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7 Financially Sound Gifts for Your Partner This Valentine’s
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7 Financially Sound Gifts for Your Partner This Valentine’s

Valentine's is just around the corner. You are probably thinking about something special you will do with your partner on that day or something special you will gift them. Whatever you do on Valentine’s does not have to be financially denting. Some activities and gifts can also be financially wholesome and equally as sentimental.

This article discusses seven financially sound gifts for your partner this Valentine’s.

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Financial Literacy Books or Courses

Financial literacy books and courses might not be the most apparent gifts for Valentine. However, they might be the best gift your partner has ever received. While chocolates and flowers make them feel special, empowering them with knowledge will make them even better partners.

Relationship experts say that money is a major issue in relationships. You might be in love, but the relationship might not be workable if you have different money philosophies.

You need to keenly observe your partner by watching how they earn and spend money. You can understand their relationship with money. If you find a fundamental flaw in their handling of money, then find them a book or a course that addresses that specific flaw.

For instance, if you find that they do not have a budget and hence run out of money before they do the important things, it is wise to find them a book on budgeting or a course on the same. 

Be careful not to gift them a book on a financial topic they are not interested in, or that does not directly affect them. You want them to read or take the course and benefit from it. Therefore, do not gift them a book on stocks if they have not mastered their savings or a book on cryptocurrencies and they are not computer savvy.

Over time, you can keep introducing new money concepts through books and courses, and eventually, they can level up to understand and benefit from the complex finance books.

Ensure you also know what you are gifting them, either by having read the book or taken the course or by thoroughly researching to ascertain the effectiveness of your gift.

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Investment or Stock

Investments and/or stocks can also be the perfect Valentine's gift. This is a perfect gift for two types of people. A person who already understands stocks and has invested or has been wanting to invest in stocks. The gift could serve as their first investment.

Although investments and stocks are great gift ideas, if you choose to gift them, ensure they understand the value of what you are giving them. If they do not, they might not appreciate the gift, and it might end up ruining Valentine’s vibe.

Imagine receiving a gift that grows in value. It will be worth more tomorrow than it is today. That is the perfect gift. Investment gifts can come in many shapes and sizes, including parcels of land, stocks, Treasury bonds, and bills, or even capital injection if they own a business.

High-Quality Kitchen Appliances or Cookware

High-quality kitchen appliances make life even much better and safer. Did you know if you have a high-quality, well-sharpened knife, you have a lower risk of cutting yourself than a low-quality blunt knife?

That is just one small difference quality kitchenware can bring to the kitchen. 

Here are a few things you can consider before buying the kitchen appliances.

  • Kitchen space: Ensure the kitchen appliances or cookware you choose will fit well in the recipient's kitchen.
  • Cooking style: Take note of their preferred cooking materials (e.g., stainless steel, cast iron, non-stick) and styles (e.g., traditional, modern, professional) also consider whether they enjoy baking, grilling, or experimenting with different cuisines. 
  • Cleaning: Appliances or cookware that are dishwasher-safe or have easy-to-clean features can be more convenient for the recipient.
  • Energy use: Energy-efficient appliances save money on utility bills and are environmentally friendly.
  • Quality: Opt for high-quality products from reputable brands to ensure durability and performance.

If your partner enjoys cooking, they will appreciate good cookware. It elevates the cooking experience, improves the kitchen's aesthetics, and reduces cooking stress.

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Fitness Membership or Equipment

Most people have fitness as one of their New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, most of those people do not work out past January. Probably, your partner is one of those people, and you would like to encourage them and support them in their fitness commitment this Valentine's. 

A fitness membership or a piece of equipment can be a great Valentine’s gift. 

Ensure you understand your partner’s preferred workout style to know what to get them. If they enjoy going to the gym, then a gym membership would suit them. However, if they enjoy working out at home, buying them a piece of equipment to use at home will be much more suitable.

Gifting your partners a fitness-related gift is also an investment into their health as they will be ill less live longer, and hence, you will enjoy more time together. To an extent, it is a gift that you will also reap dividends.

Personal Finance Planner or Journal

Gifting a Personal Finance Planner or Journal can be a thoughtful and practical gift. However, the gift is for a specific type of person. The person who enjoys planning their money and taking notes of how they spend it.

The gift can also suit a person who wants to start the habit of tracking their money. But if you gift someone with zero interest to tack their money, the gift might excite them for a few days, and they might fall back to their old ways.

You can also consider whether you want to give them a digital or a physical planner. Some applications and software help people manage their money digitally. But there are also physical journals and planners. This will also depend on your partner and their preference. If they enjoy writing down on paper, then a physical journal might work. However, if they are digitally savvy, you can get them the digital version.

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Handmade or Personalized Gifts

Handmade or personalised gifts carry sentimental value and make Valentine's a special day for you and your partner. With these gifts, you can go as wild as you want. However, a few things should guide you.

  • Recipients' taste: Gift them a gift that aligns with their preferences, hobbies, tastes, and interests.
  • Quality: It reflects the effort and care put into creating the gift.
  • Meaning: Consider engraving a special date, a meaningful quote, or the recipient's name to make the gift truly unique.
  • Culture: Ensure that the customization is appropriate and respectful.
  • Presentation: Pay attention to the presentation of the gift.

Some ideas for handmade personalised gifts include customized jewellery, customized artwork, personalized love coupons, a handwritten love letter or poem, handmade knitted blankets or scarf, personalized photo books, and embroidered or monogrammed items, among others.

DIY Spa Day at Home

Another great idea for a Valentine’s gift is a DIY Spa day at home. Instead of going out into the hustle and bustle of life, you can treat your partner in the comfort of your home. 

To have a successful spa day, you should have made prior arrangements for all the necessary products. Here is what the day can look like for you.

Start by setting the mood. Play some soft music and dim down the lights, you can also use candles. Ensure the area is decluttered and well spread with towels and cushions for comfort. Start with a DIY face mask, a relaxing bath, and then a foot soak. Move to the body scrub and finish with a manicure and pedicure. Get your partner into comfortable attire, meditate, have a healthy snack, and then choose to lounge with a romantic movie or have a post-spa rest.

Wrapping Up

Valentine's does not only have to be about making bad financial decisions in the name of love. You can also have a sentimental day while making the right financial decisions. Empowering your partner with knowledge through books and courses is a loving thing to do. You can also invest in them by buying them investments or investing in their health through the fitness of a great kitchen. You can also have quality time by having a DIY spa day or sharing intimate memories through handmade personalised gifts.

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Stephen Kimani aka KIMSpeaks is a thought leader, speaker, and writer. He is also the Founder of Living the DREAM. He is passionate about learning and teaching ideas that empower people to improve the quality of their lives. You can connect with Kimani on LinkedIn.

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