The most romantic day of the year is here again! If all the red hearts and flowers in stores across the globe weren’t a giveaway, let us be the first to inform you that Valentine’s Day is upon us in just a few weeks. Perhaps you’ve been with your significant other for a few months, perhaps a few decades. Or maybe you’re flying solo and instead choosing to show your appreciation for your nearest and dearest friends this February 14th. No matter what your circumstances may be, it’s hard to deny that Valentine’s Day has a strong hold on our collective psyche, year after year.
Sure, a simple bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolate may be nice, but if you’re looking for a way to really show your love on this special day, it’s better to go with a more lasting gift—and what better way to do that than with jewelry? A time-honored declaration of your love, jewelry is one of the most romantic Valentine’s Day gifts out there, and it has the power to turn any old February 14th into an unforgettable moment in your life.
Without further ado, check out our recommendations for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone in your life to give this romantic day some much-needed dazzle!
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
If you’re in the market for Valentine’s Day gifts that will both surprise and delight, one of the best ways to narrow down the wide variety of options available on the internet is to focus on the recipient. After all, finding the best Valentine’s gift for your girlfriend is a vastly different undertaking than shopping for men’s Valentine’s gifts.
Below we explore a few Valentine’s gifts that are sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
Valentine’s Day gifts for her
When it comes to picking out the best Valentine’s Day gift for the special woman in your life, the first thing to consider, as always, is her taste and preferences. Does she enjoy more dainty jewelry, or is she a fan of the big and bold? Does she prefer the look of yellow gold or white gold? Does she have the type of lifestyle where she can sport some bling from time to time, or does her job require her to keep her jewelry more subdued? Answers to questions such as these will help you get a clearer idea of what to buy as the best Valentine’s gift for her, and what to avoid.
Another factor to consider when trying to find good Valentine’s gifts for her is design. During the hype of the season of love, it is easy to get distracted by heart shaped pendants and infinity symbol charms. Although some dainty, heart-shaped jewelry may make for a great Valentine gift for a girlfriend, most women would prefer a piece of jewelry that is more catered to their own personal style. When picking the design of your gift, make sure to keep in mind the style of the wearer. Opting for a gift that really shows your significant other that you take the time to notice their likes will go further than any classic Valentine's Day collection.
As for the most significant element that makes Valentine’s gifts for wife romantic? We recommend taking a cue from Marilyn Monroe, who famously declared that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” If your significant other is a fan of sparkle, why not treat her to something truly sumptuous like the Monaco Chain™ EDGE Swarovski necklace? Studded all over with diamonds, this statement-making piece will certainly become a centerpiece of her collection for years to come. Looking for a less in-your-face touch of bling? You can’t go wrong with a design like the Monaco Chain™ REY Pavé Lock (Byzantine Square) necklace, which combines an alluring gold chain with a subtle element of sparkle in the form of a Swarovski-studded clasp.
If diamond-studded designs are a no-go for your significant other, you can also opt for a timeless design like the Monaco Chain™ CLASSIC Plain necklace or the Monaco Chain™ CAVO Plain necklace, both of which are available in either 10K or 14K yellow gold with a customizable length and width.
Valentine’s Day gifts for him
Once upon a time, it was quite a challenge to find decent Valentine’s gifts for guys… But thankfully we no longer live in those times! Now that it’s become much more socially acceptable for men to wear all sorts of outfits in the name of fashion—thanks in part to the rise of social media—the same goes for men’s jewelry options, which are seemingly endless these days!
When it comes to Valentine’s gift ideas for men, it’s best to start off the same way we discussed above. First, consider what your significant other enjoys in jewelry and whether his job or lifestyle precludes him from wearing certain designs. Remember that someone working in a creative field may have much more freedom of expression when it comes to jewelry than someone who works a 9-to-5 corporate office job.
Then, think about the duration and level of your relationship, and whether an extravagant gift would make sense given those parameters. After all, a timeless yellow gold chain can be received in vastly different ways depending on whether you’ve been dating for two months or married for two decades. Your goal is to come off as thoughtfully romantic, not overly eager.
If your significant other is a fan of the classic gold chain look, we recommend treating him to an elevated version of this timeless design, like the Monaco Chain™ EDGE Plain necklace or the Monaco Chain™ CAVO Plain necklace. These designs make for especially good gifts for men as they are both durable and easy to wear to a multitude of occasions. What’s more, they make for great layering pieces.
If your man enjoys a bit of glam, you can also give him the gift of sparkle with the Monaco Chain™ CLASSIC Baguette Lock necklace or the Monaco Chain™ CLASSIC Pavé Lock necklace. These durable necklaces can easily be worn from day to night, with just a hint of diamonds on the clasp to draw the eye without being too distracting.
