By Adele Beebe

Each year on February fourteenth, people exchange gifts such as candy and flowers to their “valentine”. However, did you know that Valentine’s Day actually dates back to the fifth century? One legend says that Valentine (St.Valentine) was a priest who served during the third term in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than men with wives and families, he outlawed marriage. Valentine thought this new rule was unfair and continued to perform marriages. When Claudius found out he ordered that Valentine be killed. This is why on February fourteenth we celebrate love by giving each other gifts.

Getting presents for your special someone can be hard, but you have to know where to look.  First of all, think of what the person you’re getting the gift for is interested in. For instance, if they are interested in sports, you might want to get them a personalized basketball, football, volleyball, etc. If they are interested in makeup, then you could get them beauty blenders, highlighters, or brush sets. Popsockets are a new trend that help you grip your phone and are around ten dollars that both girls and boys love. Some also love Lokai bracelets. There are also classic gifts that you can never go wrong with like chocolate, flowers, and teddy bears.

These Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to make all your friends and family feel appreciated. However, remember that it’s not all about receiving. Valentine’s Day is about being happy and spreading the love!