As soon as Valentine’s Day rolls around you start seeing and hearing ads about how much women love chocolates and flowers on this special holiday but do they really? It’s true that many women do enjoy receiving the traditional heart-shaped box of chocolates and a bouquet of red roses on Valentine’s Day but it’s also true that it’s not for every woman. In fact, many women would prefer something a little different.
Here are some of the reasons why she may not want chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day:
- She may prefer something a little more original. Flowers and candy may be popular but you have to agree, it’s not very original. Some women would prefer it if you actually put a little thought into getting her a gift, instead of buying something you think all women love because you saw a commercial.
- She may prefer a more practical gift. Some women feel like spending money on candy you don’t need and flowers that only last a week or so is wasteful. They would much rather see the money put to good use. This could mean anything from buying a gift she can use for a long time to paying off a debt.
- She may be dieting. No one struggling to maintain or regain a healthy weight wants to receive a box of chocolates as a gift. In fact, it may even be viewed as a little cruel or insensitive at the least. She either has to break her diet and blow all the hard work she’s put into it or watch while someone else enjoys her box of chocolates. Neither option is a good one.
- She may prefer jewelry for Valentine’s Day. If she really loves jewelry, candy and flowers just won’t measure up. She’s hoping for something that she can wear and cherish for years, not something that will be gone and forgotten in a few short days.
- She may be into healthy living. Not all women want to watch movies and eat junk food and some don’t even like chocolates. Instead, these women love working out and eating healthy because it keeps them in shape mentally and physically. Give her something that suits her lifestyle.
- She may be allergic to flowers. Before buying her any type of flowers for Valentine’s Day, find out if she has any allergies or she may spend the next few days dealing with itchy, watery eyes and lots of sneezing. In this case, a nice potted plant would be much better than flowers.
All women are different so don’t just assume she wants a box of chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day. Spend some time really getting to know her and the things she values important. This way, you can choose a gift that truly comes from the heart on the most romantic day of the year, instead of getting caught up in all the hype.
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