Easy enough for the red-blooded straight guys since the stores are stuffed chock-full with goodies to satisfy their lovelorn belles from the cliched silk teddies to extravagant Tiffany diamonds. With sentimental melodies and romantic comedies overloading our senses this time of year, it would take a stingy heartless Scrooge indeed to abstain from the prevalent festivities.
Me bring you flowers!
But somehow or rather a day like Valentine's tends to veer towards those of the feminine persuasion, so what happens when it comes to gay couples? Wining and dining would be an easy enough proposition but what's the perfect Valentine gift for a guy? Sure some of us do actually lean towards soft cuddly toys, frilly lace appliques and long-stemmed roses but then again, there are guys like me who wouldn't know the first thing to do with a stuffed baby panda - other than take it out for a wicked game of Operation. Blood-red roses and baby's breath are all nice enough but that undeniable streak of practicality in me would demand something far more lasting - perhaps a gift voucher instead.
Utterly unromantic, I know... so I've been duly informed :) Despite my predilection for sappy romances and weepy chick flicks, I have never been a hearts and flowers kinda guy after all. Not sure what it is but somehow I'd much prefer a bowl of hot chicken soup when I'm suffering to a harmonious string of verses dedicated to my perfect left brow.
Perhaps a hammer and a screwdriver for the new homeowner Charming Calvin?