London: A survey has revealed some of the worst ever Valentine’s Day gifts received by women – from a tin of baked beans to a live tarantula.
The poll by Beaverbrooks the Jewellers found that 56 per cent of women have been left disappointed on the holiday, the Mirror reported.
One female admitted to getting a plastic sheep from her partner, while another said she was left disappointed by an ironing board cover.
A third woman described how she was given some bathroom scales and a fourth said she received a single tea bag from her partner. One woman even received a sausage roll.
More than one in five women said they have previously resorted to organising their own Valentine’s date, or even buying their own card or present.
This was because they knew their loved one wouldn’t put in the effort, the survey found.
23 per cent of men admitted that they have completely forgotten to get their partner a card or gift in the past, while 46 per cent of men revealed they often leave Valentine’s Day card- and present-buying until the last minute.
Lorna Haddon, diamond ring and jewellery buyer at Beaverbrooks , said last year: “For many couples, Valentine’s Day is an important event in the calendar and can be a great excuse to enjoy a rare date night together. But judging by some of the stories, it’s no wonder women are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to Valentine’s Day planning – from picking the perfect gift to booking their own ‘surprise’ celebrations.”
Haddon added, “Choosing a special gift can be a daunting experience, which is why we are always on hand to help clueless partners pick something that will really mean something to their other half – and help win them some serious brownie points on the big day.”
Top 20 worst Valentine’s Day gifts, according to the poll
A tin of baked beans
A live tarantula
An ironing board cover
A plastic sheep
A desk tidy
A car frost cover
A tyre pump
A tea bag
A watering can fitting
A screwdriver set
A bike pedal
A sausage roll
A pack of cigarettes
A toy snake
A torch (ANI)