10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas If The Girl You Love LOVES Books

10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas If The Girl You Love LOVES Books

Plot twist: Bookworms can be deceptively tricky to shop for.

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OK, OK, so I've been known to hate Valentine's Day, and I'm not saying that I'm 100% on board with it yet, but even I can admit that the holiday has its perks. Do I think that we ought to have a holiday that commercializes being in a relationship with and loving another person? No. Do I still like getting and giving gifts for said holiday? Yes.

With that being said, I'm here with a gift guide for all of you who have a book-loving girl in your life who you want to get something nice for, but maybe you aren't quite sure what. I've taken input from seven other book lovers as well and thus we bring you this list:

1.  Books

Let's start with the most obvious thing you could get her. If she's a book-loving girl, then buying her books is a very safe bet. The only downfall might be trying to buy something she hasn't read.

2. Give her a Gilderoy Lockhart style Valentine

If you remember this obscure little detail from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," Gilderoy Lockhard, aka annoying and idiotic Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, sent out weird and kind of horrible Valentines to everyone in the school and helped his students to do the same thing. If she's a Harry Potter nerd, she'll totally get it.

3. Her favorite love story... with a sweet note from you inside

It's romantic. It's personal. It'll have her swooning, trust me. Buy the book and write a sweet note inside of it.

4. Channel your inner Peter K. and bake with her

In "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," Lara Jean loves to bake. Some of the new editions even have recipes in the back of them. If your girl loves that book, then start channeling your inner Peter K. and bake with her. You can watch the Netflix movie with her while you enjoy your cookies.

5. Take her to a little hole-in-the-wall bookstore

It won't break the bank and you'll be the absolute best in her eyes. I promise you, you can't go wrong with this one.

6. Orange tulips

Everyone knows that flowers are a Valentine's Day classic, but here's a good way to put a literary spin on it: buy her orange roses. Augustus buys Hazel Grace orange tulips when asking her to go to Amsterdam with him in John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars." It's a cute little reference to what most people think of as a sweet and tragic love story.

7. Write her a letter

This might not be a reference to a specific book, but I can assure you that if she loves reading, she probably also loves the old school idea of getting a love letter from you. Sitting down to write a sweet, heartfelt, personal letter that she can have to go back and reference is a romantic gesture that she definitely won't miss.

8. Quote her favorite book to her

This isn't a specific gift, but I promise you it's a swoon-worthy gesture either way. Even if her favorite book isn't a love story, odds are there's still an at least semi-romantic scene in it that, if you knew it well enough to quote to her, would instantly become 10 times more romantic.

9. Buy her a star

In "A Walk to Remember," Landon buys Jamie a star. I honestly can't say whether it only happens in the movie or in the book too, but regardless, if your girl likes Nicholas Sparks, she'll understand.

10. Or, if all else fails, you could just come walking across a field Mr. Darcy style

Basically, this happens in every Jane Austen/Bronte sisters movie ever. Go crazy.

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I Asked 25 Girls What They Would Do If They Got Pregnant In College

Whatever you decided, I applaud you.
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Pregnancy and college just seriously do not mix together. There are only a few people that can financially and emotionally afford to bring a human into this world at such a young age. And for that, I applaud them.

I wanted to get some more understanding on what women in college would do if they were culture-shocked with a positive pregnancy test, and here is what I found:

1. Supportive fam squad - Age 20

"I would keep the baby and figure out how to raise it on my own. I have a very supportive family so I know that they would have my back in the end."

You're one of the lucky ones, baby girl. Not too many people are blessed with family members that are willing to support their child's/sister's/ brother's every move. We can see this is many of the other responses (it's quite sad actually):

Age 19: "I actually had a bit of a scare this month so I already thought this through... I would drop out of school and get a job. Hopefully, continue with some night classes at a community college but I would need to get a job. My parents already told me years ago that they would cut me off if I got pregnant. I would need to get my own place too. I would seek out different services (like Good Counsel Homes). Once I had the baby, I would put it up for adoption in hopes of giving the child a better future."

Age 20: "I would handle it with my parents and see what they said about what I should do. I would talk to my boyfriend and see how he felt after everything is talked about I would see if we should put the kid up for adoption. I wouldn't want to ruin the kid's future and life if I wasn't ready for a baby. Although it's bad and wrong to abort, I would have to do what's best."

2. Abortion — no questions asked - Age 20

“I would get an abortion because I know that I cannot financially or emotionally take care of a child at this age. I want to continue my education and get a well-paying job, have a social life, and take care of myself. I cannot do that while pregnant."

Because the most mature thing is to admit when you aren't ready. I applaud you for that Miss. Anonymous — you are a different breed of woman. Thank you. Here are some other ladies that agree with her:

Age 20 - “Having a child is a blessing because some girls can't. But therefore I'd have to have an abortion due to the fact that I wouldn't be able to handle that also because I'm not ready to be a mother."

