It doesn’t matter who you are buying them for, silk pillow cases make a great Valentine’s Day gift. Of course, it does matter a little bit who you are buying them for. A guy who has a five o’clock shadow at 11 in the morning may not care for them much, nor would a guy who considers himself a super manly man. But odds are good if you’re close enough to buy someone a Valentine’s Day present they are going to appreciate nearly anything you get for them.
Even for your mom? Yes, buying a silk pillow case set for your mom is a great idea as well. The beauty of silk pillow cases is they can be either romantic or as unromantic as you wish. Silk has a sensuous and sometimes sexual connotation attached to it. If buying silk sheets that connotation is amplified and brought to the forefront of the recipient’s mind. While silk sheets can be played down if given to someone you are not romantically involved with, it is much more difficult to do. Buying sheets as a present on the one internationally romantic day of the year can suggest certain things. If those sheets are silk those certain things are even more clear. Silk pillow cases are simply what people put their head on at night. If the gift of silk pillowcases is romantic, this will have to be played up as opposed to playing down the inherent romance of silk sheets.
So why do silk pillowcases make a great Valentine’s Day gift? Because they show you care. There simply is nothing better to sleep on at night than a silk pillow case. Nothing else in the world is as comfortable or luxurious as silk pillow cases are. Buying a silk pillow case set as a Valentine’s Day gift shows that you care about that person’s good night sleep. You want them to enjoy your sleeping time. A gift of silk pillow cases does not mean that you want to share their sleeping time together. Although if that is the case, that can be emphasized by the appropriate card or polite suggestion at the proper time.
A lot of recent press has played up silk pillow cases as great for people with allergies. This is due to silk’s naturally tight weave. Because they not only the slough off allergens, they also prevent dust mites from burrowing in and ruining the sleep of the person you care about. Silk’s naturally hypoallergenic properties combined with the fact that silk does not absorb large amounts of moisture allows the person you are giving them to to get the most out of their beauty sleep.
Perhaps the best thing about giving silk pillowcases as a Valentine’s Day gift is the fact that they are not that expensive. A good set of silk pillowcases can be had for far less than you think. That doesn’t mean that you can’t spend a lot of money on silk pillowcases. Like most luxury items in this world you can find places that sell them for a lot of money. But you can also find ones that represent a good blend of quality and value. They are also a nice change from the traditional gifts of chocolate or flowers or perfume.
If you are buying silk pillowcases for the significant person in your life as a romantic Valentine’s Day gift, then great. You’ve made an excellent choice. If you are buying silk pillowcases for someone you care about but are not romantically involved with, then great. You are buying them a gift that shows you care about their sleep, their health and their beauty. For a Valentine’s Day gift that covers quite a bit.