$100 Giveaway – Valentine’s Day Gift Edition
Time for another $100 CASH giveaway! As usual, enter via the rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run from February 4th to the 15th.
The theme of this giveaway is Valentine’s Day Gift (officially it was a different theme, but my unofficial theme sounds better so I’m going with it). Granted, the giveaway ends the day after Valentine’s Day, so unfortunately if you win you can’t actually use it on your Valentine’s Day date, but maybe you can just spend the winnings on yourself instead? Not that anyone would do that ;)
As some of you know, I have been married for almost a year and a half now. Over the years of dating and marriage, I have learned a thing or two about buying a gift for my loved one.
Put some thought into it
What I mean by put some thought into your gift is that you should think about who you are buying a gift for versus what marketers tell you (There must be billions spent each year on marketing Valentine’s Day gifts). Red roses are a Valentine’s Day staple, and many, many, many people would be happy to receive them. My wife, on the other hand, doesn’t like red roses. She likes daisy’s. She also doesn’t like getting flowers on Valentine’s Day. She’d rather be surprised by them on a random day of the year.
Obviously listening to your significant other throughout the year is going to benefit you. My wife drops hints of things she wants or places she would like to go out to eat at. She has difficulty spending money on herself, so it’s up to me to plan a date or to get her those things for her birthday, our anniversary, or some other special occasion. It also is sometimes fun when she thinks I’m not listening to her hints and then is surprised when I follow through and take her to this or that restaurant, get her something she won’t buy herself, etc.
Keep an eye out for deals
I don’t know about you, but I get a couple of emails a day from sites that track deals that are going on. Granted, you shouldn’t get a deal just to get a deal, but if it’s something that you and your significant other would enjoy I would say go for it. I’ve gotten various restaurant deals (i.e. Pay $10 get a $20 gift card to x Restaurant), movie tickets, etc. just by keeping my eye out for these offers. It can make for a fun, inexpensive date that otherwise would have cost more money. That allows you to go on more dates, which is definitely a good thing (and if it’s not, I suggest you re-evaluate your relationship!).
Ultimately, getting a Valentine’s Day (or any day) gift for your loved one is more about their personal preferences than anything else. Some gifts you just won’t find them on a deal site, ever. Some gifts are all about timing, such as giving my wife flowers on a random day instead of Valentine’s Day.
What tips do you have when it comes to buying gifts for a significant other or loved one?
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