Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Do you have any something up your sleeve? It sounds like a cliche, but woah does time fly. Who here keeps writing 2013 instead of 2014? On this day filled with love, expect to see extravagant roses and nauseating couples if you’re at the mall. “Why should I care? I’m single!” Boy, are we a little bitter here. You’re forgiven, I hear you. And by the way, just because you’re not attached doesn’t mean you can’t spend the day of love. Go out with your pals and have a fun night out. And if you’re still brainstorming for gift ideas, take a look at this list and take their breath away on Valentine’s Day.
For The Writer
Journal. Cool stationery. Informative magazines. The Writer, one of the popular magazines in the publishing industry is currently having a special $20/one-year subscription deal.
For The Romantic
Jewelry is the safest bet. And it doesn’t have to be diamonds. You can either make one yourself or head down to Etsy for one-of-a-kind statement pieces. If you’re looking for a simple night out, rent a movie. How about a marathon of Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke?
For The Reader
Forget books about vampires and kids killing one another! I bet you’re thinking of Danielle Steel. On the contrary, a book of poetry or handwritten letters might bring a smile to your giftee’s face. Lang Leav has been making waves lately in the with her latest book, Love & Misadventure. Shaun Usher’s Letters of Note is filled with letters which date back before 1600. Look forward to cool stuff and fascinating letters.
For The Geek
If you have money to spare, why not get a high tech gadget? Your geeky pal will definitely appreciate it. Kindle Fire HDX and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 are some of the new technology gadgets in 2013.
For The Music Junkie
Make a mix-tape! Like what Charlie did for Sam on The Perks of Being a Wallflower. If you’re stuck and in badly need of inspiration, head down to Spotify. They have some amazing curated playlists for almost every occasion. And you might even discover a favorite new band.
Other Quirky Gifts
Subscription boxes seem to be the “in” thing right now; Loot Crate is one of them. Geek Insider even featured the product discovery box recently! With this baby, you get your money worth. With $13.37 (depends on the plan), you receive a $40+ value of geek and gaming items, which is major savings.
The giftee’s not much of a geek/gamer? How about food? Skoshboxis a monthly box that comes with Japanese candies and snacks. Plus, shipping is free.
Saving the best for last: Not Another Bill. It’s a collaboration between established and rising brands. If the giftee is picky and impossible to buy for, this is it. Not Another Bill looks pricey at first glance, but the items makes up for it. Whether you’re looking for home-wares, art, jewelry, craft, ladies lifestyle or gent accessories, your giftee will feel lucky to have you. Even the sign-up sheet’s adorable. True, you may not get these subscription boxes in time (given that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow), but it’s what we always hear: better late than never. Besides, wonderful things are worth waiting for, wouldn’t you agree?
Time! Okay, that sounded a lot less lame in my head. But, really though. Small things make a special one feel warm and fuzzy. If you’ve been busy with everyday affairs, now’s the perfect time to make up for it. As long as you’re genuine, your friend/parent/sibling/other half will still feel that you guys make the best team.