Here comes one of the most stressful time for every man out there in this world, Valentine’s day. A day where a clueless man has to get things done right for the special girl in his life. Well guys, don’t worry no more, i’ve employed the help of my fellow fashion blogger Samantha from Obsessive Trend Invitation to help give us guys a peak into the women’s perspective of Valentines day.
This is a two part series where we both answered the same questions to give people a man and woman’s perspective on this very trivial day, and on this part we are going to be talking about Gifts! You could see my answers on here site here.
So without any further delay, here are her answers:
Level 1– The Chase I You’re still in that dating zone, and not in a committed relationship
Level 2– Honeymoon I You’ve defined your relationship and butterflies flutter hard whenever you’re around your special someone
Level 3– Stability I You’ve been together for awhile now, and are involved in a committed relationship
Of course, these levels are different from couple to couple, but you catch my drift. My comments and thoughts below are acceptable for all 3 levels, of course, stepping things up a notch as you hit level 2 and 3 are recommended 😉
SHOULD WE EVEN CELEBRATE VALENTINES?
I think that everyday should be a reason to celebrate, not just Valentines. And just because a day is called Valentines, doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to go out to spend money on things and gimmicks we don’t need. That being said, Valentines is a holiday like any other holiday, it’s a reason to celebrate each other (whether it’s a significant other or yourself!), it’s a celebration of LOVE!
For some individuals, what you give and what you get from a significant other can define a relationship non verbally so here are some of my suggestions on what to give a girl!
As a lady myself, I’d love to receive *as cliche as this sounds* red roses. I’m not picky per se, but there’s something about Valentines that screams red roses. Maybe its the mass media ingraining it into my mind, but, red roses are pretty and make great Instagram photos.
On a serious note though, girls like anything thoughtful, it doesn’t have to be diamonds or anything fancy, just a simple gesture to make her feel special and that you put effort into it.
I recommend feeding her, because nothing makes a woman happier than food. So bake for her, or cook her a meal!
FOOD + YOU = SUCCESS
I find buying gifts for guys one of the hardest tasks, I always rotate between socks, ties, pens, socks, and socks whether it’s for Christmas, Birthdays etc.
And something that I’ve began to notice is that guys are pretty similar to girls when accepting thoughtful gifts; you could write a sweet letter, or if you want to crank up the cheese level, make it extra cheesy for that lovely cringe 🙂
I’ve also noticed that guys enjoy the practical aspects of gifts, so if you’re going to go with the safe ol’ socks, throw in something that he mentioned he enjoys- it could be a type of candy, or a stationary case, or something random, like.. peanut butter. It just shows you listen and you care!