Sometimes I have super interesting and random conversations with my daughter and today, like many other days, we had one of those conversations. We began by talking about Valentine’s Day and all of the different Valentine’s Day gifts people give and receive. She is sure that her valentine gave her the VERY BEST gift ever; it is a HUGE stuffed puppy dog. It is super cute, super fluffy and very sweet. We then turned to talking about all of the other traditional gifts people give and somehow we started weighing the pros and cons of them. She suggested the topic would make a fun blog, and she’s right! I think I have a budding blogger here and I am proud. When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, what do you give and what do you want to get?
Flowers are one of the most classic and popular Valentine’s Day gifts. So many people love getting them and so many people love giving them. I love getting flowers, I think even simple flowers are beautiful. I love getting them all year round except for around Valentine’s Day. The frugal shopper in me cringes every time I see the prices of flowers during the years Valentine’s Day gifts push by retailers. I usually encourage my husband to think beyond flowers for Valentine’s Day. But if he finds a good deal, I’ll be happy and love getting flowers for Valentine’s Day.
These Valentine’s Day gifts are a favorite, especially among the teenage crowd. Stuffed animals range in size and price making them an affordable choice for almost everyone. Most people I know don’t mind an occasional stuffed animal but there are some households who feel overrun with them. If you feel that way about stuffed animals, think twice before grabbing them for your kids as Valentine’s Day gifts.
Chocolate and candy
This is probably one of the oldest and most long running Valentine’s Day gifts traditions. Chocolates and candy hearts have been popular for generations. Today the choices are many and the cost can vary from candy conversation hearts costing under a dollar to gourmet chocolates costing over one hundred dollars. Candy becomes a bad idea if your sweetheart is dieting, has allergies or other diet restrictions.
Although it is a pricier option, jewelry is still another one of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts. Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets all seem to be big hits when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Just like the other options, you can spend a few dollars or even thousands of dollars. When buying inexpensive jewelry watch for imports with potential lead content. Make sure jewelry for children is safe and not a choking hazard. If you are going to spend a lot of money on jewelry for Valentine’s Day gifts, be sure you know the jewelry tastes of your sweetheart.
Does one of these Valentine’s Day gifts sound just perfect to you? Do you have another favorite? Let us know! We love to hear from you!