<p>Roses are red...and then roses are dead. Violets are blue, then they’re all dead too. Forget flora; celebrate your love with something quirky, fun, and thoughtful. Find an extraordinary Valentine’s gift that’s full of love (which will withstand the week!)</p>

Valentine's Day

Roses are red...and then roses are dead. Violets are blue, then they’re all dead too. Forget flora; celebrate your love with something quirky, fun, and thoughtful. Find an extraordinary Valentine’s gift that’s full of love (which will withstand the week!)

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Fun & Loving Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him & Her

Valentine’s Day gifts are like your grades in school. Getting good ones makes you feel great, and bad ones get you in trouble at home.

Your Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her can put a smile on their face, butterflies in their tummy, and get their hearts beating like a coffee drinking monkey playing the bongos. But only if you choose an awesome Valentine’s Day present to inspire love and romance.

To help you have a Valentine’s Day that’s as successful as Cupid at a singles bar, we’ve answered the key questions every partner, boyfriend, and girlfriend is asking prior to Valentine’s Day.

You’ll discover the answers to:

  • Help! I suck at buying Valentine’s Day Gifts. What do I do?
  • What’s the Valentine’s Day gifts trap?
  • Should you buy your partner something naughty or nice?

Find many more Valentine’s secrets. Read on!

What makes unforgettable Valentine’s Day gifts?

Something thoughtful. Something that is unique to them - something they will love, but not everyone else would. Showing you understand someone, their quirks, their values, is the most beautiful gift of all. Or fluffy handcuffs. They’re pretty unforgettable. Just try not to make it unforgettable because it was a terrible gift idea.

What makes terrible Valentine’s Day gifts?

Something that shows you put no thought into it. In short, anything that can be bought in a gas station on February 14th. You know, ugly stuffed toys, fake flowers and tacky candy. Sound difficult? Keep reading.

Help! I suck at buying Valentine’s Day gifts. What do I do?

It’s okay. You’re not alone. In fact you sit alongside millions of husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. So what do you do? Practice! Really, you just need more practice choosing gifts. Give your empathy and imagination a workout. Buy 2, 3, 4, or even 10 gifts this Valentine’s Day. But seriously, there is a secret to buying them a gift they are GUARANTEED to love. Honestly. What’s the secret? Ask them what they want. Or ask them if they like your idea. Or ask their best friend to get the inside scoop for you. And whatever you do, don’t fall into the Valentine’s Day trap.

Are you aware of the Valentine’s Day gifts trap?

Beware! What is the trap? It’s the “I don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day,” trap. While your partner is being sincere when they tell you this, all they need is love, baby, there is another time their being sincere - when they open up the surprise present you buy them and they burst into a radiant grin. Shopping can suck. Finding the right gift can be a mission. Yet your relationship deserves the effort, no matter what stage your relationship is at.

How to know if it’s too early in your courtship to buy Valentine’s Day gifts?

If you’re asking yourself this question then you have your answer - it’s not too early. HOWEVER; the type of gift you buy in the beginning of the relationship is VERY important. You don’t want an overly expensive gift that scares them off. Show them you care, the right amount for the stage of your budding relationship. Something not too nice, or too naughty.

Should you buy your partner something naughty or nice?

Do you get them something sweet, something sentimental, something caring? Or something risky, something raunchy, something sexy? It depends. On what? You and your partner. On your relationship. What type of gift are they hoping to receive? What type of gift do you want to give them? What will be the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your relationship? Just make sure it isn’t boring.

Don’t be boring! What are boring Valentine’s Day gifts?

Something they expect. Something everyone else buys on Valentine’s Day. Flowers and chocolates. Booooooring. But if you want to follow tradition and insist on flowers and chocolates, for the love of thoughtfulness, creativity and spontaneity - get them something fun as well. But make sure it is romantic and loving - it’s not a bday gift remember.

How are Valentine’s Day gifts different to birthday gifts?

Birthday gifts and Valentine’s Day gifts are similar, but Valentine’s Day gifts have some differences. It’s more romantic. It’s naughtier. Both partners are giving one at the same time. It can be more focused on your relationship together, rather than your partner as an individual. Your partner and their friends will be comparing their gifts - so there’s more pressure on Valentine’s Day. And remember, the first step of finding the right gift is remembering to buy one.

I’m panicking! I forgot to buy Valentine’s Day gifts - what do I do?

Well, luckily Yellow Octopus have fast shipping - so you may still have a chance at getting a Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend on time. But if you missed the date completely, you have a few options. You could get on your knees and grovel. You could move to Iceland. Or you could acknowledge your mistake and buy an extra special gift. It’ll make sure you don’t end up alone.

What to do if you’re, gasp, alone on Valentine’s Day?

Alone! The horror! For real, it’s not a big deal to be single on Valentine’s Day. It’s normal. But it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. There are many things you can do to celebrate. You can buy a Valentine’s Day gift for yourself. You can hang out with your other single friends. You can go out for a fancy meal. Being alone and happy beats a Valentine’s Day you hate.

Awkward. What to do if you receive a Valentine’s Day gift you hate?

Unless you hate it because the gift was rude and offensive, act graciously. The intention still counts. So wait a few days and then give them this advice for next year - shop at Yellow Octopus. To be fair, it is difficult to find the right Valentine’s Day gift. Sometimes you need some help.

How to choose a Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend if they’re the opposite sex?

It can be hard to know what the opposite sex wants. That problem has inspired best-selling books, cult movies, and untolled contemplation. As we’ve already discussed, asking them directly is the best method. However, if you want your Valentine’s Day gift to be a surprise, there’s another method you can follow. Ask a member of the opposite sex. A sibling, a parent, a friend. But try to choose someone who has similar interests and taste to your partner - such as one of their friends.

So there you have it. Everything you need to know to buy awesome Valentine’s Day gifts.

P.S. Don’t forget a card!