Stars pick traditional Valentine gift

Gift giving to celebrate the year’s most romantic day doesn’t have to be tricky. Chances are your significant other will be happy just to receive traditional presents like flowers, chocolates, or a card with a personal message. After all, nothing beats the classic. These Kapamilya stars share which old-school items they would like to receive on Valentine’s Day.

It doesn’t take much to make Sue Ramirez feel loved. This girl is so low-maintenance she will appreciate even a bunch of hand-picked santan flowers, regular chocolates bought in a ‘sari-sari’ store and a hand-written message on a sticky note. And she believes that these things won’t take much effort from a person who has true feelings for you.

Love letters never get old, said Vivoree Esclito. Ashley del Mundo likewise thought it’s a classic way to show someone you care. Lou Yanong believes long messages on a card reveal how genuine the person is

Kiara Takahashi added, “’Yung chocolates, nauubos. ‘Yung flowers, nalalanta. ‘Yung card, nandun lang siya and you can read it after 20, 40, 50 years, it’s still there. At very important ang words para sa akin.”

Brent Manalo almost had the same reason for choosing card, “You get to keep that forever. ‘Yung chocolate, mauubos mo ‘yan. ‘Yung flowers, malalanta.”

Same goes for Jane Oineza, who said cards refresh old memories, “Pwede mong balik-balikan kung ano ‘yung sinabi niya sa’yo. Pwedeng itago.” She also appreciates when someone gives her flowers even without a special occasion.

Inspired by his favorite movie “The Notebook” where the lead male character wrote 365 letters for his special girl, Sky Quizon said he would also like to do the same. “In every day, mayroon kang one letter. I would like to do that to someone. Parang ang saya lang na may gagawa sa’yo n’un at meron kang gagawan n’un.”

For PBB Kumunity Season 10 Celebrity housemate Anji Salvacion, love letters emphasize sincerity and bring a magical feeling of ‘kilig.’

Viral Scandal star Louise Abuel would keep it practical with chocolates, “Kasi ‘pag may nagbigay sa’yo n’un, matutuwa ka na, busog ka pa.”

For ex-PBB housemate Ralph Malibunas, a card with personal message is priceless, “’Yung personal message, kahit hindi siya ganun kamahal o hindi siya nabibili sa kung saang store pero’ pag nabasa mo ‘yun, galing sa puso. Kikiligin ka. Matutuwa ka lalo na ‘pag nakalagay sa letter na ‘yun kung gaano ka niya na-appreciate at kung gaano na katagal ‘yung pinagdaanan n’yo pero kayo pa rin.”

Russu Laurente maintained that love letters can be more intimate and revealing unlike flowers and chocolates that can be given any day, “Minsan lang ako nakakatanggap ng ganun at gusto ko din na nababasa ko ‘yung pagmamahal na pinapakita niya sa akin.”

Crismar Menchavez writes love letters but sometimes he also wants to be the one receiving them. Especially in our age of text messaging and e-mail, Alyssa Valdez finds hand-written letters more romantic.

Samantha Bernardo revealed that she exchanges love letters and cards with her boyfriend. For the coronation night of Miss Grand International 2020, Samantha went to Bangkok carrying her luggage and a letter from her boyfriend. “’Yun lang ‘yung isang letter na kailangan buksan ko on the day ng coronation night ko and ‘yun talaga yung nag-set ng mood ko sa day na ‘yun,” shared Sam.

If you wish to make Empress Schuck ‘kilig,’ bring her flowers this Heart’s Day. 

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