Valentine’s Day has become a hit-or-miss holiday for many men and women because they just do not know what constitutes a great gift. While this is a great day to give gifts to loved ones, you may be wondering just what to give. Check out these surprising differences in what men and women want for Valentine’s Day so that you can choose a well-thought-out and meaningful present for your special someone.
Just a Card
According to YouGov, both men and women find cards to be highly meaningful gifts given on Valentine’s Day. While women prefer cards more than men do, nearly anyone will appreciate a card expressing a loving sentiment, especially if you also hand-write something in the card. Cards are perfect because they are easily saved and can be looked back on lovingly in years to come.
The best gift for men on this special day is candy, and women also think a box of sweets is a delightful choice. While candy is not long-lasting, it is certainly a delicious treat saved only for the most special times. Consider a box of specialty chocolates from a local store or even fudge for your loved one.
A More Meaningful Gift
If you do not want to give something that disappears as soon as it is eaten, consider flowers or jewelry for women. Women also appreciate a new book or a keepsake gift, such as one that is engraved. Men and women are both apt to like wine or liquor, and you may want to consider enjoying a glass of bubbly on this celebratory evening.
Nothing at All
While women love to get cards and Gifts, men are most apt to say that they do not want anything at all. Even 25 percent of women make this same declaration. However, if you still want to do something special for your significant other yet he or she has said “no” to a gift, consider a special meal at home, a homemade gift or an enjoyable evening spent together. After all, the best gift on Valentine’s Day is true love.