The thing is, we’re really anti-cringe. Anything soppy, mushy and overtly romantic kinda makes us squirm a bit, so planning a fun Valentine’s Day that doesn’t scream CHEESE is quite the challenge.
Yup, it’s that time of year again (well, almost). Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and thoughts of date nights, funny Valentine’s Day cards and gifts are beginning to fill our brains.
A good place to start is by snapping up a nice Valentine’s Day gift for him – something genuinely useful, worth keeping and sans cliche. Because really – what man would actually appreciate a heart-shaped box of chocolate and pink bear? Exactly.
Knowing what to buy for your other half can be pretty tricky, and if like us, you want to branch out a little (for the first time ever), there are plenty of choices out there. We’ve scoured the web for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him with class. Yanno, items which tell him how much he means to you but that he’ll also *actually* like.
It’s worth thinking about your other half’s interests before you splash the cash on his pressie. Is he into food (probably)? Drink (almost definitely)? Sport, running or travel? Fingers crossed we’ve covered all bases. From male grooming products to alcohol and experience days you can both enjoy together, we think we’ve done a pretty good job at whittling things down. Serious brownie points, incoming.
Oh, and once you’ve ordered a lovely gift for the hubby or boyf, you might want to treat your girls to something small, too (Galentine’s FTW). We’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s gifts for her right here.
The best Anti-Valentine’s Day cards that won’t make you cringe
I have to say – I’ve never really been one for Valentine’s Day. I love it as an excuse to order my fave takeaway, but there’s something about teddy bear and love heart-adorned cards (and apparent need for overtly soppy Instagram posts) which makes my toes curl. I don’t really want to buy my OH a card which has “to the love of my life” splashed across the front (whether he is or not), and I think he’d be a bit cringed out if I did.
As Valentine’s Day preparations start to heat up, I’ve noticed said greetings cards flood the floors of every supermarket up and corner shop up and down the country. And as lovely as they are for some people, they’re not my cup of tea. What if, like me, you’re after something funny and a tad unusual to put a smile on the face of your famously unsoppy partner? Or what if you’re happily single but after a lovely card to show your BFF just how much she means to you? Where do we find those?!
Luckily, the anti-Valentine’s movement has really gained momentum over recent years, and we’re seeing a tonne of greetings cards rear their heads that appeal to singletons and unromantics alike. Phew. Anything Netflix character-related we’re totally here for (scroll for the You and Sex Education cards – they’re GREAT), and the girl power cards for your BFFs are equally as fab.