Valentine's Day is right around the corner bringing with it red hearts, stuffed teddy bears, and lots and lots of chocolates and roses. And we mean lots and lots of chocolates and roses.
Americans will buy about 58 million pounds of chocolates and about 198 million roses will be delivered. In addition we will send about 180 million cars.
Heart shaped boxes of chocolates and bouquets of roses have become symbols of affection that we share on Valentine's Day. Some others are romantic dinners and jewelry.
Since Valentine's Day averages 220,000 marriage proposals per year, I'd say that engagement rings are among those pieces of jewelry.
A Valentine's Day gift doesn't have to be extravagant. It really is the thought that counts. Not that you thought (remembered) to get her something but that you put some thought into the gift you did get. Women like to feel special so choose a gift that is about her and don't fall back on chocolates and roses (unless you know she adores either).
Pay attention to what is important to her. Some women would prefer a box of pop corn and a romantic movie at home rather than an expensive dinner in an expensive restaurant. Here is a list of some of the top “romantic” movies, just in case.
Casablanca, Twilight, Love Actually, Love Story, Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, 50 First Dates, Ghost, and Moonstruck.
Cook a meal just for the two of you or treat her to breakfast in bed. Remember that cleaning up is part of the gift.
A final WARNING: 64% of men don't plan in advance. Even if you are planning to send or bring home roses, order early! Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for florists (and gift basket companies).
Happy Valentine's Day,
P.S. We specialize in custom designed gift basket for all occasions including Valentine's Day.