Guys, if you’re lucky enough to have the woman in your life be as outdoorsy as you are, then you might count your blessings year-round. If you haven’t told her lately how fortunate you feel every time she wants to go kayaking or hiking instead of shopping or tanning, however, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
If your girl isn’t into girly things, it might seem like getting her something special for Valentine’s Day would be too much of a challenge or, frankly, that she wouldn’t appreciate it. Yes, finding the right Valentine gifts for female travelers and adventurers can be tough. A bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates screams “romance” to most people, whereas a new headlamp might not. But all it takes is getting her something that shows you’re paying attention to her needs and wants to make her feel really spacial – and if it’s something she wouldn’t splurge on for herself, then it’s that much better.
Are you planning a camping trip with your girlfriend? Is her current backpack in need of serious repair? This could be the perfect opportunity to get her a great women-specific pack, designed to fit her frame better so it’s comfortable and still holds everything she needs. Maybe she never feels quite comfortable walking into a restaurant (even a casual one) in her zip-off shorts when you go on road trips – in which case a pretty and yet perfectly packable travel dress might be a lovely gift.
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On an even more practical level, nothing says love like gifts meant to keep loved ones safe, so anything in the camping safety category or one of the cycling iPhone apps that tells her how to fix her bike if it breaks down in the middle of nowhere are also great options.
Sure, your travel-loving lady friend may swoon if you handed her tickets to Florida and the promise of a few days spent on the beach, but the truth is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to wow an adventurous woman on Valentine’s Day. And that’s just one more reason to love her.
photo by Rich Moffitt