Valentine’s Day: A Gift Guide for Men.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that Facebook is blowing up with “I can’t wait to celebrate with my love xoxoxo” or “Single and proud!” posts.  It’s either a girl’s most-loved or most-hated holiday.  (I use that term loosely.  I acknowledge that Valentine’s Day is strongly commercialized Hallmark holiday.)

Let’s talk quickly about Valentine’s Day chocolates and flowers.  These are two best-selling gifts on February 14th, so corporations literally quadruple the prices, knowing that consumers will still buy these things for their loved ones.  What’s the point?  I will appreciate chocolate just as much a week later when the price won’t break a man’s bank; I’m also fortunate enough to receive beautiful bouquets of flowers on the reg.

With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s Day gifts that every girl will love. And – bonus?  Most major retailers offer discounts to lovebirds around this time, so you can actually save money. It’s pretty much a win-win.

Wake her up in the morning with a hot Cup O’ Joe in this adorable Love You More coffee mug and a Foxy Valentine.

For the girl who wants nothing more than to travel the world, buy her a Scratch Map.  Let her track her travels in a fun, colorful and innovative way.

Girlfriend got a sweet tooth?  Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream will do the trick every time. Available… well, everywhere.

For the jewelry lover, check out the Personalized Love Birch Cuff. This nature-inspired bracelet displays two sets of carved initials. Or, take the more traditional route with Tiffany Heart’s arrow pendant necklace.  Who said Cupid needed to work on his aim?

“Girl, do your legs hurt? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day.”  We’ve all heard the cheesy pick-up line, but if she’s always on the move, she’ll love the Nike+ FuelBand. She can track the intensity of every workout and check her real-time progress on the LED display.

If she can never put down her phone, pick up Kate Spade’s whimsical New York Newspaper phone case. Fashion and function.

If she’s a little bit sassy, Lonely Lingerie’s Sabel cut-out high-waisted briefs and bra is the perfect mix of sexy and old-school class. If she’s mostly sweet, remember that love is in the Aerie with these Eyelet Silky Boxers.

Does your girlfriend love shoes more than she loves you most days? Check out the Snow Leopard Cordones.  And the best part? With every purchase you make, you help a person in need.

Put a smile on her face with It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush. It’s the perfect pink for every pout.

For your tech savvy lady, splurge on the new iPad Mini. It’s perfectly sized for everything she loves to do… and yes, I’m talking about Pinterest.

Finally, share your Valentine’s Day with a loveable fluffy friend. (Long-term commitment suggested.)

Stay tuned tomorrow for a few suggestions on what to buy that guy you love… even though he has everything!

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