Despite the barrage, both online and off, of Valentine’s Day messaging over the last month, I procrastinated this year. Like many other lovers, I wasted a lot of time this weekend trying to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Unfortunately, my boyfriend doesn’t ‘need’ anything and is not a fan of frivolous gifts. I felt compelled to buy something, yet arrived home empty-handed and frustrated. I thought to myself, “Am I merely trying to find a Valentine’s Day gift because I know he is buying one for me?” If so, my dominant buying motive is ultimately guilt- which is bad for me; great for retailers.
I’m curious, as always, to know how many of you buy Valentine’s Day gifts because you feel obligated vs. genuinely want to do something special for your sweetheart?
I’m also looking for gift ideas, so share those too! Is a framed photo, home-cooked meal and an invitation to, “Be mine,” sufficient?