12 Valentine’s Day Gifts Decoded

Ever wonder what that random, possibly heartfelt but possibly picked-up-at-the-corner-deli present really means?

This Valentine’s Day, we dissect the hidden meaning behind everything from chocolates to jewelry so you know exactly what you’re getting.

He got you: A heart-shaped box of chocolates from the supermarket.
He’s saying: “I forgot it’s Valentine’s Day.”

He got you: Jewelry or a watch.
He’s saying: “I’m not super-creative, but hey, I tried. Don’t worry, I probably won’t notice if you exchange it for something that’s more your style.”
He got you: A surprise weekend getaway to a quaint little bed-and-breakfast.
He’s saying: “I’m hoping you like me enough to deal with being in the same room as my snoring and farting — I know I like you enough to put up with yours.”
He got you: Every season of your favorite guilty-pleasure TV show.
He’s saying: “I like you more than I hate Ross and Rachel.”
He got you: Anything homemade.
He’s saying: “I’m crazy about you — and I’ve got the Krazy Glue-splattered furniture and staple scars on my hands to prove it.”
He got you: A greeting card.
He’s saying: “I don’t think it’s worth spending money on a Hallmark holiday, but, ironically, this Hallmark card is the cheapest thing I could find.”

He got you: Sexy lingerie.

He’s saying: “I’d like you to wear it  for about 30 seconds.”

He got you: A relationship scrapbook, complete with photos of you together and ticket stubs from all the shows you’ve seen.
He’s saying: “I’m a cheesy romantic.”
He got you: A relationship scrapbook, complete with photos of you sleeping and locks of his hair.
He’s saying: “I hope it doesn’t creep you out that I’ve renovated my walk-in closet into a shrine for you.”
He got you: A pet for the two of you.
He’s saying: “Let’s pick a name together —  I want to make sure you don’t choose one that I’ve reserved for our future children.”
He got you: Kitchen appliances you didn’t request.
He’s saying: “These spatulas are as close to a bouquet of flowers as you’ll ever get from me.”
He got you: A voicemail on Feb. 15, apologizing for forgetting about Valentine’s Day.
He’s saying: “When you’re done bad-mouthing me to all your friends, please, please give me a call back so I can grovel.”

Shaheen Rajan

Need coffee, romance, fashion and manicure to survive. KHI - DXB - CGN

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