Women join the many men buying Valentine?s gifts

By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au

IT SEEMS Valentine's Day is not just for the girls anymore, with more guys receiving gifts from their girlfriends and wives.

Michael Simpson said he did not see Valentine's Day as a big deal, but he still wasn't game enough to face his girlfriend without a gift.

'I don't think there's a lot of pressure on guys to buy gifts for their girlfriends on Valentine's Day, but it's always nice to get her a bunch of flowers and some chocolates to show her you remembered,' Michael said.

Michael said he believed things were 'pretty equal' nowadays, having received a variety of gifts from girlfriends in the past ? including everything from flowers and chocolates to love poems.

'It's a pretty special day for couples, I guess, so it's nice to give each other a gift and show you care,' he said.

Michael said while he did not consider himself a romantic, he had been known to give 'big gifts' to girlfriends.

'I guess the most romantic thing I've ever done is to buy a big teddy bear, flowers and chocolates for her,' Michael said.

Michael was only one of a number of Gladstone guys who were spotted buying flowers for their girlfriends at Stockland Gladstone yesterday.

And although they were significantly fewer in number, there were also girls out there buying gifts for their boyfriends as well.



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