Valentine’s Day, the holiday for lovers, is the hardest holiday for gift giving, besides Christmas. To find the gift that is perfect for your significant other is not only important, but it tells everyone you know that person better than anyone else. February 14th is the day of lovers and we should celebrate it, even though it is over commercialized. Many people feel that it is a holiday that is based on gifts and the more expensive the gift the better. That’s not always true. There are some gifts, however funny, are the worst gifts to purchase for your loved one. There are five gifts that a woman should never purchase for her man, or men for other men .
The author of this blog on disaboom, Saydrah, lists a few things never to purchase your man for the big V day. A man should never be given anything that is dealing with their sexuality or lack of. The book “Sex for Dummies” is a big insult to any man . Depending on your stage in the relationship, it can be a soft blow to a man’s ego, or just taken as a joke if you are just starting out. However, if you have been with your man for years and decide to purchase the book, he may not think it is funny and may take it as a sign, that you are unhappy in the sack.
For those men that are not so adept in cooking, they might not appreciate to receive a valentine gift for cooking classes. The only good that can come from that, is if he doesn’t take offense, he’ll be able to cook you dinner the next valentines day and steal your heart. Cooking classes, unlike a planned event, are an insult to a man’s talents in the kitchen. This could cause a man to stir up a scene if not satisfied by this gift. There are great ideas, such as attending a cooking class together, however to be given as a gift for a romantic holiday is not such a great idea.
Shoes, are the one gift that have no thought behind it, and there is either a reaction of pure happiness or pure hatred. It depends on the type of shoes and the brand. Shoes are a necessity, however most men look upon it as trying to control his style. If he wears athletic shoes and lives an active lifestyle (plays sports, dresses casual), and if you bought him black dress shoes he’ll think you are trying to upgrade his style, because you want him to look different. Cheap Liquor can be a big turn off for a man because most couples use champagne for valentines day and toast to their love. Receiving a bottle of whiskey is telling someone that they are just a drinking buddy, or that you didn’t want to be bothered in finding something to fit his personality. Inviting him out to a bar would be a better gift than giving him a bottle of alcohol.
The one gift for a man that can say a lot is Male Enhancement Products. It says to him that you love him but he needs some improvement. A man is built at conception and you should love him for him and not his size or ability to perform. Love is a two way road, how would you feel if he turned around and handed you a gift certificate for a breast reconstruction? It is a lasting effect on a man’s ego and although you may be joking, men take no laughter in this part of their anatomy.
The holidays, Valentines’ Day, in particular, is a day in which to woo your spouse or boyfriend, not offend them. Try to put thought behind the gift you choose and if you think like a man, ask yourself, “Will this offend me if I were a man?” . You’ll be surprised how they will be happy with their gift, even if it is just a gift certificate to a local body shop (for the car nuts out there) or even a date to a fancy restaurant.
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