Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You’ve made all my dreams come true,
now… what do I get for you?!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which begs the question, how will you be celebrating? There are a few men around the ChatterBlock office that seem to think that Valentine’s gifts are not only for women… questionable, I know… (hehe) but never the less I’m here to provide some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men! A few are tried and true, a few are new.
While NHL is back, keep it local — the Victoria Royals are tearing it up this year! Game nights make for a fun date with your hubby. Beer and chilli cheese dogs have to be eaten at least once a year! Tickets can be purchased online here .
Guys love practical gifts. Socks are as practical as it gets, well, unless you treat him to Marcoliani socks — Italian socks for the stylish gentleman in your life. They can be purchased at Outlooks for Men at 534 Yates Street in Victoria.
Make it personal by engraving it, or take your guy to pick it out. It’s an accessory that can be worn everyday and here’s the bonus: every time your man checks the time, he’ll take a moment to think of you (at least I like to think so).
For the guy who hasn’t quite grown-up, I’ve heard good things about the Nintendo Wii U! Future Shop sells them, along with other fun gadgets.
Reisens I love You
Reisen Chocolate Chews are a cute and inexpensive way to say I love you in as many ways as you like! Buy a bag of Reisons, write a little note(s), attach the notes to reisens and leave them around the house in unexpected places.
As the saying goes, the best way to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach… cookies, pie, pot roast= win.
Breakfast in Bed
Let’s face it, the evening should be all about you! So why not give your love an extra special wake up. Coffee, eggs, bacon, heart-shaped pancakes all say I LOVE YOU.
Tried & True
Slightly dangerous, as you might end up eating 99% of them, however always tasty and nothing says “I love you” like a box of chocolates. And, nothing says “I love you most” like chocolate cupcakes.
Write your Guy a Love Letter
Written words go a long way. This may seem a bit cheesy but isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?
New Sheets (Man hint: girls like this gift too!)
Fancy sheets are considered a bit of a luxury rather than a necessity, and therefore are often worn and torn and not the most lovely. But who doesn’t love to live in a little luxury now and again? And, the best part…it’s a gift for you too! I like satin or, for the colder, snuggly months, flannel.
For the Love of Wine
Wine + Candles = Romance… enough said.
We’re trying to keep it PG here.. but really this simply has to make it on the list of Valentine’s Day gifts ideas for men and every girl knows that lingerie speaks for itself.
Happy Valentines Day!!
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