With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and all the pressure for gifts to live up to certain expectations, it’s refreshing to have a couple take a new approach and say: gifts don’t have to be a big deal.
Speaking to Pep.ph, Megan Young and Mikael Daez expounded on their philosophy that love doesn’t have to be shown through expensive gifts.
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“Mik and I are not ma-gift na tao. That’s not how we express our love for each other…” Megan started. “What we appreciate more or how we show our love more is through, I guess, I would say actions, like us making coffee for each other.”
Mikael continued the sentiment by saying that gifts shouldn’t be limited to certain dates, either.
“Instead of giving her gifts on these arbitrary dates, Christmas, birthdays, or anniversaries, whenever I feel like it and whenever I see an opportunity that I can give her something, that I can make her happy, be it an object, be it something to show or something to say, I will do that,” He explained. “Because why do I have to wait a year if, like, on this date, I find something I want to give her.”
More than that, the newly-married pair find that gifts often lead to disagreements between couples and that’s something they’d rather do without.
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“More often than not, these holidays are actually sources of arguments for other couples,” Mikael said.
“They’re like, ‘Ah, I didn’t like this’ or ‘You forgot!’” Megan adds.
“For us, we just said, let’s not deal with that. Sayang yung time,” Mikael finishes.
Ultimately, this low-maintenance approach to gift-giving makes each token more meaningful to the two. It’s how they know that thought and care are truly put into their choices.
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