While the main focus of Valentine's Day is romantic love, the celebration can really extend to anyone who plays a significant role in your life. From spouses and kids to friends and relatives, there are endless ways to express your affection for everyone on February 14.
Presents for the Kids
When it comes to kids, a DVD or CD of their favorite new release is always a hit, or choose a new children's book to read together. For the little girl who loves to play princess, any items she can add to her dress-up box are always a treat. Or surprise her with a new pair of earrings or a sterling silver charm bracelet adorned with a special charm to remind her how much she means to you.
Presents for Mom
Moms deserve special treatment on Valentine's Day as well. Consider taking her out for lunch at a favorite restaurant or treating her to a spa treatment, such as a pedicure or facial. For younger children or those on a limited budget, create coupons for mom offering your services in everything from preparing a meal and cleaning up afterward to light housework or running errands.
For the mom who deserves something really special (and what mom doesn't?), a beautiful beaded bracelet perhaps from dad and the kids will really express appreciation for everything she does. The European-inspired beaded bracelet is one of the biggest trends in women's jewelry today. The bracelet builder allows beads and charms to be changed out for a completely different look. Through the years, family and friends can add to the beaded bracelet with additional beads and charms.
Presents for Dad
To inspire gift ideas for dad begin with his hobbies. Does he love football, golf or Nascar? Maybe he enjoys building things or heading out in the great outdoors. To begin, consider ways you can join your dad in his hobby - perhaps tickets to a game or a round of golf. Gift certificates are a great way to ensure dad will get exactly what he wants. Purchase a certificate at his favorite hobby store or somewhere he can indulge his interests a bit.
Presents for Friends
They inspire you, encourage you, and hopefully tell you the truth even when it's hard to hear. Friends are some of the most important people in our lives and Valentine's Day is a great time to express your thanks for the friendship. For a gift she can display, find a fun photo frame, such as one that expresses the gratitude of friendship, and place a photo of the two of you inside. Or send a half dozen yellow roses, which symbolizes caring and friendship, to your friend to tell her how much she means to you. Some friends exchange jewelry, such as charm bracelets, to signify special moments in each woman's life. Imagine the fun of choosing colorful beads and charms to decorate your new beaded bracelets through the years. It could become a new Valentine's Day tradition.
Presents for Teachers
Can you ever thank a good teacher enough? For all the time they give to children, teachers are people who always deserve our appreciation. Nutritional studies tout the benefits of dark chocolate, which contain large amounts of antioxidants. After a long day in the classroom, a selection of dark chocolates may be just the thing to boost a teacher's mood and endorphins. For the teacher who loves a boost of caffeine, purchase a gift certificate to a neighborhood coffee shop. Of course, a handwritten note expressing your thanks for all her hard work sometimes says more than any gift ever can.
Presents for Valentine's Day can be pricier gifts that signify your deepest affections. But they can also be gifts from the heart - homemade and creative. The key to giving great Valentine's presents for anyone significant in your life is to be inspired by all they mean to you. These are the gifts that speak clearly to the heart.
Lewis Jewelers is proud to carry the full line of Pandora Jewelry. Pandora charms, Pandora bracelets and Pandora beads are only a part of the collection. For more information, Lewis Jewelers, 2000 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103, 877-88-LEWIS or visit the website.