail shaker set used to craft them. Since you want this gift to be special, a quality set is key - look for one made from stainless steel, because not only is this comfortable to use, it’s also easy to clean. If you want the best, try the Cocktail Mixology Set from Motivaldi, as this one comes packaged in a sleek presentation box, ready to be immediately gifted. As a bonus, this set is available on Amazon, making purchasing your own a breeze.If you want to make this gift even more memorable, consider adding in a book of cocktail recipes too. Alternatively, you could even print out, or write up, a specific selection of recipes that feature your loved one’s favorite drinks.

A Vacation

A vacation is always a welcomed gift, especially if you have picked an exciting destination.
With so many online services available, many offering regular deals, booking a vacation has never been easier. Whether you choose to go abroad or opt for a staycation, quality time away not only makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift, but it could also help to take your relationship to the next level.

A Retro Camera

Photographs help to create some long-lasting memories, so how about a retro camera as a gift?

Many of these will instantly print your photos too, making them ideal for a romantic Valentine’s Day photoshoot.

This is also a great gift to add on to any of the others on this list, as a camera will allow you to document whatever you end up doing on this special day.

In Conclusion…

Hopefully, these five gift ideas have inspired you, and you’re now ready to make your decision. If you want to go all out this year, try combining multiple ideas from this list for the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift.