Heart to Heart

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Entertainment, Newspaper 4 | 1 comment

Some people truly hate Valentine’s Day with a passion and would rather get kicked in the stomach than buy an adorable little teddy bear for someone. But for some, the glitter, chocolate, and roses symbolize the ultimate celebration of love. If you belong to the latter category, you are probably wondering what to get for that special person that thinks Valentine’s Day is corporate trash. 

Before you think about presents at all, acknowledge that your friend is partially right. 

According to Forbes.com in January, Americans spend upwards of $20 billion every year on Valentine’s day, meaning that this is a highly profitable holiday. 

“If you have a Valentine you should be spending good money on them, because now all over Tik Tok there’s [trends] like Bae Baskets and it can get really expensive,” sophomore Aileen De La Rosa said. 

If you absolutely despise the concept of putting a price tag on love, opt for a thoughtful gift that appeals to your significant other’s love language. Whether that’s making  an artistic card, or phoning in a cheesy radio song dedication, it’s simple, priceless gifts get priceless reactions. 

Something else to consider is that Valentine’s day is a lot of pressure. All the taboo surrounding arranging the perfect day can create endless struggle. Regardless of your relationship status, organizing dinner and dates and candy and flowers is never a simple task. 

“The most stressful part about [Valentine’s Day] is thinking about how it can fit into my schedule and my girlfriends  at the same time, but also thinking about things she likes,”  sophomore Rodrigo Sanchez said.

If you over-stress about planning the perfect date, just take a step back to remember what you’re actually celebrating: Love! And love knows no bounds, so your loved ones will (most likely) appreciate any thought or effort you put into planning, so don’t worry about everything being perfect.

Whether you’re head over heels, or a complete thorn on a rose, Valentine’s day has something for everyone. Don’t worry about it too much lovebirds, and who knows? Cupid’s arrow might hit you this year. 


  • Jeylianis Mujica

    My name is Jeylianis Mujica-Rivera, I'm a freshman in Newspaper, I like the outdoors and taking long walks. Writing is a hobby I enjoy doing in my free time.

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  1. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

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