My husband and I aren’t really into the whole Valentine’s Day thing.
However, I still enjoy putting together amusing little gifts for the people I care about, when I have the time and energy to do so. Here are some of my favorite ideas for quirky tokens of love that you can give anyone.
One of the best gifts you can give someone is one they can laugh at and use, like my computer voo-doo doll pincushion. Valentine’s Day is as good an excuse as any to break out the affection-induced giggles.
After a quick jaunt around the internet, I found a lot of naughty gag gifts, as expected, but I did get a snicker out of the bacon scented massage oil and the anatomically correct giant gummy human heart.
That said, if you’re a baker, you can get creative with the heart motif, and artists can apply quirky pictures to clothing or accessories. Knitters, crocheters and sewers can make goofy toys. Any crafty skill can be used to make fun gifts.
I don’t know exactly what it is, but the cornier the joke and worse the pick-up line, the funnier it is to give it to someone. You can find examples all over the internet, like this Breaking Bad inspired one, but you can just as easily make your own. I plan on making one for my husband this year.
Maybe I’ll be able to get a picture of the epic eye-roll.
Coupon Book Gone Wrong
You’re probably already familiar with the idea of putting together a book with “coupons” for favors or outings. It comes up for any gift giving occasion, after all.
Instead of sticking with the generic “one night at the movie” or “one massage”, why not substitute those for activities or common instances you know make the recipient laugh?
For us, it would probably be things along the lines of “Good for one free fall off the couch” (my grace is legendary), “One bungled surprise attack” (last time hubby tried sneaking up on me, he stepped into a bag of cans waiting for recycling), “One new word that makes no sense” (I unintentionally mangle words when speaking) or “One horrible joke” (Hubby collects bad jokes like floors collect dirt).
Take a look at whatever private jokes you share, and slapstick humor in your life for inspiration.
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying Valentine’s Day for its fluffy romance, but if that’s not your thing, you can still turn it into an entertaining day.
Why not have some fun and share a laugh?