Quest for perfect Valentine gift
Fabio has nothing on me when it comes to Valentine’s day.
I’ve been doing lots of R&D on the most ideal Valentine day gift which I would like to share. Here are the boundary conditions that must be met in order for the gift to be considered ideal.
- Shiny is good
- Smells good
- Tastes good
- Feels good
- Have good recycled value once the event is over
- Under $50
This is a pretty good check list because it applies to most of the classic gifts that exchanges hands during Valentine’s day. Let’s think about the two classic choices, chocolate & roses.
Chocolate accomplishes items 2, 3, 4, &6 really well. It barely passes condition#1 with its shiny laminated box, but it is a complete failure when it comes to accomplishing item #5. Unless you are into natural fertilizer for your herb garden or into methane powered microprocessor robots, it turns into a complete waste once you are done with it.
Dozen roses, or flowers, are good too, it accomplishes items 2, 3, 4, & 6, but it falls short with the other two qualifiers. It’s not shiny, but it does edge out Chocolate on item #5. I think these stay alive for several days longer than it takes for a box of chocolates to be fully consumed and digested.
So the big question is this, IS THERE A PERFECT GIFT that nails ALL the conditions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6? I think I may have found it…a silver bullion/coin is the perfect valentine gift; a full 1oz silver American eagle coin is the answer. Let’s review,
It is very shiny…check
Pure silver smells pretty good…check
Pure silver tastes pretty good and possibly good for your health, too. You can also take advantage of silver’s anti bacteria property by leaving the silver coin in your favorite drinking cup…check
Feels good: come on, who doesn’t feel good holding a giant silver coin…check
Have good recycled value: I think I read somewhere silver has gained over 600% in the last 20years. Plus it can be handed down to your kids/grandkids.
Under $50: it’s at $37.87, YAY!
I’m heading over to a pawn shop to pickup the perfect Valentine gift, how about you?
Happy Valentine’s day everybody :)