Names have been changed to protect gift-giving confidentiality.
Valentine’s Day is only one week away. Still clueless about what to get that special person? A thoughtful and romantic gift is in order. But what can be bought that is sweet, while fitting into the limited budget of a college student?
Some Temple students already have the right idea for this Feb. 14:
Bill, a junior marketing major, suggests a strobe light. Crank up some favorite tunes and have a private dance party for two at home. “Kidnapping” is another suggestion made by Chris, a senior broadcasting major. Blindfold your sweetheart, then take her to do something fun (like ice skating or bowling). Then, blindfold her after the activity and take her to a surprise romantic spot for a home-cooked meal.
Do you know your girl’s favorites? Buy her favorite candy in her color of choice (like blue M&Ms) and fill a jar with them. The M&Ms will “melt in her mouth, not in her hand.” The idea alone may melt her heart.
But sweet Valentine’s Day surprises aren’t just for the ladies:
Catherine, a junior majoring in journalism, knew what would make her boyfriend happy. Last year she bought him a Fo’t-y (40 oz. of malt liquor). It only costs a few dollars and for many guys it’s the perfect gift.
Sarah, a junior pharmacy major, suggests buying a boyfriend’s favorite lunch from the Student Center and having a picnic on campus.
Michelle, a junior pharmacy major, drew a picture of herself in art class to give to her boyfriend.
Gift ideas for both sexes are endless:
Knowledge of Microsoft Word’s calendar template is perfect for creating a personalized calendar with pictures. It takes time and effort, but only a few dollars to color print at Kinko’s.
A flower or bouquet left at the main desk of a loved one’s dormitory is a surprise that will not soon be forgotten. A room filled with red balloons will also be memorable.
For the intellectual love interest, create a crossword puzzle that when solved spells out sweet phrases and shared memories.
Heart-shaped cookies, a coupon for a back rub or a love note will also score major points.
Musically inclined? Write your loved one a song and perform it on the big day.
A movie, mix tape or poster of a favorite athlete or model will also go over well.
Above all, remember that it’s the thought that counts in giving the perfect gift, not the price tag.