Right about now, you are probably looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special person in your life. The challenge? You are bombarded with gift offers that you probably don’t want or need. Whether it is pink hearts decorating the window of your neighborhood stores or an abundance of emails trying to sell you gifts that have zero relevance to your lifestyle, while craftily employing “Selling ice-cream to Eskimo” mentality, these offers are here to make a sale that improves the bottom line vs. bring your partner joy.
Sometimes it gets hard to differentiate among all this noise between what you should be getting, instead of what you are being “persuaded” to get.
Allow us to introduce some helpful rules to ensure simple Valentines Day gift shopping. We’re hoping these simple tips will keep you on track and ensure a simple, yet useful gift for your loved one.
Rule 1: Remember that you are shopping for your partner, not yourself. Make decisions accordingly.
Buying a shirt (watch, dress, lingerie, or jewelry) that you like is not the same as buying the same item that you know your partner likes.
Rule 2: Buy useful gifts. Valentines Day is here for a whole 1 day. If you get 1,000 balloons, they will deflate in 3 days leaving hardly lasting impression. A Kindle on the other hand, is a portal into an online library and a plethora of experiences from every book imaginable.
Rule 3: Buy experiences over things. These are more memorable, entertaining, and create bubbling anticipation for days prior. It can be as grand as a getaway trip or more simple such as a day at the winery or a play.
Rule 4: Shop with love and care. When you do, it comes across and applifyies the recipient’s experience.
Here are x simple gifts that leave a lasting impression.
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi, $199. If he/she already owns a Kindle, how about a stack of new books, your partner is dying to read?
Need flowers the same day? No problem. Use Teleflora for the same day delivery until 3PM time of the recipient’s time zone.
Starbucks Card – the perfect way to treat a coffee junkie or a small gesture for a single friend.
Be a do good-er and give a pair of stylish TOMS SHOES. For each pair you give TOMS will give an extra pair to a kid who doesn’t have shoes.
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