Spoiled spouse: Valentine’s Day gifts for newlyweds

Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be big or elaborate as long as they come from the heart.

Men are difficult enough to shop for, but mix in an extra-special holiday like your first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife, and it can be tough to find that perfect present. Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be big or elaborate as long as they come from the heart. Here are some ideas of what to get him, and maybe yourself!

Honeymoon memories

Of course you enjoyed picking out the flowers, going to dress fittings, and dealing with the official duties. But, the probably the part of the wedding your hubby enjoyed most was the honeymoon! Ask him about his favorite memories of the trip and buy a Valentine’s Day gift that will remind him of that romantic time together.

Did you stumble upon a great little restaurant with to-die-for cheesecake? Have one shipped to your home to enjoy it together. Did the two of you share a special moment during a sunset on a foreign beach? Have a picture of the beach enlarged to hang in your new home so you can remember that moment forever.

Wedding Day Dinner

Most couples pick a favorite caterer or choose a memorable meal to celebrate the big day. Recreate this special dinner complete with the wedding’s signature drinks and appetizers at home, or ask the caterer if they can make a special Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Finish the dinner with a small cake just big enough to share, in the same flavor as your wedding cake. Top the dessert with heart-shaped chocolates to celebrate the holiday.

Does your man love bling too? This is your chance to slip something sparkly in his glass of champagne or on the handle of his mug of cervesa. A new pair of cuff links or a gold chain necklace are two Valentine’s Day gifts that will put a smile on his face.

So, while you’re out doing a little shopping anyway, why not pick up a little something for yourself? Or, if your guy wants some hints about Valentines’ Day gifts, here are a few ideas to casually mention.

Wedding Jewelry

You’re still getting used to that wedding ring on your finger, now get used to wearing a pair of matching earrings or a bangle bracelet. Head to the jewelry shop where you bought your bridal set and see if there’s other jewelry available from the same designer. A bracelet with etching or a pattern matching your ring is a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift.

Your Bouquet

Did you fall in love with your bridal bouquet? Even though it’s probably dried and on display somewhere in your home, indulge in a fresh floral arrangement that mirrors your wedding-day flowers. This is the perfect centerpiece for a special Valentine’s Day dinner at home .