Women are elusive creatures, I know. We’re tricky and often talk in circles, metaphors, and double-meanings. Fear not, though – I’m here to decipher. I’ve put together a little list of can’t-miss (at least in my book…) gift ideas for all you last-minute guys after the Anti-Treasury (even though I really think you should just make her dinner and hit the dollar movie theater…)!
flowers – I don’t care how empowered, new-age, anti-cliche your lady love may be; we all like flowers. Maybe she doesn’t like roses. Get her daisies or tulips. It’s sweet, makes us feel all girly and loved, and they make our shabby little apartments look prettier.
chocolate – This better not be the only gift you get because it’s gonna look like you hit Walgreen’s on the way to her house eight minutes ago, but I’m certainly never going to turn down some See’s brown sugar cubes or a nice dark chocolate raspberry truffle from Godiva!
jewelry – We may all have different styles, but we all love jewelry. It’s something pretty that we can wear to remind us of you every day, and it’s nice to have something to show our friends and to squeal over how sweet and thoughtful our Mister Right is.
bath goodies – Anything spa-like is nice, but be careful that you don’t just show up with a little gift set from Bath and Body Works – too generic. Throw it all together schmancy-like with some champagne, the aforementioned truffles, and a nice candle.
mix tape – Okay, okay – mix cd – whatever. For all of us music junkies, it’s a great way to find a new band or two, learn to love what you love, and know that you put a little extra time and thought into our presents.
handmade card – I’m not a big Hallmark fan. A handmade card (I just typed ‘handmark’ three times before getting it right…), however janky it may be, is right up there with the mix tape; it’s thoughtful and shows that you spent some time on us.
Finally – after this week’s Valentine Rant, I figured I’d put something lovey-dovey happy to make up for it, so here’re my babies again!
Ladies – please do weigh in. Whaddya think – hit or miss? What’s your perfect Vee Day gift?!?