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Worst Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas:We know what you’re thinking: Valentine’s Day is a holiday shopping. And ‘forced. It ‘s too much pressure. But if you’re dating this month, will probably end up roaming the aisles for a gift to give on Feb. 14. And, “like it or not, Valentine’s Day becomes a test where you have to show that you paid attention to the taste of the person,” says Christine Silvestri, founder of urban shopping adventure, giving tours of the districts of Los Angeles shopping. But choosing the right gift can be quite a challenge: Too many lovers get frazzled in the vacuum of Valentine’s Day gift ideas and come up with something that is simply wrong. To help you avoid going into their ranks, we present the 10 worst gifts possible and what to give your sweetie instead.Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
1. Ye Olde bouquet of red roses and baby’s breath :
What’s wrong with it: Yes, you went out and got something nice and romantic. Unfortunately, some types of flowers are the equivalent of a shrug of the shoulders because they are so predictable and cliche, and the bouquet of roses fall into this category quite neatly. Says Kristin, 40, of Lake Geneva, WI, “I was dating a guy who said he loved all my whims and my adventurous spirit. Then he turned and gave me a big bouquet of roses with lacy white stuff Valentine’s Day. E ‘was embarrassing, because I’m so not the kind of woman who, to give you! It made me feel as if I do not really know or get what was going on. “In fact, Frank Leusner, managers Delphinium Home, a popular gift shop in New York City, says this classic bouquet of red and white: “There is absolutely no thought behind it. E ‘because it’s just a copout so expected.” Obviously, a gift says “I never paid attention to your taste” or “This would also work well on a tombstone” is the message for Valentine’s Day is worth sending. Or, consider the way Brittney Cason, relationship advisor for Raising the issue in Charlotte, NC, puts it: “A gift should never make a Wonder Woman, if taken at the pharmacy waiting to get a prescription filled on road above. ”
A simple solution: ask one of your friends most florally inclined to appoint a cool looking flower calla lily thinking, parrot tulips, gerbera daisy, and then buy three dozen people. Or, for a bouquet of flowers in various monochromatic color mode of your favorite honey look particularly evident when the flowers are one shade.
2. A box of assorted chocolates:
v day bad giftWhat’s wrong with it: “taking candy from kids who know Valentine’s Day is the only thing more dangerous than taking candy from strangers,” says Amy Borkowsky, author of statements: true stories of life, love and invoices credit card. Let’s face it not all chocolates are created equal. And while a variety of sweet box indicates that you are trying to cover the basics in the dark (or milk or white is secret, that some of these bites will be, well, icky to deal with:. Outside of each box of 15 assorted chocolates , a woman will probably have three or so favorites. And there is all this crazy, frou-frou housing as part of the framework fairly and satin ribbon to fashion a child’s “Princess Bride” Halloween costume. What would you rather have? Three 21 chocolates you want and do not do it with a lot of excess cardboard metallic red, or a small box of something that you really like?
A simple solution: Here is where a good dose of your favorite sweet treasure can be useful. “Get creative with the packaging, or give as a gift within a gift that would not?” Silvestri says. “If it was a butter gal Reese cup of peanuts, you prefer to have a lot of people in a beautiful hand painted bowl or wrapped in a soft scarf of a lifetime supply of chocolates random in a box shaped heart.”
3. Jewelery in a ring of size box:
What’s wrong with it: In truth, most women love something glittery. But the biggest mistake jewelry that a man can do is nothing in a ring, box size whether it’s earrings, a pendant or a 1 oz. tube of saffron that is, in fact, an engagement ring. The women there are five key days of the proposal that is likely, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine, and her birthday, so give her false hopes on one of them is cruel. “When a girl sees that box, she is either going to freak out because she is not ready or hope that both the ring and then be disappointed, so you just lose,” says the solution Cason.A simple: even if you want receive her, for example, pink sapphire earrings, we’re sure you’ll love to wrap them in a box shirt so she does not get the wrong idea.
4. Anything girlie and decorative, like a bag, a candle holder, silver like a stone:
What’s wrong with it: We’re talking about things like rhinestone studded soap, aromatherapy developed delivery devices, and other things people would never buy for themselves. “Anything red and pink and pretty often for twenty species of inexpensive and useless when you look at February 15 luster is gone,” says Borkowsky. “And the risks solid red trinket saying: ‘I love you enough to get the Christmas stuff at 75 percent off.'” Recalls Adrienne, 35, of Cincinnati, “My boyfriend tends to me how little things shaped heart pink velvet pincushion or a garland of red satin hearts for Valentine’s Day, because he thinks that is in line with the theme of the day. I would tell him to stop wasting his money in this way. I never use that stuff! ” So before you plunk down the dough, ask yourself: “I do not see this gift to bring my own pleasure and enjoyment … the date of liquidation or do not see in his room?” The answer should make your buying decision very clear.
