If your girlfriend or wife is tired of receiving the same old flowers and lingerie for Valentine's Day, take note. Neal Boulton, editor-in-chief of Men's Fitness, shares some creative and affordable gifts she'll love.
Next to flowers and chocolates, jewelry is the most popular purchase for Valentine's Day. And you can give the gift of a millionaire without breaking the bank — look for high quality gem stones and diamonds at wholesale clubs.
Diamond earrings and ruby cocktail ring
The most popular jewelry to buy on Valentine's Day is diamond earrings. Every girl loves diamonds, but if you're worried about prices, try a wholesale club where you can find beautiful earrings at 75% off what you might pay at a jewelry store. .25 cttw diamond earrings, $179.99 and ruby cocktail ring, $139.99,
Links of London engravable charm bracelet
The sleek-looking sterling silver charm bracelet from Links of London allows you to add up to three charms. Add an additional heart or engravable disc charm with “I Love You” for your someone special. $130,
Todd English wine sceptre
You can create a romantic setting with the right tools, such as an elegant wine sceptre, which will keep you wine chilled at the right temperature. The wine sceptre includes a wine bottle insert with a crystal top and pour spout, a stand for the sceptre and wine bottle, and a satin-lined storage case. Comes in stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. $139.90,
Company Store personalized sateen sheets
If your loved one enjoys snuggling, personalized sateen sheets are a great gift. You can monogram them with her initials or personalize them with a sexy message. The 100% silk-combed cotton is woven into a fine 350 thread count sateen. Set includes flat sheet, fitted sheet and two standard pillowcases (twin set has one standard pillowcase, king has two king size pillowcases). Machine washable. $69.99,
Digital personalized photo bag
Every woman loves a great bag, so how about getting her something that's original and unique to her? You can upload your favorite photo of your pet, child or you, and have it printed on a black bag. New technology allows the photo to be printed directly on the fabric on both sides of the bag. Picture needs to be uploaded as a jpeg (minimum photo size is 3" x 5"). $230,
Signature Days gift cards
If you're tired of the same old gifts each year, give that special someone an experience they will never forget! With the Signature Days gift card, you can choose from thousands of unique gift experiences and activities nationwide. For example, you can give her a day of white water rafting in Pennsylvania or hand gliding in Miami or a helicopter tour around New York City or cooking classes in Chicago — the list is endless!
Frog prince chocolates
With these whimsical chocolates, she'll fall in love with each bite. The box comes with nine chocolate truffles in the shape of a frog prince. Eight of them are rejects in amusing positions, while one is Prince Charming wearing a 24k gold grown. Chocolates are from Oregon's Moonstruck Chocolate Company. $24, redenvelope.com
Mrs. Fields dipped strawberry bouquet
Give your lady something even sweeter this holiday, like Mrs. Field's chocolate-covered strawberries. She'll receive 12 white, dark and milk chocolate-dipped strawberries, sent immediately after harvesting to ensure freshness. Arranged in a long floral box, the presentation is as striking as the fruit is delicious. $99.99,
Juice Beauty lip plumper
Plan on doing a lot of kissing this Valentine's Day? Then you need Juice Beauty lip gloss and balm. It's an organic lip plumper that includes amino acids, refining cane sugar and citrus juice, which nourishes, softens and plumps up your lips. It also tastes sweet and yummy ($14). Or try Juice Beauty's lip trio pack, which includes mineral-tinted lip moisturizers with SPF 15 sun protection. All of these lip balms are made with certified organic emollient plant oils, botanicals, guava, peach essences and nutrient-rich honey and bee propolis. Comes in 3 tints: deep plum, soft pink and raspberry ($15). and Whole Foods Market