The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun and most people have started with the preparations. Some have made reservations at their favourite eateries and contacted their trusted florist to deliver a bouquet for their significant other.
Of course, February 14 is when most people gift their partners as a token of appreciation. If you have not yet gotten a present for your partner, these are the gifts you should avoid.
A nice designer perfume accompanied by another gift would do. But if you were planning on getting your partner a lotion or a bath set, abort the mission. Think outside the box.
Leave mugs for high school kids. If you want to buy homeware at least let it be a set of Carrol Boyes plates or Le Creuset pots, not a cheap mug that can be used to scoop rice.
A single rose
It’s either you go for a full bouquet or don’t buy flowers at all. A rose alone is too plain.
It’s hot for teddy bears. Buy that for your toddler instead, not for a grown-up.
Money alone is not enough. It makes you look lazy. Plan a weekend away or a dinner date, but giving someone money as a gift is not creative.
You can get a bottle of wine or champagne to celebrate, but don’t label it as a gift because it’s not.
When shopping for a gift, think of something your partner has always wanted. The hints are always there, use that to your advantage to prove that you listen to them and you care about the things they like.