Gifts You Shouldn't Be Giving for Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which means you'll be spending it with your beloved, going on an awkward first date or hating on all the happy people in love (Bitter, party of one? Your table is ready!)

If you find yourself in the gift giving mood, proceed with caution. Sometimes it's better just to take your beloved out to dinner than to give them a Harley Davidson calendar because they once mentioned they found motorcycles to be cool.

Here's what you should avoid:


Now, we're not saying you shouldn't be giving chocolates, we're just saying you shouldn't be giving the generic ones you can find last minute at K-Mart or something. 80% of the candy in these boxes taste like crap. Pro Tip: find out their favorite candy and get them that instead. No one is saying you need to splurge on truffles.

However, if you are looking for something to give me tomorrow, truffles are fine. Also, my favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. *cough*


Stop it with the sex coupons, what are you, in middle school? "Hey, here's a book full of coupons for stuff I'd do anyway when you ask." Great. Awesome.


We are not running a store here. If I want shower sex or if I want you to pick up the milk on the way home, I'm going to ask you. Because I am an adult.


Okay, I had no idea this was such an epidemic, but apparently a fair number of people have received toasters for Valentine's Day, and I don't get it. Even if your significant other breaks their toaster, don't give them a new one for Valentine's Day. Or if for some reason you are absolutely compelled to give it to them, have an actual gift that conveys your love for them, and not your love of toast.


I give my dad lottery scratch cards as PART of the other gifts that just make up his Christmas stocking. Scratch cards do not equal romance, my friend. The only way these are acceptable is if they are winning scratch cards, and if we knew how to figure that out, we'd all be bajillionaires by now.


Unless your significant other specifically says something along the lines of "I really want to get a (insert pet type here)" and doesn't follow up with how they don't have the time, space or money to take care of it, do not get them a pet. Don't even get them a goldfish. You're forcing the responsibility of caring for another living creature's life into someone's hands, hands that might unknowingly or unintentionally kill it.

We've read about some pretty crazy gifts (an alarm clock, a photo of just yourself....) that others have received, now we want to hear from you. What's the worst gift you ever received for Valentine's Day?