Wish you could spoil your lady this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway to a tropical island?
Of course she would be over the moon! But a tropical vacation is expensive… Very expensive. And if you’re both busy with work, school, family, etc—it makes it near impossible to plan a surprise trip. Or any trip at all.
So why not surprise her with the next best thing to an island getaway?
A gift that will transport her to paradise without the massive cost, all the hassle, grueling research and time-consuming work of trying to plan a trip. Or the fear of her finding out the surprise, or having to forfeit surprising her because you need her to okay the timing—ugh.
If your lover is craving a vacation and needs a slice of paradise, and you want to see her light up when she opens your gift on Valentine’s Day, any of these 6 gift ideas will score you major brownie points—and will bring out your lady’s inner exotic beach babe, that you will love just as much as she does.
1. You can never go wrong with an exotic perfume for Valentine’s Day.
Tiv Perfume is the top designer fragrance of the Caribbean, and its classy, sophisticated scent evokes bronze skin in upscale paradise. Try the perfume, body spray, or the body powder—or a set of all 3. You can also get Tiv perfume in a beautiful rose bottle, which makes the perfect, romantic gift.
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2. Who doesn’t want to look like a beach babe in the middle of winter?
Get creative and give your girl a personalized beachy island babe set. Run to any store and grab some coconut, pineapple or exotic fruit scented shampoo and conditioner (hint: girls go crazy over the coconut OGX shampoo). Add sea salt beach waves hair spray for natural-looking beachy waves, coconut scented tanning spray or lotion, and some luscious guava or coconut whipped body butter. To give her an extra beach babe glow she’s going to love you forever for, add a high-end shimmery bronzer and highlighter from any makeup store for an exotic sun-kissed look every girl will be jealous of in this cold weather.
3. Does your lady spend a lot of time getting ready in the bathroom?
Make it her tropical oasis with a personalized beach-themed bathroom set. Think tropical themed bath and hand towels, a beach scene shower curtain, tropical scented soap (try Lush for mango, pineapple, papaya or coconut soap), and maybe even a palm tree soap dish and dispenser. Bed, Bath & Beyond have a plethora of beachy bathroom accessories. Get that extra cute factor with a pink flamingo loofah or pineapple shaped body sponge.
A tropical, beachy bathroom is a surefire way to liven up her mornings; for a moment she might just forget about the gloomy weather outside and instead feel warm rays of sunshine on a pristine island with crystal blue water and rolling sand dunes.
4. Who doesn’t love tropical drinks? Admit it, even you do.
Nothing makes you feel like you’re on vacation more than a piña colada or a tropical margarita. Giving a tropical drink making or bartending set along with a tropical drink recipe book is a guaranteed success. You could even create your own set with coconut or tiki themed glasses, complete with accessories like mini umbrellas, mermaid or palm tree stirrers, a fruit themed ice cube tray, tropical straws, and a shaker to complete the kit.
5. If you want to get more specific, a Mai Tai or a Bahama Mama drink making set is perfect for anyone who would love an island vacation experience at home.
For a Mai Tai set, pick up some light rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat or almond syrup and lime juice. For a Bahama Mama set, pick up light rum, Malibu rum, grenadine, OJ and pineapple juice. And don’t forget a jar of maraschino cherries, along with hurricane glasses or tiki glasses.
No matter what time of year it is, sipping a Mai Tai or a Bahama Mama will transport you to an outdoor bar underneath a straw roof and a clear night sky on a white sandy beach.
6. Does she love plants? Interior design? Decorating?
A large potted palm is the perfect way to surprise your lover with chic, island ambiance she can add to any room. And they are easier to take care of than you might expect! Another DIY gift idea for plant and greenery lovers is a beach scene air plant globe. Air plants are the easiest plants to keep alive on the planet, so you can’t go wrong with this gift.
Just grab some air plants from a home improvement or gardening store, along with some sand, stones and shells from an arts and crafts store, and a glass container (from an orb to whatever shape you like best) that either sits on a flat surface or hangs from fish wire. Pour the sand into the container, add the air plants, add a few shells and stones for a beachy look, and you’ve handmade her a beautiful gift! A mini beach scene that would’ve cost you five times more if you had bought one pre-made, and wouldn’t have had the same effect as a handmade gift!
Any of these gift ideas are sure to light her up and be a big hit, especially during gloomy, winter weather. Trust us—she’ll love it. Why spend a fortune on a trip to the islands when you can create that island vacation experience from home! And if you found inspiration from one of these ideas for something completely unique, go for it! It’s so easy to get caught up in the gift buying rush and end up grabbing whatever you can find off the shelf, even if you’re not sure she’ll really like it. Slow down, give your gifts a few minutes of thought or creativity, and you’ll be shocked at how much it will win her over. Knowing someone put effort and time into something just for you is quite literally the best feeling you can give on Valentine’s Day.