The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Stage of a Relationship

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Stage of a Relationship

Is your heart racing just thinking about what to buy for Valentine's Day? Whether you've just started dating or have been together for years, you'll be smitten with this gift guide.

Love is in the air

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February 14 is nearly here and that means it's time to show your better half just how much you love and appreciate him or her. Of course, that's a sentiment that should flow from your heart all year long, but today is the real show-stopper. "Valentine's Day can be very intimidating for couples in every stage of a relationship, but it doesn't have to be," say Rachel Federoff and Destin Pfaff, the duo who made a name for themselves on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, and are now elite matchmakers with their own business, Love and Matchmaking. "Whether it's an opportunity to profess your feelings to your crush, a thought-out gift she always wanted, or the perfect romantic gesture for him, Valentine's Day should really be your favorite holiday of the year—and the jumpstart you need to making every day Valentine's Day for your relationship!" Just be sure to avoid these Valentine's Day gifts that send the wrong message.

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Too early to label someone a "boyfriend" or "girlfriend?" Then it's probably too early to shower them with over-the-top gifts, too. "When you're still in the early stage of growth, a small and inexpensive gift can speak volumes in letting someone know that you're thinking about them on this romantic holiday while subtly communicating that you could be open to something more in the future," says Seth Meyers, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist who writes for eharmony's relationship advice blog. "Gifting something they can use on a regular basis, based on a hobby or passion they may have mentioned in a conversation, is a meaningful way to show that you are attentive to details about their life. Anything cooked, baked, or made by you is also a meaningful way to let someone know that you wanted to give them something special." Bake a batch of sugar cookies in various shapes of hearts or choose one of these totally original DIY heart-shaped food ideas.

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