February 11, 2016 11:26 am

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for couples at every stage

Bahar Niramwalla showcases some thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas at any stage of a relationship.


Valentine’s Day gift-giving can often be tricky for couples depending on the status of their relationship.

For example, what do you get someone you just started dating? Or, how about someone you might call more than ‘casual’ but less than ‘official’?

Beauty expert, Bahar Niramwalla has some suggestions for every stage of your relationship.

The “Casual Dating” Stage

This is the person you just started dating. You enjoy spending time with them but it’s not a serious commitment yet. Now, you don’t necessarily have to get them something but you really want to because it might seem mean if you don’t.


  • Make up
  • Candy and chocolate

The “Honeymoon” Stage

This is the couple that’s moving out of the casual zone. You’ve been seeing each other for a while and everything is wonderful. This relationship seems to have long term potential so you’re a bit more invested with your time.


  • Bath and body products
  • Love stories and poetry books
  • Notebooks and diaries – with your own love notes scrawled inside

The “Official” Stage

This person feels like ‘the one’. You want them around all the time. You no longer ask if they’re free on the weekend because it’s a given that you’re spending it together.


  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Lingerie

The “I Love You” Stage

This is your ‘forever’ person. It’s love. You’re in it and you’ve said it and you want to make sure they know exactly how invested you are.


  • Jewelry, especially items you can have engraved
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