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8 Ideas for Unique Valentine's Day Gifts

From a sentimental gift that really exemplifies your love, to a romantic getaway weekend away together you'll both enjoy, if you're stumped for Valentine's Day gift ideas we've got you covered here. Check out eight great gift ideas for Valentine's Day, and then enjoy the day with your loved one!

1) For a Sentimental Gift

love-themed scrapbook stuff

In the days of Facebook and social media it's easy to collect photos of you and your significant other. But what if you went old school this Valentine's Day and made your sweetheart a scrapbook? Use a photo printing service like Shutterfly or Snapfish to print out hard copies of pictures of the two of you together.

Then, gather as many mementos as you can from your relationship - cards you've given each other, ticket stubs from movies or sporting games you went to, and anything and everything else. If you're married, wedding photos are a must. Put it all together in a special scrapbook you'll both treasure for years to come.

Take it a step further: Get professional photos taken of the two of you for a future scrapbook.

2) A Night Out on the Town

a table setting for candlelit dinner for two with a heart decoration under the candle

Get a babysitter for the little ones if need be and grab your sweetie for a night out on the town! Consider a romantic candlelit dinner for two at one of the many Saratoga restaurants. Going out to dinner is always a classic way to spend an evening with the one you love, and there's no better place to hit the town than in Saratoga Springs. Don't forget to make a reservation!

Take it a step further: Treat your special someone to luxurious VIP transportation for the evening in a stylish limousine or sports car.

3) That's My Favorite!

a gift basket with chocolate and wine in it

You know your Valentine better than anyone else. Show them you're always paying attention to what they love the most by putting together a basket full of their favorite food, wine, magazines, movies, music, etc. Head to the shops in Saratoga to get everything you need!

Bonus tip: Chocolate covered strawberries are always a favorite. They might be a little cliché for Valentine's Day, but in conjunction with a variety of other items your sweetheart will surely love, you can't go wrong!

4) Go Timeless

a silver Rolex watch

Jewelry is always a great gift to show your love and how much you care. If you're unsure what she'd like - silver or gold, a necklace or earrings? - take a gander at her current jewelry selection for some ideas. If you're buying for a guy, consider a really stylish watch.

Take it one step further: Personalize your purchase with a special engraving.

5) A Spa Getaway

a red rose on top of a stack of white towels

Plan a romantic and relaxing day at a local spa in Saratoga where your Valentine can get that much needed massage or rejuvenating spa treatment - and so can you!

Take it a step further: If you plan a spa day at The Gideon Putnam, you could also book a night in their luxurious hotel and make a full trip of the experience!

6) Love Notes

a fountain pen and paper and envelope with purple-like tulips

For a truly unique way to express your love, consider making a list of all the things you love or admire about your sweetie and hide notes around the house where you Valentine will find them throughout the day.

Take it a step further: If you really want to go all out, you could tie the love notes into a fun scavenger hunt.

7) Artwork

a painting of horses running

A piece of artwork can be a very special and personable gift, and will be something they will appreciate forever. There are many art galleries to check out in downtown Saratoga - try browsing art galleries on Broadway for some inspiration!

Bonus tip: If you're buying art for someone who also loves to make art themselves, you might consider a trip to Saratoga Paint and Sip.

8) Escape

a couple smiling and looking at a tablet together

Plan a romantic getaway weekend together to some place that you both love - or perhaps somewhere you've never been but always wanted to go. Save some money by keeping it local, and enjoy a staycation right here in beautiful Saratoga!

Bonus tip: Take a look at current lodging specials and get more bang for your buck.

Find more inspiration and things to do with your Valentine at the Winter Guide »

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