Since countless commercials, ads, and websites have taken the liberty of telling dudes what to get their ladies for Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d just put out there what I want for Valentine’s Day.
Don’t waste your money on the open-heart diamond collection from Kay Jewelers. Every kiss begins with A K. All right, all right- I’m done. I’ll just cut to the chase.
Let’s tackle this give-her-lingerie thing. You’re really cute and all, but I’d rather get something fun that I can wear under blouses and sweaters and not just for you. Helmut Lang has these adorable asymmetrical bras that add something extra to an outfit without screaming, “HEY LOOK AT MY BRA!” Plus I bet they’re just as fun to take off.
Let’s go on vacation. Before you roll your eyes, I realize that asking for a vacation for Valentine’s Day is a little much. I’m not going to sit here like a princess expecting you to pay for an entire trip, but getting me something that lets me know that you want to travel with me is incredibly sweet. Cynthia Vincent’s entire resort collection screams beach, waves, and sand so when I pull that caftan out of the box, first I’ll kiss and thank you, but then I’ll ask you to pass me my laptop, we’re planning a trip.
Please don’t buy me some crazy diamond tennis bracelet that cost you multiple trips to the sperm bank as a donor. If you are going to get me jewelry, why not make it something a little less extravagant, but just as pretty? Marc by Marc Jacobs has some classic pieces, like their Katie Link bracelet, that I can pair with a variety of jewelry I already own.
Lastly, flowers die. They’re pretty, but they die. I mean, you can still get me flowers and I’ll like them, but they will die. Instead, try something creative and get me “flowers” but in a different way. rag & bone has a variety of spring pieces featuring bold florals. How fun would it be to get a bouquet of floral-printed pieces?! Pretty damn fun.