This year, Sweetest Day falls on Saturday, October 17. This holiday is all about celebrating romance and affection, usually with gifts like candy, flowers, or heartfelt cards. Sweetest Day has been celebrated since the 1920s. It’s not a national holiday, but it is very popular in a number of states. National chains like Target sell Sweetest Day cards nationwide, which seems to indicate that more and more states are beginning to celebrate this fun holiday. If you want to get your sweetie something nice for Sweetest Day, here are some great gift ideas.
1. Big Blooms Bouquet
Flowers are a classic way to express your love for someone. This bouquet from Benchmark Bouquets is a nice option for the budget conscious, as it costs significantly less than a bouquet of red roses. This arrangement includes eight pink roses, eight yellow roses, and two oriental lilies.
2. 20 Jumbo Saffron Crocus Sativus Corms
Shopping for a gal who prefers living flowers to cut ones? Does she also like to cook? Then this crocus-growing kit is the perfect gift for Sweetest Day. This kit lets you grow jumbo saffron crocuses. The blooms look beautiful, and the stigmas from those blooms can be dried and used in recipes like paella or steamed mussels. Saffron is incredibly expensive, so this gift has a lot of inherent value.
3. Lindt Chocolate Swiss Luxury Selection
Chocolate is a great gift for Sweetest Day, and this assortment from Lindt has something for every taste. There are 14 chocolates in each box, with flavors like caramel, orange, hazelnut, and stracciatella.
4. Anthon Berg Dark Chocolate Liqueurs With Original Spirits
Looking for a more unique take on the traditional box of chocolates? This 64-count box of chocolates consists of Danish dark chocolate truffles. Each is shaped like a tiny bottle, and filled with real alcohol. The fillings may vary, but they typically include Danzka Cranberyraz Vodka, Jack Daniel’s Tenessee Whiskey, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Drambuie, Cutty Sark, or Galliano. This is a great Sweetest Day gift for anyone who likes a little tipple now and then.
5. Little Love Notes – Set of 8 Blank Note Cards
No gift is complete without a heartfelt card. This set of eight cards ensures that you’ll have a card for Sweetest Day, with a few to spare for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or “just because”. If you want to go the extra mile, tuck a gift card inside the note card.
Price: $12.99 for eight cards
6. ‘Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People’
Looking for a romantic gift? This romantic gift for couples is a wonderful way to record your memories, and the book itself will become a treasured keepsake you can show to your kids and grandkids. This is an inexpensive gift, but it’s bound to become priceless over time.
Price: $12 (29 percent off)
7. Romantic Love Notes
Sometimes you want to write someone a romantic note, but you just can’t find the words to express yourself. These cards let you leave romantic notes, using the famous words of poets and playwrights. You can tuck these love notes into a lunch bag, leave them on the seat of the car, or tuck them underneath a pillow.
8. That’s Amore Romantic Italian Dinner For Two Picnic Hamper
This gift basket has everything you need for a romantic evening at home. There’s gourmet basil pasta, along with pasta sauce, herb dip, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese spread, cheese straws, olives, cookies, and sparkling cider. Is there anything more romantic than Italian food?
9. Sterling Silver/Rose Gold Plated White Sapphire Heart Pendant
It doesn’t get much more romantic than jewelry, and a heart-shaped necklace is a really lovely gesture. It is made from sterling silver that has been plated with rose gold. The gemstones here are prong-set white sapphires. If you need a gift with a “wow” factor, this is a nice Sweetest Day gift.
Price: $57.18 (59 percent off)
10. Amazon Collection 10k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring (1/10cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity)
Sweetest Day is all about romance. Chocolate is great, but diamonds are even better. If you’ve been thinking about popping the question, this ring is a nice choice. This gorgeous engagement ring is budget-friendly, but still stunning enough to make her feel like the luckiest girl on the planet. If this ring isn’t quite right, consider one of the other styles we recommended in our guide to the best cheap engagement rings.
Price: $157.82 (68 percent off MSRP)