Remember the good old days when you were a kid and Valentine’s Day consisted of cute, scratch-off, lottery-sized cards, given out during school? Oh, how youth is wasted. Now a days, most V-Day gifts either involve over-priced flowers, a mediocre box of chocolates, and/or a cliché teddy bear. Sure, there may be a romantic dinner involved, but more often than not, if you’re in a relationship, it really just makes for an excuse to eat some fancy food at a fancy restaurant. Fine, the meal part doesn’t suck – but the rest of it? Time for a Valentine’s Day gifting spruce-up.
So find the restaurant, make the reservation, and then listen up (unless you’re cooking at home – if that’s the case, check out these killer recipes).
Whatever the gift, a card is a must.
This is the (a) time to get mushy. Sure, you could go to your local drug store and pick up a typical Hallmark card, but… boring. For more interesting options, Huffington Post has 17 ideas that should peak your fancy. If those don’t do the trick, this beauty from Etsy is a great choice.
Okay, you have your card – time for the gifts. For these, think fun, unique, and something you both can enjoy. This isn’t a birthday!
For all you jokesters, Bustle has 22 alternatives that are perfect to swap during dinner… or anytime you need to pull out a dad joke.
I mean, a t-shirt with the line, “you’ve stolen a pizza my heart”? Instant fight-stopper.
That should do it! Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day, humans!