12 Valentine’s Day Gifts Decoded

Ever wonder what that random, possibly heartfelt but possibly picked-up-at-the-corner-deli present really means? This Valentine’s Day, we dissect the hidden meaning behind everything from chocolates to jewelry so you know exactly what you’re getting.

By Diana Vilibert and Julia Morpurgo

January 27, 2011 5:30 PM

He got you: A pet for the two of you.

He’s saying: "Let's pick a name together — I want to make sure you don't choose one that I've reserved for our future children."

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