Four Creative Valentine's Gifts for the Newly Dating - Kelsey Foster

Four Creative Valentine’s Gifts for the Newly Dating

by Kelsey on February 13, 2013

Tomorrow is the holiday I hear many people say they dread. Understandable because for a lot of people, Valentine’s Day creates stress and pressure no matter where you might be on the spectrum of love. It can be especially tricky for people who are newly dating.

My advice? If the idea of a big, expensive, romantic gesture doesn’t feel right to you…don’t do it. And if you aren’t exclusive with this new person, a giant to-do on this holiday could make one or both of you uncomfortable. Of course, you don’t want to ignore the holiday all together. That is where this list comes in handy. There are many ways you can create a memorable experience and let someone know they are special to you without going to extremes!

Idea #1: Bring Flowers but Skip the Roses
If you know her favorite flower, buy her that. If it’s not in season, a charming bunch of tulips or daffodils tied up with a pretty ribbon is a sweet gift. This won’t cause your lady to feel overwhelmed if you are in the new stages of dating.


Idea #2: Get Crafty
A handmade craft is more meaningful than a store-bought card. I love this craft idea (instructions found on Pinterest), which would be great for a girl or a guy. If you aren’t ready to say the “L” word, substitute it with “10 things about you that make me smile” or something less-intense but still sweet. You can find the supplies you need at any craft store and it might take you an hour or so to put together.

Idea #3: FroYo Date
If the idea of going out to dinner where you’ll be surrounded by mushy couples makes you queasy, opt for a simple date instead. Go out for some FroYo and maybe take a walk after. This is perfect if you’ve only been on a few dates.

Idea #4: Send a Song
This is where technology can be fun. Even if you’ve just gone on a few dates, there is probably a song that reminds you of each other. I’m not talking LOVE song, but just any old song. Maybe one that played while you were in the car, or that you danced to, or an artist you talked about. Post a link to the YouTube video on their Facebook, Twitter, or send it in a text. A simple “I think of you and smile whenever I hear this! Happy Valentine’s Day” is all you have to add.

True story: I could post a link to Huey Lewis’ Hip to Be Square to someone in my life and he’d totally smile and laugh. Certainly not a romantic song but something that was an inside joke between us.

Have your own creative idea? I’d love to hear about it on my Facebook page! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂


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