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Valentine's Day. Best gift ideas for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day history

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is NOT a national holiday in ANY country.

The contemporary Valentine's Day started in 18th-century in England. It evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by giving presents, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. (1) 

Where did Valentine's Day started?

It is all started at the end of the 5th century in Rome, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.

In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day was widely celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. (2)

Eventually, the tradition made its way to the New World. The industrial revolution ushered in factory-made cards in the 19th century. And in 1913, Hallmark Cards of Kansas City, Mo., began mass producing valentines. February has not been the same since. 

And so the celebration of Valentine's Day goes on, in varied ways and many different parts of the world. Many will break the bank buying jewelry and flowers for their beloveds. Others will celebrate in a SAD (that's Single Awareness Day) way, dining alone and binging on self-gifted chocolates. (3)

A new survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) projects U.S. consumers spent a total of $18.2 billion on their valentines in 2017. Over $4 billion of that was spent on jewelry alone, with another $2 billion on flowers. It was estimated that each individual spend an average $136.57 on Valentine's Day gifts (4).


Who is your Valentine?

We always want to give the best to somebody we love. Whether it is your husband, your child, your parent, you grandparent, your best friend or fiancé, it is ALL called LOVE. And the most valuable thing you can give them today and every day is your attention and your time and your love! 

But if it feels like not enough on Valentine's Day and flowers with heart-shaped cards and chocolate have got boring, while fine jewelry is something out of your reasonable price range, here are some great gift ideas for Valentine's Day.

Best gift ideas for Valentine's Day

 1. Hearts and LOVE


 Swarovski Bears with Heart Swarovski Kris Bear with Heart


Swarovski Crystal Figurine KRIS BEAR- MY HEART IS YOURS 1143463

Swarovski Crystal Figurine Kris Bear ''WITH YOU'' # 5103230

Swarovski Crystal Figurine KRIS BEAR IN LOVE Holding a Heart #5004526




2. Heart shaped jewelry

Swarovski Heart necklace  

Swarovski Clear Crystal Pierced Earrings Hearts NERINA Rhodium #5101152

Swarovski Large Crystal Loveheart Pendant Light Siam Satin Heart Necklace 1103222

Swarovski Clear Crystal SENSIBLE HEART Necklace #1156278

Swarovski Jewelry Set, Necklace & Earrings, ENGAGED SET, Small, White -5345158



3. Rose Gold Plated Jewelry

Swarovski Rose Gold Necklace Swarovski Rings Zhannel Jewelry 

Swarovski Crystal Rose Flower Pendant Necklace ENDEARING Small Rose Gold #5187542

Swarovski Color Crystal FUNK Set of 3 Rings Rose Gold & Red Crystal Ring Set

Zhannel Spiral Fashion Ring PAMELA Signity CZ Pave/Prong Set Rose Gold over Sterling Silver

Zhannel Real Leaf PENDANT with Chain COTTONWOOD Rose Gold Dipped Genuine Leaf Necklace


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4. Engagement Rings


1.25ct Engagement Wedding Set 2 RINGS Signity CZ Pave/Prong Set Sterling Silver

0.75ct Engagement Wedding Set 2 RINGS Signity CZ Rhodium over Sterling Silver

Swarovski Clear Crystal Square Solitaire Engagement Ring ATTRACT LIGHT

Swarovski Square Clear Crystal Engagement Ring ATTRACT Gold Plated


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5. Pair of animal / bird figurines


Swarovski Crystal Figurine PAIR OF BIRDS BUDGIES #5268833

Swarovski Color Crystal Set of 2 Figurines BUMBLEBEE & LADYBIRD MO Limited 2016 #5136457

Swarovski Crystal Figurines Set of 2 SWAN Black & Clear #5075864

Swarovski Color Crystal Giraffe Figurines PIONEER CHIT & CHAT # 5004632

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6. Flowers


Swarovski Color Crystal Flower Figurine BLOOMING ROSE #1113884

Swarovski Crystal Figurine KRIS BEAR RED ROSES FOR YOU #5268845

Swarovski Color Crystal Flowers Figurine ROSE BOUQUET #5268824

Swarovski Crystal Figurine RABBIT WITH ROSES - 5063338


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7. Accessories


Swarovski Transparent Smartphone Case GREAT IPHONE 6 PLUS/6S PLUS #5285098

Swarovski Crystal Starlight Pen Set Ballpoint Pen & Rollerball Set White -5224364

Swarovski Clear Crystal Hair Clip DAISY #5189142

Swarovski Active Crystals 16GB USB Pen STARDUST Black #5136846

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8. Gifts for HIM

Fashion Jewelry


8mm Diamond Grooved Black IP Stainless Steel Ring Band

8mm Wood Pattern Light Color Center Stainless Steel Men's Band Ring

6mm Celtic Cross Gold IP Stainless Steel Ring w/Brushed Center Two Tone Ring

6mm Two Tone Inner Rose Gold IP with Step Edges Tisten (Tungsten+Titanium) Ring


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Swarovski for men


Swarovski Black Jet Hematite Crystal Men's Necklace FRAN Skull Pendant LARGE #5236090

Swarovski Mens' CUFFLINKS BLAZE Jet Black Crystal #5070465

Swarovski Jet Black Hematite Crystal Men's Cuff Bracelet ADVANTAGE #5037637

Swarovski Men's Jet Black Crystal EXPRESS Pendant Necklace #5182033


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