I know a lot of people who think Valentines Day is way too commercialized. It’s hard to go out anywhere because you have to make reservations weeks in advance. Even movies and parks are crowded.
And everywhere you look, things are being pushed in your face that you ‘need’ to buy for your significant other. Candy, flowers, jewelry, toys for kids. If they can find a way to tie it in, they’ll push it at you and say you must get this to be a good boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/whatever.
I haven’t dated in years, but even when I was dating, I’d opt to ‘celebrate’ Valentines Day some other day. When it wasn’t super crowded, when there weren’t all these expectations, etc.
And I’d always give more unexpected gifts. You can get chocolate cheaper the day after, and while flowers are nice, since they’re ‘expected’ it isn’t as exciting to me. I loved when I’d be given books, or other non-traditional gifts. Would have loved getting these comic book flowers!
How do you celebrate? DO you celebrate? Would you rather be given books or gift cards for books, instead of chocolate/flowers/jewelry? What was the strangest gift you’ve ever been given for Valentines Day?