The Five Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Valentine’s Day is next week and if you haven’t gotten a gift yet, the best gift you can give is NOT getting anything on this list. I found the five worst gift suggestions, and they’re all from actual places. Check ’em out:
#1.) Scrabble. “Cosmo“ says: “Put a naughty twist on this crossword game by playing only suggestive words, or turn it into a game of strip-Scrabble.” Why it’s lame: If you need Scrabble to spice up your life, a board game on Valentine’s Day won’t fix it.
#2.) Costco Samples. SmartMarriages.com says: “[If] you’re a member of a wholesale club, have fun eating all the free samples! Then fill in any empty holes left in your stomach by going out to lunch.” Why it’s lame: It’s hard to think of something less-romantic than wading through a crowded warehouse store to get a few Bagel Bites.
#3.) Dog Treats. AskMen.com says: “When you’ve first met a girl, you’re unlikely to know her likes, dislikes, and diet restrictions. You always, however, know what kind of treats her dog will appreciate.” Why it’s lame: Why would you know more about your girlfriend’s dog than your actual girlfriend? On the other hand, throwing in a gift for her pet in addition to her gift isn’t a bad idea.
#4.) Tools. “Seventeen“ magazine says: “Guys like useful gifts. Things like fifteen-in-one screwdrivers, duct tape, and towropes are always good ideas.” Why it’s lame: Guys don’t really want romantic gifts, and tools are a “manly” choice, but there’s just something that feels “serial killer” about giving him rope and duct tape as a gift.
#5.) Selling Yourself on eBay. “Cosmo“ says: “Create a listing on eBay.com for your love and let your sweetie win the auction.” Why it’s lame: Do I even need to explain this one? It’s creative, but calm down: If you’re struggling with what to give someone guys can’t go wrong with a massage or a spa treatment. And ladies, all your guy really wants is…well, you know.