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How to Choose a Valentine’s Day Gift

Updated on January 29, 2011
Valentine's Day gifts don't need to be costly
Valentine's Day gifts don't need to be costly | Source

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us again. In today’s highly scheduled world, finding a nice gift for a loved one can be difficult. There are ways to make selecting a gift much more simple. If you’re at a loss for an idea as to what to get your significant other there are some easy rules to follow when shopping.

Don’t Worry About Cost

Also, keep in mind that gifts need not be expensive. Thought and effort are what should count when it comes to Valentine’s Day and gifts. A favorite home-cooked meal, help programming a new gadget, an afternoon at a favorite park or an indoor picnic are all nice low-cost or no- cost gifts.

In fact, before buying anything, think about whether your talents or skills could be used to give your Valentine a gift. Can you write well? What about a short story or love poem? Are you a good baker or cook? How about a favorite baked good packaged in printed cellophane bags along with a small gift and card?

Shop Early When Possible

Consider taking an afternoon in early February to shop for your loved one. Try selecting a few smaller items that your loved one would enjoy. If you want and are able to you can also buy a larger gift for the actual day. Any smaller gifts can be used as “just because” gifts throughout the year.

Pay Attention

When choosing a gift pay attention to your Valentine’s interests and things about them. Just because someone is of a certain gender does not mean they’ll like something that most people of their gender would like. Pay attention their individual likes and dislikes. This way not only will they like your gift, they’ll know that you paid attention them as a person.


As lovely and romantic as Valentine’s Day can be, it is more important to care for and nurture your relationship everyday regardless of what the calender may say. Does this that mean every day will be a fairy tale? No. No human being is perfect, but with communication and honesty your relationship will have a much better chance of being a happy one.







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