Worst Valentine’s Day gifts to give your loved ones

Save yourselves from couple fights by reading this list.

Nurul Amirah

Published: 10 February 2016, 2:50 PM

If you have yet to buy a gift for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, don’t worry – you still have time to save yourselves.

To avoid buying gifts that may spell disaster, you may wish to take a look at our list of worst Valentine’s Day gifts first before hitting the shops.

1. Knitted couple gloves


This looks so suspicious.
Photo credit: notonthehighstreet.com


While you may think that it is romantic to snuggle your hands with your partner’s under these knitted gloves, just remember that you live in Singapore.

You two will just end up with sweaty palms. Eww.

2. Fake (!!!) plastic flowers


If you insist on giving fake flowers, make sure to accompany it with another gift!


If you feel like giving her flowers but don’t have the budget to do so, just drop the idea. Fake flowers might be cheaper than real ones during Valentine’s Day, but you wouldn’t want to risk being misunderstood that your love isn’t real too!

Simply do away with the flowers, fake or not. They are not practical anyway.

3. Helium balloons with tacky messages


It would be sad if the string snaps and the balloon escapes. What would that signify?


While shiny helium balloons might make people feel special on this day, they are inconvenient to carry around. People, if you are planning to buy one for your partner, be prepared.

You might be asked to hold their balloon the entire day.

4. Cheesy couple jerseys and conjoined sweaters


Are your names ‘together’ and ‘since’?
Photo credit: Fashion Artist


Yes, it is easier to get custom-made jerseys in Singapore, but buying one for your partner screams trying too hard. Now, everyone will think that you are stuck with an overly-attached partner.

Still, nothing beats these conjoined sweaters.


You will look like man-made siamese twins.
Photo credit: Tipsy Elves


Why are you even considering getting these?!

If your partner happens to be taller or shorter than you, it won’t be a pretty sight—you might end up getting “drowned” in the sweater as you two walk hand in hand.

5. Unpalatable homemade food


How, err, sweet.
Photo credit: Ginny via Flickr


While it may be a sweet gesture to whip something up for your partner, it could go wrong in so many ways if you are just not cut out for cooking or baking.

Before you decide to treat your partner to homemade food, ensure that the food is edible and doesn’t pose any health risks.

6. Impractical soft toys

Seriously, what can we do with soft toys?


Some soft toys are just too small to hug, we make them hug each other instead.


Big ones may make good hugging buddies, but they take up too much space on the bed. Apart from that, there is pretty much nothing that you can do with these plushies.

7. Yourself

Oh, please. Surprising your partner with your presence is just a lame excuse people use when they forget to buy a present.

8. A break-up letter



Prepare buckets and tissues, please.


You are the meanest person alive if this thought even crossed your mind. If your relationship is on the rocks and you foresee the end coming soon, at least don’t announce the heart-breaking news on Valentine’s Day!

We hope this list will inspire you to get practical gifts for your partners on Feb 14.

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