Valentine 2020: Gift packs, most popular choice



Gift packs are the most preferred gift choice among residents in Abuja for the 2020 Valentine’s Day.

Most respondents, who spoke to the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, picked gift packs over single gift items or romantic dinners.

According to them, the to put a gift pack together showed thoughtfulness in picking each the items for packs contain.

A gift pack is a collection items, sometimes custom made, put in a box together with heartfelt meaning.

The respondents, both male and , agreed that the items do not have to be expensive but be practical enough to use.

Ifeanyi Ikediashi said that he would prefer if his partner gave him a collection of items rather than just one huge item.

He referred to himself as the ‘best gift collector’ and said, “I know I give really good gifts as well and there is that bliss you get when you pick our several items to wrap together.

“Plus, everyone likes thoughtful things that they can actually use. I would pick packs over just one big item.”

Also, Jennifer Tar told NAN that she enjoys picking small meaningful items and would love if same was gifted to her for Valentine.

NAN reports that the popularity of gift packs shot up in 2020 when compared to other years.

It can be clearly seen from the outpour of customised gift packs vendors online and offline.

The pressure is felt more on Instagram where vendors display pictures of packs they have put together.

All they ask are the and likes of your partner while they assist you in putting the right gifts together in the box.

Vendors, who spoke with NAN acknowledge that the trend gotten more popular in recent times and it been good for business.

A usual gift pack might contain a statement jewelry piece, chocolates, hand written note and custom made vintage items specific to a person’s character or job.

They range from N7, 000 for small boxes and can go as high as N200, 000 for really expensive and customised boxes.

A vendor, Chioma Odii told NAN that she made the most sales from selling gift packs in 2020 since the three years that she done the business.

She said, “I think these days people are now more intentional about how they want to be treated. They just do not want you to do the usual.

“People want to know that you know them and they like. So, a good pack show that you think of them and not just get them everyone got for Valentine.”

Odii added that the trend not stop as more people get self aware and want to feel really special.

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on Feb. 14.

Originating as a Western Christian feast day honouring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of roman and romantic love in many regions around the world. (NAN)

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