It’s heerree, the day for Lovers or soon to be Ex-Lovers, depending on the level of drama you enjoy in your life. As far as we can tell, you should know your Valentine well enough to give them an appreciated token of your love without our help. However, the amount of discarded Valentine’s Day gifts we see in thrift stores says otherwise.
We think, for a nominal fee, that you should just check one of these stuffed animals out of the thrift store like you do library books:
That would save on precious resources and money, discourage the proliferation of these things, and save your honey some anguish when they realize that they already have 15 of these stuffed animals, and need to get rid of a few.
This next gift is another lesson in knowing what your beloved likes:
We know that obesity is rampant in the USA and appreciate anyone who considers whether chocolate would be a good choice for their sweetie. Just because chocolate isn’t a healthy choice, doesn’t mean that this works:
Those are candy-shaped soaps! If chocolate soap isn’t the meanest thing ever, we don’t know what is. Every time you use one of those soaps, it would make you hungry for a piece of candy! We couldn’t tell for sure, but they probably smell like chocolate too!!!!! It’s surprising that the recipient of that gift didn’t stomp on that package until they used up enough calories to eat a chocolate.
Going with a vintage Valentine’s Day gift can be an interesting choice:
It’s a mystery to us why people panic and buy these kinds of Valentine’s presents. Your lover probably would appreciate: a thoughtful card, flowers, candy, uncomplaining help with repetitive chores, kindness and consideration on a daily basis, a special meal of all their favorites, one uninterrupted hour of a relaxing activity (you fill in the blank) guilt-free, an evening of your undivided attention while holding hands … we could go on forever, but hopefully you get the drift. Of course, there are people out there who want the stuffed animal, crazy monkey, or faux chocolates. To them we say: Send your sweetie to a thrift store, there are tons of what you love, to be had for reasonable prices.
Here’s hoping that your Valentine’s Day is a happy one. We hope you take the opportunity to tell your loved ones, no matter who they might be, that you appreciate them.