Spending Valentine’s Day alone is never fun, and the ongoing pandemic definitely didn’t help people couple up, with lockdowns keeping us all at home. However, whether you are celebrating or not, this is a terrific chance to give your single friends some attention and help them beat the blues of the most romantic holiday of the year. Check out our list of 8 great gifts for single friends, and show them that there is at least one person who cares about them. YOU!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Singles
1. Prepaid Cards for Dating Apps
Popular dating website Dating.com reports that it has 12 million new users annually and cites that 70% of singles around the world turn to apps in search of new love. So why not make it easy for your single friends to get back into the dating game. Most apps are available for Android and iOS, so a Google Play Gift Card is the winner for Android users, while the iTunes Gift Card is just right for iPhone fans. Another good gift is prepaid cards for dating sites. For example, paysafecard, which is accepted on a number of dating services, numerous online shops and even gaming and entertainment services.
2. Treats for Gamers
If your friend is a gamer then the best thing to do is give them a gaming gift card, either for PSN, Xbox, or Nintendo – depending on the console they use. In case they prefer PC-based games, then the Steam Gift Card is a safe bet then. Check out all the possibilities that are just a couple of clicks away!
3. A Good Book
Everyone needs some time away from the screen. Even if you're on a tight budget, there's no excuse here. The best Valentines’ Day gift for book lovers is a hand-picked book from your own collection! In intensely digital times, the “old is gold” idiom is increasingly popular. If your friend prefers light reading then you can choose a fun comic book as a Valentine’s Day gift!
4. Months of Effortless Entertainment
In case your friends have been living under a rock and they don’t have a Netflix subscription yet, then you can offer them the gift that keeps on giving. Your single friend will get hours upon hours of entertainment with Netflix. And if you got it wrong and they already have an account, the Netflix Gift Card will delight them with some extra free months. It’s a guaranteed success!
A staple gift and one that is always fresh and fun is music - be it records, CDs, or the more contemporary music platforms! Depending on the degree of music obsession, we recommend two options: if the lucky person has a record player, buy a vinyl record you know they will like. If not, be practical! An iTunes or Spotify Premium subscription is perfect for nearly everyone. In addition, you can conveniently send it by email with a Spotify Gift Card and let your friends create their own reverse Valentine's Day playlist.
6. Clothes That Fit For Sure
With lockdowns easing up, our social lives are back in full swing, but over the past two years, we all have neglected a closet update. Time to freshen up your friends’ wardrobe and to avoid size issues and taste conundrums, the answer is a Zalando Gift Card.
7. Chocolates Galore
If your friends have a sweet tooth, then make sure to offer them some typical Valentine's Day chocolates. Why you ask? Well, chocolate triggers the same pleasure and happiness in the brain that love does. So there you have it, the perfect substitute. Historically, from the Aztec civilization to Victorian England, chocolate has also been considered an aphrodisiac. Though there is no scientific evidence to prove that fact, surveys do show that both men and women prefer chocolates over flowers as a gift.
8. Talk to Your Single Friends on Valentine's Day!
The value of a gift is not how much it costs, but how much it means to someone. Calling someone up for a chat is not much of an effort, but it can mean so much to them. So call your single friends this Valentine’s Day. Because neither texts nor voice texts carry the message that you care about them as well as a real phone call does.
So, go forth and splurge on yourself and your beloved friends, and avoid the Valentine’s Day blues!