Do You Need To Change Things Up For Valentine’s Day?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to get out and buy your loved one a special gift, if you haven’t already.

But new research has found that many of us receive the same thing from our partner every February 14th.

According to a survey by Royal Mail, 24 per cent of women and 16 per cent of men say their partner gives them the same gift year on year. And a further ten per cent of adults believe they know what they’ll be getting as a result of targeted advertising that’s appeared on a computer they share with their loved one.

Meanwhile, research conducted by Glowing Embers found that 70 per cent of couples believe there should be a £20 spending limit on Valentine’s gifts, which could mean you need to be creative if you want to give something special without going over the top.

You could give a piece of jewellery a new lease of life by sending it to a chrome plating service ahead of Valentine’s Day, for instance, renewing its shine and making it look as good as new.

And if you think your partner is organised and has already bought your gift, you might want to search the wardrobe if you’re keen to sneak a peak early. The Royal Mail survey found that this was the most popular place to hide online orders.

If you don’t have any luck there, other top hiding spots included under the bed, in the garage, in the loft and in the spare room.