Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Your Partner
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to be thinking about how you’ll treat your best friend, partner, spouse or main squeeze to a meal, a moment, or a gift they’ll always remember.
If your significant other likes nothing more than a good steak dinner, just over 10 minutes from your front door in Crystal Valley is Duke’s Steakhouse in Castle Pines on Village Square Lane. Have you been? Not only does Duke’s serve great steaks (tenderloin, New York strip and rib-eye), the steakhouse also offers Rocky Mountain oysters, shrimp, scallops, mussels and crab cakes.
But for something to actually wrap and present to your partner, we found some memorable kits on BuzzFeed, like the Foodstirs donut kit and gin-making kit for lovers of the juniper-infused spirit. Or Williams Sonoma’s organic truffles-making kit, and who wouldn’t want this on-the-go mini espresso maker? It’s a coffee-making kit for fresh coffee anytime anywhere!
Not feeling it? Then scan this collection of out-of-the ordinary gifts that uniquely express your boundless love and affection.
Personalized Love Notes
How about a love note on a make-it-yourself mini-cupcake? We know you can pull it off! Whether it’s Valentine’s Day Brownies from Good Housekeeping (all you need is a heart cookie cutter!) or Red Velvet Blondies from Delish, just roll up your sleeves and pull out all the stops (and the butter and sugar) for your Valentine this year!
If you’re working 24/7 and just can’t find the time to DIY call up Carissa at Sweet Celebrations in Castle Rock. They’ll put together some yummy iced sugar cookies with I Love You messages, a Be My Valentine cake or arm-filling cookie bouquet. And they deliver!
The Why I Love You Journal of Us is a ROMANTIC and thought-provoking way to let your loved one know you love them and why. Designed to be filled out by one partner and given to the other, the prompts and questions in this guided journal help you write a love story in your own words! With plenty of space for answers and photos, this is a keepsake to fill with treasured feelings and memories.
The puzzle key chain set from Things Remembered has your two names engraved on the front and a special message split up on the back, like “we’re so much” and “better together”, or “I’m much more me” and “when I’m with you”. Of course, if you have a secret line that only the two of you know, better yet! And you can order online, or pick up a set at the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree.
Hot Springs Heaven
For a little slice of heaven to enjoy with the one you love during these cold winter months, take your partner for a drive up to Idaho Springs – just an hour from your front door in Crystal Valley. There you can soak in the deliciousness of hot mineral springs which, some say, pull the toxins from your body, and others say are just plain good for your soul. Either way, you can stay at the Indian Springs Resort (which you might want to consider after relaxing to the max in these geo-thermal cave baths!) or grab a bite at the Big Kahuna restaurant before you head home.
“Love is a journey…”
For the bearded Valentine, a five-piece beard kit can make those whiskers stay manageable and feel oh-so-amazing. Buzzfeed’s Homesick Candle can give transplants to Colorado a whiff of home, and this wall art from Gifts.com with a world map and message, “Love is a journey, not a destination,” is perfect for just about anyone you love.
And finally, don’t forget that something made with your own two hands is always appreciated — especially if it’s your own inspired Valentine’s Day card!
Crystal Valley Cupid!
Cupid is alive and well in Crystal Valley! The master-planned community filled with amazing homeowners who love where they live and the many things there are to do just minutes from homes. Explore the amenities that surround this community, and the spectacular new homes by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes, both ranch and two-story designs, priced from the $300s.