Valentine's Day seems to come out of nowhere, even though we all know it happens every February the 14th. Problems arise when you try to come up with an original gift that your significant other may not yet have. Flowers will die, and chocolate will go straight to the hips, so we've looked at some tech Valentine's presents that will last.
Valentine's is commonly seen as a holiday invented by greeting card companies, but why shouldn't you take advantage and get your significant other a great Valentine's gift you can both enjoy. To get you started, hopefully early, check out our top gifts for the holiday, including the iPhone 5, Samsung Dual LCD Smart Camera and Kindle Fire HD. Also, check out our articles on the best Valentine's gifts to learn other ways to spice up your relationship.
Don't wait until the last minute to look for a present. Know what your significant other's hobbies and interests are and shop for the best product that complements what they like. You should look for a product that will not only make you look better in the eyes of your valentine, but also one that will last. We judged the best Valentine's gifts on the following criteria:
With every gift you give, you want the receiver to have a "wow" moment when they first set eyes on their present. You also want to make sure your spouse is the ideal recipient for the gifts we've laid out. Find out their specific interests and tailor the gift to them, whether they are looking for at-home entertainment, creating family memories, increasing communication between the two of you or if you'd like something that is a present to both of you.
Especially with tech gifts, if you can personalize it, by all means do. Show your significant other how much you love them as well as how well you know them. Whether it's a custom-tailored design or a personalized engraving, you can tailor the gift to their desires. It shows that you took time and thought to choose the right gift. Just don't forget to make it one that will last. You must send the clear message, "I love you." The gift must reflect (but not necessarily prove) your affection and adoration. Do not merely suggest that the gift reminds you of him/her, get something he or she needs, or is simply more practical than traditional flowers.
You have to keep your budget in mind, but it's mandatory to spend more than you want to. Try to find a gift that says a lot to your valentine, but not to your bank account. The best thing to remember is that a Valentine's Day gift is not just for Valentine's Day. This gift is the big one, trumped only by anniversary gifts (and maybe Christmas while you're dating). Make this year's installment less of a novelty and more of a gift that keeps on giving. With this present, you have to look to the future.
With the right tech gift, you can show your true love what you really care about: Keeping them happy, while at the same time you'll stay out of the doghouse, until the next holiday at least.
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|iPhone 5||Dual LCD Smart Camera||Kindle Fire HD||iPod Nano||Bloggie Touch Camera||3DS XL||Harmony 650 Remote||Beats Solo HD||Netflix||AppTag Laser Blaster|
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|At Home Entertainment|
|Ease of Personalization (%)||100||90||85||80||80||60||85||60||60||65|
|Available Colors (#)||2||3||1||8||2||2||2||9||NA||1|
|Continuous Use (%)||100||90||95||90||80||80||100||80||90||50|
|Quality Score (%)||95||95||90||95||85||85||90||85||90||70|