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Flowers and candy are just formality.
"Do they want these things?"
-Too cheap and monotonous.
"Would they like it?"
"Why would they like it if they don't want it?"
-Again, formality. That would make them feel that their partner love and care for them. He made some effort.
"What would be some good alternatives?"
-Self made cards, a trip, singing or playing an instrument, making a great dish (bonus if you can't cook), a poetry, something she wants (which may not be expensive), a timeline, a tape of your voice, there are so many things. Just think out of that candy box.
Good luck :)1