Love is in the air, and the most romantic day of the year is approaching fast.
So, tune into your most romantic mood and check out the following list of gifts to avoid - the 10 worst Valentine’s Day gift ideas ever.
Simple Test for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
When you are at college, it’s most likely that you don’t have much money to spend on gifts. If this is so, it’s actually to your advantage. Why? Because this will force you to use your creativity to the fullest and make the most of this romantic holiday.
Price will never be part of a test for your gift ideas for Valentine’s Day – just ask yourself a few simple questions:
- Is it romantic?
- Is it personal and unique?
- Are you sure that the recipient will get your message right?
The latter criterion is probably the hardest one. The following list of the worst gifts of all times will give you a clue of what ‘hidden’ messages can be found in the most innocent gifts.
10 Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Ever
If you don’t want to break this romantic day, you’d better not choose:
- Unsigned cards. You don’t want the recipients to give those impersonal cards to someone else next year, do you?
- Frames, candles, cushions. These are cliché gifts, which you could give to absolutely anyone, including your 5 year-old niece. You want to make your loved one feel special on this day, right?
- Exercise tools. Even if your special someone dreams of losing some weight, St. Valentine’s isn’t the right moment for reminding someone of his/her imperfections.
- Anti-dandruff shampoo (or anti-acne gel as another option). The same story as above.
- (Half)-dead flowers. Flowers can cost nearly as much as rocket fuel on St. Valentine’s, but this doesn’t mean that they’re going to live long.
- Textbooks. Sure, textbooks cost almost as much as rocket fuel all year round. Yet, this gift might be precious, but it still isn't really romantic.
- Cookbooks or utensils. Practicality kills romance. No comment.
- Gift certificates. This is truly one of the easiest ways to show that you don’t care to think of a better gift. Moreover, those certificates show the prices. Ugh – what a spoiler!
- A card saying “To my friend.” It’s almost like throwing “we can still be friends” into his/her face. If this is the only card left in the shops, you’d better draw something yourself to avoid trouble.
- Good old nothing. Even if it seems that your boy/girlfriend couldn’t care less about this holiday, avoid this fatal error. 99% of students are romantic and sensitive even if they don’t look that way.
So, avoid the mistakes of others.
Instead, be romantic, creative and happy on February, 14th and always!
By the way, any suggestions for the best or worst Valentine’s Day gift ideas?