Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts for Guys

We gals love Valentine's Day. Why? Well, (I shrug here) for me it's the romance, the candy, the flowers, the special love treatment that tends to wipe out the day to day drudge of normal, frantic, hectic everyday life.

When I was much younger - say in my 20s and 30s - nothing beat seeing my husband come home with a fistful of flowers he would proudly - and with a sheepish grin - present to me. It pleased him to have me wrap my arms around his neck as I squealed my thank yous.

But, I was sorely and totally wrong in the Valentine's Day gifts I would get for him. Ohhhhh... yes, yes the sappy cards were - and still are - an absolute must. Hearts with curly, fancy script fonts adorned every card I got him. Huge and obtrusive were the hearts and script but I wanted to loudly with conviction let him know that I loved him.

That's okay for cards, you see. The guys don't take them to work like we might take our flowers if  delivered to our home. If the flowers were delivered to the office, you can bet your bottom dollar that was a major brag factor and that's where they stayed until they resembled wilted, brown, moldy lettuce.

It is here I stand up for the guys; shake my fist, open the window and yell to the neighborhood, "No more stuffed hugging teddy bears for husbands, sons or fathers. No! We women will buy manly, goofy, slightly offensive gifts for our guys including hats, t-shirts, mugs, and golf balls!"

Really? You bet! You'll be his brag factor for... well, at least a day, anyway.

"Can you believe my wife got me a t-shirt with duct tape on it?" hubby says with a grin then continues, "Cool, huh?"

Do it. Be a Nike and just do it. Go out and find something that tickles his inner boy.

And listen... below are just a few ideas. There's nothing football, gaming, geeky or slightly offensive but you can consider them a primer for your creative pump.

Go on now... get to it. Valentine's Day is a month away.


  1. What a creative and considerate blog post! I've always what would be appropriate to get the men in my life (father, brother, former-husband, son...), and now I've got some good ideas!


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and giving the blog +1... That was maw-vel-ous!


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