Valentine’s Day Gifts: Traditional, Thoughtful, or Both

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It's that time of year again– Valentine's Day. A day for that special lady in your life. So as always we like to reflect on past ideas and advice… and the words we received a couple years back from a diverse group of women is something you should definitely read.

Generally for Valentine's Day you can go 1 of 2 ways:

1. Traditional

2. Thoughtful

Traditional is basically trying to get her the best you can afford of traditional Valentine's Day gifts like jewelry, candy, flowers, and a date. So depending on your bank account that might be earrings from Forever 21, a bracelet from Macy's, a necklace from Tiffany's, or a Harry Winston diamond ring. The jewelry should be accompanied by flowers, chocolates, and a date (usually dinner, maybe dinner and movie, maybe something random and fun– like paintball, a concert, salsa dancing lessons, etc.). If you're one of those guys that doesn't pay attention, it's definitely better to be safe than sorry– stick with a traditional gift.

Thoughtful is what most women truly want. A thoughtful gift is usually something she's mentioned she needed or wanted, or something you observed she really needs (and no I don't mean a new blow dryer or vacuum cleaner).

If you've constantly heard her mention how her high-heels have been killing her feet… get her a couple pairs of flats (maybe even a pair of sneakers). Maybe she's mentioned being stressed and tense…. book her a day at the spa. If you simply listen to her she's bound to mention something she wants, or if you observe you're bound to see something she needs. Maybe her phone is outdated, or perhaps her computer has been spazing out for months, or maybe she's taken up a certain hobby (cooking, painting, playing an instrument, etc)… skies the limit to the thoughtful gifts you can give her.

And if you're really good– you should mix traditional and thoughtful. That's a win win situation all day. Sometimes, depending on the girl, your thoughtful gift may not seem romantic enough to her. If you think that will be the case, then I highly recommend adding the traditional flowers/chocolate/date to your thoughtful gift.

 

Check out our first round of Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas below:

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Check back for more gift guides.

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2 Comments


  1. Mr. Goodwill Hunting

    Yea. It really depends on the girl. Some women are easily impressed while others are a bit harder. Many of today’s women are a bit hard on the outside. However, the inside they are still women and fall into most of the characteristics and to be successful there, yes my friends you are right…mix traditional and thoughtful.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. True, some girls haven’t been treated like a lady in the past, so if you give them flowers and candy they’ll be very happy. While others have been caked, wined and dined since middle school, so they’re usually a little harder (or much harder) to please for Valentine’s Day.

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