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The best Valentine's gifts I've ever received

The best Valentine's gifts I've ever received

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Few holidays carry as much weight as Valentine's Day when it comes to gift giving. Couples who've been together for several years may feel decision fatigue when it comes to choosing yet another perfect gift.

Newer relationships can be even more stressful since the expectations are higher. What you buy (or don't buy) someone on the most love-focused day of the year could potentially set the tone for the next 365 days. But no pressure.

To help you out, here's a list of tried-and-true Valentine's Day gifts that many have claimed to be the best gift they've ever gotten. And they're easier to come by than you might think.

A special, home-cooked meal

Unless you made a reservation well in advance, going out to eat at a fancy restaurant on Valentine's Day probably isn't going to happen. Then again, whipping up a delicious meal at home complete with all of your sweetheart's favorite fixings might be exactly what they want. Not only does this give you a great service opportunity, but it will probably save you a few dollars as well.

One Reddit user shared how meaningful a thoughtful, home-cooked meal could be. "In college my boyfriend made my favorite food: vegetarian enchiladas, for dinner on Valentine's Day. The boy could cook, but he was not into vegetarian foods. I walked into his apartment and the whole place smelled like baked veggies and melty cheese. It was the best."

Just don't forget to do the dishes afterward!

A spotless house

Another Reddit user weighed in on her favorite Valentine's Day gift ever — and it's something anyone can do.

"Valentine's Day, I came home to a spotless house. Totally spotless. He had cleaned the entire place, top to bottom. It meant a lot to me because he not only picked up my slack, he made it easier for me to study (I have difficulty concentrating when surrounded by clutter), and we didn't have to worry about fighting over a clean house for the next several months," she said.

A deliciously soft robe

The best Valentine's gifts I've ever received
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It's time to say goodbye to that tattered, worn-out robe that's been hanging up in the bathroom for ages. When your sweetheart puts on one of these luxuriously soft robes, they have a tangible, daily reminder that you love them and care about their comfort.

"It's like wearing the softest blanket on cold days," a recent customer wrote. "Best gift ever!"

A collection of love notes

Anyone looking for a budget-friendly, meaningful gift that's sure to score some major points in the romance department will love this idea. Quora user Stephanie H. says the best Valentine's Day gift she ever received from her husband cost about $2.

"I went to the bathroom to start the shower, and when I pulled back the shower curtain…about a hundred balloons fell out on me," Hatcher shared. "I was surprised and a little startled. As the balloons fell out around me, I saw a card taped to the wall of the shower. A straight pin was taped to the card, with one line of text in my husband's handwriting: 'start popping.'"

Her husband had written 100 different reasons why he loved her and placed them each in separate balloons. Not only did this leave her crying happy tears on Valentine's Day, but it proved to be a gift with long-lasting results.

"I put the little notes in a beautiful wooden box, and whenever I was feeling down or stressed or we had a fight, I could pull out a couple notes and remember that he loved me," she said.

A surprise getaway

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With Valentine's Day falling smack dab in the middle of winter, there's a good chance your partner's ready for a break and a big dose of vitamin D. If you really want to swing for the fence gift-wise, a spontaneous, sunny getaway is sure to put a smile on their face.

You can either pull strings with people you know (perhaps your uncle with the timeshare) or hit up sites like Expedia and Hotwire for some last-minute travel deals.

The best blanket ever

When you can't spring for that sunny getaway but still want to warm up your loved one in the wintertime, give them a cozy blanket that feels like a vacation in itself. Minky Couture blankets are made with the highest quality Minky fabric and come in every size — so you can do your Valentine's shopping for the entire family in one place.

To get your loved ones a Valentine's gift they'll love for years to come, stop by your local Minky Couture store or shop online. Their wide selection of blankets, hats, robes, scarves and more can fit any budget for any person. Visit softminkyblankets.com to shop.

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