If you’ve ever wondered what to get your partner for
Valentine’s Day, or what romance even means these days, you’re not alone. There are legions of men wondering: should they open doors? Should they pay or split the bill? What about gifting flowers, candy, and stuffed bears? Sweet or cliché? For some, it may seem like the most romantic day of the year is primed with unexpected land mines. If you always find yourself wondering how to pleasantly surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day, we may have finally cracked the code for you. Turns out, it was right under your nose this whole time.
Gifting a romantic book— better yet, reading it yourself and then gifting it—will certainly tug on your partner’s heart strings. Where else does the perfect aspirational love live but in the pages of a passionately drawn novel? According to statistics gathered by WordsRated in 2022, romance books are the biggest genre of fiction, drawing in over $1.44 billion in sales revenue. Obviously, millions of people love to buy romance books, and millions of people can’t be wrong.
If you’re no good with words, look for the perfect book to say what you can’t. Romance is a language, an art, and a practice, and there’s no better place to learn it than in the between the covers of a good book. Crack open one of these beloved tales of passion before you gift-wrap it, and you might even learn a thing or two about what could make your significant other’s heart pound and palms sweat.