February 14 is just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift for your special someone is a must for this holiday. Whether your valentine is a spouse, significant other or best friend, tailor your Valentine’s Day gift to his or her personality to make this Valentine’s Day a slam dunk. Not sure where to start? Check out these top gift ideas:
For the socialite
Ladies, especially, appreciate a well-planned night on the town. Let her take a break from managing the social calendar, and book tickets to the latest show at the Cadillac Palace Theatre or the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Symphony Center. If the night club scene is more your style, get glammed up and dance off some dinner calories at The Underground.
For the traditionalist
A bouquet of red roses and a generic box of chocolates doesn’t exactly scream creativity or thoughtfulness. Instead, surprise your special someone with a fresh bouquet of orchids and an afternoon among the sweet-smelling, colorful flowers at The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Pick up truffles from Blommer Chocolate Company or chocolate covered strawberries from The Fudge Pot ahead of time to satisfy his or her sweet tooth, too.
For the explorer
You don’t have to plan a romantic weekend getaway to impress your Valentine. Instead, take advantage of the sites in your own backyard. Give the gift of a Chicago Explorer Pass, which will allow you to enjoy three or five attractions at discounted prices. A visit to Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago or The Field Museum will make for a memorable Valentine’s Day.
For the business professional
When starting a new business venture or aspiring to move up the corporate ladder, it’s key to have a professional email address. If your significant other or friend has an email like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, give the gift of a Chicago.com email address. While not overly-romantic, this Valentine’s Day gift shows that you’re fully supportive of his or her hopes and dreams. Who wouldn’t want that?