The Worst Valentine's Day Giftsby ModernMom Staff
Valentine's Day is a day for thoughtful and sweet gifts. They don't have to be expensive, but they do have to send the right message. Here are some of the worst gifts to give and receive.
WORST GIFTS FOR HER:
(You can go ahead and print this out for your man as an example of what you definitely DON'T want)
1. A gift card
WAY too impersonal. This just shows that your man didn't put much thought into looking for a gift.
Even worse than a gift card! Couples should never give each other cash - come on!
3. A scale, vacuum cleaner, anything practical
Yes, you may need these items but V-Day isn't the time for practical gifts.
4. Fake flowers
Yes, flowers are super expensive on Valentine's Day. We get that. But, we'd rather get no flowers than fake flowers.
5. Clothing (especially when it's the wrong size)
A man buying clothing for a woman is a bad idea 99% of the time. If it's too small, then we think we're fat. If it's too big, then we think you think we're fat. And if it's ugly, well, we don't want to wear it.
6. Sugar-free or reduced-calorie candy
Nothing says "I'd love you more if you weighed less" quite like an artificially sweetened treat.
7. Facebook Gift
Cute on random days during the year, but a virtual gift for V-day? No thank you!
8. Gym membership
Even if we've been saying that we need to join a gym finally, this is not an acceptable gift. What are you trying to say, anyway? Nothing good can come out of this.
WORST GIFTS FOR HIM:
1. Stuffed Animals
Most guys don't appreciate stuffed animals, no matter how cute and cuddly. They would much rather cuddle with you.
While women love to receive flowers, this is not a good gift for a guy...unless, of course, he's a botanist!
3. Scented Candles
Again, scented candles is a good gift for a girl. Not so much for a guy, no matter how in touch with his feminine side he is.
4. Gag gifts
Getting him padded underwear because you always make fun of his cute, but flat, behind. Getting him "refreshing head wipes" because he's bald. Yes, these do exist and no, they wouldn't make good gifts for V-Day or any one day, for that matter!
5. Grooming Tools
An expensive shaver may be ok...if he's been needing/wanting one. But no matter how hairy your man may be, getting him a personal electric back shaver or nose hair clipper is unacceptable as a V-Day gift.
6. Cheap Liquor
He can buy himself cheap liquor. If you really want to please him, get an expensive bottle of his favorite liquor instead.
7. Matching PJ's
No matter how much we like the idea of it, men just don't like to coordinate their outfits with us...even for bed!
8. Self-Help Books
Something entitled, "Real Men Don't Lay on the Couch All Day" (a real book!) is not the right gift...ever.
And the #1 worst gift for her and him is...NOTHING. Everyone deserves someone who appreciates them enough to make an effort - even a simple card can mean the world to your significant other.