Selecting a gift for Valentine’s Day can be tricky. It’s not unusual to get a gift you don’t like.
A survey commissioned by Finder.com of 2,001 American adults, and conducted by Pureprofile in February 2018, showed an estimated $30.3 billion will be spent this Valentine’s Day!
If you go overboard on a new relationship with fancy jewelry, it can scare someone away.
If you don’t bring flowers or acknowledge your significant other on the most romantic day of the year, you might end up in the dog house.
How to you handle gift giving?
On KABC -7, I discussed a few gift ideas will help guide you into his or her arms.
With half of Americans celebrating Valentines’ Day this year, sometimes you could use a little help.
Here are 5 Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank
A new mobile app, KeyMe, makes it easy to take your relationship to the next level.
How it works: Open their app and take a photo of your key.
Scan it and send it up to the Cloud. You can then email your information to your significant other.
He or she then can find a KeyMe Kiosk at many different retail locations including Bed, Bath and Beyond, 7-Eleven, and many grocery stores, etc. Their new key will be printed there in 30 seconds. Cost: $2.99.
2. Amazon Echo
For those of you who have Alexa-envy, Amazon has reduced the price on several of their Echo devices.
This second-generation fabric echo can bring the inner-DJ out, while you request your favorite songs, or get the latest news and sports scores. If you want to see his or her smiling face, select the Echo Show to watch video clips, see lyrics, and say sweet dreams.
Available in many stores, you can also order this on Amazon Prime and get two-day delivery. Cost: $84.99 – $179.99
3. Music Playlist
Nothing is more romantic than curating your own set list for your sweetheart. It’s deeply personal and will show your love through music.
If you attended a concert together as a couple, or there’s a song that’s just for the two of you, include it in your musical gift.
If you only buy one gift this year for a woman, make sure it’s flowers.
It’s the simplest and most romantic gift you can select.
While $2 billion will be spent on flowers this year, with 250 million roses produced for Valentine’s Day, bringing a dozen red tulips for a new relationship, or one long-stemmed rose, will warm her heart.
Cost: $2 – $200
5. Gift Cards
As a last resort, if you’re not sure what to get, and you’ve run out of time, GiftCards.com can come to your rescue.
Last Valentine’s Day, I received a gift cards to Sephora and to the local movie theatre, and enjoyed them both immensely.
You can order them online, and they’re perfect for those in a long-distance relationship, or go ahead and splurge on one for yourself.
Wishing you much love and joy on Valentine’s Day.