If you are in a relationship with someone during the month of February, then you will be expected to produce some sort of romantic gift or gesture on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day falls on February 14th, so it is usually a good idea to have a plan or idea of what you will do for your loved one by the first week of the month. You may not think that it will be a big deal to simply blow off this holiday, but this can be a grave mistake. Many men have found out the hard way that to blow off Valentine’s Day is often akin to completely destroying the relationship. Most people have come to expect cards, candy, or gifts on this day. Children in school all exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day, so this conditioning gets started extremely early on in a child’s life.
One of the biggest complaints from men is that they simply don’t know what kind of gift they should give on Valentine’s Day. Wealthy men have sometimes spend fortunes to buy an extremely expensive piece of jewelry for their lover, only to find that she is completely disappointed and unimpressed. Feeling disgusted with themselves, these men may be tempted to ask for the gift back, since it didn’t have its intended effect – but this is another grave mistake. The woman will become extremely offended if a man asks for an expensive gift back, even if she didn’t show the proper gratitude in the first place. The unspoken rules of Valentine’s Day can be extremely tricky to navigate, so all men are cautioned to tread lightly.
Instead, a great alternative is to create a homemade Valentine’s Day gift. This is a great idea for many different reasons and for almost any class or category of men. It is especially a good idea for the poor man, who may not have the necessary funds to spring for an expensive gift, dinner, or vacation. He can simply make a card or a poem, which indicates to the woman that he held the thought her in his mind for at least as long as it took him to make the gift. For this reason, the more intricate or time consuming the gift is perceived to be – the better received it will be.
This is also great news for the rich man. Men and women are often not on the same page in so many instances. The lover of a rich man is typically not aware of the great sacrifices that he made to acquire his fortune. She does not see the blood, sweat, and tears that he shed to become successful. She does not see the times when he worked for 36 hours straight, or the times when he sacrificed creature comforts in order to better put himself and his business on the path to success. All she sees is the finished, polished, rich man, and she takes his money for granted. When he spends his money on her, he knows what he sacrificed in order to acquire that money; and that sacrifice, often many years ago, is his gift. But she does not see this, and she merely turns her nose up at his “thoughtlessness”. This is a lose-lose situation for this unfortunate man. Instead, he can give her what she wants, without any great sacrifice on his own part. He might make a card for her out of construction paper, or maybe he could write a nice poem expressing his love for her. Picking flowers from a nearby field is also a great way to add a personal touch to a Valentine’s Day gift.