The Top 3 Gifts to Not Buy Your Valentine This Year
Written by Brayden McCoy on February 11, 2022
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and it’s time to figure out how you’re going to spend it! While many people resort to a fancy dinner or an evening at the movies, the debate that all must settle revolves around the gift. The wrong gift can lead to many different dilemmas and can be used as a form of irony in the relationship’s later stages. To avoid this from happening to you, I’m here to tell you the top 3 gifts you should not buy for your valentine this year.
Let’s get this out of the way first, chocolate is delicious. It continues to be a popular gift during the holiday season, and I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t liked it. I can already see your question. “So why is chocolate a bad gift to give on Valentine’s Day?” We need to break this down into 2 stages: what the men see and what the women see. Men believe that chocolate is a “classic token of affection.” I mean, what doesn’t say “I Love You” more than a heart-shaped box of these delicious treats. On the other hand, most women view chocolate as a “serious lack of imagination.” Because chocolate has become such a popular gift to give to someone, it has lost its value and is an item you should skip come Valentine’s Day!
- The Hallmark Card
I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people take a card and not even read it. I don’t purchase cards for anyone anymore because I know there is a good chance that it is going to end up in the trash. It has become a staple in the gift-giving process no matter what the occasion is. What do birthday parties, weddings, graduations, and baby showers all have in common? You’re going to get a card! And lots of them! Giving a card to that “special someone” this Valentine’s Day is viewed as a “last-minute remedy for almost forgetting the holiday.” If you must give a card, then go for it, but beware of the consequences that may follow shortly after.
- Candy Hearts
Finally, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, I think of all those times in grade school when you would get all this candy from your classmates to celebrate the special day. I remember attempting to eat all of it in one sitting and the stomach aches that quickly followed. We got chocolates, sweet tarts, candy necklaces, and those little candy hearts stamped with phrases like “Be Mine” and “Luv You.” While those candy hearts were one of my favorites, they are a terrible gift to give on Valentine’s Day. The biggest reason is that they don’t taste good. Nothing expresses your love more than two-word phrases on rock-hard lumps of corn syrup.
Valentine’s day is special. It’s a day that reminds us how lucky we are to be surrounded by the people we have in our life. Don’t let the gift get in the way of all the magic the holiday brings. Be thoughtful, creative, and caring. The rest will take care of itself!