Keepin' it short and simple:

From two 20-year-olds- "Get an abortion," and "Abortion."

Age 19 - "Plan B/Abortion."

Age 18 - “I wouldn't have the baby, and wouldn't lose my education."

Age 21 - “Probably get an abortion because I'm just starting my life."


3. Babies after marriage ONLY - Age 22

“My boyfriend is terrified of getting pregnant out of wedlock, it's not that we're uncommitted it's just he has a big fear not being able to afford a child. I told myself and my girlfriends if it ever were to happen I would get an abortion and never tell him to protect him from making that hard decision. I'm not proud of it, but I do believe it is the most mature thing to do for us."

Religion is definitely a factor when having a baby. I agree with the fact that babies should only come after you've been married —sometimes it's a fear that having a child when you're not ready can cause the relationship to crumble.

4. My boyfriend's decision matters too - Age 20

“Cry, but come up with a plan and talk it out with my boyfriend."

And YASS girl, because it's his child too! I applaud your willingness to talk it out with your S.O. You're definitely not the only one! Check these responses out:

“Keep the baby! My partner and I have discussed what we would do if it were to happen and both agree to keep the child."

5. It would depend on who I'm dating - Age 23

“It would depend on the relationship I'm in. If it's strong, I'd do my best to give the baby a great life. If I wasn't in a relationship at all, I'd really have to consider my options, abortion, adoption, etc."

Say no more, girlfriend, I'm 100% with you on this, and look, some other girls are too!

Age 21 - “I would keep it if it's with my current boyfriend. I would try my best to manage school and a baby!"

6. Keep it, duh - Age 20

“Probably cry, first. Then, tell my mom and ask for her advice. I would likely keep the child. I might want to halt my relationship with the baby's father (assuming he's my boyfriend) so we could be co-parents and not risk something breaking us up."

A different approach, but definitely not a bad one. Here are some ladies that agree with you, and would 100% keep it for themselves.

Age 23 - “I'd keep it. I'd be happy. I always wanted to be a mom and being so close to graduation, it actually would be a really great thing."

From three 18-year-olds - “Have the baby and go to school concurrently.“

“Most likely keep it. Continue degree from home at a local community college."

“I would have the baby, but would probably take off two years or so to work and prepare."

From a few 20-year-olds - “Have the baby," and "I would keep it."

“Continue working hard in school and never give up no matter how hard it may be."

"I would move back home and have the baby. "

7. Adoption would be an option - Age 20

“I would try to stay in school as long as I could and then take some time off when it got closer to the pregnancy, depending on what time of year it was. I would not get an abortion, I would still have the baby but I am not sure if I would keep it or give it up for adoption. It would probably depend on whether or not I was in a relationship with the father of the child."

Give the baby the best life possible, even if that might be the best life isn't with me.

From two 19-year-olds: “Abortion or adoption," and “Keep the baby and either raise it with help from family or give it up for adoption."

All in all, everyone's views are different. I hope that if you are ever in this position you choose what's not only best for you mentally and physically, your partner, and most importantly for the human you will (or will not) bring into this world.

And, always, always, ALWAYS...

practice safe sex.

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Dating A Girl With Anxiety Is An Emotional Investment That's More Than Worth Your Time

Be honest and trustworthy, it will mean the world to her.

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As someone with anxiety it is safe to say that trusting someone, much less your significant other, is not the easiest of tasks. Regardless of how much I want to trust someone it is still difficult. Someone with anxiety needs reassurance, on the regular, that you still like them. They will constantly apologize for situations that were not their fault; do not let them blame themselves.

When dating a girl with anxiety, she will support you and be there for you, but will have trouble expressing or communicating to you how much you actually mean to her. Just remember she appreciates you, and she is trying.

Often times, dating a girl with anxiety also comes with a generous helping of the depression that usually tags along. Keep this in mind. If you are out somewhere with her and she stops talking, just know she does want to be there. She will need days away from you, although she may have a fear of being alone at times. She will also need days with you.

There will be nights where she does not sleep; there will be days where that is all she does. Some days she will do absolutely nothing, and others she will try to accomplish the impossible. Despite what she ends up doing for the day, she will never feel as though she has conquered enough. These maybe things she has not told you or you have yet to figured out, but that's why I'm here to tell you.

She tries relentlessly to trust you, although her dating history has been a toxic mess. She tends to keep to herself, but she also needs people to understand her.

Occasionally she will have good days. Occasionally she will have days where she has horrible anxiety attacks. Please be there for her during both. She does want you there, despite what it may seem. She cares about you, she just is not the best at expressing it.

Tell her how you feel about the relationship. Tell her how you feel about her. If you think she is beautiful, tell her. If you want to spend time with her, please tell her. Make the changes so that you are comfortable, but so her feelings are also validated. She will overthink and assume the worst; let her know that everything's going to be ok.

She cares and appreciates you. She will always have your back and support you whenever necessary. Remember this during her worst days.

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