How Valentine’s Day gift ideas have evolved from cheesy cards to private aircrafts

Rewind to the beginning of the decade where Valentine’s Day was reserved for boyfriends and girlfriends exchanging cards and roses in college. People searching for romantic gift ideas were limited to heart-shaped souvenirs from gift ships strewn across the streets with similar kind of products.

In just a decade, there has been a paradigm shift in the kind of gifts people are buying for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to the need to express and capture every intimate moment on social media, the desire to more and better than everyone else has opened a plethora of opportunities for new-age gifting companies across the country.

“Women, who were buying chocolates just a few years ago, are now booking private islands for their husbands,” says the co-founder of a leading online gifting company in India. The increase in disposable income among youngsters has made ‘Valentines gift for boyfriend’ and ‘Valentine gifts for girlfriend’ among the most trending keywords on Google.

So whether you’re a 21-year old looking for creative Valentine’s day gifts for boyfriend or a recently married guy looking for Valentine’s Day ideas for your wife, look beyond the conventional and buy something unique this year. From customizable hampers and romantic dinners to private aircrafts and islands – celebrate this Valentine’s Day like never before.