You wanna know what's horrible with all these? It's the fake flowers, the plastic gifts, the freaky plush toys. And these form part of original and romantic gifts? Duh! Double duh! Those horrible stuff have invaded almost everywhere you can set your eye on in Port Louis. I bet the situation is the same anywhere else in Mauritius.
Whatever happened to original gifts? Romantic dinners or lunches and flowers? Real, fresh flowers? Huh? Well I guess it's only meant for those who can afford them. In 2006 a flower shop in Quatre Bornes was selling a single rose at 150 rupees. Can you actually imagine the price of a dozen? The flowers sold in the market nearby, still in Quatre Bornes cost lesser than that but then they are not of really great quality. Yeah blame the system or plant flowers!
Anyway, my only advice, if ever I could ever give one to you dudettes and dudes and my aliens reading this is to get some damned originality and try to be creative with your valentine gifts.