You want to impress your Valentine this year? Give him or her a Dunkin' gift card. For real.

Flowers are pretty and all, but they are dead! Roses cost a fortune and after a couple of days, they whither and get trashed. And who wants chocolate? Bathing suit season is right around the corner.

Dead flowers and fattening chocolates. Yawn!

Want to make an impression? Coffee. I'm not talking beans and a grinder or even a Keurig. I'm talking Dunkin'. Get your loved one a Valentine and slam a DD gift card right smack in the middle of it. Nothing says I love you like a DD gift card.

And think, you can continue to add to it all year long to show the extent of your love and affection.

Do you want to score big with your honey? Forget the dead flowers and diet-busting candy. GET COFFEE! Do you want to show you really mean it? Throw in a $10 scratch ticket. Buying for a lady? Kick in for a bottle of wine, too. Now that's love.

Am I right or wrong here?

Happy Valentines Day!

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.