It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that it often pays to be prepared.
However, try as you might, some people are just always going to leave everything until the very last moment.
One man did this recently after he forgot all about Valentine’s Day.
TikTok user Chan Powell shared a video showing the “creative” gifts he ended up giving his fiancée after heading to his local shop and finding all the traditional Valentine’s fare had sold out.
In the clip he can be seen in an aisle of the store and all of the shelves are completely bare, while in a voiceover he says: “Tell me you forgot about Valentine’s Day, without telling me you forgot about Valentine’s Day. I’ll go first…”
He then cuts to his wife-to-be opening a card with a slice of pizza on the front.
The printed message inside said that the card was meant for a husband, but Chan had crossed this out and replaced it with the word fiancée.
She then heads outside to find her rather unique gift – a Llama piñata, which was filled with mini Twix bars.
“They ran out of flowers and chocolate,” admits Chan as they approach the present.
His fiancée doesn’t seem too bothered by this though and has a good go at whacking the piñata with a bat.
“That felt really good,” she proclaims as she takes her first swing.
The video went viral, being watched over 300,000 times and garnering more than 73,000 likes on TikTok.
Many people praised Chan in the comments for his imaginative gift.
One person said: “That didn’t look like a fail, that looked like fun!!”
Another wrote: “She said it felt really good… so I would count that as a win.”
“You know honestly this could become a new trend,” replied someone else.
A fourth admitted: “I would actually love if someone did this for me.”
“LMAO way to get creative haha,” added a different user.
“TBH I would take a piñata over flowers that would die quickly almost any day,” proclaimed a sixth.
A seventh person added: “See? Traditional gifts aren’t always what’s needed.”
However, not everyone was a fan of the gifts, with some claiming they didn’t understand how you could forget about Valentine’s Day and others saying he could have bought jewellery instead as shops “are never out of that”.