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A DIY Guide to Gifts for Guys: V-Day Edition

Posted by Gabby / February 8, 2008

mp-heart.jpgSo Jeff's got all the gentlemen worked up over sneakers and vintage tees. I'm sure all the ladies out there are wondering, "is there something I can get my man that isn't pink and fluffy?" and for cause. Well fear no more, here's a DIY guide of Valentine's gifts for the likely lads.

Why DIY, you ask? Valentine's Day has unfortunately become a huge commercial venture, and one can spend dozens and dozens of hard-earned dollars on flowers, fancy chocolates and jewelry. Let's not go that far. We've got 6 days.

First on the list is the inevitable mixed tape. It sounds cliché, but just like TV shows, couples have theme songs. Whatever comes to mind, be it Aerosmith or Nina Simone, it doesn't really matters. Decorate it with Sharpie designs, print cheesy labels and write all sorts of romantic crap all over it.

When I was a kid, I used to make coupons "good for one dish washing" for my mom on Mother's Day. Of course, some restrictions apply. This next idea is in the same vein: sexy coupons. I made one for a free neck & back massage, but then again, I'm a prude. You don't have to be boring.

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Third is the wonderful, scrump-didly-cious Red Velvet Cake. This wonderful little recipe shows how to surprise your male valentine with enough chocolate and icing to last him -at least- the entire evening.

More to come as the V-Day approaches.

Discussion

11 Comments

JJ / February 8, 2008 at 08:58 am
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I am going to make the cake for myself! Looks good.
Jeff / February 8, 2008 at 08:58 am
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I am going to make the cake for myself! Looks good.
Jer / February 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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Coupons? C'mon. Those worked when I was 3 and my dad was happy just to see that I knew what father's day was. If I tried to pull that off with my sweetie, I'd be in hot water for sure, regardless of how creative the coupon gets.

I need some real tips here people. HELP ME!
Gabby / February 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm
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Jer, try the fancy chocolates Kim suggested (http://www.midnightpoutine.ca/food/2008/02/belgium_truffles_overdose_chocomax/) and take her out. There's only so much I can do for you in a guide for guy gifts!
kim / February 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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Try a bottle of <a href="http://www.appletonrumus.com/discover/age.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdiscover%2fDefault.aspx";>Appleton</a>. Worked for me last year!
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Um. Until the next morning, of course.
golu dolls / February 20, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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