Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and if you are reading this, you may or may not have gotten a Valentine’s Day gift for that special man in your life.
If you HAVEN’T already gotten a Valentine’s Day gift for your man yet, then you may want to check out my recent TV debut for a little inspiration. I was just in San Francisco last week filming a TV segment where I shared with viewers several fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
If you HAVE already gotten a Valentine’s Day gift for your man, then allow me to properly advise you on five items NOT to get your man for Valentine’s Day so you can exchange your gift before it’s too late.
1. Cologne. “Gee, thanks sweetheart…(for telling me I smell).” If he doesn’t really wear cologne, then there is a high probability that your gift will end up collecting dust in the medicine cabinet. If he does wear cologne, and you get him something that isn’t replacing what’s already in his medicine cabinet, then you’re gift could potentially be interpreted as you telling him you don’t like the way he smells.
2. A Gift Card. “Thanks darling, how thoughtful…” You may think this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because then he can get whatever he wants, and you don’t have to worry about getting him the wrong thing BUT you do because a gift card makes it painstakingly obvious to us that you have no idea what we like and don’t really care enough to put forth the effort figuring it out.
3. Rogaine. Luckily, I still have a full head of hair, but not all men are created equal. Getting a man Rogaine as a Valentine’s Day gift might be a little bit of an ego bruiser diminishing any youth we may have left in us.
4. Underwear or Socks. Getting a guy under garments as a Valentine’s Day gift is comparable to getting a guy a gift card. It’s another one of those no-fail gift ideas that end up flopping anyway because of thoughtlessness behind it.
5. A Self-Help Book. However good your intentions may be, getting your man a self-help book for Valentine’s Day gift will just bruise his ego on the one day of the year when he needs it most–to please you ladies. While you may think that a book on strengthening your relationship is intended to enhance your relationship, we might actually see it as a passive-aggressive tactic to manipulate or control us.
There you have it, ladies–five things NOT to get you man for Valentine’s Day, and some fun ideas for things you SHOULD get your man instead in the TV clip I mentioned earlier.