Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days for women. There are many reasons why it is so popular: the fact that it’s a day when everyone gets together with their significant other; the fact that it’s a day where people show affection towards each other; and finally, there are those who like to give something special to someone they love.
For some reason, I am not really into giving flowers or chocolates to my loved ones.
But if I were to do that, then what would be the point? Why bother?
If you’re going to give me something nice just because you feel good about yourself, then fine, but don’t expect anything in return. That’s not how relationships work! You have no idea how much I hate being used as a glorified flower girl at weddings.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t been posting any Valentine’s Day content lately. Well, that’s because I’ve been busy working on my new book. And since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought it was time to post a little something for all of you guys out there. So here goes…
As far as the topic of gifts go, I think we can all agree that nothing says “I care” like a thoughtful gift, and when we’re talking about Valentine’s Day gifts for your girlfriend (or wife), the options are seemingly endless.
There are, of course, flowers and chocolates. If your girl is into that sort of thing, then by all means go with one (or a dozen) of those flower arrangements from that flower shop a few blocks down the street. Personally, I can’t stand flower shops. They just give me a headache from all the feels.
What I would do is head on over to that new gourmet chocolate shop that just opened up a few blocks down the street from me. Personally, I’m a fan of those little filled chocolates.
You know, the ones that look like little bon-bons?
Those are pretty darn tasty. In any case, I think any girl would enjoy a nice box of chocolates, assuming she’s into that sort of thing.
If chocolates aren’t necessarily her thing, then you can’t go wrong with a nice pen. Now I’m talking about a really nice pen that has some heft to it. I’m talking about a pen that a girl can write with and feel elegant while doing so. I’m talking about a pen that says, “I’m serious.” Now, any girl would be turned off if you were to buy her a pen and that was the extent of your gift.
So you’ll want to at least get a card to go with it. Perhaps something funny or something that lets her know how much you care about her.
In the immortal words of the great philosopher, Cee-Lo Green…
“It’s OK to be crazy. Everybody’s crazy, in their own way.”
I’m sure you’re all wondering why I haven’t mentioned flowers or chocolates yet. Well, because I’m not a fan of either one of those gifts! However, there is one thing that I do like to receive on Valentine’s Day and that’s diamonds! Oh yes…
None of that cheap CZ jewelry, either. I’m talking the real thing. If you can’t afford it, then you shouldn’t be in a relationship with me. However, if you want to save a few bucks, I do understand why you might turn to the good folks at James Allen . They have some of the best deals on the Internet.
At the time of this writing, they’re having a Valentine’s Day Sale! All diamond hearts are 15% off!
I’m not sure what else to tell you. If chocolates and flowers are your thing, then by all means go for it. Just don’t expect me to partake.
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