Q: My single friend always buys her girlfriends presents on Valentine’s Day, since she jokingly considers us her valentines. Do I have to buy her a gift in return, or is it OK to get just one for my husband?
A: You don’t have to reciprocate when someone gives you a gift. A gracious thank-you is all that’s required. However, many single people feel left out on Valentine’s Day. If a small gift or card might lift your friend’s spirits, why not make the effort?