The battle is on — flowers or actual presents on Valentine’s Day? This is a heated debate and I hope to clarify it once and for all.
Personally, I’m one to go all out and opt for a combination of flowers, food (classy restaurant) and a gift. But, when looking at the question of flowers versus presents I have to say presents. There is just something about giving a gift that can be kept for many years to come. As with anything though, there’s a catch.
Giving any gift, just something you see in a store window, won’t cut it. If you choose to buy a gift for your loved one as opposed to flowers, you better be sure the gift has some meaning behind it.
I do have to admit I may be a tad bit biased. I have had bad experiences with transporting flowers and it almost always leads to one of the following:
- Wet carpets that smell like the gardener mowed the interior of my car. I seem to spill the prepared vases, so I stray away from those now.
- Fingers that are mad at me. I go out, buy this gorgeous bouquet of flowers, then I feel like I must cherish it on the ride home or to my destination. In doing so, given the traffic in Los Angeles, I find myself consistently reaching over and bracing the flowers, which sometimes, unfortunately, poke my fingers.
- Flowers that look like a right angle ruler. Yes, you heard that right, I was driving and my briefcase fell on the flowers, which snapped the middle in half. The good thing — they still stood up straight (when I held them horizontally).
The solution? Buy a memorable, unique, personalized gift for Valentine’s Day that is useful and will outlast flowers by tenfold.