As the day of chocolates and love letters approaches rapidly, I’ve decided to do the general populous a favor and remind everyone in relationships of what things your significant other would probably appreciate on this obligatory celebration.
Nobody wants to tell exactly what they want to their partner because then it feels less genuine. The thought is really what counts in gifts, not money. The “can’t-go-wrong” options fall into what I will call the three “F”s: flowers, favorites and food.
I don’t know anyone’s partner better than they do; however, let me just say getting flowers is such a romantic experience that it was one of the reasons I did theater in high school. Bouquets are usually associated with Valentine’s Day, which is what makes them a fail-safe bet for this coming Monday. While roses might be a go-to option, consider that other options are just as pretty. Bonus points are awarded for flowers in their favorite color and even better if they come with a vase. Should one’s love interest be invested in ecology or have a green thumb, perhaps look into getting them a potted plant.
While this article is meant for Valentine’s Day, should their love language be acts of service or gift giving, consider getting them flowers anytime of the year.
Once again, one cannot go wrong by simply getting or making something that is their partner’s favorite. For example, simple jewelry or crystals that are their favorite color, a snack they eat daily or a meal at their favorite local restaurant are easy ways to please. If they are not one to go out often, organize a night in with their favorite movie or television show. Nothing says “I love you” like a pizza from Big Richards and a Netflix nature documentary, that’s all I’m saying.
While food may fall under favorites as well, food is a separate category. Even if you are not planning on doing something that involves eating, you can almost never go wrong with sweets. Feed into the Hallmark racket and get them some chocolates that are shaped like hearts. Better yet, attach a cute note to a family size bag of chips to enjoy if their lecture gets put on Zoom. Everyone enjoys eating something, and that is what makes it the easiest option for maximum happiness.
This list is not definitive, but hopefully it sparked some inspiration for what gifts one’s partner could want for this coming Monday.
If you play your cards right and use the three “F”s, you could even unlock the fourth.