So, yeah, I'd say get flowers or chocolate if you think the recipient would appreciate them, but also get something more personal that shows you're really paying attention to what she likes.
- Hannah, 24I think the takeaway here is that women will appreciate getting flowers and chocolates as gifts if they actually like flowers and chocolates.
Might not be romantic enough, but for me romance is more just genuinely having a nice/fun time together. They're something that I buy for myself regularly, and that my family has purchased for me, but I can only think of like two instances wherein a guy has bought me flowers, so I feel like I view them as special more than cliché.
I'll take something edible like chocolate over most gifts any day.
I'm a sucker for fresh flowers, so I'd never say no to those.
I'm not really a chocolate person — it's not like I ever buy it for myself, so if my boyfriend got me some, I'd think he didn't know me that well.Yes, I do admit that once again I am single on Valentines Day and hence will not receive a gift, but this is not foundation of my outright disinterest and disapproval of this "loving occasion". In my opinion (which I might add probably or definitely doesn't weight much to most people, particularly to those who are somewhat tiresome of my continuous chain of bitter emails), Valentines Day is not a day where people can show "their loved ones'" the extent and deepness of their feelings of each other by the purchasing of lame gifts that resemble something "warm and fuzzy" like flowers, chocolates or pitiful stuffed toys) In reality Valentines Day is fundamentally a day where two goals can be achieved.First goal; like any other special day, is a goal for retail, where stores can have a field day in selling extensive quantities of merchandise. Please note the complete and utter sarcasm hidden in the latter statement. And for those unfortunate people who are actually bothering to read this email I suggest you refrain from judge me and accusing me of being basically bitter. I don't know how I control myself from the immense excitement. If there was ever an occasion during the year that appears overwhelmingly pleasant, yet in actual fact just a sordid excuse for a day, it would be Valentines day.— and receiving them as a Valentine's Day gift just means I have to scour my apartment for an extra vase but whatever. I've certainly never been annoyed at receiving a bouquet of flowers on Valentine's Day, or any other day for that matter, because it's nice to know that someone saw them and thought of me.Curious to know how other women felt about this Valentine's Day gift ritual, I asked seven women if they actually like getting flowers and chocolates for Valentine's Day. If you want to do something nice, do it whenever you feel the need to do so, not just on a certain day when it's "expected".Most people can see right through a thoughtless gift so don't be afraid to get creative with your Valentine's Day gift-giving this year.Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been rethinking another rule — the universal decree that flowers and chocolate are Valentine's Day gifts.Chocolate, I get, but do girls want flowers for Valentine's Day? Personally, I like buying myself flowers — it's an empowerment thing, OK?