The origins of Valentine's Day trace back to a Western Christian feast day honoring St. Valentine. It first became associated with romantic love in 14th century English courtship. It was only in the Victorian Era that couples began to exchange Valentine's cards, sweets and flowers, which has flourished into the tradition still practiced today.
Gift the man in your life something that shows him how well you know him! Reference a funny inside joke, a favorite memory, or gift him a practical accessory for his favorite hobby. Your thoughtfulness is sure to warm his heart. Think of something that he could use and appreciate every day of the year, not just on Valentine's Day.
Show her you care by putting some thought into your gift. Anyone can give a bouquet and some chocolates, but a memorable gift is one that relates to her more personally. What does she love to do? What are your favorite memories together? Do you have any inside jokes? A gift that shows her how well you know her is sure to warm her heart! Bonus points if it's a gift she can use every day, not just on Valentine's Day.