Please Don’t Buy Roses on Valentine’s Day

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

2. If you want to go all out, spring for the G-string too!

3. One-of-a-Kind Fragrance   

Esens perfumes blends are natural and personalized just for you.  They are never duplicated – just like your love. 

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

5. Lush

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.

You don’t have to be a girly girl to love these handmade cosmetics. Visit to order online.

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 

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

         8. Spa… spa… and more spa

I don’t care where it is, although Elemis and Mandarin spas are my favorite, just treating your woman to a manicure, massage or day at the spa is appropriate for any occasion.

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.

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.

About bizemom

I am a busy working mom (get it... "Biz e-Mom"?) of three kids under the age of four. I have a white-collar day job, I have a night job as a mom, and an "in between" job as a freelance writer and blogger. What can I say, I am a glutton for punishment and I don't go to bed until 1 a.m. No matter how much I complain, I like being busy. That must be the Sagitarius in me--we get bored easily. Now on to the next adventure (I mean... venture!)
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9 Responses to Please Don’t Buy Roses on Valentine’s Day

  1. Marcia says:

    Some great ideas here, I like the candy undies but sort of wanted to say ‘ouch!’ because the lucky chap would have to bite them, they might miss and bite something else? Loved the candle at the end it looks gorgeous, infact I loved everything you suggested – I got some Lush stuff for Christmas off my son.
    I don’t really celebrate these one-off occassions because I like to give anytime and not be tied to a specific date. However, that said, I would be over the moon if I received something nice on Valentine’s Day, I’d love to have a secret admirer….(but they’d have to be very good looking and have a personality to match).
    Hope you at least get something, particularly the ring… 😉

  2. richelle says:

    Lol.. the candy undies probably should be disclaimered with “for fashion not funtion”

  3. Abbe says:

    I tend to the thought that Valentine’s is a Hallmark holiday and I don’t really care about it. That being said, we sometimes do cards, but that’s it. I don’t really like roses ever – too cliche. But I love some of these gift ideas you found. Spa gifts are ALWAYS a great idea, and I love Red Envelope. Want to get me a gift I’ll really appreciate – get someone to clean this house!

  4. Paul says: the site that sells the candy bra/g string is running a promotion until Valentines Day. 20% off any order, use the coupon code “LOVE”

  5. My problem with VD, in addition to its commercialism, is the unoriginality of the gifts. Call me a freak but I like the idea of gifts that show thought and originality. Anything handmade goes a long ways with me. Including the card.

  6. bonggamom says:

    Thanks for commenting on your post! I love the candy bra and the techy tulips 🙂

  7. Corina McCoy says:

    Love the idea of the candy thong/bra, sounds like delicious fun. Lots of great ideas and tips — great post!

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