Stuff We Talked About: What His V-Day Gift Means
WHAT HIS VALENTINES DAY GIFT MEANS: What does it mean when your man hands you a heart-shaped box of chocolates on the Holiest of all Romantic Days? Or a gift card for a day at the spa?
The ladies at Glamour have deciphered the most popular gifts given on Valentine’s Day so you won’t have to wonder how he feels about your relationship …
The Gift: Perfume
What it means: Perfum is intimate.
It means I’m going to be smelling you for a while because I’d like you to be my girl.
The Gift: Lingerie
What it means: Let’s spice things up.
You know how you buy really high end, super-awesome chef’s knives when you’re feeling all chefy? He’s buying you lingerie because he wants you to feel all sexy. It’s a hint. Take it before he shops at Victoria’s Secret for someone else next year.
The Gift: Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates
What it means: Let’s be friends
You can get a heart-shaped box of chocolates for your grandmother or your sixth-grade teacher, but if you get it for a woman, it usually means let’s be friends
The Gift: Diamond Earrings
What it means: We’re engaged to be engaged.
Guys know what those shiny little stones mean. If you got them for your ears on Valentines Day, chances are something sparkly for your finger could be next!
The Gift: Dozen Long-Stemmed Red Roses
What it means: I’m trying to look good.
Guys know that flowers on V-Day are all about the show off factor, and a dozen roses sent to your office is pretty showy. Give him credit for helping you make your co-workers jealous.
The Gift: A Frying Pan (or Any Other Way-Too-Practical Present)
What it means: Break up with me—I’m an idiot.
The Gift: Bath and Shower/Lotion Set
What it means: Gift buying intimidates me
It means he thinks girls are soft and pretty and smell good and need special potions to get that way. He’s revering your womanliness, so cut him some slack for his lack of creativity.
The Gift: A computer, or any other Electronic Gift
What it means: I’m a thoughtful guy.
In a way it’s a romantic gift because he’s trying to tell you he’s thinking of your needs and considering the practicalities so you don’t have to. That and he’s a little clueless when it comes to romance/
The Gift: A Massage
What it means: I feel like I’m stressing you out.
He’s trying to tell you he wants you to slow down, stop worrying and take a minute for yourself. Sometimes a guy will give this gift if he feels kind of guilty for being the cause of all that stress.