The secret signs and signals their present gives
So you've received a Valentine's gift and either you're pleased with it or, quite frankly, you expected something else. Your personal delight - or disappointment - may not be the only thing at stake here. Because is a box of chocolates just a box of something delicious or a piece of jewellery merely something shiny and gold? Or does the choice of gift convey a deeper meaning about your other half's feelings towards you? Whether or not you like the gift, their choice contains a hidden meaning. Your new boyfriend, girlfriend or long-term lover is actually saying something about the state of your relationship. Or at least their view of it! Because when we buy a present for a lover we don't just give a present, we also give a subconscious message about our feelings and intentions along with it.
Here is relationship expert Dr Pam Spurr's guide to the most popular gifts that both men and women give and what they reveal about the gift-giver.