A giant cuddly bear, fluffy handcuffs and a love tattoo are among the most unwanted Valentine’s Day gifts, according to a new study.
A poll of 2,000 people found that lots of people actually dread receiving Valentine’s gifts such as heart-shaped balloons, love song albums and chocolates.
So, if you’re planning on giving your partner any of the above, you might want to have a rethink.
Apparently, one in five will actually cringe at the sight of an expensive bouquet of red roses, while 46% would be mortified if their other half got a tattoo of their name as a gift.
The study, by Just Eat, found a giant cuddly bear is also unwanted, as is an oversized greeting card.
And apparently even cookies are out the window – as 20% say a giant cookie with ‘I Love You’ iced onto it is a big no-go.
So it might be a good idea to think out of the box. You could try something home-made, such as a jar full of makeshift coupons, with things such as ‘a one hour back massage’ or ‘a nice dinner out’.
That’s always a lovely idea. However, according to Just Eat – you may want to order in on the big day, as according to their data, pizza is the number one dish to eat on Valentine’s day, with five pizzas having been ordered every second between 7pm and 8pm last year.
To help recipients of cheesy gifts who have been suffering in silence, Just Eat has launched a ‘Cheesy for Cheesy’ exchange – giving you the chance to swap well-meaning but unwanted tokens of affection for pizza.
Graham Corfield, UK MD of Just Eat, said: ‘Judging by the amount of pizza ordered on the 14th of February, it seems the only type of cheese Brits want on Valentine’s Day is a slice of Quattro Formaggio.
‘Hopefully, our anonymous, guilt-free ‘Cheesy for Cheesy’ gift exchange service will spare Brits that awkward moment where they have to put on a brave face and false smile.