Is your significant other more of a bracelet person than a necklace-wearer? You’re in luck, as you can pick from a variety of bracelets like the statement-making Monaco Chain™ CLASSIC Plain or the more lightweight Monaco Chain™ CAVO Plain, both of which are made of 100% real gold.
Valentine’s Day gifts for friends
Although the idea of exchanging gifts with friends for Valentine’s Day is fairly new—thanks in part to the emergence of traditions such as celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13th, as popularized by the sitcom Parks and Recreation—we sure seem to be loving it! Finding the best Valentine’s gifts for your friends can be as personal a journey as your friendships themselves, but, as always, it’s a good idea to start by running a mental checklist of what types of jewelry your friends do or do not enjoy. It would be counterintuitive to gift a diamond-studded bracelet to your friend who has an all-natural, earthy vibe, just as it would be a misstep to gift a hemp necklace to your friend who enjoys a glamorous look 24/7.
When picking out jewelry as a gift, it is also important to consider the level of intimacy you have with your friend, perhaps even more so than in romantic relationships—it is one thing to gift a 100% real gold necklace to your childhood bestie and another thing entirely to give that same gift to your new neighbor who just moved in two weeks ago. Again, these aren’t hard and fast rules but rather suggestions, and there can of course be exceptions.
Another factor to consider when buying gifts for your friends—whether for Valentine’s Day or any other special day—is the price of the item. Sometimes, we can find ourselves at different points in our lives within our friend group, and that may occasionally mean one or a few people out-earning the rest. In situations like these, it’s best to consider whether the gift is something your friend could afford to reciprocate, or whether it would make them feel embarrassed for not being able to live up to your gift-giving standard. That’s why it’s a good idea to err on the side of caution with friends and stay away from buying truly over-the-top gifts that risk making your loved ones feel bad.
All that said, if you’re looking for a gift to commemorate your friendship on Valentine’s Day, you can choose something like an elegant gold bracelet that will add value to your friend’s jewelry collection. If your friend simply loves diamonds, you can treat her to something like the Monaco ChainTM EDGE Swarovski bracelet, or opt for something a bit more demure like the Monaco ChainTM CLASSIC Diamond Cut bracelet. Or, if you’ve got a friend who’s really into the all-gold-chain look, you can gift him the Monaco ChainTM REY Plain (Byzantine Square) bracelet as a cool and funky addition to his collection.
No matter whom you’re buying gifts for this Valentine’s Day, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for among Monaco ChainTM’s extensive selection of high-quality, certified-gold pieces. Not only will you find great deals on our most popular designs, but you can also drop a line to our expert jewelers 24/7 via live chat to get answers to any questions you may have or to receive assistance in getting the sizing just right for your loved one’s Valentine’s Day gift.
And, hey, even if—for whatever reason—a new gold necklace or bracelet just isn’t in the cards this February 14th, remember that the best gift you can give to your loved ones is always your time and affection. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
What is the best gift on Valentine’s Day?
Whether you’ve been together for only a short while or you’ve weathered many years together, when it comes to February 14th, personalized Valentine’s gifts are the way to go. For some, personalized can mean creating a work of art from scratch, while for others it can mean buying a diamond-studded gold chain in the perfect size to suit your significant other’s neck. Although we are a bit biased when we say that timeless jewelry is the way to go for Valentine’s Day, what’s most important is that you put thought and care into giving a special gift to your beloved.
What is the best gift for girls on Valentine’s Day?
Although there is a whole world of options when it comes to Valentine’s gifts for her, jewelry—especially high-quality gold jewelry—is almost always a good idea. If your significant other is a fan of layering gold pieces, you can opt for a Monaco ChainTM gold necklace or bracelet to give her a versatile gift that can be worn with just about any outfit and for any occasion. If, on the other hand, your girl is a fan of jewelry that glitters from a mile away, you’ll want to check out Monaco ChainTM’s more sparkly bracelets and necklaces, which range from understated pieces with a hint of diamonds to full-on diamond-studded gold designs.
What to buy your boyfriend for Valentine’s Day?If you’re looking for Valentine’s ideas on what to gift to your boyfriend, try going with something like a 100% real gold bracelet or necklace in either 10K or 14K yellow gold, which will last for years to come. If you’re unsure as to whether your significant other is a big gold-wearer, you can try testing the waters with something simple like a Monaco ChainTM bracelet in a classic design. But if you know that your boyfriend just can’t get enough of the bling effect, you can go a bit more adventurous and opt for a sparkly, diamond-studded piece this Valentine’s Day.