3 of the Worst Gifts to Give on Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day! Whether you see it as a specific day to do something symbolic of your love for someone special or just a holiday created by the greeting card industry, most likely you’ll still find yourself out there buying a gift for a loved one.

For those of you who will be celebrating Valentine’s day in this traditional fashion, we bring to you for your amusement (and as a warning) a list of the 3 worst gifts to bestow upon a loved one for Valentines Day.

1. Anything to do with Self Improvement

Regardless of if your special someone has been complaining about holiday weight gain or the devastating effects that red wine and coffee has on their teeth, do not, I repeat, do not gift a gym membership, fitness boot camp or tooth whitening certificate upon them!

While these gifts are practical and maybe be appreciated in a different time and setting, they are not appropriate for Valentines Day.  After all, nothing says “I love you, you’re perfect, now change” like a gift that will, well, change them, even for the better.

2.  A Stuffed Animal

Is your loved on a child? No? Then don’t get them the same kind of gift that you would give a child! The only exception to this rule is if you’re dating or married to someone who *shudder* actually collects said stuffed animals.

3. Something that is Obviously More for You than Her

While lingerie may seem an appropriate gift for valentines day, as may a fancy dinner at a steakhouse, consider first if this is really a gift for your loved one, or more for you.

For example, taking your sweeties out to an amazing steakhouse.  Sure, there’s vegetarian options because your sweeties is a vegetarian, but the fact is that you are the one who loves stake and has been dying to try the place.  Make the effort for a dinner somewhere that isn’t offensive and that really drives the point home that the gift is just for them!

As for the lingerie, well, that’s a gift that’s really for you and not her that speaks for itself!

Interested in a professionals take on the worst gifts to give on Valentine’s day? Check out THIS insightful and funny article by the kids over at Match.com!