While Valentine’s Day celebrations in Germany have only recently become popular, many of the customs associated with the holiday have been enthusiastically adopted by Germans in recent years. It’s customary for people to show their appreciation to those they care about on this day by sending them greeting cards, sweets, and flowers.
Since celebrating St. Valentine’s Day as a holiday is a relatively new phenomenon in Germany, the country does not have many long-standing customs around the holiday. Children in schools do not exchange small cards shaped like hearts on this day like they do in other countries; this holiday is clearly geared at adults only. It’s a case of “person remember only.” While the custom of exchanging greeting cards and little, heart-shaped gifts or chocolates is thought to have originated in France and England, it is now widely practiced in Germany as well. Gifts, cards, and candies that are specifically designed for St. Valentine’s Day are also widely available.
There is a rather offbeat take on the traditional Valentine’s Day emblems in Germany, such as cute tiny pigs with flowers or other animals provocatively resting on chocolate hearts. There is a dual meaning to that phrase; namely, that of luck and passion. Sometimes on the Valentine, there are several pigs guarding a four-leaf clover while also mountain climbing a touch ladder on a heart. If you look closely, you can see that the ladder is shaped like a heart.
One possible explanation for why Valentine’s Day is not celebrated to the fullest extent in Germany is that the holiday has its origins in the United States. It is commonly referred to as a “imported custom” or a “day of commercialism” due to the widespread belief that it was originally brought to the United States in the late 1940s by American servicemen who were stationed in the country after the end of the Second World War.
According to the findings of a poll conducted in 2018 by Statista, hardly one in two Germans have any intention of presenting a special something to their loved one on February 14th. Despite this, Valentine’s Day has steadily gained in popularity over the course of the past several decades, and it has even developed its own peculiar gift-giving customs in that time. People in Germany like to give their romantic interests symbols of good fortune and lust as gifts, in addition to the traditional romantic tokens such as playing cards, flowers, candies, and other romantic paraphernalia that are seen in other countries.
It is common practise for dating couples to give one another gifts such as chocolate piglets decorated with flowers, four-leaf clovers, or even, on occasion (watch out, kids! ), pigs that are provocatively lying on hearts made of chocolate. Gingerbread cookies in the shape of hearts that have been decorated are a popular gift to give on Valentine’s Day. You can find these sweets at many Christmas markets.
Are you looking for the most amazing thing to send to the one you love for Valentine’s Day?
Valentine Gift Baskets
Learn more about our selection of gift baskets that are available for delivery in Germany and contain delectable goodies that both males and females will find difficult to resist. Our Valentine’s Day gift baskets include a selection of high-quality gourmet foods from Europe, such as chocolates from Godiva and Neuhaus and cookies from Jules Destrooper. Send the love of your life a fruit basket that combines with an assortment of Godiva’s most delectable candies. If you want to make your gift more complete, you can add a bottle of wine or champagne to it as well.
Gifts of Chocolate gift in a Charming Heart-Shaped Box
Belgian chocolatiers Neuhaus, Godiva, and Corné Port-Royal has created romantic chocolate gift boxes by filling them with chocolates that are the most popular among chocolate lovers in Europe. While Corné Port-chocolate Royal’s tower will supply your special someone with enough chocolate to last for a significant amount of time beyond Valentine’s Day, Godiva has designed a gift box in the shape of a heart that contains a selection of the brand’s finest pralines. All of our Valentine’s Day presents can be delivered to your loved one in Germany along with a personalized message from you as a part of the gift.
Flowers for Valentine’s Day Delivered in Germany
A bouquet of red roses or other romantic flowers is almost always an excellent choice for a gift to give to a woman. On the 14th of February, our florists have crafted an absolutely one-of-a-kind collection of Valentine’s Day flowers that will be delivered in Germany. You can make a sweet gesture for that one special person in your life by pairing your floral arrangement with a bottle of champagne and a gift box full of delicious treats.