Finding the perfect gift for a spouse or friend can sometimes be tricky. You must find something that they will appreciate in order to make their Valentine’s Day special.
Great Valentine’s Day gifts vary. Men appreciate things like gadgets, shirts, wallets and watches while women are best suited for plush teddy bears, shoes, jewelry or dresses. A banquet of flowers and dinner never miss the day as well.
Juliet Akaliza, who owns a gift shop at Union Trade Centre (UTC) mall, Kigali, says that the best gifts are not only the kind of jewelry she sells, but also anything that she knows a friend really likes.
“People always ask for flowers, necklaces, and clothes but I believe those are not the only gifts to think about for Valentine’s.”
“Some boys love alcohol for example, so instead of buying him a 10 grand watch, get him a special bottle of wine.”
“Girls who never wear high heels won’t appreciate them as a gift. If she likes pets then a dog or rabbit will make her day. Others love paintings, movies and so much more,” she says.
Alida Ruta, a blogger also tells her version of the best Valentine’s gift. It should be something least expected.
“Gifts should not be expensive commodities only. A gift should be a surprise, not just an expensive car or jewelry. You can decide to surprise a girlfriend with an engagement ring too,” Ruta says.
It is said that the best gifts are the most memorable ones; things that friends will always look at and remember you by.
Since personalities differ and the list of gifts cannot all be mentioned, the way to go is to have some creativity. Be unpredictable in other words! Happy Valentine’s Day.