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"February is the month for lovers, but also the coldest month of the year." – Unknown.


February is full of pressure. It is the month of “LOVE,” and it often seems like you can never find the right thing to satisfy your significant other for Valentine’s. You could be struggling with the following thoughts: “What should I get?” “What do they want?” Or will it be enough?”


Expectations run high for couples. Many relationships are made or broken on Valentine’s Day. Some are waiting for a ring, others just want flowers, and many just want to do something special.


Growing up, most of us got Valentines on Valentine’s Day during our class party. I don’t know if the giving of Valentine’s happens at school anymore, but it did when I was a child. Usually, at least one person was hurt because a cruel child wrote something mean on their Valentine. I was one of the children who stressed over what Valentine I would give to another child. I did not have many friends, and I hoped to gain a friend by “buttering up” someone. School-wise, Valentine’s Day was a challenge.


My mom always made Valentine’s Day special. My brother and I usually received a card and some Sweetheart candies.


As a young adult, I watched my friends start dating and stressing over the special day. There was a time when many of my friends wanted a ring for Valentine’s. Some were thrilled, and others were angry. I was both jealous and grateful that I was not in a relationship. Once married, my ex-husband was good about getting flowers, and I appreciated it.


Check out the list below if you need ideas on an ideal Valentine’s gift.


1.     Flowers: A classic choice, flowers like roses, tulips, or orchids convey love and affection beautifully.

2.     Chocolates: Indulge your loved one's sweet tooth with a box of high-quality chocolates or a selection of gourmet treats.

3.     Jewelry: A piece of jewelry, such as a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings, can be a timeless and cherished gift for Valentine's Day.

4.     Personalized Gifts: Consider personalized gifts like custom-made jewelry, engraved keepsakes, or monogrammed items that add a special touch.

5.     Spa Day: Treat your partner to a relaxing spa day or a couple's massage to unwind and enjoy quality time together.

6.     Romantic Dinner: Plan a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant or cook a homemade meal with candles and soft music for a cozy night in.

7.     Love Notes or Letters: Express your feelings with handwritten love notes, letters, or a heartfelt poem that shows your thoughtfulness and affection.

8.     Experience Gifts: Gift experiences like tickets to a concert, a cooking class, a hot air balloon ride, or a weekend getaway for an unforgettable adventure together.

9.     Photo Album or Scrapbook: Create a photo album or scrapbook filled with memories, photos, and mementos that celebrate your relationship.

10.  Technology Gadgets: For tech-savvy partners, consider gadgets like smartwatches, wireless earbuds, or a high-quality camera to capture special moments together.


Remember, the best gift is thoughtful and reflects your partner's interests and preferences. Whether a small or grand gesture, what matters most is the love and thought behind the gift.


Have a happy Valentine’s Day!!

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I agree...there could be a lot of pressure. I personally do like to celebrate it, but with small gestures. Grand gifts and stressful planning not necessary, including 'special' lunches at overcrowded restaurants.

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