BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As February brings in a freezing chill, Valentine's Day is heating up and sprinkling hearts, lace, reds and pinks all over. Forgo the tired ideas of chocolates and flowers and give a truly spectacular Valentine's Day gift. The luxury vacation experts at Paradizo have named their top ideas for Valentine's Day gifts for 2011.
1. Since Valentine's Day 2011 is on a Monday, why not spend the weekend together in a private villa or luxury apartment? A romantic private villa just for the two of you offers an amazing getaway for the long weekend. Better yet, a fully-staffed villa offers five-star resort services in the privacy of your own vacation rental. Maybe you'd like to visit one of the romantic places in the world, rent an apartment in Paris for an unforgettable weekend? If you're looking to escape the cold, a Caribbean beachfront villa may be more your style. Whatever you choose, a special surprise vacation will surely earn you bonus points this year!
2. Give the ultimate spa & wellness package in an incredible luxury resort paradise for a beautiful, romantic retreat for both of you. A spa package can include personalized spa services from attentive masseuses and experienced staff that can offer a variety of wellness treatments. It's the perfect way to unwind, and better yet -- you get to enjoy it together!
3. Hire a private chef for the ultimate romantic dinner. Plan the most romantic meal in the privacy of your home with the help of an experienced, gourmet chef. A private chef at home will offer full-service culinary services tailored exactly to your gastronomic tastes.
4. For the fashionista, a personal shopping experience with an expert may be the absolute perfect gift. Your personal shopper can customize a shopping tour of the world's top cities from New York to London, Paris to Barcelona. A personal shopper offers insider access to private boutiques, personal styling tips, and the privilege to shop your way through some of the most beautiful sights in the world.