I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but Valentine’s Day gifts bore me. I really don’t care for roses as a gift, chocolates aren’t my thing and I always seem to giggle (at the wrong moment) when reading mushy, sentimental cards.
I know, some people will read this and think, “what a b*tch.” I should be glad I get anything at all. But, I am not.
I would rather my husband save the money he spends on those things and either buy something I like or just keep it in the bank. When and if he reads this, I am hoping it won’t come as a surprise. (Honey, I did try to hint last time you bought me roses, that you shouldn’t have.) You really shouldn’t have.
I am not one of those say-one-thing-but-mean-another girls either. I would be perfectly fine not to get anything on Valentine’s Day. A funny card would suffice.
For those that share my cold-hearted outlook, or if you just long for some more unique gift-giving, I have found some unusual Valentine’s Day gifts just for you.
1. Candy Bra
Now this is what I’m talkin’ about! I can appreciate candy with a purpose other than making my butt larger.
This Valentine’s day could be fun! Available at www.baronbob.com
2. If you want to go all out, spring for the G-string too!
3. One-of-a-Kind Fragrance
4. Red Envelope
I really don’t think you can go wrong with anything from Red Envelope, but I am not sure many guys know about it. They have everything from gourmet chocolate covered strawberries, to pajamas to a spin the bottle game! I really like these stacking rings for someone special (hint… hint… honey!). Find them at
You can’t find this store many places in the U.S. but every time I go in, it makes me want to take a long, self-indulgent bubble bath. All the products are natural and smell delicious.
6. Techy Tulips
I may make an exception and accept these USB flowers on Valentine’s Day with open arms. They will help you organize all those electronics and they won’t wilt. Available at www.fredflaire.com
7. Love Collage
A personalized photo collage is the perfect way to capture some of your best moments together. Display your love with this unique framed art at www.personalizationmall.com
8. Spa… spa… and more spa
9. Beauty Lover’s Sampler
Sephora has handpicked their best sellers and biggest obsessions and packed ’em into amazing, one-of-a-kind kits. From the gotta-try-its (pink lips are so in) to the can’t-live-withouts (skyscraper lashes anyone?), these Sephora Favorites are a beauty addict’s dream come true.
10. Romance by Candlelight
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create the right Valentine’s Day mood. This Capri Blue candle from Anthropologie is formulated to burn for hours with an enduring fragrance. The mottled mercury glass jar beautifully captures the flicker of the flame and makes for a keepsake long after the flame is gone. www.anthropologie.com
If you still need suggestions, post a comment or send me an email! You don’t have to get roses and a box of chocolates this year to show your love.