Valentine’s Day is a day designed to show your significant other how much you mean to them. While you could opt for the traditional gift of flowers and chocolate, why not take this opportunity to show your significant other that, when it comes to them, you are willing to think outside the (chocolate) box. Because we always want to offer a little help to our friends, here are five ideas to get you started.
We might be in the heart (pun intended) of February, but the baseball season is right around the corner, which means you and your significant other need to gear up. If you want to show how strong your couple game is you could opt to purchase matching jerseys, or even customize them with special nicknames or numbers. Check out stores like Detroit Athletic Co. or even The D Shop at Comerica Park to make your Valentine’s gift a home run.
Chocolates, heart-shaped food, and other delicious items make for fine Valentine’s Day gifts, but why not get your significant other both the gift of food and knowledge? Cooking classes are always fun and can prove to be useful down the road. The metro Detroit area has plenty of cooking classes available. Check out Mirepoix in Royal Oak, Nanny’s Kitchen, and Taste: A Cook’s Place.
Show off your nerdy love for each other with some eccentric items and collectibles found in the many great Detroit area novelty stores. Comics & More in Madison Heights and Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor are two great options that not only carry comics, but they also carry a wide array of unique pop culture collectibles that would make for a great personal Valentine’s Day gift. If you and your significant other share a love for a certain series or genre, there is guaranteed to be just the item for you at one of these stores.
For those couples who love to seek out the thrills in life, tickets or gift certificates for adrenaline-filled activities are perfection. You can get skydiving reservations or gift cards to Skydive in Tecumseh to give your partner the ultimate rush. If you’re not quite ready to send your better half soaring out of a plane, but would still love to glide through the air, ziplining at the Adventure Park in West Bloomfield could be an ideal alternative.
You might be able to find a great gift for your significant other at a shopping mall, but there are some individuals that might be into the one-of-a-kind finds. For those who have an eye for unique items or hard to find vintage collectibles, a trip to any one of these great antique shops might do the trick.