Oh hey, another holiday is looming around the corner, BLEAH. I mean, oh, Valentine’s Day, my FAVORITE, I choo-choo-choose YOU!
Please just tell me I’m not supposed to send in Valentines to my 3-year-old’s preschool. The teachers would warn us about this, right? Or is it just one of those Things that Good Parents Know About? ARRRGH.
While I’m stewing over the possibility of needing to make cards for a classroom of kids whose names my son cannot be trusted to accurately pronounce (one girl has been known in our household as “Prafarsha” forever, because that’s what he said her name was. FALSE), please enjoy some Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Guys, should you be shopping for the occasion.
4 Elements Kit from The Art of Shaving. My husband recently bought this kit and now I can’t stop smelling him. In a good way, I mean. I recommend the Sandalwood scent. Mmmmrrrrooww.
Men’s Sterling Tag Necklace. You can personalize this gorgeous silver tag with up to 3 lines, 15 characters per line. I’m sure you can think of something to put on there.
Blackened Brass Hourglass Keychain. Tip this little vintage hourglass on its side, and tell him you’ll meet him in the bedroom when the sand is through. Assuming you can distract the kids, of course.
Flipside Wallet. A flip-open, hard-surface wallet to hold all the crap he insists on carrying around.
DIY Photo Block Kit. Have him hang some pretty pictures of the two of you in his office with this hardwood photo block kit.
Engraved champagne bottle. Custom-engrave a bottle of champagne and enjoy a keepsake glass of Valentine’s Day bubbly together. If you’re really lucky, you can toast the babysitter who let you enjoy a NIGHT OUT FOR ONCE OMG.
The Wire: The Complete Series. Get him the whole damn box set of this complicated, critically-loved show. Bonus: you get to watch it, too.
Lastly, some worthy V-Day browsing: Best of Parent Hacks: Valentine’s Day, Mighty Goods’ My Kinky Valentine, Dooce’s Valentine’s Day card roundup.