For some, Valentine’s Day is a commercial celebration, one that works best for florists, chocolate factories, greeting card companies and gift shops. Come to think of it, those who are in a romantic relationship, whether it is an experienced one or is still in its blossoming stage, enjoy celebrating it. They may hate the pressure of buying tokens of love for their loved ones, but that doesn’t stop them. For some, Valentine’s Day is a kind of test, showing how much love, compatibility and understanding there is between the couple. Has one been paying attention to the other? Would one know what their Valentine might prefer?
However, choosing the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day is quite a challenge. The wider the range of products, the greater the chance of unsuccessful attempts to buy for your partner. You probably have some idea of what to buy. Here is a list of the ten worst gifts you should not buy for ‘the’ universal day of love.
A bouquet of red roses: Most of the time, red roses are associated with love and sensuality. Now, they have become so old school and so obvious that red roses are sometimes or never a part of it. Without a doubt, roses make an absolutely beautiful bouquet, either with other flowers or on their own. However, the idea of giving or receiving makes roses quite predictable. You may have the best of intentions to please him with a colossal but charming bouquet of roses. However, the recipient sees it as a last minute gift without thinking about it. The last thing you want on Valentine’s Day is for the recipient to feel like you’re not paying attention to them. The day of love should consist only of thoughtful and romantic gestures. If you want to combine flowers and gifts, present an exotic orchid or a dozen less expensive but less conventional flowers this time. Consider going monochrome. Select different flowers in your loved one’s favorite colors and have it delivered when you least expect it.
Chocolates: Like flowers, assorted chocolates have also lost their charm as Valentine’s Day gifts. They are equally obvious and thoughtless gift ideas, which speak of laziness. A crucial fact is that no one eats the whole box of chocolates and it goes to waste. Since the assorted chocolates are handpicked, they enjoy exclusivity and therefore deserve a little more respect than they get. Unless the recipient is a die-hard fan of chocolates, especially assortments, gifting chocolates isn’t all that smart. If that’s not the case, get creative with the recipient’s favorite sweets/desserts (prepare from scratch if necessary).
False Hope for Women: It is a universal truth; women love jewelry. However, there is one jewel, an engagement ring, that she is eagerly awaiting. Therefore, it is not wise to give a woman any jewelry, other than a ring, in a ring box. If you have been dating for some time now, with no plans to get married soon, you should avoid it even more. It is cruel; she might be waiting for you to ask the question first. There are other ways to gift wrap small jewelry, such as earrings, pendants, etc. in a more creative way.
Men’s Teddy: If it’s a ‘No’ for jewelry in a ring box a teddy bearing a message of love is a double ‘NO’. Even the most romantic man would not prefer it as a gift. Sure, they’re cute and squishy, and very childish. That’s why plush toys are best limited to puppy love. Also, it is not so much symbolic for one’s love nor is it thoughtful. Although, a bit cliche, however, it works every time. A chronological watch or exclusive leather products are nice gifts for men.
Nightwear or Lingerie: If you’re wondering what’s wrong with giving your crush nightwear or risqué lingerie, the answer is: a lot. Something as ‘romantic’ as these gifts is always more of a gift for the giver than for the receiver. If you’ve just started dating, lingerie shouldn’t even be on your gift list. Most couples have romantic fantasies. However, Valentine’s Day is not the ideal day to receive underwear, that too to please the couple. For one reason or another, many do not feel comfortable. Therefore, it’s never okay to ‘force’ him to wear suggestive clothing just because it’s passion day. Instead, engage in some naughty games for the couple, which the two of you will enjoy together.
Appliances: They make great housewarming gifts, but they’re rotten romantic gifts. The last thing you want is to make a woman feel like she needs to be more tamed. Men, on the other hand, would throw such a gift aside and never use it.
A Gift Card: If that is what you plan to give your partner this Valentine’s Day, it is better not to give him a gift. Gift cards are cold, unromantic, and just plain frustrating. If you’re not sure what gifts to buy, seek help from a close friend or family member. Better yet, you can shop for Valentine’s Day gifts online.