Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone. Many singles find the holiday unpleasant, and even some couples decry it as an artificial, “Hallmark holiday” which promotes commercialism and sales rather than genuine romance. But many people do expect romantic gestures on Valentine’s Day, and if you are one of the unlucky few who forgot to do something, then you may be finding yourself in trouble. Luckily, all is not lost; there are a few ways to salvage the holiday, as The Stir explains in “5 Life-Saving Apps & Websites for People Who Forgot Valentine’s Day.”
You may be out of luck as far as getting Valentine’s Day discounts on certain gifts and trips, but you can get other traditional gifts more cheaply than usual after Valentine’s day. Flowers are a very traditional Valentine’s Day gift, but are expensive to get in the middle of winter, and florists often jack the prices up in anticipation of the holiday as well. Once the day has passed, those left with too many flowers in stock will be looking to get rid of them more cheaply, so be on the lookout for deals here. Likewise, Valentine-themed boxes of chocolate will be worth less to retailers after the holiday, and they will discount their remaining inventory in an attempt to sell it and make space for the next holiday’s items.
If chocolate and flowers are too cliché for you, try something like Helpful Romantic, an app which will generate particular suggestions based on the data you input about your significant other’s likes and dislikes. Or try using Treater, an app which will allow you to send a delicious treat along with a message. Although such gestures may seem small, personalized gifts that demonstrate the thought and care you put into them can go a long way.