Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and once again, people are debating if it is cliché to buy your partner flowers. In fact, a new survey finds more than one in five Americans in a relationship (23%) have considered leaving their partner after receiving a cliché gift.
The study examined the biggest V-Day clichés and flowers along with furry handcuffs top the poll as the Valentine’s Day gifts women say they would be most disappointed to receive.
Meanwhile, over half of those surveyed (53%) even agree that a classic heart-shaped box of chocolates is a lazy gift that shows your partner isn’t willing to take the time and do something creative.
It sort of makes sense but let’s be honest; Valentine's Day itself is cliché and not everyone is as creative as the next — but that doesn’t mean it should get in the way of appreciating a gift.
Whether you love or hate the holiday, isn’t this the time to embrace the cheesiness? After all, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to renew your commitment to your partner and grow in love. And it’s an opportunity we should all take advantage of.
That said, why not get creative. Flowers are great but imagine if the bouquet of flowers also came with a six-second kiss, a dance, or even an expertly crafted cocktail?
Think about it. These are all simple things you can do to show how much you appreciate your better half.