Fact: Women have a harder time buying men gifts on Valentine’s day.
Let’s face it, Valentine’s day is a holiday solely geared at catering to women’s interests, and often men are left out in the cold. This makes buying them a gift so completely difficult. No dude on the planet wants a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates – it’s just not their thing. Which begs the question: What do you get a man to show him that you care?
Well, that’s up to you to decide because everyone is different. But to get you started, here are few items you should probably avoid buying all together:
Aftershave, body spray, shower gel and cologne:
Smell is very distinct from person to person, so what you might think smells like the best thing since vanilla cupcakes, might smell like manure to him. Unless you’ve been together for a long-time and you know his tastes to a tee then we’d suggest avoiding buying something as personal as changing his scent. Furthermore you love his smell don’t you? Buying him all this might suggest that he has some body odor issues.
Teddy or heart-printed anything:
Around this time of year, the stores fill up with all sorts of Valentines Day themed items for men including boxers with cupids on them and ties with snuggly Teddy bears of them. While these items are cute and have some novelty value, we’re telling you right now that he will never wear them because it’s just lame. You’re wasting your money if you get him something like this.
Jewelry: Unless he’s the kind of guy who can pull of a necklace, bracelet or ring then we’d suggest steering clear of the jewelry department. Sure, you might have a cute idea like getting your names engraved on a necklace or something, but for the most jewelry just doesn’t look good on men. Like I said, maybe if he was a muscle tee wearing guido with spikey hair – yeah, then a necklace would look good.