OK Men!! Look alive here! I'm trying to help you out. I would like to think I somewhat understand how you think. And I'm going to try and help you out here! Regardless of what I say next, the biggest advice I can give you on how not to EFF up things this V day is to put time and thought into whatever you do or give her! As long as we see you have tried and that you know us at all will mean something to us. It does not have to cost much. I am the queen of liking things that are shinny and expensive, so trust me when I say I would rather FEEL loved any day than you just hand me an expensive box that some lady sold you that does not reflect me or us at all. With that being said... the perfect gift has a little of everything. A little mush, (don't go over board and appear uber cheesy) a little shine, and a little quality time! Here is a guys guide to Valentines Day.
Now if that wasn't clear enough.. let me take it one step further so I can cover all my bases here to insure you have this under control. Lets go over the top 8 worse gifts to give your lady love for Valentines days, and a different option if you were going to go this route.
Buy this instead: Book her a few hours at her favorite spa or salon. It's a great way to say "thank you" for all the housework she does throughout the year. *Bonus Points : If you still go get the vac and if you clean the entire house while she's getting her massage.
The chances of you getting her clothes that are the exact right size are slim and none. As much as you might think clothes are a good idea, they are not. You will pay dearly should you ignore this advice.
Buy this instead: A subscription to her favorite fashion magazine with a gift certificate to her fav place to shop.
Practical gifts are no fun on Valentine's Day and, though she may have nice toasty hands on cold mornings while using her fur-lined steering wheel cover, it's going to get mighty cold in the bedroom for you if you actually buy her that gift.
Buy this instead: Cashmere-lined leather gloves to keep her hands warm and stylish while driving.
That is, unless you're actually crazy enough to buy your girlfriend or wife self-help books for Valentine's Day. Sure, she may need them. Sure, she may have mentioned wanting to read them. But, trust me, she does not want to unwrap self-help books on Valentine's Day. She doesn't want to be reminded of any craziness she may have to cure.
Buy this instead: A great coffee table book on her favorite subject. Or a Cute book of Love notes. Something in the "love" Category.
Buy this instead: Tickets to an event SHE really wants to attend (and go with her, whether you really want to or not).
Giving the gift of cheap jewelry says only one thing about you: you’re cheap… in all areas of life. She'll think you value your precious money more than her.
Buy this instead: The rule with jewelry is to go big or don't go at all. If she wants cheap jewelry, she'll buy it herself.
If you're going this route, you'd better hope you spent plenty of time at the gym yourself because you're going to need the muscles to carry all your stuff out of the house.
Buy this instead: An "of the month club" membership to help her indulge in--rather than deny herself--her favorite things. If she's into cooking, you could sign her up to receive a basket of local produce each month. If she's into wine, sign her up for a wine of the month club
I'm telling you not to go this route. Don't be a cliché. Be original. Ladies love originality and they love it when a man can think outside of the box. Save the flowers for a just because moment. Candy just adds on the pounds. Be smart and find something meaningful and special for your lady on Valentine's Day. Avoid the obvious (and every single one of the gifts on this list) and you'll be a better boyfriend or husband for it. Trust me.
Buy this instead: This one is on you, guys. Be original. If you're really stuck, think of her favorite hobby or pastime or something she's really obsessing about. Give a gift that is reflective of who she is. Show that you really know her and care to take the time. C'mon, you can do it!
As always gentlemen I hope I helped!! Happy Valentines Day!!