No doubt, gift giving is an art, and can be quite a creative, heartfelt expression of emotion. Most of us need a little help. How you approach gift giving says a lot about you, revealing what you value and how you view the one you love.
A great gift is one that the recipient is thrilled to receive, doesn�t desperately need and never expected to get - the element of surprise is also a worthy goal. After receiving a meaningful gift, the recipient feels more deeply understood - and closer - to the giver. If we are to delight, we need to spend time putting ourselves in the recipient's shoes. Too often the gifts we give reflect only our preferences and has not enough do with the recipient's lifestyle or desires.
On Valentine's Day, more is riding on sending the right message and in creating the right outcome. That pressure can result in a less creative gift, such as "sure winners" - a box of chocolates and a card or a bouquet of flowers from the corner florist. While there's nothing wrong with those gifts, if it looks to your beloved like your assistant selected it, it will always lack that extra bit of oomph and sexiness that can only come from you having spent a little time thinking about the gift.
Here we go! Some gifts are fanciful and expensive, while others are realistic, inexpensive and practical. It's a list meant to get you thinking! Have fun on Valentine's Day!