Everyone wants to be loved. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why we had to come up with the idea of a special day in which we "show" how much we love someone by giving him or her a present. The need to give and receive Valentine's Day presents - preferably surprisingly original ones - is amazingly strong. Last year, for example, eight million Americans admitted they have sent themselves their own Valentine's Day gifts. So, be it yourself or someone else, here are 7 creative though unconventional Valentine's Day gifts for the one you love: from the most artistic to the sexiest.
Artistic: Light Art Prints
If you are a regular reader on CultCase you may have already met Ryan Warnberg and Michelle McSwain from M::R::I. ("Long exposures. Bright lights."). The regular stuff from the M::R::I couple usually includes fabulous kaleidoscopic slightly sexy portraits but for this year's Valentine's Day they came up with 3 special digital metallic prints. Size: 8x10 Inches.
If you feel Valentine's Days tends to get your morbid sides loose you may want to place an order with the folks from BitterSweets who have taken the "honest approach" quite far with their view of the holiday:
"For most, there is no crueler day of the calendar year than that of Valentine's Day. While a tiny fraction of the population can look forward to a holiday of wine and roses, poetry and song, the vast majority of us can anticipate a day of nausea and grimacing, trauma and grief. A day in which minutes seem like hours, and hours like days, as we reflect sorrowfully on yesteryear's romantic indignities, today's loneliness, and the unknowable but certain heartbreak that will be visited upon us repeatedly in the years to come."
The sweets you see here are available in three unique collections, namely; "Dejected" with sayings such as I MISS MY EX, PEAKED AT 17 and SETTLE 4LESS; "Dysfunctional" with sayings such as P.S. I LUV ME, I DO MY DISHES and AWFUL INLAWS and; "Dumped" with sayings including HE FIT U FAT, BACK 2 KENNEL and SHE IS 22!. For those of you who tend to over thinking things over, notice that "supplies are limited. But the pain that accompanies them may not be". BTW, the sweets are made in "a facility that processes nuts and peanuts". We we've certainly noticed about the nuts.
If showing your dog how much you care sounds like a good idea for this coming Valentine's Day perhaps this 5"x5", polyester and cotton set, promised to "bring the sweet side out of any hound". Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates Plush Dog Toy includes three sumptuous and soft "truffles" nestled on top of the heart-shaped toy.
Well, we can think of a few better expression of our kind of love but guessing for some this can be considered as a way to say I REALLY Love You. $14.95 (per roll) and you are on your way to heaven. Jeff Block of JustPaperRoses.com reports 50 rolls are already sold before the Valentine's Day rush even started and plans to sell 200 to 300 rolls before this Valentine's Day. Good luck Jeff!
For those of us with unresolved issues with the ex this Voodoo doll candle may help. Designed to "relish every moment as you light the wicks and wish them the very worst" this perfect Valentine gift for the recently dumped may indeed be a damn good therapy.
Why waste precious time and energy trying to control the thoughts and actions of your significant other when you can automate the process? Just push a button and let our talking remote controller do it for you. The remotes deliver a riot of verbal one-offs and funny sound effects sure to keep your spouse on the right track. Features 18 saying including (men control) "Time to listen!", "What about my needs?", "What were you thinking?" (Women control) "Zip it!", "Clean up on aisle four!" and "All right, hand over the credit cards!". Get both for only $34.95.
Indeed a true Valentine's night delight, the Candy G String is made of approximately 330 fruit-flavored candy pieces, and has just 60 calories so don't worry about it affecting the diet. We particularly liked the note to the women: "He treats for dinner, you treat for dessert. Show off your body and your equality."
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