Tuesday, February 2, 2010

i just did your valentine's day shopping for you

Now that February has arrived, we can begin to focus on that oh-so-controversial Hallmark holiday, Valentine's Day. Whether you love it or hate it, you have to at least kind of enjoy a holiday that's focused purely on candy, cupcakes, the color red and this movie.
Don't indulge in sleazy-looking undergarments or calorie-packed confections for V-Day gifts--I did all the heavy lifting for you and perused the home of all things cute and quirky: Etsy. So, now I will share with you some potential gifts for yourself or your significant other--and I dare you not to "aw" over at least ONE of these items:


First, we have cards and their sickeningly sweet statements. In this day and age, this I love you more than twitter card means a lot coming from a Web-obsessed friend or significant other. Don't tweet? This seller, the UK-based Storeyshop has tons of other cut-out cards declaring love greater than Facebook, ketchup, payday and other modern-day necessities.

Who can forget the "I Choo Choo Choose You" Valentine? There's a wealth of cards, shirts and other paraphernalia declaring this statement, but I particularly loved this I choo choo choose you French bulldog card. Come on, he's dressed as a train conductor!


Let's not forget the prevalence of jewelry as a Valentine's Day surprise. But instead of a boring diamond or ruby, how about an emoticon? You know you've used the "<3" symbol to express your love for someone or something, so here you go, a less than 3 ring!

Don't like symbolic representations of the heart? Why not present your lady with the real deal? This what's in your heart? ring looks more like a science textbook drawing of the heart, but still has love inside of it. Say it with me: "Awww..."

This haz todo con amor wall art brings El Dio de los Muertos and the day of cupid together. The combination of grim-looking skeletons and sweet "Do Everything with Love" message is the perfect mixture of macabre and romantic.

The most important issue to address on Valentine's Day is not what type of flowers to order or what romantic restaurant to dine at, but what to wear! What could be more darling for a night out than this 1950s party dress?

If that frock is too precious for you, this 1960s mod dress looks like something right out of Meg White's red, white and black-filled closet.

And, finally, I couldn't resist including this beyond adorable 1970s sweater.

OK, guys and gals, I've done all the hard work for you--so get shopping! See you in line for Valentine's Day February 12!

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