I know that some people prefer to buy their significant other “expensive” gifts to show their affection and that (s) he was listen to your “wish lists” etc.
My view – your significant other should be able to fulfil your “wish lists” also on a normal “day-to-day” basis, if (s) he really care about your happiness. We all love (surprise) gifts A new perfume, for instance, doesn’t need to be waiting till Valentine’s Day, Birthday, X.mas or Anniversary. Giving a gift to show that you care for the other half doesn’t need a reason or a special date to remember à la “I need to buy a present (now)”.
That’s why I feel that Valentine’s Day should be less monetary but more personal. If you have followed my blog for a while… you know that I have made a post about “The Best Things in Life Are Free”
Therefore, I have created my Top 5 Last Minute Gift Ideas… All you need to do is being creative for the next few hours (till V-Day)
Top 5 Valentines Treat Bags (e.g. with self-made cookies or the cliché version chocolate covered strawberries)