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What not to buy for Valentine's Day


A bouquet of roses is the most cliche of them all. Try making your own arrangement or just get her something else.

Jessica Klaver | Interrobang | Lifestyles | February 9th, 2015

Valentine’s Day is crawling up on us, and there are so many gifts that you can buy for your special someone. Here are some things you should avoid buying your significant other this year.

Bouquet of roses

This one falls at the top of the list, because it is cliché and predictable. Not only will you pay top dollar for roses on Valentine’s Day, but your date will also be underwhelmed by your lack of creativity.

Assorted box of chocolates

These can be expensive and filled with terrible-tasting chocolate. You are paying for the pretty heart box that they come in. If you want to buy chocolates, buy higher end ones that are worth the price, like Laura Secord, Ferrero Rocher or Lindt.

Stuffed animals with cute messages

These stuffed animals were great when you were in high school but not so much when you’re in college or university. When you’re busy starting your career and becoming a professional, you don’t want a stuffed bear with “I Wuv You” stitched to a heart sitting on your bed.

Perfume or cologne

This is something that seems like a great gift to give, but in reality, it’s not. It’s almost impossible to know what is going to smell good on someone else. You also might not know what scents he or she like and will want to wear.


If I may speak for the men for a minute – they don’t like clothes. Clothes are pretty much never a good gift idea for a man. But a tie is even worse. Most men don’t even like wearing one; they only wear it out of necessity.


The underwear built for two; these sound complicated and do not seem like it would accomplish the goal you are trying to achieve. Don’t restrict your fun to the confines of a pair of underwear. Avoid this list of cliché gifts and the possibility of ruining your special someone’s day. Think of the money you’ll save. Happy Valentine’s Day.
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