The most popular or traditional Valentine’s Day gifts for years on end have included:

Flowers *
Romantic Dinner
Candy *
Scented Candles *
Gift certificates for time at a health spa or a sporting event*
Jewelry *
Perfume or cologne *
Movie or a local theatre production

*appropriate for long distance relationships (temporary or permanent)

Many of the above items will get the job done just like any other year, but as everyone is buzzing about this being a new beginning, and even a new attitude, check out another list (below) of more unique ways to say I love you this Valentine’s Day.

Online Unique Valentine’s Day Card

Upload your personalized photo or video using a free service like or Google Video, respectively, and send a cute picture with a sweet note. (They will love this!)*

Name a Star For Them

If you can’t give them the moon, how about a star? At you can name a star for your valentine. Talk about an out of this world, unique valentine’s day gift!

Personalized M&Ms

This unique Valentine gift for him or her puts a personal touch on this perennial chocolate favorite. You can pick your own colors and put your own romantic messages on them.

I Love You Coupon Book*

With this unique Valentine’s Day gift from, you can give your valentine coupons redeemable for various acts of love, fun and romance Each perforated coupon includes inspirational quotes and space for personal notes. Or you can make your own!

Make Your Own Gift Basket

You can design your own Valentine’s day care package for that special single in your life. Give someone with a sweet tooth all kinds of chocolate. To a movie buff a DVD and microwave popcorn, to a gourmet a bottle of champagne, 2 glasses and truffles. Let your imagination go wild!

Hopefully these will get your own creative juices flowing you you might even come up with something completely unique to you and your sweetheart!

Remember though, what’s most important is not the kind of Valentine’s day gift, but the thought behind it.

Author: David Butler is a Christian minister to singles, and has a website, Christian Dating Service PLUS!, that lists several of the top Christian dating sites other Christians use. The site also has articles geared toward the spiritual needs of singles.