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5 Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Angry Girl

Valentine's Day is this Tuesday, and if you haven't gotten a gift yet, don't get anything on this list. We found the five worst gift suggestions, and they're all from actual places. Here they are:

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John Gichigi – Getty Images



Cosmo says:  ”Put a naughty twist on this crossword game by playing only suggestive words, or turn it into a game of strip-Scrabble.”




Why it's lame: If you need Scrabble to spice up your sex life, a board game on Valentine's Day won't fix it.


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Tim Boyle – Getty Images


Costco Samples says:  ”[If] you’re a member of a wholesale club, have fun eating all the free samples! Then fill in any empty holes left in your stomach by going out to lunch.”



Why it's lame:  It's hard to think of something less-romantic than wading through a crowded warehouse store to get a few Bagel Bites.


flickr user tom.arthur
flickr user tom.arthur


Dog Treats says:  ”When you’ve first met a girl, you’re unlikely to know her likes, dislikes, and diet restrictions. You always, however, know what kind of treats her dog will appreciate.”



Why it's lame:  Why would you know more about your girlfriend's dog than your actual girlfriend?  On the other hand, throwing in a gift for her pet in ADDITION to her gift isn't a bad idea.


flickr user fortuneless_cookie
flickr user fortuneless_cookie



“Seventeen” magazine says: “Guys like useful gifts. Things like fifteen-in-one screwdrivers, duct tape, and towropes are always good ideas.”



Why it's lame: Guys don't really want romantic gifts, and tools are a “manly” choice, but there's just something that feels “serial killer” about giving him rope and duct tape as a gift.


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Dan Kitwood – Getty Images


Selling Yourself on eBay

Cosmo says:  ”Create a listing on for your love and let your sweetie win the auction.”



Why it's lame:  Do I even need to explain this one?  It's creative, but calm down:  If you're struggling with what to give someone – guys can't go wrong with a massage or a spa treatment.  And ladies, all your guy really wants is…well, you know.


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