Give this, not that. Try these tips to come up with the right gift for Feb. 14.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Flowers are overdone. So what’s a gift giver to do?
If you’re out of ideas or on a tight budget, try these tips to help you select a Valentine’s Day gift for Feb. 14.
Give a surprise getaway
The best Valentine’s Day gift is a surprise getaway or experience, says Pepper Schwartz, a University of Washington professor and author of “Frommer’s/AARP Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Destinations in the World — and Why Every Couple Needs to Get Away.”
Aim for “something that shows that you know them — not that you did something generic, but that you did something that even required making a reservation,” she says.
Book a dinner at her favorite restaurant. Take him to a book signing. Schedule that pottery class she’s been wanting to take. Plan a movie marathon of rom coms and “power through them,” Schwartz says.
Don’t wait until the holiday
If the best gift is one that displays forethought and planning, the worst is one that appears rushed and unoriginal.