If you haven’t been hit over the head with onslaught of bad chocolate and tacky lingerie, count yourself lucky. Then come out from under the rock you’ve been living under, and concede that Valentine’s Day is here.
And if you hate on it, you can rest assured that you’re in good company, lots of people think Valentine’s Day is overblown and lame. But your honey might not give a hoot about how commercial or stupid you think February 14 is — they might still be hoping you do something, anything, to mark the occasion. You need not feel like a sell-out or go broke in the process.
Best bets for late (ish) Valentine’s Day gifts
Really, really good quality chocolate
- Pro tip: if you can buy it alongside dish detergent and cat litter, you’re not buying good enough chocolate.
Something fun to do together
- How do you want to spend an evening together? Getting rubbed down for a couples’ massage? Seeing a great band or comedian together? Taking a wine tasting class? No need to take one for the team, find something that you’re into, too.
A gift that gives all year long
- Get pregnant! Kidding. Magazine subscriptions or loading up your lover’s e-reader with really great content will have them swooning all year long.
Get outta here
- Go out of town and make out in a new, undiscovered territory. You need not go far to feel miles and miles away.