Valentine's Day Gift Tips
Valentine’s day is a widely celebrated holiday around the world. In America, it seems that it has become a standard tradition in schools. Most people know what kinds of gifts are given for the love filled holiday here, but few know how gifts are exchanged around the world. In Germany, the holiday is not celebrated only on Feb. 14, but over a longer stretch of time where the people exchange gifts with each other.
In Britain, not only do children exchange poems and sweets, but it is also customary to sing songs on the occasion.
“I think valentine’s day is about spending quality time with the person you love,” Ethan Streeter ‘17 said. “Some things I believe people should do on valentine’s day are go out for a nice move, then watch a movie and relax.”
Here are some ideas as of what to get someone special that align with the Valentine’s day traditions of America.
Aside from the standard heart candies, chocolates, roses, and stuffed animals, people can get fairly creative with their gifts. Many will bring that special someone out to a fancy dinner, buy them a nice ring or other article of jewelry, and some will take their person of interest shopping.
“Valentine’s day is a time where people get the chance to show affection for others,” Cezar Zuniga ‘17 said. “There always seems to be an of excitement on this day, especially in school.”
There are stories of people writing long, elaborate poems for their lovers, and even sometimes books. Others, with a more spontaneous sense, will take their dates on crazy adventures, like skydiving, fire fighter ride alongs, or even a day on the race track.