For J. and I, Valentine’s Day isn’t a huge deal. Next Saturday won’t find us enjoying a candlelit dinner for two. There will be no rose petals strewn about the house, but as much as I dislike the commercialism driving the holiday, I do think it’s a good opportunity to pause and make sure your special someone feels just that- special.
For most people, that involves gifts. We’re no exception. But again, we’re not so into expensive cologne or fancy watches. We don’t have anything against those gifts, they just aren’t us. We’re a little more quirky and a lot more cheap.
So while we do give each other a gift each February 14, those gifts are typically a little outside the box. Here is a compilation of five presents that go against the grain without breaking the bank. Included on this list are the gifts I’m giving J. this year. If you want to know which ones those are, check out winstead wandering on Instagram.
cartoon character boxers
Because no man should take himself so seriously that he can’t throw on a pair of TMNT underwear.
waterproof bluetooth speaker
Surely J. isn’t the only guy who likes to rock out while he’s showering. If so, since this speaker actually allows you to answer and make phone calls, music in the shower certainly isn’t the only thing it’s good for.
Okay, I know I said no jewelry, but Dr. Who inspired bracelets definitely count as “non-traditional”.
Anyone can pop into the nearest drugstore and buy a mushy V-Day card. Anyone can buy cards that say the same thing year after year. But it takes a savvy Valentine’s Day shopper to know the perfect card when she sees it.
publicly acceptable lounge pants
Nothing says “I really love you” like buying your guy a pair of pants that give him permission to wear sweats in public.
Need a present for your lady? Check out my list of 5 not lame valentine’s day gifts for your woman.
What non-traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are you giving this year?
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