Would (did) you buy a phone as a gift for Valentine's Day?

Would (did) you buy a phone as a gift for Valentine's Day?
Ah, the beauty of gift-giving. Nowadays, it's pretty common to shell out for an expensive present at some occasions, such as the Christmas holidays or a special someone's birthday. Cynics might pin it as a bad syndrome of capitalism and consumerism programming us to measure our feelings in cold, hard cash.

But let's admit it — it's easier to pick something expensive rather than look for the perfect, practical thing to give. When looking for that special item to wrap in a gift box, we often ask ourselves “Would that person be able to just trot down to a random store and buy it themselves?”. If the item in question is an expensive gadget, the answer is usually “no”. Thus, the culture of expensive gifts grows. And, sometimes, a new smartphone just is the perfect, practical thing to give, right?

Phone manufacturers know this and it's no coincidence that, around this time of the year, we get to see new colors and finishes launched. Red, pink, anything special and unique to the previously-available lineup. We also see BOGO deals, or at least buy one – get one half-off deals, specifically aimed at couples.

So, are you one to buy an expensive smartphone or smartwatch for your significant other? Don't worry, it doesn't mean you love them less if you are not. As long as your Facebook status is “In a relationship”, you're OK.

Would (did) you buy a smartphone / smartwatch as a Valentine's Day gift?

Yup!
19.5%
If I find a good deal like BOGO or buy one get one half-off
10.33%
Nope, heart-shaped candy is already expensive enough as it is
70.17%

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23 Comments

1. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

More like if i find a gf -_-

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Depending on the circumstances I would.

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Can I have a “No” choice that doesn’t make me seem like a cheapskate? We both have iPhone X’s so we don’t need anything new.

7. paul.k

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Well yeah, but “would” you? I assume you will do fine with the “yes” option.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My wife has a Note 8, so she's good to go on phones. Roses, candy, card, a bear, cash, and a nice luggage set I noticed she kept looking at online. A nice dinner, and she'll be all smiles.

6. paul.k

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Would that be a live bear or a bear rug? Cause I’ve heard about unconventional pets but that’s like next-level.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No bear rug, and heck no to a real bear, as they grow up lol. Huge teddy bear, holding her heart filled candy box. I'll stick to our cat, as far pets go. He's a hand full himself.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Buy her a phone, sleep in the basement. Get her some flowers and a card, you'll be alright. Me? Shari's Berries is taking care of business.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's just a bad generalization. My wife loves phones. She would be ecstatic if I bought her one for Valentine's Day. Of course, it couldn't be the only thing I buy...

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Generalizations are not absolute and as you also mentioned, the phone would not suffice. Phones are great for Mother's Day but a new washing machine is not. There's a time and a place for everything when it comes to the fairer sex. DON'T try to understand them, just love them with all the passion in the world.

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Fair enough, Crispin. I'm not a young buck, but I would think you probably have more experience with the fairer sex than I do. I'm not one to eschew good advice.

8. gamehead unregistered

Hell no

13. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Where's the option "I'm forever alone"?

14. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Nope. Thankfully my wife doesn't care about Valentines Day. Literally she doesn't. I got something for her for our first one together, while she appreciated it, she reiterated that she didn't care for the "holiday." Her birthday is one week after, so that's what I'm focused on.

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

If anyone wants to be my date *cough or buy me a phone* this Valentine's, y'all can hit my up on my Instagram: dpwnickifierce :D

16. theot14430 unregistered

Nice try

17. theot14430 unregistered

Only love sick, hard-up, fools would buy a phone for their girlfriends/wives. It's not a romantic gift. It's only a way for a girl to get things from a dumb guy.

20. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Don't generalize, not all gf/ wives are materialistic and obsess with luxury phones. In case you forgot, phones are also used for communication and connecting with people important to you.

18. Bazali

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

Haha.. buy them what you want.. and soon they will kick your butt and will be gone forever..

21. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

People are too cynical these days.

22. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

There should be an option: "Yes, I would buy a phone as a gift to my wife if I would be caught having a mistress" lol

23. NinoH

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

No never,my wife is old school so she wants the usual suspects roses and chocolate. But i gave her my S8 as a present for her birthday. And i got myself an iphone x for her birthday

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