A simple solution: “Bathroom are a great choice,” Leusner said. “You can find scents and formulas that suit your personality, your boyfriend or girlfriend, and most people really enjoy them.”
5. A cute stuffed animal that carries a message of love:
What’s wrong with it: we’ve never heard anyone admit to express themselves better through the koala bears, but that medium remains popular for many a romantic statement. “It ‘s so cheesy,” Leusner said. “When you buy that gift could be for anyone, even a child. What adult is going to do with a stuffed animal,” I tell you what:? Stuffed animals are hiding somewhere out of the way. And when the romance dies, the stuffed bear of love does not do anything practical, so that the recipient feels pathetic to keep it around as a reminder of his ex who is and gives it to charity solution . A simple for children to hard and make a donation in the name of your honey to a charity you know, or respect. Now that is a thoughtful gift.
6. Racy sleepwear:
What’s wrong with it: Look, we all know that when you buy your underwear to someone, it’s more for you than for you. So do not use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to have all the secret fantasies you’ve kept hidden in the last 364 days. “A lot of lingerie that you see in stores for Valentine’s Day is in front of the tastes of women,” warns Silvestri. Something that is not his style may make you feel uncomfortable in figurative and literal and criticized. The point of V Day is to make couples feel happy to be together, so the last thing I want to say is “I do not think you’re sexy enough to put this.”
A simple solution: buy a black version of lace or a type of garment you are already wearing, if you two are intimate enough to know what kind of things. At least you know you’re from somewhere within his comfort zone. Or recognize the time out with something that really flatter the skin for more hours than you: long underwear made of silk.
7. All that could be considered a small device:
What’s wrong with it: a toaster, a humidifier, a producer of yogurt trust us, if he needed it so badly, she would already have obtained. “Being too practical is a real killer novel that no one wants anything with an electrical cord for Valentine’s Day,” said Silvestri. Disclaimer: This rule can be waived if you’re buying an mp3 player or pre-loaded with a digital camera shots of you raising signs saying “Will you marry me?”. Here is how a recipient says: “My boyfriend knows I like cooking food, especially Asian. But when I dropped a pot of rice last Valentine’s Day,” says Amy, 39, of Portland, ME, “just felt very like it or roommate-haus frau ish like I do not see how this amazing woman who rocks her world. ”
A simple solution: Get her something that absolutely does not need, but you’d know that if it is a helicopter tour of the city or a pair of slippers microfiber massage. C’mon, it’s a day for romance, which is supposed to be fun to think about her definition of that and make purchases accordingly.worst vday gifts1
8. A nice bottle of cologne or perfume:
What’s wrong with it: It ‘a gift of time honored, and all that fancy packaging could actually make you think you’re buying something you will love your pumpkin. But the spritz that reminds you of a wonderful beach holiday in Europe may smell like a bathroom on the day at the zoo to a loved one. The problem is that “choice Bouquet is so specific that it is a real challenge,” Leusner said. “It ‘s almost impossible to know what smells good to another person.” And do not forget that nothing says “funny smell” better than a bottle of perfume concentrate. Remember Danielle, 29, of Oakbrook, IL: “I like very feminine floral scent. When my boyfriend gave me this intense, musky stuff one year, I felt like, ‘You do not know how I like the smell? Or are you trying to tell me I smelled like someone else wanted ‘It really did a number on my confidence, “A simple solution?! Buy a soap, aftershave, or other body product in a fragrance that your loved one already has, or go for a high end scented body lotion.
9. A bond:
What’s wrong with it: “The women actually have a harder time than men on Valentine’s Day shopping, because there are fewer options of gift for men than for women,” says Silvestri. “Yet, a draw is a big yawn.” It ‘amazing how many women complain generic gifts and then hit the hallway to tie their man. Ideally, the link is to a great designer, that the boy probably do not care. At worst, it is a new accessory with pigs, the Blues Brothers, or some other found unwearable. But usually, it is only “about” the guy wearing the color usually, in the sense that it already owns a dozen of ’em.
A simple solution: head a little ‘more in the men’s section and choose a rather large scarf is more informal and therefore more portable, some fun or extra soft cashmere, maybe socks, or other item that shows a dash of originality anymore.
10. A gift certificate:
What’s wrong with it: It ‘s one thing you really know what your cutie might want, but it’s another to throw in the towel altogether. “The gift cards are too impersonal and frustrating,” says Borkowsky. “There’s real gift, but you know how much someone spent. ‘S like saying,’ Happy Valentine’s Day, baby I got a price tag! ‘” Every gift for a service or store your partner does not already attended could be read as an attempt to change the person at your pleasure.Source


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