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Gentlemen, are you ready to wow your wife this Valentine’s Day?
Here’s the deal:
The National Retail Foundation recognizes Valentine’s Day as your first opportunity to make an impact on the 2017 economy. So, if you’re on the fence about spending money on gifts for your wife this year, think about what your lack of participation could mean.
All joking aside, $19.7 billion is nothing to scoff at. (That’s how much money people spent on Valentine’s Day in 2016.) If you’re one planning to join the roughly 50% of Americans who participate in this holiday, then you’ve got to be sure to do gift-giving right.
You might be wondering:
“Why can’t I just get her some chocolates or that vacuum cleaner she’s been talking about for the last six months?”
Ummm… because unless you’re married to Forrest Gump or Mr. Clean, I don’t know that a box of chocolates or household appliance will really make your wife happy.
If you’re thinking that Valentine’s Day sucks and you want to forget this whole thing: don’t. We’ve done the research and we’ve spoken with wives (and even some husbands) around the country to determine the best Valentine's gifts of 2017.
Here’s a quick recap of the most sought-after gifts:
- Fun activity with husband
- Trip away with husband
- Pampering done solo or with husband
- Kids with the sitter
- A clean house
Spotting the trend here?
Happy Wife. Happy Life.
The Five Love Languages are no joke. If you’re going to give a gift, consider the relationship you have with your wife in relation to these five categories:
- Words of affirmation
- Acts of service
- Receiving gifts
- Quality time
- Physical touch
Then, take a look at our list of the best Valentine’s gifts for your wife. We’ve covered a wide range of gift ideas, so you’ll have plenty to choose from.
If you get stuck, be sure to check out our Christmas gift guide as well as our recommendations for perfumes, toys, and cozy PJs. Chances are good we’ve already covered your wife’s personal tastes somewhere on this site!