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8 Unusual Valentine's Day Gifts to Make Your Sweetie Get Hot ...or Bothered


We all know the usual Valentine's Day suspects: roses, chocoloates, lingerie. These are the basics that will guarantee your special someone will at least be satisfied, but hardly surprised on the most romantic day of the year. However, if you are looking for a gift that is a little out there, a gift that is truly unique, take your cue from some of these wacky Valentine's Day presents that are sure to at least get your brownie points for creativity. read more »

5 Unique Indoor Planter Gifts For The Winter Gardener

There's something very personal about receiving a plant.  And if you receive a plant in winter, when all outside is stagnant or frozen, it's really special.  I was browsing Uncommon Goods the other day and found a range of really creative indoor planting schemes for unique gifts.  They have dozens, but here are five of my faves....

Great Ideas For Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.) On February 14

As our coupled friends celebrate that mushy, heart-y February 14 “holiday”, the rest of us celebrate Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.).  We encourage giving gifts to yourself or your other single friends to celebrate S.A.D.  Go and share S.A.D. with each other! Here are some ideas from around the Internet for fun and funny S.A.D. gifts and activities.

Plum Pink Rice Wine Is A Sweet Romantic Treat

"Plum Pink" sake, a pleasingly pink alcoholic drink from Japanese distiller Nakano Shuzo is now available, just in time for Valentine's Day.

10 Anti-Valentine Gifts That Say 'I Hate You!' Louder Than Words

If you've been shot by Cupid's arrow and you can't get pull the darn thing out of your heart, you're in pain.  Cupid must have been in a particularly facetious mood the day he brought that babe or dude into your life. Lucky you; there are so many ways to let those stinkers know just how you feel on this Anti-Valentine's Day. Here are some of my recent favorites.

Love is in the Air - 9 Fun Valentine's Ads From Around the World


Many companies around the world are doing all they can to incorporate Valentine's Day into their messaging this time of year. read more »

Anti-Valentine Art: 10 That Will Break Your Heart

Sweet, hot, and mutually adoring love may be what everyone aspires to, but as far as art goes, the conventional wisdom is that it's the painful side of love that produces great art. That explains why Anti-Valentine art, now a category unto itself, is meaningful well beyond a single day of the year. Here are 10 of my favorite Anti-Valentine posters this year.

Magic Bean Grows “I Love You”

I've always told my husband I prefer a potted plant to cut flowers any day. Potted plants last longer, bloom longer and are far more eco-friendly than cut flowers. So when I came across a link for magic beans with a message of love I was naturally excited.

7 Cute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Gadget-Loving Crush

Finding that perfect Valentine's Day gift can be quite a hassle.  All to often, girlfriends end up getting something that satisfies their desire to give something "cute" but not really "cool". So, that is why I decided to create this helpful list of  some Valentine's Day gift ideas that can satisfy the need for giving something "cute" but that also can satisfy our need to get something "cool" and perhaps even useful in satisfying the inner geek in most guys.  Check out some of these finds! 


Panasonic Eneloop Batteries Celebrate Walt Disney's 110th Anniversary

Panasonic's popular Eneloop rechargeable batteries are showing their “LoveLove” for the late Walt Disney. Officially approved, limited edition battery designs in red, white and black honor the award-winning animation pioneer by celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Camel Milk Chocolate Makes A Great Desert, er, Dessert

Camel milk chocolate is coming to Japan... Will that be one hump or two?

Hello Kitty Chocolates for a Purr-fect Valentine's Day

Hello Kitty is all about being cute, sweet and loving so it's only natural that Sanrio Japan would offer a variety of Hello Kitty chocolate treats for Valentine's Day.

Virtual Lingerie Shopping and Valentine’s Day

Need to spice things up between you and your sweetie? How about some lingerie? Too shy to go in person? Or maybe you don't have enough time to go shopping for something sexy. Not a problem. This year Knicker Picker, a lingerie store, has thought of an innovative way to help you shop for lingerie in their online dressing room.

A Pocket Full of Posies: 10 Cool Vases to Get You Ready for Valentine's Day


 

That time of the year has arrived yet again - time to bust out the chocolates and sentiments of undying emotion, along with the bouquets. I do love me some flowers (you can save the maudlin displays, however). They seem particularly special in winter, when they are so incongruent with the snow and bitter weather outside. These vases will help make your posies all the more special, and may inspire you to keep a fresh supply of flowers coming well past Valentine's Day. read more »

Is He Hot Or Not? 10 Valentine And Anti-Valentine Gifts For Men That Express How You Really Feel

I don't think women should over-express their love on Valentine's Day; that's for men to do. Besides, how many women are with the men "of their dreams" on this holiday? You may be dating (or married to) a dude you're just not that crazy about. Maybe there's a guy around you'd like to receive your true thoughts after he broke up with you. From Valentine gift number 10 to Anti-Valentine gift number 1, these 10 unusual gifts are sure to express your true feelings.

 

Sexy Eco-friendly Love Thong and Not So Sexy Eco-Friendly Boxers

Sometimes there are images you come across online you wish you would have never seen, like a skinny hairy man in uncomfortable boxers made out of recycled circuit boards. Unfortunately, instead of turning away you realize you need to know why and who created this eyesore.

The 10 Hottest... Er... Coolest Anti-Valentine's Gifts



Yes, Anti Valentine; your time has come. It's now HOT and COOL to be single, mate-less and totally available on Valentines Day. And to prove that you're not just a sullen, lonely, bitter, ostracized person, that you're welcome and even respected in certain circles, Anti-Valentines have made it to the very selective group of observations recognized by GREETING CARD COMPANIES!

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8 Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Favorite Geek

Still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite geek? We can help, just remember, if you want something on this list, you'd better order express shipping and then put off your romantic night until Friday so you can enjoy a longer night together.

Chocolate Sparkling Soda Makes Valentine's Day Go Down Easy

Chocolate Sparkling soda from Suntory offers Japan's lovelorn ladies a liquid alternative to boxed chocolates when choosing a Valentine's Day gift.

Sexy Socks For Valentine’s Day Stimulate The Senses

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to find new and exciting ways to make the day special for your spouse. Forget the regular gifts, flowers and even the lingerie. One clothing item will really help show them pleasure.